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Business Intelligence Analyst

UK London Finance - Finance General Permanent
Farfetch exists for the love of fashion. We believe in empowering individuality. Our mission is to be the global technology platform for luxury fashion, connecting creators, curators and consumers.

We're a truly global team with a presence in all of our locations around the world. Our biggest teams are based in the UK and Portugal. Our team in Porto focuses on financial reporting and operations, while the Group Finance team in London is made up of Tax, Legal, Treasury and Commercial Finance. All of our teams play an instrumental role within the business, from developing best practice, delivering strategic projects and helping us to tell our story with data.

Our London office is located in Old Street, London’s tech hub, home to a broad range of teams including Commercial, Marketing, and Product. We have large open plan spaces and a feature staircase connecting our 3 floors, encouraging our collaborative and open culture. We also have a big outdoor terrace where we can have lunch and host social events when the sun comes out!

The Role
As we become increasingly sophisticated in our financial reporting, planning and forecasting activities, we require accurate and timely data processing and reporting from the numerous local and global corners of our business.

Data sources range from transactional, operational, financial, foreign exchange, email, customer-browsing, marketing, promotional, stock, tax, customs and shipping.

By building a concrete foundation of data overlaid with reliable processes, we continue to improve upon our automated reporting, producing actionable insights that drive our overall strategy. This allows us to tailor financial and business activities to grow Farfetch into the future. 

Whilst based in London, you will have the opportunity to work directly with our Business Intelligence and Finance teams across the globe.

This is the ultimate role for the detail-orientated financially attuned Business Intelligence Data Specialist who enjoys autonomous project management while manipulating vast amounts of highly interconnected data.

Someone who thrives on the challenge of creating automated solutions for data collection, transfer, validation and insights analysis! Technical skills are essential while financial and business acumen an advantage though not a requirement. 

What you'll do
  • You will design and deliver best-in-class data products and processes that enable advanced analysis and reporting for Finance and the wider business. This will involve working day to day with the technical product owners, developers and analysts in BI, Platform, Marketing, Product, Infrastructure, Security, operations and Pricing teams

  • You will raise the bar in how we conduct analysis and data ingestion as a team, primarily through optimisation and automation of reporting and the integration of new data systems

  • You will gain in-depth understanding of commercial and operational objectives and identify opportunities to improve existing data sources and processes to achieve this goal with accuracy and coherence 

  • You will ensure a high level of data quality for core data sources and critical KPIs involving multiple sources being surfaced through various reporting tools

  • You will take over official data reporting for Farfetch as a whole and see your work on the Wall Street Stock Exchange in addition to our investors websites quarterly reports

  • Who you are
  • Enjoy technical side of BI and is comfortable getting being hands on in the detail
  • Advanced T-SQL coder (master level) with demonstrable experience pulling,  pushing and cleansing data via SQL Server and BI data warehouses
  • Google BigQuery, Git, Jira, Confluence, VBA and Google Suite are of significant advantage
  • Detail-orientated with a demonstrably high standard for data accuracy and output checks
  • Expert in manipulating large interconnected data sets in a professional environment with limited support, with the soft skills to search for knowledge owners
  • Able to collaborate with both commercial and technical stakeholders 
  • Python or relatable software coding experience is preferred but not required
  • Reporting tool experience such as Looker or Tableau is beneficial

  • All of our teams play an instrumental role within the business, from developing best practice, delivering strategic projects and helping us tell our story with data.

    All our teams work closely together to provide a support network for the business, ensuring the long-term success of Farfetch!