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Database Analyst

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Proactively provide technical support, monitoring and enhancements to core business databases running key applications and reporting across the global GTS estate.

Main Responsibility

  • Provide primary support to WGS Business Intelligence and reporting platforms and associated data components in line with the GTS corporate plan
  • Design and improve WGS Business Intelligence Service delivery; identifying growth patterns, trends in data, capacity planning, archiving to meet business objectives
  • Control and deliver appropriate service maintenance to ensure optimum data and reporting performance
  • Provide 2nd and 3rd level support to databases, with ownership and control of issues to resolution in a timely manner
  • Incorporate robust periodic controls with associated alerts to maintain the integrity and availability of data and reporting to optimum levels
  • Recommend future improvements in terms of architecture, hardware configuration and database design
  • Proactively monitor activity, core data and batch processes to identify trends in business growth and behaviour with input towards the GTS technical roadmap and data retention policies
  • Establish strong relationships to manage 3rd party support and flex partners; maximising service through hosting review meetings to ensure SLAs are met
  • Establish key stakeholder engagement with internal GTS Operations and Application teams ensuring best practice across functions is maintained

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Degree qualified or equivalent business experience
  • Formal training or relevant experience in recognised methodologies that deliver business information via structured tools and solutions
  • Proven technical experience of managing data platforms / BI tooling in a multi-site or international environment
  • Strong skills with databases and proactive monitoring techniques
  • Experience of establishing and building relationships across functions, geographies, cultures and skill-sets
  • Track record of delivering business benefit from consolidated reporting infrastructure
  • Proven track record of utilising best practice methodologies to identify, influence, deliver and embed change and operational improvements
  • Strong influencer with the ability to communicate technical discussions to key stakeholders
  • Professional attitude and image to represent the department and function both internally and globally to key customers and suppliers
  • Logical thinker with strong analytical and problem solving techniques with ability to align thought processes and plans towards the larger picture
  • Strong interest and knowledge towards industry trends to deliver customer focussed, optimised data performance
  • Awareness of industry standards and Microsoft technologies - on premise and Azure

What we can offer you

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits which are designed to promote our employees financial wellbeing. Employees are also eligible to participate in a bonus plan.
  • Our employees enjoy a generous holiday entitlement and an opportunity to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ some holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare and Doctor@Hand (remote GP service).
  • Our employees can join a defined contribution pension plan. Employees contribute either 4% or 5% of salary, the company contributes 8% or 10% depending on the employee contribution. Employee contributions can be made through salary sacrifice.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues. 
  • Our Life Assurance cover is a multiple of eight times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allocation so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme allows you to hire a bike for an agreed length of time, and then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. All while making savings (at least 25%) and spreading the cost.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim up to £1,000 per year for a charity or charities for which they have raised money, volunteered their time or personally donated.
  • Learning resources to help you be your best self.

About William Grant & Sons


William Grant & Sons: a home where Rare Characters thrive.

We value every employee for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Every one of our colleagues has a role to play in helping us to achieve our growth ambitions.

At William Grant & Sons, our vision is to be A home where rare characters thrive. We value all colleagues for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We strive to create an environment where we can all be our best and bring our whole selves to work.


Our agile working philosophy is to “Have your best work day everyday”.
Built on trust, we empower our rare characters to have their best work day every day. Where flexibility and positive working experiences help employees to feel connected and release potential across our teams.
We are open to discussing possible agile/flexible working options as part of the recruitment process.


Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We want to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive. If you have any questions or need some support with your application we’d love to hear from you. So please get in touch with our HR team at

William Grant & Sons

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