Business Intelligence Specialist, Jobs, 6358

Business Intelligence Specialist - Glasgow

Pension, healthcare - Technology - IT- Application
Ref: 6358 Date Posted: Monday 15 Jul 2019
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Nine Twenty are currently looking for a driven ‘Business intelligence specialist’ to join one of our long-term manufacturing clients in their IT team. You will be responsible for partnering with key stakeholders to drive adoption and understand new requirements, with the ultimate responsibility of both maintaining excellent levels of service and delivering enhancements/projects supported by the wider IT team.

They are offering:

  • 33 Days holiday (inc Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible holiday scheme
  • Company contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Discounts and cashback for selected stores and restaurants
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Share schemes for eligible employees

Their BI platform (Cognos and IBM Data warehouse) is the key business application providing sales and margin analysis across all brands, customers and channels to a wide variety of stakeholders across the business. It is an essential tool in managing the commercial activities of the business and is constantly evolving with both new sources of data and new output and analysis requirements. They also have a number of smaller reporting tools performing some application specific BI which fall under the remit of the role.

My client recognise that Analytics is a rapidly changing area of the technology marketplace and that it is increasingly important for them to understand the opportunities that may arise to drive business performance - this is a key role in making this happen.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Support the existing Cognos application and reporting suite, ensuring high levels of availability, performance and report\data integrity
  • Maintaining integrity of interfaces with other systems, managing Cognos maintenance, reviewing new versions and upgrading as appropriate
  • Architect and develop significant new reporting and dashboarding requirements arising from changing business needs, new initiatives and major business projects
  • Act as a key advocate for the BI platform, leading adoption driving initiatives with key stakeholders and the user population
  • Developing wider business relationships to proactively identify opportunities to help end users develop their skills, or where the BI platform can improve efficiency or provide analytical insights within the business
  • Building capability in other application specific reporting tools to provide on-going support and exploit tactical opportunities (eg OVR and Hubble for JD Edwards)
  • Building relationships within the Cognos support and user community to bring best practice to bear within our environment
  • Actively reviewing the Data Analytics marketplace to inform our future BI strategy

Key Skills: 

  • Extended experience in architecting and developing OLAP and data warehouse reporting solutions
  • Extensive knowledge of IBM Cognos (v10.2.2 and v11), including framework manager, transformer and report studio/workspace advanced.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Demonstrable problem solving skills and business interpretation
  • Experience in a finance and commercial environment

Key personal attributes:

Drive - Considerable initiative and drive to work independently across a range of support and project workloads, self-managing priorities and seeking assistance from across the IT team and business as appropriate

Influential Communicator - Strong communication and influencing skills – both verbal and written.  Able to flex their influencing style and engage effectively at different levels of the business.  Able to construct compelling arguments and vary approach and content to motivate, persuade and challenge users

Passion for excellence - curiosity to learn and to bring problem solving abilities to process and system issues and to seek out best practices. Demonstrates a commitment to personal development, ensuring they keep current and up to date

Flexibility - comfortable with managing shifting priorities and a variety of support and project activities. Willingness to travel and stay away from home on an occasional basis

To be considered for this fantastic opportunity, please apply today or call Sophie at Nine Twenty on 0141 231 1260.