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Lead BI Analyst/ Team Lead

Leicester, Leicestershire
Closing date
4 Apr 2024

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Lead Finance Analyst/ Team Lead

Reports to: Finance Manager


The purpose of this role is to lead a team of experienced MI & Power BI analysts to interpret and present information over multiple departments covering our multi-channel business (Accounts Payable, Cash accounting, Procurement, Online and  Retail Stores) through informed insight and delivering high quality analysis and support on behalf of the Finance Department. 

You are a person that has very strong analytical skills and is able to utilise a multitude of data analysis tools to manipulate large volume data, improve modelling techniques, innovating and automating where possible  and support the production of compelling reporting providing insight to all levels of management


  • Influencing Senior Management through verbal and written communication and challenge business decisions 
  • Acting on  information requests from the business e.g. weekly trade meeting or Cost Focus and producing timely responses for Senior Management
  • Effectively bring together a range, and variety, of source information and data to highlight business issues and potential options to help resolve or to mitigate a risk 
  • Producing high quality Management Information for the Finance department and reporting of operating trends to team members, and management based on sound data analysi
  • Owning the resolution of specific and on-going issues and problems to ensure they are resolved in a timely manner
  • An ongoing attitude to developing, testing and sharing new analytical methods, tools and practices 
  • Liaise with operational areas to monitor effectiveness of existing controls and provide support in developing new ideas
  • To complete cost benefit analysis / profitability calculations for business projects.
  • To bring a measured approach to development analysing business requirements before designing the solution. 
  • You will be able to document your work comprehensively and take into account the need to support your work by other members of the team.
  • You will consider and undertake testing and build solid test plans to ensure the integrity of transactional data, being comfortable asking for guidance on more complex work.

Essential Criteria

  • Code proficiently in T-SQL skills and related tools (SSMS, SSRS), Power BI is a must have.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel Power Pivot, VBA & MS BI Tools
  • Proven experience of analysing large quantities of data with demonstrable high profile data analysis
  • Background in managing and growing teams 
  • The ability to work productively, efficiently and effectively with initiative and drive under tight timescales and pressure whilst maintaining attention to detail and quality
  • Excellent written and verbal skills 
  • An independent problem solver that can make high quality judgments and decisions quickly with excellent organisation skills
  • Possess the willingness to learn, improve and adapt to changing business needs
  • Strong analytical and inquisitive approach to problem solving with the ability to think outside the box
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)


You know Next, but did you know we’re a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 35,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We’re the UK’s 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we’re the market leader. At the last count we have over 500 stores, plus the Next Online and it’s now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we’ve gone global!


  • ​25% off a huge selection of Next, Lipsy & Victoria's Secret products
  • Company performance based bonus
  • Sharesave scheme
  • On-site Nursery available; OFSTED outstanding in all areas
  • 10% off most partner brands & up to 15% off Branded Beauty
  • Early VIP access to sale stock
  • Access to fantastic discounts at our Staff Shops
  • Restaurants with great food at amazing prices
  • Access a 24/7 digital GP and other free health and wellbeing services
  • Free on-site parking


We aim to support all candidates during the application process and are happy to provide workplace adjustments when necessary. Should you need support with your application due to a disability or long-term condition, feel free to get in touch with us by email [email protected] (please include 'Workplace Adjustments' in the subject line), or call us on 0116 284 2486 and leave a voicemail.


NEXT is a British multinational clothing, footwear and home products retailer headquartered in Enderby, Leicestershire. It has around 700 stores, of which circa 500 are in the United Kingdom, and circa 200 across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Next is the largest clothing retailer by sales in the United Kingdom, having overtaken Marks & Spencer in early 2012 and 2014. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

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