New Job | Data Analyst


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Data Analyst to join the Scouting & Recruitment department at Norwich City Football Club. The successful candidate will play a leading role in the identification and recruitment of talent through the application of data analytics within the scouting & recruitment process. This is a unique opportunity that will allow the successful candidate to have a significant impact within an elite football environment.

Key tasks/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop data infrastructure, cloud-based data storage solutions and integrations to automate processes & optimise delivery of data.

  • Create automated statistical reports & tools using business intelligence software and/or web applications to support the scouting and recruitment process.

  • Create bespoke data visualisations.

  • Play an active role in the identification of players from senior and emerging talent markets.

  • Develop statistical models and metrics to support the identification of talent in line with our playing philosophy and positional requirements.

  • Utilise tracking data (x&y) and freeze-frame positional data to develop contextual metrics in line with our playing philosophy and positional requirements.

  • Innovate and develop new methods to Identify talent.

  • Translate data into valuable insights for decision makers & key stakeholders.

  • Conduct research projects & develop industry benchmarks to support strategic decision-making and provide data driven insights.


Required Skills

  • Graduate in a numerate degree (e.g. Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics etc).

  • Proven ability in applying data analysis to support decision making within an organisation.

  • A strong knowledge of data management & managing AWS cloud-based servers or equivalent.

  • Advanced skills in a statistical programming language e.g. R/Python.

  • Strong knowledge of statistics and data science.

  • Knowledge of data visualisation principles and experience using data visualisation tools (tableau, PowerBI, ggplot, matplotlib).

  • Experience of relational databases and ETL processes.

  • Evidence of working with & deriving insights from football data.

  • Ability to work with large & complex data sets including event data and tracking data (x&y).

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate technical information, clearly & concisely.

  • Passionate about problem solving through the application of data and driven to innovate and implement new ideas.


Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to join the Canaries, click‘Apply’ now to become our Data Analyst!

Closing date: Monday 14th June 2021.


Apply - https://careers.canaries.co.uk/job/168913

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