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Permanent: Head of Business Intelligence - Asset Management

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    Matthew Thresher

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    23 days ago

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This is a role for a sector specialist who has experience working as Business Intelligence or Data Management Lead in a fast-paced environment and for someone who is friendly, approachable and proactive in bringing new ideas to the table.

Working within the IT department, the Head of Business Intelligence owns the reporting and analysis platform to design and deliver enterprise operational reporting, management information and analytics solutions.

  1. Capability Development:

    • Develop a strategy to transition from manual desktop reporting to a unified business intelligence platform.
    • Act as a Solution Architect for reporting and analytics, prioritizing activities aligned with business goals.
    • Lead development teams, coordinate deliverables, and communicate progress.
    • Establish a Data Governance Framework and ensure data quality and ownership.
    • Own the Data Dictionary and standard reporting services, promoting understanding within the firm.
    • Strategize self-service reporting and analysis, fostering business intelligence skills across functions.
    • Provide training and documentation for effective technology usage.
  2. Business Intelligence Solution Delivery:

    • Analyze reporting requirements and design solutions to meet objectives.
    • Simplify, standardize, and optimize processes using BI and data tools.
    • Identify data needs aligned with business priorities.
    • Advise on data solution designs for performance and accuracy.
    • Prototype, demonstrate, and document solutions.
    • Refine delivery methods, automation, and QA processes.
    • Manage external development teams and align delivery with cloud and change management processes.
    • Oversee testing and contribute to solution architecture and frameworks.
  3. Performance & Quality:

    • Update technical knowledge and skills regularly.
    • Ensure development meets quality and timeliness standards, providing feedback and coaching.
    • Manage time effectively between new solutions and support.
    • Act as an IT ambassador, facilitating communication on software and service delivery and building cross-departmental relationships.

Core Qualities and Skills:

  • Proficient in leading business intelligence platforms/tools (e.g., Qliksense, PowerBI, Tableau).
  • Expertise in business intelligence concepts, data visualization, and analytics.
  • Skilled in data modeling for optimized reporting and analysis.
  • Extensive experience in business analysis and process optimization.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Azure platform and its services.
  • Strong background in data engineering, including ETL, data cleaning, and warehousing.
  • Hands-on experience with Azure data services like Azure SQL Database and Data Factory.
  • Proficiency in SQL databases, particularly Azure SQL Database.
  • Understanding of DevOps principles and CI/CD pipelines, with experience in related tools.
  • Effective communication with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with a focus on technical troubleshooting and long-term strategies.
  • Experience in Technology and Data teams within financial sectors.

Desired Qualities and Skills:

  • Stakeholder relationship management, maintaining effective communication and understanding needs.
  • Familiarity with big data technologies like Apache Spark and Hadoop.
  • Understanding of broader cloud architecture principles and services from AWS or Google Cloud.
  • Additional relevant certifications such as Azure Solutions Architect Expert or Tableau certification.
  • Experience with project management methodologies like Agile, Scrum, or Kanban.

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