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Data Controller

As the UK’s No.1 Educational Publisher, CGP markets well over 1,000 titles (books and digital products) to schools, retailers and students. As our product range continues to expand so too does the amount of data we hold, which is carefully managed by our Commercial Analysis team. This team plays a major part in growing CGP’s business by providing a vital internal link between departments (e.g. Sales & Marketing and Production), and also externally with retailers.

The Role

Our data is very important to the commercial decisions we make and our Data Controller ensures this is always accurate and up to date. Reporting to the Commercial Accountant, responsibilities of the Data Controller include:

  • Managing all aspects of our product data, including product images:
    • On our in house systems
    • Externally – with Amazon and Nielsen
  • Working with colleagues and external contacts to resolve data issues
  • Tracking change requests to ensure nothing’s missed – e.g. price & title updates
  • Maintaining our retail sales data from:
    • Amazon
    • WHSmith
    • Waterstones
    • Nielsen
  • Keeping customer data up to date
  • Improving our processes:
    • Finding and suggesting ways to make our processes more accurate and efficient
    • Working with colleagues and retailers to put improvements into practice

Personal Qualities / Attributes:

Comfortable working individually and as part of a busy team you’ll:

  • Have an eye for detail and obsess about accuracy
  • Be happy working with large quantities of data (numbers, words and images)
  • Enjoy following processes and helping to resolve real business issues
  • Be organised, methodical and keen to make improvements
  • Be open minded, eager to learn and able to pick things up quickly
  • Have experience of using Microsoft Excel

More information on how to apply can be found here.