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New Opportunity As Big Data Drives Growth at JZ Flowers

EKFR are proud to be working in partnership with JZ Flowers to recruit an experienced Commercial Data Analyst.

This opportunity comes at a time where the business is really growing (see what we did there) and is looking for an experienced person to come in and help the leadership team and its customers make more data driven commercial decisions.

Based just West of Hull at the start of the M62 corridor, JZ Flowers is a family business; although a large international business with annual revenues of around £110m, the company still has an entrepreneurial family culture and strive to keep this identity.

Like many family businesses they take pride in having strong values and at JZ Flowers, they are built entirely around the people.

Evidence of this is plain to see with many long-standing employees progressing in the company, building careers and now contributing and sharing in the companies success.

JZ are a partner in the Dutch Flower Group, and are keen to bring in potential leaders who want to be part of their exciting future. 

Interested?  Then read on…

Who Are JZ Flowers?

JZ Flowers is a leading producer of floral bouquets for UK retailers.

Originally based in the UK, JZ Flowers is a vibrant and growing organisation with established operations now in Holland, Ireland, Miami and Turkey where we carefully select and pack over 450 million stems per year.

JZ Flowers is the largest importer of Fairtrade Flowers in the UK and over the last 5 years, have sourced over 160 million Fairtrade stems resulting in over £1.3 million of Fairtrade premiums being paid back to workers across Kenya, Ethiopia, Sri-Lanka and Tanzania.

They also focus heavily on British Grown Flowers and have a JZ office based in Spalding, the heartland of the Lincolnshire growing community to continue to build the excellent relationships they hold with local growers.

At the heart of the business, JZ Flowers are florists and what we do is floristry. The  business has been founded on a commitment to design, innovation and quality and has developed and grown to become a market leader and champion sustainable, ethically sourced flowers on an industrial, global scale.

The Opportunity: Commercial Data Analyst

We are looking for an experienced data analyst, who can take large volumes of data from both internal and external sources and use it to provide the business and our customers with a clear interpretation and recommendations.

The role will focus on analysing the floral market and customer sales data, but this person will also support the Commercial Director producing detailed analysis of company performance in respect to sales and profitability by item.

JZ Flowers wish to implement Business Information (BI) systems, so we are looking for a candidate who has the aptitude and willingness to get involved in this.  

The successful candidate will become a pivotal member of the Commercial team as the central source for all market knowledge and intelligence. The Commercial teams aim is to deliver profitable growth for both the Customer and JZ Flowers

Summary of core responsibility:

Sitting in the heart of the business as part of the commercial team this is a pivotal role in which you will:

Take the lead on market research including customer insights, the latest buying trends and competitor analysis

Use existing data resources and software including Power BI, Qlikview and SQL, working with the companies various departments to develop the systems, dashboards and reports used to make smart commercial decisions.

Analyse all product lines producing profitability analytics, looking at what decisions we could make to be more commercially successful.

Prepare and deliver presentations based on your findings to the company leadership team and customers including frequent travel to Holland and Ireland.

What’s In It For You?

JZ Flowers is a forward thinking and fast growing business.  This is a place you can make a real difference and a role which is vital to effective decision – you matter!

The benefits include:

  • A highly competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • 32 days holiday per year including bank holidays (+1 extra days for each year in service*)
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Use of a company vehicle for business travel
  • Company Pension

Oh yes and JZ Flowers throw awesome summer parties which this year included an early finish, giant assault course and BBQ all in the best of all locations – a pub!  The Christmas do is another great team event you will want to be part of.

*Holiday days capped at 35

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