Data Analyst

We are looking for a passionate certified Data Analyst. The successful candidate will turn data into information, information into insight and insight into business decisions. The Data Analyst role sits within the Business and Administration Department. This is a staff role and fundamental to our continued growth as a business.

Data Analyst - Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • The task is to manipulate existing data from various data bases in the company, to make them relevant to various improvement efforts, and ultimately harness them to proper Process/Cost Improvement projects
  • The qualitative and quantitative improvement of our progress in Cost and Process Improvements
  • This is a person liaising continuously between Operations and the Cost Department  
  • The individual will assist Area Managers to put projects forward and formulate them
  • The Data Analyst reports directly to the Costing Manager on a day-to-day basis

Duties of the Data Analyst

  • Apply Lean standards and IPM methodology and thinking to advance the process Improvement of the company and assist the Costing manager

Documentation Requirements: 

  • Project charters
  • Gant Charts
  • Feasibility analysis
  • Financial analysis
  • Statistical Process Control charts
  • Other statistical charts/documents as required

General Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Identify areas of statistical process control (SPC) in line with area objectives
  • Work with IT to develop datasets to support SPC
  • Develop a policy for SPC
  • Train, implement and monitor the process of SPC in each area ensuring adherence to the policy reporting on non-conformances
  • Work with Area managers to identify appropriate tools throughout the business planning lifecycle to support gap analysis and project development. For example, FMEA
  • Develop a policy for application of such tools
  • Coordinate training, implementation and then monitor the use of tools identified and their adherence to the policy reporting on non-conformances
  • Work with the Planning department to enhance the communication of data within schedules according to business objectives supporting SPC and gap analysis
  • Assist the Planning department with developing numerically detailed planning scenarios and what if analysis to optimise production flow using statistical modelling techniques for prediction of key output variables and value discovery
  • Work with project managers to develop project documentation in line with IPM principles and Process/Cost Improvements
  • Monitor project progress ensuring projects are maintained and kept up to date with appropriate qualitative and quantitative data
  • Assist with exploratory gap analysis to identify value opportunities in various business processes

Company Wide 

  • To support, apply and utilise Process/Cost Improvement to implement projects

Qualifications of the Data Analyst

Essential to the role

  • Degree in Statistics or Econometrics or consideration will be given to candidates with strong industry experience attained within a similar manufacturing, production or engineering environment
  • High degree of numeracy with the ability to understand and interrogate data
  • Ability to write SQL queries and manipulate the Data in Excel


  • Project experience - Familiarity with SPSS and other statistical packages would prove highly beneficial
  • ISO Auditor trained, especially ISO 9001:2015
  • Familiarity with Lean Six Sigma or equivalent


  • The ability to translate ideas into physical processes
  • The ability to analyse varied and disparate processes and develop a holistic and strategic overview
  • The ability to analyse and interrogate large data sets


  • Has a high level of interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with people at all levels within the business and externally

Data Analyst - Package

  • 36.25 hours per week with flexitime – company rule specific
  • Pension up to 7% contribution
  • 4 x Annual Salary ‘Death in Service’
  • Private Health Care Package – can be increased to incorporate dependants
  • Monthly and Annual Company Performance Bonus 
  • Additional Family friendly fun days out 

Due to the nature of the business, the incumbent should be aware that under special circumstances (e.g., breakdowns, outage periods, etc.) longer working hours or working over weekends/holidays might be required to fulfil the duties of the role.

If you feel you have the right experience and skill set for the position of Data Analyst; then please don’t hesitate to apply for the role. Unfortunately on this occasion we are not able to accept applications from candidates who require VISA sponsorship support to work in the EU.

For an informal confidential conversation regarding this role please call Recruitment on 01746 788248 or 07970 929273

To apply for this role please send an application via email to: or post to:

Bridgnorth Aluminium Ltd
Stourbridge Road
WV15 6AU