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Lead Data Analyst


This is a Contract position in York region, ON posted August 20, 2017.


Love food? Love data? We want to hear from you!

Cara Operations Limited is actively searching for a Lead Data Analyst to join our team based out of our Home Office based in Vaughan.

This is a great opportunity to join a handpicked team of experts to join the Data Analytics team at Cara Operations, a groundbreaking group focused on reinventing the restaurant industry and redefining the restaurant experience for both Canadian consumers and operators.

We are looking to fill our team with disruptors, influencers, builders, creators and leaders who are flexible, curious, adventurous, versatile and creative; and who are ready to roll up their sleeves in a collaborative and productive environment to get things done.


  • Develop useful and insightful information from a variety of data sources and data models to be used in advancing sales, marketing, guest experience and operations
  • Perform all aspects of the reporting process including design and queries, formatting the data, and ensuring data integrity
  • Deliver highly visual and impactful business intelligence reports and dashboards using visualization tools such as Tableau and Power BI.
  • Develop, enhance, maintain and schedule various report types including parameterized, drill-down, and sub-reports
  • Deliver strategies and recommendations to implement self-service reporting for various divisions across Cara
  • Document processes and procedures relating to the management of our heterogeneous data warehousing environments
  • Scope and design robust packages for extracting, cleaning, transforming, and loading data to and from various sources (MongoDB, OLAP, SQL, Excel, CSV, JSON, XML, etc.)
  • Collaborate closely with data engineering, operations and data science team members
  • Keep current on new developments and techniques in information technology and business intelligence
  • Participate in ongoing decisions regarding design, data collection and data analysis


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, Tableau, Qlik and/or other analytical programs
  • Experience working with relational data via SQL;
  • Strong understanding of statistical methods
  • A least five years of relevant experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with NoSQL and big data technologies such as MongoDB, Spark and Hadoop a plus
  • Knowledge and proficiency in R and/or Python is a bonus
  • Experience in retail and restaurant analytics is a bonus
  • Experience with Salesforce Marketing Cloud is a bonus

Why Join CARA?

  • Youd be joining a close-knit, innovative team
  • We offer a competitive salary, with a lucrative bonus plan and best-in-class benefits
  • We have one of the coolest offices you will find (gym, cafeteria, unlimited coffee!)
  • You will be working on some of Canadas oldest and most well-known brands

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, please apply online today – no emails or phone calls please.

As part of our accessibility commitment, We are committed to providing an accessible environment for all of our customers, employees, and job applicants, and will make available to any selected applicants accommodations and/or accessible formats should he/she require.

Please note that an offer of employment may be subject to reference checks and background checks, including a criminal record check as part of the selection process

We thank all candidates for their interest in opportunities with us however, only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or emails please.

At this time, we do not require assistance from recruitment agencies. Any candidates submitted via staffing and employment agencies will not be considered

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