IT Business Intelligence and Analytics Analyst

Salary: Negotiable

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 28146jh

Expiration date: 29 December 2017


Develop and maintain the business intelligence reporting framework and tools providing the company with all the necessary date and support daily operations and strategic planning.

Develop and maintain the business intelligence reporting framework and tools providing the company with all the necessary date and support daily operations and strategic planning.

The key responsibilities of the BI analyst are to develop and maintain the BI reporting frameworks, tools and data marts. The BI analyst will work cross-functionally with various business owners and the IT Business Relationship leads to determine and meet their reporting and analytics needs.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

  • This role must ensure the company has the necessary data and information for ongoing daily operations and strategic planning.
  • Plan and implement the overall analytics and business intelligence strategy ensuring the company has the necessary data and information to support daily operations and strategic planning.
  • Lead the design and development of analytical projects, in a manufacturing business.
  • Consult with internal customers to understand and gather requirements to develop metrics and KPI dashboards.
  • Identify opportunities to develop forecasts, statistical models, data-driven analysis to support a manufacturing business.
  • Provide a stable and highly available reporting platform.
  • Work with business owners to identify information needs to support reporting requirements.
  • Work cross-functionally to proactively and systematically identify and implement enhancements to current reporting.
  • Project Manage all aspects of analytics and business intelligence projects.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree or equivalent in a Mathematics related subject.
  • Cognos Express TM1, Planning and BI certifications.
  • Prince 2 or equivalent project management qualification.
  • ITIL Foundation.
  • Extensive experience in Business Intelligence
  • Extensive experience in manufacturing industry preferred (Automotive ideal)
  • Extensive experience of developing end to end reporting and business intelligence solutions across a wide range of business areas, including but not limited to finance, accounts, CRM, manufacturing and quality.
  • Expertise in extracting and combining data from various platforms to build high quality, interactive and automated reporting to the stakeholders.
  • Extensive experience in Cognos Express BI and Planning Tools

The BI Analyst needs to be skilled in research and at using facilitation techniques such as focus groups to elicit requirements. You need to be able to apply analytical tools and techniques to analyse the problem and model the solution, and to be highly proficient in communicating technical information in a format that can be easily interpreted, both verbally and in writing.

  • Requirements Identification
  • Stakeholder Management and Communication
  • Information Analysis
  • Modelling
  • Business Case Development
  • Planning and Organisation
  • Communication and Knowledge Sharing
  • Leadership and Teamwork – Take the lead when appropriate.

Technical Skills

  • ZAP
  • SSRS
  • Cognos Express BI and Planning
  • Power BI
  • SQL and T-SQL
  • MS AX Accounting
  • MS Office Tools (Word, Advanced Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)

Communication skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required for the preparation, presentation and dissemination of the BI Framework.
  • Team player with a collaborative working style, can do attitude.
  • Positive, people-orientated.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Highly analytical, creative, innovative approach to solving issues.
  • Ability to take a pragmatic approach where appropriate.
  • May be required to work at other AML sites.