People Data Analyst - Mat Cover (8 - 12 months)

  • OVO Energy
  • Any of our offices
  • Oct 08, 2020

Job Description

Location - flexible

We launched in 2009 with a mission to change energy for the better. Since then, we’ve welcomed over a million members, planted a million trees, and set our sights on helping save the planet.

As a Group, we’re working to become a net zero carbon business by 2030, while helping our OVO Energy members halve their carbon footprints at the same time. 

Green energy and technology are great tools to fight the climate crisis with. But it’s people power that will rewrite history.  

So we’re building a zero carbon team inside and out. Of people who share our values, feel inspired by our mission, and want to make change happen. When you work for OVO, it’s not just a job. It’s the work of a lifetime. And we want the sharpest minds to help. 

Up for the challenge?

Where in the world of OVO will I be working? 

Working as an Analyst as part of the People Hub Team and reporting into the People Systems Data & Analytics Manager, you will have the responsibility of delivering People Data reporting (in line with GDPR requirements); including absence, attrition, overtime and diversity data, and circulating the same, across various platforms, to the whole of the OVO Group.

You will not only distribute all People Data by way of reports and visually appealing dashboards, but you will be required to tell a story with data by providing in-depth insight, tailored for each business area, and analyse trends. You will also be required to forecast future trends within the business.

What will I be doing?

Key responsibilities include:

People reporting

  • Detailed knowledge of MI reporting 
  • Specialist data skills and the clear, proven capability to bring together MI from various people systems that is accurate and timely which can provide meaningful insight to Senior Stakeholders and team members 
  • Creating and optimising Dashboards and building reports from scratch when required to do so
  • Create dashboards and insight using all forms of People Data including; absence, attrition, overtime and diversity data. You will need to be an expert in your field, with the ability to deal with all queries around People Data.
  • You will be required to provide high level and in-depth analysis by identifying trends in the data.
  • It is a prerequisite for the Analyst to assess the quality of the data and make suggestions for improvement where applicable. 
  • You will need practical experience of working with a number of stakeholders, with the ability to build relationships across the business community to bring new thinking into OVO. You will need to be proficient at creating visuals to meet the needs of the audience (for example, high-level conceptual visuals for senior management or low-level detailed visuals and everything in between) and be skilled at translating business needs into technical requirements.

Assisting People Team

  • On an ad-hoc/regular basis, you will need to provide technical support to People Partners by assisting them with spreadsheets, data collation and data storage. 
  • You will also need to upskill the business on applications such as Excel, O365 tools (Teams and SharePoint) and G-Suite. 

Project Work

  • In addition to your day to day responsibilities set out above, you may need to support multiple projects, at any one time, with varying levels of complexity, involvement and design. Typically, the scale of these projects can be anywhere between small to large. 

Is this the job for me? 

We’re looking for someone who can inspire, create vision and influence change across our business with the use of data. We’d love to find someone who shares our values and has a passion for making the world a better place. 

Ideally you’ll have:

A passion for People Data with the ability to demonstrate evidence of gathering requirements and translating those requirements to key senior stakeholders. To do this you will need excellent communication skills (verbal and written), a natural networker, and great listening skills. You will also need to work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment to achieve a common goal. You also need the ability to understand, analyse and interpret information & concepts (verbal and or numerical), regarding People Data, quickly and efficiently and provide data that is insightful and useful for business change.

You will need to demonstrate an aptitude for working within a very busy working environment, with the ability to manage multiple requirements, at any one time. This will require resilience and you will need to adopt agile methodologies to get the job done. You will need to produce high quality, accurate work and maintain attention to detail. 

You will need to take ownership and responsibility for the data in projects or issues and to be accountable for their timely delivery and quality. You will also need to manage and oversee the workload of other Analysts on large-scale projects.

You will need to be a problem solver with strong analytical skills with the ability to manipulate data. Advanced Excel skills are imperative. Workday experience is preferred but not essential.

From us you’ll get* 

  • An annual discretionary bonus
  • 4% of your salary to spend on flexible lifestyle benefits
  • 5% matched employer contribution to your pension
  • 25 days holiday + 1 for your birthday
  • And many more... 

(*) Please note that certain benefits kick-in once you have passed probation which can be up to 6 months after your start date.

We want the best people 

At OVO, we empower our people to have choice around where and when they work - flexible working arrangements can be discussed for all of our roles. Please speak to the Talent Acquisition team for more info.

We’re keen to meet people with varied backgrounds - our view is the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We want to build teams which represent a variety of experiences, perspectives and skills, and we recognise talent on the basis of merit and potential.

We understand some people may not apply for jobs unless they tick every box. If you're excited about joining us and think you have much of what we're looking for, even if you're not 100% sure… we'd love to hear from you.

Learn more about working in the OVO family of companies on our careers page and Glassdoor. We’re also delighted to have received a Top Employers certificate in 2018, 2019 and 2020!

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