Data Analyst (Excel)
Full-time, £30,000 - £30,000

Ref: 3781

Salary: £30,000 - £30,000

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF


Role: Data Analyst

Team: Reward/Benefits

Reporting to: Group Head of Reward

Salary: Up to £30,000


About Us:


At Pets at Home we have an ambitious plan to become “The Best Pet Care Business in the world” and a key part of delivering this in a sustainable way will be our most cherished assets: our People and our Culture. We are a business built on strong values and behaviours which guide everything we do. These are our foundations which will help us to deliver Our Better World Pledge, to create a better world for pets and the people who love them.

In a time where our mental, emotional and financial wellbeing is being tested more than ever, it’s imperative that we continue to develop a reward strategy to support the wellbeing of our colleagues and reward and recognise our colleagues in ways that matter to them and to our pet care ecosystem. Due to the scale of our reward strategy, we now have a unique opportunity for you to join our Group Reward Team, which forms part of our wider People Team, where you will play a crucial role in delivering, developing and analysing our reward strategy across the Group.


We are also delighted that the Pets at Home Group has recently been shortlisted in three 2021 Personnel Today Award categories, including; Employee Benefits Award, Family Friendly Employer of the Year, and HR Team of the Year! The Pets at Home Group includes over 450 stores, over 310 Groom Rooms and 440 First Opinion Vet Practices. It’s fast-paced, innovative, fun and we put people at the very heart of everything we do. We are committed to developing a culture of inclusivity where everyone is able to come to work and be themselves, a culture which welcomes everyone irrespective of what makes us all unique.


Click here to read our Values & Behaviours


About your role:


As a Data Analyst, you will lead and develop our compensation and benefits offering and processes. Working closely with the Group Head of Reward, the Data Analyst will provide insights and analysis which will help develop strategies and initiatives to drive our Reward strategy through engagement, performance and efficiencies as well as providing our colleagues with the tools they need to build their financial resilience.

Within this role, you will lead annual reward processes, contribute to the design and development of new and existing benefits and your analytical skills will be critical to support our Reward strategy.


About your responsibilities:


  • Work closely with data to continually evaluate our reward and benefits strategy.

  • Support with the analysis, grant and vest process of our share plans.

  • Provide data and analytics to the Group Head of Reward to support with the Remuneration Committee and Executive Board papers & plans.

  • Support the Group Head of Reward in the data production of the annual remuneration report.

  • Analyse and create predictive salary benchmarking modelling tools.

  • Contribute to pay review and annual bonus processes.

  • Lead the analysis of competitive, creative and cost effective benefits.

  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of our internal grading structure.

  • Benchmark company reward and benefits practices, programmes and policies to ensure we position ourselves as an employer of choice.

  • Lead reward, wellbeing and benefits projects as and when required.

  • Carry out reward analysis, creating data reports to support effective business decisions across the group.

  • Work with the Group Head of Reward to help develop appropriate communication and promotion of our group benefits.

  • Keep up to date on all current legislation/trends in reward and benefits.

  • Co-ordinate how we embed new practices that support the people and group strategy.

  • Lead process automation and identify areas to reduce task time by utilising robotics.

  • Support with colleague queries in all areas of reward.


About your Skills and experience:


This role would suit an individual who is process driven with an analytical mind-set, who has previous experience working in a reward and benefits role and with a proven track record of supporting the delivery of reward and benefit related projects and initiatives. Experience within a PLC environment is desirable. This role will require an individual who is highly organised in their approach to managing multiple fast paced work streams.


Experience and skills required for this role include (but not limited to):


  • Advanced MS Excel skills.

  • Experience of pay review processes and bonus schemes.

  • Knowledge of company benefits, e.g. cycle to work scheme and private health care.

  • Knowledge of job evaluation and grading structures, with associated benchmarking activities

  • An understanding of share plans, including SAYE, LTIPs, Restricted Stock Plans and bonus deferral schemes would be desirable


Collaboration and a desire to work with cross-functional teams is essential to the success of this role, alongside an ability to demonstrate confidence. You must be comfortable engaging with stakeholders at all levels across the organisation, displaying a high level of analytical intelligence. Taking pride in your work, adopting an honest and straightforward approach, and wanting to continually improve. With the right support, we will ensure success within your role and career at Pets at Home.


  • Bonus scheme

  • Pension plan

  • Private healthcare

  • Discretional share plans; Sharesave and Restricted Stock Plan

  • Life assurance scheme

  • Cycle2Work

  • Colleague Discount- 20% discount for you (plus one family member)

  • 36 days annual leave (including bank holidays), rising to 38 days after 2 years’ service.

  • Birthday Leave - 1 day extra leave to celebrate your birthday!

  • Our Better World Pledge Day - You are entitled to have one paid day’s leave each year to support pets, people and the planet within our local communities.

  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and adoption leave

Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 21-09-2021

Expiry Date: 19-09-2031