Senior Data Scientist, GEOLYTIX, London

At GEOLYTIX we seek new and innovative ways to make spatial analytics accessible, exciting and indispensable. Our customers span the retail, financial, property, leisure and food & beverage industries, across the world.


We build innovative solutions to support our clients to make better decisions combining various forecasting methods and statistical models, GIS and web tools to create bespoke solutions. We are always looking to do things better.

We have fun and value every member of our team.

Are you our next Senior Data Scientist?

About You

  • You’re already a data scientist or modeller – your idea of a good day is receiving huge amounts of data and working out how customers are going to behave.
  • You enjoy problem solving, and will be building gravity or regression models, for a variety of clients across wide ranging sectors. You’ll use machine learning alongside as a comparison.
  • You want to be original – you don’t want to do the same old, same old. You’re consistently looking for innovation.
  • You know all the statistical techniques e.g. why regression is sometimes not a good idea.
  • You know your way around a GIS.
  • You enjoy the world of retail, and have a good grasp of geography.
  • You know enough about programming so that you’re quick and efficient, anything you don’t know you can quickly grasp.
  • If you don’t have experience with really big data, you’ll be keen to learn how we process it at Geolytix.
  • You’re a ‘people person’ and build relationships with customers as you will lead projects on your own.

Your qualifications and experience

  • Experience of SQL for the manipulation of data (e.g. postgres)
  • Modelling & Statistical Analysis experience, ideally customer related
  • A university degree – numbers based, Computer Science or Geography
  • Relevant industry sector knowledge ideal but not essential
  • A strong communicator with the ability to work with colleagues remotely across the globe
  • Be able to provide evidence of attention to detail, proactivity and managing deadlines

Other stuff

Our offices are in Leeds and Kings Cross, London. The role can be located in either.  Competitive salary. We’re a young and growing company who embrace flexible working; full time or part time, family friendly hours and/or working from home days considered


If you are interested in this role and are looking for your next challenge, please send your CV and cover letter to info@geolytix.co.uk.
No agencies please.

Data Analyst – Real Estate Investor, London

We haven’t had a new job role for many months so hopefully some of you will find this useful.

Job Spec

  • Salary: £35,000 pa
  • Opening date for applications (9am): 3 June 2020
  • Closing date for applications (5pm): 1 July 2020
  • Benefits: workplace pension; minimum employer contribution; 33 days inclusive of UK bank holidays.
  • Location: Working from home during C-19 pandemic. Post crisis, the role will be based in the London office.

Retail places are undergoing profound structural change. Today’s challenges and tomorrows opportunities require inspirational solutions, grounded in data and experience. Our client’s Research and Analytics team produce proprietary research, putting data at the heart of our decision making, allowing us to anticipate market trends and gain a deep understanding of our retailers, shoppers and centres.  

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Network Planning Manager, Coles, Australia


  • Join a leading Australian retail brand
  • High impact role supporting our continued growth
  • Visa sponsorship & relocation assistance to Melbourne

About Coles

We’re one of Australia’s leading retail organisations. For over 100 years, we’ve been a highly regarded and much loved part of Australian life. And while we’re immensely proud of our history, we’re also very excited about our future growth. This is a unique opportunity for you to join some of the greatest minds in global retail and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle that we’re famous for Down Under.

The role

Coles have announced that they have ambitious store opening plans for the future. Reporting to the Head of Network Planning, you will be at the heart of this growth story as you advise where to open new stores across Victoria and New South Wales. You will determine the level of sales that they could generate across our Food, Liquor and Fuel businesses. Ably supported by a talented team, a key part of the role will be leading and developing the team to continued success. Please note this role is based in our Store Support Centre in Melbourne and there will be some travel involved; anticipating two days interstate travel per month.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • Rrelevant tertiary qualification; Geography, Town Planning, Economics, Property etc.
  • Previous Network Planning experience, preferably with a large retailer or specialist retail/ property consultancy
  • Clear demonstration of driving change processes within a team
  • Presenting property proposals and insight to Board Directors/ General Managers
  • Strong ability to lead and develop a team
  • Strong skills in analysing data, conducting reviews, and trending results in order to identify and drive sales building opportunities
  • Confidence to voice your own opinion and provide independent advice

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Setting the long term growth strategy for the Coles Group (Food, Liquor and Convenience) across multiple states
  • Providing accurate sales forecasts for proposals for new stores and renewals
  • Providing and presenting insight on the retail market to ELT
  • Leading an area of change across the Network Planning Function (e.g. Liquor, CEXP, Strategy, Accuracy)
  • Managing a small team of skilled analysts


Coles is a fast-paced, constantly changing business that focuses your talents and challenges you to perform at your best. As a team, we’re bold with ideas and operate with pace and passion, always looking for better ways to transform retail and delight customers.


  • If that isn’t exciting enough, as a team member at Coles you:
  • will receive a staff discount and exclusive team member offers
  • can enjoy a convenience store located onsite
  • are able to sample new products and flavours before they hit the shelves
  • have access to a Fitness Centre and Body Therapy Clinic
  • will be part of a fun and inclusive culture where customer, community and team are at the heart of what we do

About us

Today, Coles is one of Australia’s iconic retailers, providing a range of fresh food, groceries, general merchandise, liquor and fuel to millions of customers every week. We have a combination of over 2,400 retail outlets across Australia covering Coles supermarkets, Coles Express fuel and convenience sites, Spirit Hotels and liquor stores under Liquorland, Vintage Cellars and First Choice Liquor branding. While some things have changed over the years, one thing remains the same – our customer first strategy. We have over 112,000 fantastic team members across the country that are focused on making life easier for our customers and making a difference to the communities we serve every day.

Working Down Under

We’ll provide visa sponsorship and relocation assistance to Melbourne

For confidential enquiries please contact either:

Richard Lyness, Head of Network Planning Phone: +61 408 347 782 Email: Richard.Lyness@coles.com.au

or Ehlana Lane, Talent Acquisition Specialist Phone: +61 03 9829 5867 Email: ehlana.lane@coles.com.au

To apply go to www.colescareers.com.au and enter Job Number 63646.

Please mention that you heard it here first!

Closing date for applications is Monday 26th October 2018

Market Evaluation Manager – Property, Asda, Leeds

Based at Asda House in Leeds and field based

About the role:

The Market Development team sit within the Property department at Asda House. Using market intelligence & insight we are responsible for setting the strategic direction and market rationale for Real Estate and broader route to market decisions.

As a Market Evaluation Manager you will be driving ASDA’s market strategy, ensuring we have the right portfolio of stores & formats, in the right markets, for now and for the future. This job is essential to ASDA’s property activity, creating a market-led property plan, influencing ASDA’s property strategy and capex prioritisation. Candidates are likely to have experience as a Location Planner, Market Development Manager, Strategic Development Manager or similar.

The ins & outs:

  • Market & store analysis to provide Network Plan/ Estate Optimisation recommendations across the ASDA portfolio – in store and online.
  • Accurate Sales forecasting on all Property activity.
  • Cross functional working to ensure strategy alignment, implementation & evolution.
  • Support projects through Capex approvals process to Executive Board level.
  • Review store performance & support Post Audit analysis.
  • Monitor competitor activity & forecast potential impacts on the Asda portfolio.

What you’ll need:

  • A proven track record of working in a Strategic Planning & Location Analysis team
  • Experience of working in an analytical role, turning complex data into insight and robust recommendations
  • Ability to think spatially, understanding how customers interact across different markets, channels and competitor sets
  • Good communication skills & ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to influence across all leadership levels, presenting complex analysis in a clear and engaging way
  • Good technical ability – Office essential (Excel, PowerPoint), GIS/ Alteryx/ Tableau knowledge preferable but not essential
  • Good working knowledge of the U.K food retail market and competitor strategies and formats
  • This role requires a combination of office & field work (1-2 days/wk)

To apply for this vacancy, please click here.

Property Specialist – Location Planning & Market Analysis Projects, Morrisons, W. Yorks


We are recruiting for a Property Specialist in our Location Planning & Market Analysis team to work at our head office in West Yorkshire. This role will involve production of high quality and robust analysis for regular strategic ad hoc projects. This includes the development of new analysis, insight, models and tools to support major capex decisions and maximise asset value. You will be supporting the Location Planning & Market Analysis team by providing analytical and technical expertise to improve and develop forecasting techniques and processes. You will also provide ad hoc analysis to support the wider business as required.

Key relationships for this role are with:

  • Location Planning & Market Analysis team – ensure accurate provision of analysis for the whole team.
  • Maintain strong relationships with key teams around the business, specifically – Local Solutions, Customer Insight, Online, Formats, Wholesale and Petrol
  • Project work requires the development of new relationships as and when required. A new project may involve any team in the wider business.

What does success in the role looks like?

  • Provide high quality analysis and expertise to the Location Planning & Market Analysis team and wider business both through strategic projects and day-to-day ad-hoc work.
  • Ensure that all processes produce reliable, accurate data and any changes are managed in a timely, effective manner.
  • Strong network of relationships at all levels across the business.
  • Being an expert in the tools and techniques used within the team. Coaching others to develop their skills and encourage best practice across the team.

Skills you will need:


  • Intermediate proficiency in using Excel
  • Strong analytical background
  • Some knowledge of SQL
  • General understanding of databases and their structures
  • Some understanding of maps and geography
  • Ability to work in a team and under own initiative
  • Strong verbal communication, presentation and report writing skills
  • Strong logical thinking, strong attention to detail and excellent organisational skills


  • Intermediate proficiency in using Alteryx
  • Basic GIS experience
  • Knowledge of grocery retail sector
  • Some knowledge of Python, R

Day to day responsibilities:

Customer: (internal and external)

  • Provide analytical expertise on a project and ad hoc basis to help inform business decisions.


  • Support the Location Planning & Market Analysis team by providing regular analysis to improve and enhance forecasting methodologies. Provide general analytical and technical support and coaching.


  • Progress strategic projects while responding to ad hoc analysis and data requests in a timely manner.
  • Ensure smooth operation of critical processes and tools.
  • Be a functional expert in analysis, process and technical issues, particularly in relation to strategic projects.
  • Work as an integral part of any confidential project teams constructed to work on major ad hoc projects.

Sales, Profit and Cash:

  • Support the Location Planning & Market Analysis team and wider business by analysis, insight and tools to support major capex decisions and inform business strategy.
  • Support the competitor impact forecasting and measurement process, enabling the business to appropriately respond to competitor openings and minimise lost sales.
  • Ensure that the team is able to extract the maximum amount of value from tools and systems.

To apply online, please visit our website (deadline extended to Friday 7th September 2018).

Capacity Analysis & GIS Manager – Online, Holborn, Sainsbury’s

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In a nutshell

Driving forward our capacity and growth agenda with smart, robust and perceptive data based decisions and recommendations. Embrace a variety of analytical and modelling techniques to shape and challenge the thinking within Online Property and the wider division – allowing the channel to grow at pace

What I need to do

  • Develop and maintain a model to measure and track our network capacity in-order to inform our investment strategy. Understand and capture the operational realities (demand profiles, changing consumer trends, and productivity movements) to ensure we can model capacity accurately
  • Responsible for ensuring that key databases and analytical tools uses across the Online Property team are kept up to date, with clean data that reconciles to internal and external sources. Develop and maintain our suite of databases to ensure they are user friendly and fit for purpose
  • Identify and drive forward capacity enabling initiatives across the Online Operations and Online Operational Development teams. Employ strong analytical capabilities to quantify the size of the prize and our priorities
  • Identify opportunities within the Online operating model and space utilisation to release additional capacity across the network
  • Apply your advanced GIS skills to continually refine our network territories – balancing capacity, productivity and operational priorities. Work collaboratively with the Forecasting, Planning and Retail teams to successfully implement territory changes
  • Work with the Online Network Strategy Planner to forecast growth projection for future capacity planning, built up from an innovative demand model. Ensure we can understand who the Online shopper is, where they live and how likely they are to shop with ourselves or competitors
  • Improve the efficiency of processes used within Online Property by building and automating models using Visual Basic, SAS, Alteryx and associated tools as well as incorporating a spatial approach through the use of GIS
  • Apply your skills and analytical capabilities to support other Online strategic priorities, potentially outside of the Online Property team (e.g. within Planning, Forecasting and Analytics). Champion the tools and benefits of spatial analytics and be the lead GIS user within the Online Division
  • You’ll support the development and use of GIS tools across the Online Division

How I will succeed

  • Responsible for ensuring the capacity and demand model used within Online are regularly updated with robust and accurate information; ensuring that models are used to their optimum to improve both the quality & efficiency of output
  • Business cases for efficiency driving projects delivered to a high standard, communicating requirements and benefits in a clear, concise, easily understandable manner within agreed deadlines
  • Drive the development of database enhancements to improve our knowledge base and the quality of the analysis going into strategic decisions
  • Work with other members of the team to improve the timeliness and content of information used in Online Property

What I need to know

  • How to use Excel to an advanced level
  • Experience of designing and building complex models and simulations: Excel, SAS, Visual Basic, Alteryx
  • Very strong knowledge of GIS (MapInfo preferable)
  • Good PowerPoint capabilities
  • Experience of working in an analytical roles and applying spatial insight methods
  • Expert knowledge of statistical modelling and analysis techniques
  • How to present complex analysis in clear and engaging ways to senior stakeholders
  • The make-up UK Grocery market and it’s online operators
  • Demonstrate good understanding of how GOL works in stores at an operational, organisational and cultural level, and use this to develop relationships and capacity / growth opportunities

What I need to show

  • You’re highly numerate with first-rate analytical skills
  • You have an eye for the detail and able to spot trends, themes and ideas that don’t always easily stand out
  • Able to work with large data sets and digest accordingly
  • You can work with multiple teams and support their analytical requirements – particularly where spatial modelling is required
  • You’re able translate desktop analysis to operational reality
  • Ability to combine analytical perspectives with a pragmatic approach
  • You can apply inventive analytical solutions to help shape our Online Property strategy
  • You’ll be able to challenge and stretch thinking beyond business as usual
  • A strong interest in grocery and online retail

Resources available to me

  • Wider Online Property resource (total team of 4)
  • Support from other Online functions (e.g. Analytics, Forecasting) where required
  • Extensive in-house data, and budget to work with external providers

What decisions I can make

  • Identifying work load priorities
  • Accountable for measuring and define store-by-store capacity levels which feed in to Budget and Strategic planning

To view the vacancy and apply online click here.

Head of Location Planning, Domino’s Pizza, Milton Keynes

Based at our Head Office in Milton Keynes
£65,000 + excellent benefits and bonus
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Reports to Role: Property and Business Development Director

Role Purpose

Drive profitable growth for DPG and its franchisees through the identification of new store opportunities which will deliver a return for our franchisees and generate incremental EBITDA for DPG.

Provide insight (through a group portal) to Franchisees on the how effectively they are penetrating their territories to drive an improvement in sales of existing (not new) stores.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

Business Development

  • Develop a network plan to exploit the growth potential in the UK and RO, taking into consideration long term business objectives plans and goals
  • Identify suitable territories for a new store
  • Accurately predict the sales potential of the new store and the level of cannibalisation of any existing store(s)
  • Implement, maintain, update and develop the Geolytics/Esri tool ensuring it remains fits fit for purpose.
  • Ensure external data sources drive an acceptable return on investment
  • Apply best in class analytical and statistical methodologies to develop Domino’s geo-demographic capabilities i.e. modelling, store clustering, sales forecasting


  • Fully exploit all internal data sources to create a full understanding of the local market dynamics e.g. CRM, GPS etc.
  • Where there are gaps in data which undermine sales forecast accurately, work out how to acquire this data in the most cost effective manner
  • Ensure geo-demographic capabilities & Insight are accessible to the wider business including Franchisees so that their decisions are informed by robust data
  • Provide post audit assessment and use key leanings to inform network development strategies

Legislation and Reporting

  • Ensure that Domino’s data held externally is secure and compliant with Data protection legislation
  • Provide effective leadership of the Location Planning Team including the Identification and development of talent
  • Produce regular reports and analysis, write systems queries to gather performance data, and perform data-mining and analysis using reporting tools to identify trends and improve forecast accuracies, as well as identify opportunities for cost savings

Developing Self and Others

  • Direct responsibility for the line management and personal development of the Store Analyst team
    • Ensure direct line reports and all team members have comprehensive personal development plans, linked to their individual objectives
    • Develop a strong sense of co-operation and teamwork with a focus on common business goals and KPIs
    • Establish effective succession planning within the Store Analyst Team
    • Carry out Personal Development Reviews with direct reports at least bi-annually
    • Carry out skills/competencies and personal development needs analysis and put in place a plan for addressing needs and gaps
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all of the businesses within the Domino’s Group
  • Ensure customer-centric focus and high levels of service (internal & external)
  • Operate in the role according to Domino’s Values and lead by example
  • Follow all relevant legal requirements
  • Actively participate in the Domino’s performance development review process
  • Continue to develop own talents and strengths and address any areas of self-development

Additional Duties

The list of duties is not intended to be exhaustive, but gives a general indication of the tasks involved. It is the nature of the Company that tasks and responsibilities are in many circumstances, unpredictable and varied. All employees are therefore, expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises and acknowledge that tasks not specifically covered in their job description are not excluded.

Person Specification

  • Proven track record in location planning and analysis in a retail or services environment
  • Experience of using complex geo-demographic systems/models and 3rd party demographic and retail data
  • Has successfully initiated and implementing change
  • Experience of managing a team of people to deliver results
  • Experience of driving profitability
  • Do they need to have an appreciation of planning regulations?


  • Ability to demonstrate sound commercial judgment and recommend, drive improvement
  • Highly analytical and capable to connect different sources of data to provide insight that leads to value creation
  • Ability to influence senior stakeholders and manage 3rd parties
  • Advanced knowledge of geo-demographic tools and data sources
  • The ability to create and maintain sales forecasting models and systems
  • The ability to develop portfolio strategies for new stores and re-locations both in the UK and ROI
  • Effective communication, both written and verbal
  • Which systems would they need to have knowledge of?

You can download the full job specification for ‘Head of Location Planning’ here

Please apply for the job online on the Domino’s website here.

Senior Consultant, CACI, London


CACI’s Property Consulting Group is one of the largest independent research advisors in the UK, working in partnership with the UK and Europe’s leading developers, investors, asset managers and local authorities. Our team of over 20 consultants act as trusted advisors to our clients and use CACI’s bespoke products and market leading expertise in consumer value, lifestyle habits and shopping patterns to deliver an optimised customer centric strategy on all aspects of a retail destination’s lifecycle.

The team have carried out projects throughout the world on a wide range of assets including high streets, shopping centres, retail parks and outlet centres. Our clients include Westfield, intu, British Land, McArthurGlen, Hammerson, Grosvenor, Lend Lease, The Crown Estate, Hines, Neinver, Immochan, The New West End Company and Redevco. For more information please refer to our website (www.caci.co.uk/property).

In the last few years, we have experienced significant double digit growth in consulting revenues; to support this continued growth, we have an opportunity for a Consultant to join us at the CACI UK Headquarters in Kensington.


The role is primarily to manage and deliver a variety of projects and accounts providing strategic recommendations, bespoke analysis and consultancy services, including:

  • Retail impact analysis & feasibility studies
  • Tenant mix assessment & recommendations
  • Customer behaviour analysis
  • Sales forecasts
  • Floorspace capacity assessment
  • Competitive positioning
  • Marketing strategies

The successful candidate is expected to take on the management of key accounts and projects within the Property Consulting Group. This will involve writing proposals in response to client requests, dealing with day to day client queries and overseeing analysts carrying out technical analysis. The candidate is also expected to carry out analysis themselves across a wide range of project areas.

The candidate must have proven experience in client management, problem solving, taking ownership of projects from inception to completion, ensuring high analytical standards, clear conclusions and prompt delivery.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the commercial growth of the team by utilising their experience and potentially contacts from across the industry.

The role involves significant contact with external parties including representatives of the client, key project team professionals (typically planners, property agents and marketing advisors) and other stakeholders (e.g. potential occupiers, local authorities and investors). You will have the opportunity to work with some of the UK and Europe’s leading retail destinations, making recommendations that go up to the highest levels.


The ideal candidate, as well as being a highly motivated self-starter, will have the following skills:

  • Educated to at least degree level at 2:1 or above, in a subject with high numerical content (e.g. Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or Geography)
  • Excellent written/verbal English
  • Good inter-personal skills and the ability to communicate technical results to non-technical individuals
  • Proven experience in presenting reports and conclusions to a senior audience
  • Proven experience in managing complex projects and large accounts
  • The ability to draw on their industry experience to contribute to thought leadership and PR
  • The ability to distil conclusions from statistical outputs
  • Good understanding of Excel
  • Good understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Be experienced in the retail property sector
  • An excellent understanding of the UK retail landscape


  • Exposure to and/or appreciation of GIS software and its applications
  • Understanding of statistical modelling techniques
  • Knowledge of BI dashboard tools such as QlikView/Qliksense or Tableau


Full training will be given to the successful applicant. Property Consulting Group supports individual development and career progression through a comprehensive learning and development framework of key analytical and professional skills training.
Competitive salary and benefits package available. This includes discretionary annual bonus, private medical insurance and membership of the onsite gym.

Our people, however, are what really make us different. We are a growing and dynamic group of around 20 data scientists and commercially savvy consultants, passionate, progressive and unafraid of challenge; our mission is to use data-driven insight to make a commercial difference. We also understand the importance of knowing your colleagues, providing regular opportunities to share with, learn from and collaborate with colleagues across the team and division, amongst many other social events throughout the year. If you are looking for the opportunity to work with like-minded people then Property Consulting Group would love to hear from you.

How to apply

Contact John Platt and or Lizzie Wheeler on jplatt@caci.co.uk / lwheeler@caci.co.uk

Visit: https://www.caci.co.uk/careers/career/senior-consultant-0