Business Performance Analyst

Role: Business Performance Analyst

Function: Finance (Commercial Strategy)

Location: Holborn/Dunstable/Home with flexibility.  We are currently working remotely like most but do support flexible and remote working long term 

Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: c. £44K basic + Benefits

As Business Performance Analyst you will play a key role within our finance team, supporting Premier Inn's commercial performance across UK and Germany. You will analyse demand and competitor trends within the market our hotels operate as well as support in the provision of competitor and market data to the business for the UK & Germany.

As a leading British business of more than 275 years standing, we have experienced turbulent times before and adapted and evolved to remain one of the hospitality sector’s most successful companies. Built on such robust foundations, our expertise has meant we responded decisively throughout this year with our teams, guests and the continuity of our business at the heart of every decision we made. We acted quickly, to ensure we were prepared for the future, whatever it may hold. 

What continues to set us apart are our excellent products and people. We have much loved brands such as Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Bar + Block alongside exciting up and coming propositions such as Cookhouse & Pub. And in Premier Inn, we have the UK’s favourite budget hotel chain, currently outperforming the market and ambitious for more as we execute our plans in both the UK and Germany. At Whitbread, we remain true to our values and put our people at the centre of everything we do. We’d love you to join us on the journey!

What you will be doing:

  • You will support in the production of UK & Germany performance report preparation and lead reporting indicators including; Pricing, Estate Markets, Digital Marketing & Ecommerce, Sales & Distribution, Competitor commercial actions and strategies
  • Support in the development of occupancy and revenue forecasts for UK & Germany   
  • Support the Business Performance Team and undertake competitor analysis that drives both tactical and operational actions  
  • Analyses Premier Inn performance VS key brands as well as emerging competitors’ brands and up and coming trends
  • Analysis of weekly benchmark reporting to identify operational action 
  • Support key business projects and new concept development through research and analysis 
  • Provide support for trading statements and ad hoc questions from the senior management team

Why we’d love you to apply:

  • Excellent Excel skills  
  • Degree or A Level in Maths or equivalent
  • Strong analytical capability with the ability to identify core issues   
  • Brilliant commercial awareness with and enthusiasm for market analysis and insight  
  • Good research and report writing capability
  • Good stakeholder engagement and communication skills
  • Brilliant organisation skills while having he ability to deliver on multiple deadlines

 In return, we will offer you:

  • A market competitive base salary
  • A collaborative work culture that focuses on enabling your success and continuing your personal development
  • A genuine flexible working policy
  • Individual BUPA healthcare
  • Optional contributory pension matched up to 10%
  • Free parking across our Head Office campus
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Up to 25% discount off our brands
  • Perks at work