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Head of Data Analysis

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£70,000 - £80,000

Our client a FTSE business,  has over recent times gone through a period of significant change they have consolidated their Business Intelligence function creating a central function that services the business with a business partner model. They are currently looking for a Head of Data Analysis to provide the leadership required to successfully deliver the data delivery strategy and solutions required by stakeholders across the business.

 

This is a key role for the business managing a varied team of analysts and developers key to their cloud strategy migration to Google Big Query.

 

You will use your extensive technical and BI delivery experience to shape the delivery of data products and BI outputs across the business.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a team of technically minded colleagues to ensure that suitable data and BI products are delivered in line with business and project requirements.
  • Assess the impact of requirements and establish/modify the blend of skills the team has to suit the data platform strategy and deliver value from their data.
  • Manage change well through active participation in the change request process ensuring that Data Analysis input is given in order to influence an appropriate direction in line with businesses data delivery principles.
  • Use judgement to push back when requisitions are not in the best interests of the wider business or need to be fleshed out further.
  • Manage stakeholders’ expectations with respect to the Data Analysis delivery and output.
  • Put in place processes and techniques that enable Data Analysts to assure data quality and implement data products that are suitable for creating value for the programme and the wider business in the long term.
  • Recruit permanent and contractor resources to support the organisation ’s aspirations throughout the transition and in the future state.
  • Manage communications to senior stakeholders regarding the team’s delivery progress and defect identification/resolution.

Required skills and Experience:

  • Strong Experience managing teams across mixed stakeholders, subject areas and technologies simultaneously.
  • Experience in harnessing business requirements and delivering data products and BI material that meets the need.
  • Managing a diverse team of technical resources and on-going people leadership is essential.
  • Ability to present ideas, plans as well as data and insight in an informative and commercially articulate manner to senior stakeholders.
  • Strong technical expertise in a Data and BI environment including familiarity with Teradata, open source delivery platforms and reporting tools including QlikView and Business Objects
  • Excellent experience in ad-hoc SQL querying, (preferably Teradata SQL)
  • Significant knowledge of performance related tuning
  • Knowledge of Google Cloud Services, in particular, Big Query a distinct advantage.
  • Familiarity with data modelling and architecture principles in order to be able to be part of the decision making and strategic approach to data delivery with 3rd party suppliers and the internal architecture community.

For more information please contact Dan on 07415761543.

Contact:
Dan Lamyman

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