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BI & Reporting Manager

Location: London, United Kingdom

The Role

 

The Business Intelligence & Reporting Manager is an integral member of the Solutions Design & Development Team, with responsibility for managing a team of developers and driving the continued development of ED&F Man’s BI and application landscape, underpinned by the Microsoft BI Stack and allied technologies.  The role includes managing the workflow and prioritisation for a team of experienced BI, Data and Application Developers. You will have the experience and technical ability to support the team, as well as being able to demonstrate your collaborative and coaching approach.  Bringing expertise in best practice for BI data warehousing and reporting, this position will be the conduit between Group IT and the business, looking at ways to continue, improve and enhance the reporting capability within the business.  Possessing strong business analysis skills, candidates will come from a development background in MS BI and be prepared to take ownership of development initiatives impacting the BI platform.
The candidate will work with cross-functional teams to participate in gathering and documenting reporting and application requirements to meet business needs. This individual will also provide enterprise information management expertise with emphasis on data design, access, usage and stewardship to ensure proper governance, security and quality of information assets.


Responsibilities

  • Work with the Head of Solution Design & Development to define the strategy for business intelligence and applications development, then devise and implementing subsequent plans
  • Establish and implement BI policies overseeing master data governance, data warehousing and ensuring delivery of timely reporting and analysis
  • Work with business stakeholders to design and develop solutions for end user reporting, KPIs and analytics capability
  • Manage agents, suppliers and internal team members to ensure optimum allocation of resources in delivery of defined goals
  • Develop and implement plans for improving business intelligence in ED&F Man
  • Work with database administrators to ensure that databases feeding the reporting platforms are tuned for optimal performance
  • Design and implement technology best practices, guidelines and repeatable processes
  • Manage the day to day activities of the business intelligence, data architecture and development teams
  • Work with business analysts and PMO to develop and refine solutions for ED&F Man


Required Skills & Qualifications

  • 15+ years’ of progressively responsible experience in developing and implementing enterprise-scale reports, BI solutions and applications
  •  Experience in promoting, educating and growing BI, data analysis and visualisation services within the business, across a broad range of disciplines and market sectors
  •  Proficiency with the Microsoft BI Stack, including SSRS, SSAS, SSIS
  •  Understanding of data integration issues (validation and cleaning), familiarity with complex data and structures
  •  Programming/scripting experience and knowledge of software development life cycle, including agile methods
  •  Solid understanding of the BI vendor landscape
  •  Excellent interpersonal (verbal and written) communication skills with technical and non-technical stakeholders
  •  Strong analytical, conceptual and problem-solving abilities
  •  Ability to manage multiple priorities, and assess and adjust quickly to changing priorities

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