Commercial Analyst

Cambridge, UK
£40,000 to £45,000
06 Dec 2018
06 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Commercial Analyst, Global Network, Cambridge Assessment English

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £40,000 to £45,000

Location: Cambridge

What it's about

We have a vacancy as a Commercial Analyst in the Cambridge Assessment English's Global Sales team. These are exciting times as we are currently evaluating how business insights can help increase sales and are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and dynamic Analyst who will thrive in this changing environment. This is a unique opportunity to help improve the company's profitability by highlighting ways to increase efficiencies and drive growth

What you'll be doing

  • Analyse trends and variances, advising and influencing senior management to aid the understanding of the impact of financial performance
  • Design business reports to help improve business performance
  • Manage the division's Microsoft PowerBI reporting system, including manually uploading the necessary data and changing layouts to fit reporting needs
  • Create and review high quality and accurate cost reports to enable sales operations to find efficiencies
  • To provide data to support business cases and project submissions as required including providing a cost benefit analysis
  • To assist with budget building and monitoring, including working with the business to explain variances
  • Provide insights, analyses and fast turnaround reports with accurate information on Cambridge English Global Network business performance, using data obtained from multiple sources to facilitate monthly sales performance meetings. The analyst needs to design how the reports should look like and make inferences and recommendations
  • Assist the senior management of Global Network as necessary to ensure it continues to be a department of excellence, with a focus on data gathering and adding value by synthesizing this data into meaningful reports

What we're looking for

You should have a collaborative approach to your work, have strong analytical skills and be highly commercial - and good with numbers. You will be able to work unsupervised to demanding deadlines and have excellent attention to detail.

Qualifications, Skills, Experience and Behaviours:


  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent)
  • Experience of complex processes and procedures
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Excellent oral and written communicator
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft office products (making creative and concise PowerPoint presentations, using Ms Excel, incl. using advanced functions and VBA macros)
  • High standard of spoken and written English
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Can influence and easily work with people outside own organization
  • Several years' experience of commercial analysis and the use of the complex business analysis tools/techniques and reporting systems


  • MBA or similar business qualification
  • Knowledge of the Cambridge English product range
  • Good overview of Cambridge English business aims and objectives


  • A collaborative and logical approach to work
  • Self-motivated and able to work unsupervised
  • Works well under pressure and can meet tight deadlines
  • Well organised

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:

  • Generous contributory pension
  • 28 days' annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay and childcare voucher scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers
  • Cycle scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Subsidised staff restaurants
  • Support for professional qualifications
  • Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms

Who we are

Cambridge Assessment English is a part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. We are the global leader in English language assessment. We help people learn English and prove their skills to the world. We provide exams in English for speakers of other languages taken by over 5 million candidates worldwide each year, as well as the leading range of qualifications for language teachers.

We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches leads to innovation and creates an atmosphere where everyone's contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 21/12/2018 and interviews will be held on January 2019 .

If you're successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.


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