BI Visualisation Analyst

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
11 Jan 2018
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Contract BI Visualisation Analyst role based in Wiltshire

We are recruiting for a BI Visualisation Analyst for our global brand client on an initial 3 month contract to start ASAP. You will support the Commercial Insight Manager in the production and development of analytics and reporting for the group. The successful candidate will be adept at using Tableau and other BI tools to design and deliver impact and insightful analytics using complex and diverse data sets.
As BI Visualisation Analyst, you are responsible for obtaining the relevant data, using Tableau and other BI tools to produce compelling reporting and acting as a BI SME within the finance community to up skill the rest of the team. The role will involve leveraging the Hadoop environment to produce analysis for our clients senior management teams

Core responsibilities will include:

  • Gather BI requirements, design and deliver analytics and reporting solutions that deliver insight and value to the business
  • Create BI content that is customised to Executive and Board requirements; is visually appealing and runs quickly
  • Act as commercial finance technical lead to engage Big Data strategies and influence further Hadoop data development and access
  • Work with business stakeholders to ensure effective testing and launch comms/demos
  • Champion the use of good BI, driving adoption and growth in the user base
  • Sustain positive business engagement, partnering with stakeholders to ensure BI unlocks value
  • Carefully manage any impact to business change together with the project managers and co-ordinate delivery through to release
  • Maintain business and product knowledge to be able to understand and explain context of reporting
  • Deliver training to end users centred around how to access, consume and utilise the analytics we deploy


  • A background working in BI is essential for the role, covering some or all of the following:
  • Hands-on experience using BI visualisation tools to create reporting solutions that transform complexdatasets into actionableKPI's. Our currenttoolset includes (but is not restricted to):
    • Tableau 10
    • SAP BW 7.4 and Business Objects 4.2 (Webi, Lumira & Design Studio)
    • MS SQL Server 2012 and Analysis Services
    • Adobe Analytics
  • Appreciation of the role of systems within business operations and the impacts of major change
  • Experience of project delivery/ business change, in a BI role
  • Reviewing business processes/ data sets and identifying areas for improvement
  • Working with IT teams to turn business requirements into system specifications
  • Testing the developed solution
  • Handover / knowledge transfer / training to business users
  • Determined to identify solutions and prepared to overcome obstacles to follow through to completion
  • Good commercial awareness, particularly around principles of good performance reporting
  • Strong communication skills to explain complex ideas in simple terms and influence thinking to steer outcomes towards strategic BI solutions
  • Competent at training/presenting (virtually and in-person) whilst thinking on the spot to provide answers
  • Passion for good data visualisation and an awareness of what good (and bad!) BI looks like
  • Preferable: exposure to Agile delivery programs
  • Preferable: experience with BW to HANA migration

Key Competencies:

  • Professional demeanour and outlook
  • Comfortable with rapid change
  • Team player, comfortable with all levels and with dealing with business stakeholders
  • Willing to be flexible in tasks and activities taken on
  • Desire to learn about new technologies
  • Effective communicator
  • Can confidently present training materials
  • Experience working in a pressurised environment
  • Attention to detail without losing bigger picture
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships and engender respect from colleagues.
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise workload in order to meet strict reporting deadlines.

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