Central England Co-Operative Careers

Process Analyst
Full Time

Contract Term
Fixed Term

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Shared Services - Staffordshire

Job Description

As one of the UK’s largest Co-operative societies our colleagues are the key to our success, which is why we want the very best people as part of our team.

Process Analyst Advert

Central England Co-operative, one of the largest and most successful independent co-operatives in the UK, are currently recruiting of a Continuous Improvement Analyst to work closely with business stakeholders to manage process improvement projects and support the development of a culture of continuous improvement across the business.

As part of this role, supporting the business through transformational change, you will: Support our Retail Business Transformation programme covering our core retail systems supporting the supply chain fulfilment and replenishment processes as well as store range and space planning and inventory management. Managing this portfolio of process improvement projects and ensure delivery while achieving improvement targets.

Support greater efficiency and improved customer experience through the identification and elimination of unnecessary complexity in business processes and identify better ways of working.

Support business stakeholders in the development of business cases, identifying both indicative costs and capturing statements of tangible benefits from business colleagues.

Identify and analyse key areas for improvement through leading workshops, process and data analysis and understanding of business process descriptions and employee experience. Translating business requirements into process maps and specifications.

Be accountable for ensuring transformation is embedded and adopted across the business to ensure that benefits are achieved and sustained.

Ensure end to end business and data processes are created and kept up to date, identifying & clarifying the process and data ownership and stewardship with appropriate governance and controls in place.

Be instrumental in being a change advocate, assisting business users along the continuous improvement journey.

About you

We are looking for a self motivated and flexible individual to deal with changing demands in a fast paced environment. You will have experience in a similar role, utilising process improvement methodology, problem solving and handing multiple projects at one time.

To be successful in this role you will need:

2-5 years experience of delivering business process improvements and leading projects with a record of successful implementation.

A proven understanding of CI methodologies (Lean/Six sigma or equivalent qualified (green belt minimum))

Proficient project management skills to handle multiple projects simultaneously, be able to prioritise workload to meet deadlines and changing demands

Strong background in change process management with experience of supply chain and retail processes.

Excellent stakeholder and communication skills with the ability to adapt your approach to differing situations

Strong analytical skills and ability to solve complex problems by carrying out root cause analysis and identify trends to make recommendations for improvement.

As a Central England Co-operative colleague you will enjoy a wide range of benefits, including a competitive salary, 30 days holiday (inc Bank Holidays), Society membership, colleague discount, Company pension scheme, retail discount alongside the opportunity to be part of a supportive and successful team.

We value your individuality and welcome applications from all members of society regardless of personal characteristics. The Society's Support Centre is based in Lichfield and we welcome conversations with candidates about flexible working.

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Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the most successful independent co-operatives in the UK with gross sales in excess of £1bn and over 8,800 colleagues operating across 16 counties from the heart of England to its eastern shores.

Central England Co-operative colleague enjoy a wide range of benefits, including Society Membership, colleague discount on purchases, pension and health scheme.

Our main business activities include retail food and funeral services, although our diverse retail interests range from coffin manufacture to florist shops and travel agents, as well as the management of a significant property portfolio.

At Central England Co-operative Society we are all individual, like you. We value your individuality and welcome applications from all members of society regardless of personal characteristics.

We have an ambitious growth strategy centered on new site development to deliver continued success. In 2013 we were proud to be named UK Co-operative of the Year in recognition of the contribution we make to our members, local communities, the environment and wider society, as well as our strong business performance.