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BI Manager/MI Manager - Cognos EXP - Surrey

Posted on Jan 2, 2020 by REAL Technical Solutions Limited

Surrey, United Kingdom
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BI Manager/MI Manager - Cognos EXP

Based in Surrey/£60,000 to £70,000 plus excellent bonus/benefits worth 30% of salary

Purpose: Responsible for the governance, provision and management of Management Information for a leading financial services company based in Surrey. Aligning to the Corporate Strategic Objectives and adapting to the changing operational landscape. Develop a function that partners with the business areas to provide efficient reporting that meets the requirements of the business, challenging requirements as well as providing guidance.

Required knowledge and experience for the BI Manager/MI Manager - Cognos EXP, position:

  • Experience and knowledge of the optimisation of structured data to produce meaningful MI.

  • Strong experience of managing a Management Information/Business Intelligence Team including people development and coaching.

  • Experience of stakeholder management and communication management methodologies including Senior Management.

  • Knowledge of capabilities of IBM Cognos 11, Business Intelligence tools and their capabilities.

  • Experience of managing change/process improvement, challenging status quo, and implementing continuous improvement activities.

  • Experience of utilising Six Sigma or similar methodologies preferred to improve projects, processes and programmes.

  • Experience of implementing complex multi-functional changes across divisions.

  • Experience of utilising project management methodologies (Scrum, Waterfall, Iterative).

  • Experience of working to challenging and changing deadlines.

  • Bachelors Degree (Technology or Math subject preferred).

Key Accountabilities for the BI Manager/MI Manager - Cognos EXP, position:

Team Management:

  • Accountable for managing a multi-functional MI/BI Team who will service the MI requirements of the company. Ensure the team has the appropriate technical skills, MI knowledge and time management to meet the MI requirements of the business.

  • Responsible for setting the teams strategic vision and producing iterative plans for the M.I. deliverables.

  • Responsible for leading, coaching, mentoring, skill development for MI Team members, and ensuring all resources are allocated to ensure maximum productivity.

Governance and Change Management:

  • Responsible for governing the MI catalogue and change management process, including a regular review of the MI requirement and suitability.

  • Input into the database creation process in order to ensure optimisation of data and analytics for the company.

  • Ensure the processes underpinning the MI Team are continuously reviewed, improved, and developed to ensure they meet the current and future MI requirements of the business. The MI Manager, will also coach and mentor other team members in continuous improvement and project management methodologies to support their work.

  • Lead change management projects and programmes, ensuring these are delivered consistently on time and within budget.

Business Partnering and Stakeholder Management:

Accountable for MI stakeholder management, partnering with the business areas to ensure MI requirements are understood and suitable as the operating environment changes.

  • Responsible for senior stakeholder management involving MI, quarterly reviews of all MI requirements with relevant Business Units.

  • Responsible for challenging MI requirements and explaining future vision of MI to all stakeholders and the optimisation of MI production.

  • Responsible for working in partnership with business units to produce MI that meets the changing requirements of the business.

Vision & Planning

Responsible for formulating the plan for MI delivery, alongside the ongoing review of MI production and development.

  • Responsible for producing an iterative plan for MI production, changes and MI consolidation to ensure efficient production that meets the requirements of the business.

  • Responsible for measuring effort expended in MI generation in order to accurately forecast workload, and also lead to efficiencies in MI generation.

BI Manager/MI Manager - Cognos EXP

Based in Surrey/£60,000 to £70,000plus excellent bonus/benefits worth 30% of salary

Reference: 821039797

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