Strategy and Business Development Analyst


<p dir="ltr"><strong>What’s the Opportunity?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">We are currently looking for a Strategy &amp; Business Development Analyst on the Commercial team who will be responsible for growing Distilled’s revenue and EBITDA ensuring the business’ long term sustainability. The role will provide the exposure to grow quickly within the business, learning from the various functional teams and reporting to the Strategy and Business Development Director. </p> <p dir="ltr">In the role you will focus predominantly on Ireland's largest marketplace, DoneDeal, where our primary focus is to make buying and selling simpler for everyone in Ireland. Within this our specific focus is around the motor and agricultural verticals.</p> <p dir="ltr">We are looking for hard working and motivated individuals who are passionate about solving customer’s problems, focus on data to make decisions, and have an imaginative approach to new product development.</p> <p dir="ltr"></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What will I be doing?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The Commercial Team is responsible for assessing the viability of new and existing products and finding opportunities to further grow the business. </p> <p dir="ltr">Working closely with the management team you will coordinate with other key business units within the company such as Product, Analytics, Sales and Marketing to ensure we are as responsive and relevant to our customer and user needs as possible. </p> <p dir="ltr">Within this work you will:</p> <ul><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Study current product usage by our clients/users</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Find opportunities to optimise our current products</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Find opportunities to develop new products for our customers</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Analyse supply and demand to make sure our marketplace grows in a healthy way</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Support creation of the annual budget, quarterly forecasts and Monthly reporting</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Carry out benchmarking and gap analysis vs competitors</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Speak with our users and customers to better understand their problems and potential solutions</p></li></ul><p><strong>Job requirements</strong></p><p dir="ltr"><strong>What competencies, skills and experience do I need?</strong></p> <ul><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Strong capabilities in data analysis and presentation and show willingness to learn new data tools (Advanced Excel, Tableau, Salesforce etc)</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">SQL abilities would benefit the role but not required</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Must have examples of times you have tried to go out and solve challenges yourself in a work or personal context, implementing initiatives you have felt strongly about </p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Comprehensively understand and be able to communicate business and product analytics to support the creation of business strategies that drive growth</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Exploring and testing new product initiatives to expand our business’ reach</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Identifying gaps or opportunities in the market</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">A proven creative approach with a track record introducing new products or ideas</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Strong analytical skills with knowledge of strategic, economic, and financial analysis frameworks and models</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Graduate in Business &amp; Economics, Data Science, Engineering, Mathematics preferred with a strong academic background.</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Will consider all levels from, Graduate to Professionally qualified</p></li></ul> <div><br /></div> <p dir="ltr"><strong>The mindset</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">We are searching for a candidate who has:</p> <ul><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">A growth mindset; candidates are product led, data driven, and are highly creative</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">An understanding of how to use vast amounts of data across various sources to make prioritisation decisions</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">An ambitious approach where you treat the business like your own and a desire to guide its continued growth</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">A naturally curious mind, constantly looking for ways to tweak and optimise</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Meticulous attention to detail, not letting errors slide</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Be comfortable handling a steep learning curve</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Evidence of driving new initiatives and ideas in work or personally</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Confident in embracing software tools to automate reporting and analysis (Excel, Tableau, Salesforce, SQL). Use analysis software to work efficiently and automatically at scale. And to train members of the team on these</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Appetite to work in a lean and Agile environment</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Dedicated with excellent organisational skills, integrity and great follow through</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Uses data to understand our platforms in depth, identifies areas of opportunity, and carries out projects to drive user growth, retention, engagement, and/or revenue of Distilled platforms</p></li></ul> <div><br /></div> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What’s it like to work here?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">You will have the opportunity to work with one of Ireland's fastest growing Internet companies. You will get the chance to create a significant contribution to our strategic direction. Projects are exciting and employees are given wide scope for creativity and innovation</p> <p dir="ltr"><br /></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Benefits - what you can expect</strong><br /></p> <ul><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Our goal is to maintain a culture where people look forward to work – whether they're in one of our centrally-located offices in Dublin and Wexford or working remotely, which is optional for all employees.</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">We do that by making Distilled a place you'll be listened to and trusted to do your job. Where you can have fun, learn and feel appreciated. And where you get focused career development, growth and progression opportunities.</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">We understand that the tools you have to do your job can make a difference too. So while MacBooks are our standard, we’re happy to get you the equipment you need to do your job.</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">We want you to feel confident that this is the right place for you, your career, your wellbeing and your future.</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Above all, your health and wellbeing are at the forefront of how we build the business. That means looking after you while you're here and later in life. So you'll receive life insurance, fully-paid healthcare and a 5% contribution towards your pension.</p></li></ul> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>More about Distilled</strong><br /></div> <p dir="ltr">We exist to make buying and selling in Ireland simple.</p> <p dir="ltr">We put our people first, creating an inclusive environment where we can develop products that put our users first. We value people’s work and time, creating a community where they have an opportunity to make an impact and grow.</p> <p dir="ltr">Our challenge is to enhance our market-leading products using insights and empathy to present our users with the perfect match.</p> <p dir="ltr">What we build is technology, but what we do is create connections for life’s most meaningful moments. We are Distilled and we <strong>bring people together</strong>.</p> <p dir="ltr"><br /></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Our Values</strong><br /></p> <p dir="ltr">We have five core values: We have a <strong>growth mindset.</strong> We like to <strong>simplify things</strong> and <strong>make things happen</strong>. We <strong>collaborate</strong> across teams, business units and brands. We're <strong>passionate</strong> about what we do.</p> <p dir="ltr">These values give us a framework for leadership and daily decision making. They embody how we behave and present ourselves — as individuals and as a business — both internally and externally for our colleagues, our users and our customers.</p> <p dir="ltr"></p> <p dir="ltr"></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>We are a diverse bunch of people here in Distilled, and we want to continue to attract and retain a diverse range of people into our Company. We do not discriminate based on gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race and membership of the Traveller community</em>.<br /></p>




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