Group Racing Analyst (London)

Arena Racing Company

London Full-time Competitive

Category: Management Posted: 14.01.2022

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About the role

In recent years there has been a huge leap in the availability of data regarding the annual fixture list and race programming. Therefore, there is a now a requirement to provide comprehensive statistical analysis which will influence decisions to help make changes and improvements to the Company’s strategy. This role will be key to the Racing Department and assist the Head of Group Racing (Fixtures & Funding) and Head of Insight/Data.

The ideal candidate will be highly numerate, likely qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in mathematics, statistics or a related field, with advanced Excel skills and experience in effectively scrutinising significant quantities of data. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate data effectively will be essential. An understanding and appreciation of racing and betting is desirable.

Key responsibilities for the role will include

Support the Head of Group Racing – Fixtures and Funding with industry Groups (Fixture & Funding/Racing Group/Pattern Committees)
Assist the Group in liaison with industry bodies (EBF/ROA etc)
Liaise with the External Affairs Departments when required to maintain the strongest possible links with a broad selection of journalists, broadcasters and other media representatives in connection with the Racecourses racing product
Support Racing Department with data in relation to; betting, races run, fixture list and funding
Produce and supply Clerks with betting/KPI data for their Programme Book review
Produce additional and abandonment fixture documents for Finance Department
Produce Fixture/Races tracking document
Provide sponsors and partnerships with accurate races run data to assist with race titles
Liaise with Sky Sports Racing and BHA to ensure race times can benefit international customers
Support TRP with any fixture related requests
Interpret data, analyse results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports
Develop and implement data collections systems and other strategies that optimise statistical efficiency and data quality
Identify, analyse and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
Filter and “clean” data, review computer reports, printouts and performance indicators to locate and correct code problems
Locate and define new process improvement opportunities
Work closely to support the Head of Racing (Fixtures & Funding) and Head of Insight/Data across Racing, Prizemoney, Betting and Media through:
Report on Prize money race types in a betting value index
Develop strategies which support Race type value and Executive contribution decision making
Report on industry and ARC runners analysis
Report on Prizemoney and Sponsorship value index
Report on Streaming data in a Betting Value index
Disseminate and report on betting data from Bookmakers to drive LBO and International media rights value
About You

Essential Skills

You must be able to demonstrate strong problem solving and mathematical skills
Be highly self-motivated and thrive in a challenging environment
Have the ability to work closely in a team and to tight and moving deadlines
Have experience of data analysis, strong Excel skills including Pivot Tables
You’ll be flexible and responsive to dynamic workloads that can vary substantially according to the time of year and the horse racing programme. Taking pride in your work, completing your work to a high standard and agreed deadlines is a given.
High standards of accuracy
Pick up large data sets and manipulate using relevant tools/systems.
Knowledge of Tableau and a background in SQL would be desirable
At ARC, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We welcome people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

If you have a disability that requires reasonable adjustments, please let us know; we will ensure that individuals with additional needs are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application or interview process and to perform essential job functions.

We understand the value that diversity brings to our business and we are striving to create a working environment that is inclusive, psychologically and physically safe and ensures everyone can be heard and valued for their contributions. We are committed to making a consistent, top-down effort to be role models on what diversity, inclusion and belonging means in society.

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