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Business Performance Analyst - CS1 level - 18 month assignment

About An Post

An Post has successfully restructured the company into two world-class businesses, An Post Mails & Parcels and An Post Retail, each with its own management team and long-term strategy.
The Mails & Parcels Business is rapidly growing its eCommerce and mail marketing businesses, offsetting declining mail volumes, while still delivering the highest quality postal service to every home and business in Ireland. The business plays a fundamental role in Irish economic life as the backbone of eCommerce, making sure that communities across Ireland have the same access to goods as in major world cities.

About the role

Reporting to the Business Support Project Manager, the Business Performance Analyst will provide support by analysing large data sets, identifying performance problems/emerging problems, providing insight and driving pre-emptive action to rectify service failures.
Location – Dublin or Waterford.


  • Preparation, analysis and presentation of key business metrics to Mails & Parcels Operations and Commercial management.
  • Analyse big datasets to produce new insight into our business/performance.
  • Run daily/weekly/monthly reports based on Operations and Commercial concerns and provide feedback.
  • Identify trends and performance gaps in general Quality of Service Mobile Scanning.
  • Internal ad hoc Mails & Parcels metrics arising out of planning meetings/reviews.
  • Working collaboratively with your Operational and Commercial colleagues to understand emerging data metrics for success focusing on scanning compliance and performance.
  • Data mining and data modelling - collation of key metrics to create models and trend reporting.
  • Provide cross-functional analytics reporting support.

Knowledge & Experience

The role may suit a recently qualified graduate keen to develop skills and experience in this area. You will hold a (Level 8) Business /Data Analytics Degree (or similar discipline). You will possess the skills to collect, organise, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information, to produce new insight into our business while ensuring exceptional attention to detail and accuracy are achieved. You will have the interpersonal skills to build/maintain excellent relationships across multiple business functions. Advanced Microsoft Excel skills are required as well as knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical software packages for data analysis, data modelling, data mining and segmentation techniques.

Key Skills

  • Knowledge of and experience with reporting packages such as Oracle BI Answers, databases (Oracle, MS Access) is desirable.
  • A methodical and logical approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to observe (based on site visits) and learn how an operational environment can be examined statistically.
  • An understanding of how data will roll-up to weekly, monthly, quarterly etc. reports.
  • The ability to plan, work and meet tight deadlines in a changing business environment.

Critical Competencies

  • Technical / professional knowledge
  • Problem solving & analysis
  • Decision making/ judgement
  • Results orientation
Full clean driving licence is required.

About the Benefits

In addition to a highly competitive remuneration package as an An Post employee you will have access to a wide range of benefits including:
  • An Post Company Medical Scheme
  • Paid Maternity Leave
  • Paid Paternity Leave
  • An Post Pension Scheme
  • On site gym, fitness classes and shower facilities
  • Secure on-site bicycle parking
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Tax Saver Travel Pass
  • City centre location in walking distance to all major transport services

To Apply

Send your CV to with the job title in the subject line to arrive no later than 5.00pm on Tuesday 19 November 2019.