BI Analyst

Location: Northampton

Hours: 37.5

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 01 July 2019

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BI Analyst

Howdens Joinery are seeking a BI Analyst to join our existing BI team to assist in the design, development and support of operational and management information reporting solutions which  support our strategy and objectives.   This role is based in our office in Brackmills Business Park, Northampton. 

Reporting directly to the BI Delivery Manager you will be a strong communicator who is capable of working effectively with stakeholders at all levels and delivering a great customer experience.  You will also need to be pro-active and structured in your approach when providing updates and documentation of all developments. 

As a BI Analyst, you will utilise your strong analytical and logical reasoning abilities to systematically scrutinise and provide solutions for issues and projects that you’re working on.  We’ll also look to you to take an active part in identifying and understanding opportunities in terms of approach, methodologies and technologies to improve the overall offering of the BI team.

As a market leading organisation, reporting is essential to ensuring that the right data is put into the hands of the appropriate end user.  Therefore, as a BI Analyst, you will utilise your strong analytical and logical reasoning abilities to systematically scrutinise and problem solve solutions for issues and projects that you’re working on.  We’ll also look to you to take an active part in identifying and understanding opportunities in terms of approach, methodologies and technologies to improve the overall offering of the BI team.

Working closely with your colleagues, you will be capable of presenting insight in informative and understandable formats and will be able to leverage the full capabilities of the tools available to you, to help the team clearly communicate business performance. 

Key skills and experience required:

  • Significant level of knowledge and expertise in the development and provision BI solutions using up to date technologies, particularly SAP BI (Business Objects)4.2 or higher. Capabilities in other technologies, in particular Tableau, PowerBI, Qlik, etc would be of beneficial.
  • Experienced in the design and development of SAP BI (Business Objects) universes using IDT, particularly using Oracle and BW (via HANA Views) as a data source.
  • Literate and capable in the main Microsoft Office applications particularly in Microsoft Excel.
  • Any experience of using SAP BEx (Business Explorer) with BW as a data source an advantage.

Howdens Joinery is a highly successful business, with more than 700 depots nationwide and more than 8,000 staff. Last year our sales reached circa £1.5 billion and we continue to experience significant growth and success. Despite our scale, Howdens remains a local business with traditional values. 

We have a very competitive salary and benefits package including 25 days holiday increasing to 27 days after 5 years, annual company bonus, and a contributory pension.  There is also great coffee and other refreshments and snacks, onsite car parking, subsidised gym membership, exceptional social events such as go-karting tournaments and golfing trips and a friendly and supportive working environment.  As well as the opportunity to develop within a high profile FTSE 250 company, you will be part of a rewarding organisation recognised for excellence in the workplace in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For

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