Supply Chain Business Analyst

Job Type Supply Chain & Logistics
Location Milton Keynes - Magna Park
Partnership Level 7
Closing Date 16/07/2024
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £39,400.00 - £59,000.00 Annual
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 35

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We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.

Our Purpose

Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

At a glance

  • Flexible working - This is a hybrid working role, therefore your time will primarily be split between working from home and the Magna Park Office. However, there will also be an expectation to visit other locations as the need arises

  • Salary range - £39,400 - £59,000

  • Contract type - Permanent

About the role:

As a Partner in our business your number one focus is to work collaboratively to create more value for our customers and our business. You will support the longer term development of the Supply Chain through high quality analysis and insight into the current and future operating model. 

You will work across the Supply Chain and other areas as SMEs, helping to understand the changing customer landscape, how this impacts business demands on the Supply Chain operation and assessing the risks and opportunities which result. 

You will provide support to the development of the longer term financial and operational modelling which will inform strategic choices. To do this, you will work across the Supply Chain as well as with a range of stakeholders within the Partnership, and externally such as suppliers and third party logistics providers.

You will develop Supply Chain initiatives and build coherent narrative and robust business cases around them, enabling complex information to be understood and reviewed by a range of stakeholders and support in the navigation of Partnership governance processes.

Internally this role is called Supply Chain Development Analyst.

What you will do

You will:

  • Synthesise data and reporting from multiple sources, both operational and financial 

  • Conduct hypothesis testing through extensive modelling of new propositions, impact of changes in process, sales forecasts, volumes etc

  • Commercial intelligence - applying operational knowledge of the Supply Chain operation to the data

  • Create insight which clearly articulates a compelling story to aid and inform decision making across the Supply Chain, and to influence decision making across the organisation

  • Analyse data in order to highlight risks and opportunities, as well as then make recommendations of potential mitigation and next steps

  • Customer Centricity: The data and insight you generate will form the foundation upon which the Supply Chain operation delivers products and services to our customers, and directly influence how effectively and efficiently it is able to do this

  • Able to lead and contribute to data driven outcomes in a matrix environment, working across varied outcomes in line with the Partnership’s strategy and culture.

Essential Skills

  • Digital Storytelling skills

  • Ability to convey insights, evaluate trade-offs in recommendations and link supply chain decisions to business outcomes

  • Advanced communication and presentation skills using various tools

  • Proven working experience in a Supply Chain or other complex environment, applying advanced problem solving, numerical skills and commercial expertise to deliver quality insight and analysis

  • Ability to rapidly learn and self-develop

  • Working across cross functional teams in complex organisations with a wide range of stakeholders.

Desirable Skills

  • A background in distribution or wider supply chain

  • A background in retail.

Additional Information

  • We occasionally close vacancies early in the event that we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore we recommend you apply as soon as possible.


💻 - Hybrid Working. 

⚖ - Excellent work life balance, including focus on well being and flexible working and our market leading  Equal Parenthood Leave Policy

🏖️ - Depending on your Partnership job level, if you work full time you’ll get between 22 and 30 days holiday a year, plus bank holiday entitlement

🐷 - The Partnership has a Defined Contribution pension scheme where your contributions, up to an agreed level, will be matched by the Partnership. In addition, after a qualifying period of service you may receive an additional Partnership contribution.

🤑 - You’ll get Partnership discount in store and online once you complete Probation. That’s 25% off in John Lewis & Partners (12% off electrical products) and 20% in Waitrose & Partners. You’ll also be able to nominate someone you live with to share your discount

🚴 -  Simple cycle to work support scheme

🏰 - We’re really proud of our exclusive hotels based in some of Britain’s most beautiful areas and once you’ve been with us for three months, you’re welcome to explore them

🌱 - Learn more about our Benefits structure, visit -



At the John Lewis Partnership, we embrace our differences. We want you to be you. Because, well, we know you're at your best when you're free to be yourself. Being a truly inclusive employer to us means creating an environment which celebrates your contribution, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, social background, religion or belief. It's why we've set our own aim to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners (employees) and our customers. We firmly believe that our future success lies in diversity of thought from all Partners and it's integral in our mission to build a happier world. We welcome applications from everyone interested in working for us. And, once you're a Partner, your differences will make all the difference. Find out more about D&I in the Partnership here -

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