Head of BI

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£70,000 - £90,000

Head of Business Intelligence
SearchBI is exclusively retained by a highly respected insurance firm in their search for a Head of Business Intelligence based in their Milton Keynes HQ.
Your primary role will be to develop, own and drive the direction of the BI Strategy as our client embark on a 3-year transformation which will see significant investment into the Data & Analytics function. Other deliverables include establishing & growing a team that can deliver upon your strategy as well as delivering on a programme of projects; these include a migration of all data services to Azure and various projects for internal business divisions as the business adopts a self-service model.
You will be joining a business that is seeing a shift in company culture, adopting agile approaches and fully understanding the need to futureproof from a data and technology perspective, a goal you will be instrumental in achieving.
Job Purpose
·Champion a culture that achieves business goals, delights customers and keeps data advocacy at the heart of everything
·Service mentality, ownership of service and passion for delivering first class customer service
·A strategic leader to develop, own and drive a business intelligence strategy and data driven culture
·Engaging, passionate leader in the Business Intelligence and data domain
·Acts as a senior interface between business and vendors, attending service reviews and ensuring that agreed targets are met and prepares proposals to meet forecast changes in the level or type of services
·Strong background in implementing data management practices, data warehousing, data cloud environments, business intelligence and data visualisation technologies
·Overseeing the collection, storage, management, quality and protection of data
·Implementing data privacy policies and complying with data protection regulations
·Effectively communicate the status, value, and importance of data collection to executive members and staff
·Empowering the business to make data informed decisions to drive intelligent insight
·Continuous improvement mindset of driving data quality and data quality measurement
·Mentoring and coaching a data team and business stakeholders in the art of the possible
·Works closely with leadership and IS SMEs to develop BI strategy to meeting overall strategic, IS and security/regulatory priorities – internal and external
·Assist in the development of self-serve solutions to meet the regular BI demands of the business
·Create and implement strategic direction for Business Intelligence at all stages of the BI cycle, including third party interactions
·Lead and oversee the BI & Data Architecture roadmap
·Be advocate for data-driven decisions, strong data governance and data quality
·Lead and oversee the delivery of BI-related IS change and ensure a consistent approach to delivery
·Ensure the continued development of systems and business practices to ensure process efficiency
·Be responsible for the provision of regular management information to measure, analyse and monitor the monthly performance of the business
·Ability to keep abreast of the latest data technologies and MI trends in the market
·Able to appropriately use logical argument and data to influence or challenge
·IS first line of defence for data security
·Accountable for overall BI technical performance, security and KPIs
·Work with CIO to ensure clarity of accountabilities with respect to all functions and staff as well as external stakeholders and customers
·Provide point of escalation for BI project delivery issues
·Adept at working with teams to implement pioneering new technology, creating scalable solutions and resolving complex technical issues
·Point of escalation for Data Governance and MDM related issues
Role Requirements
·Building and working with teams where data is at the heart of the problem
·Leading agile, lean and Kanban development methods
·Proven track record of implementing large scale data strategies
·Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage senior stakeholders
·Able to communicate complex technical ideas in a clear and precise manner
·Able to deliver projects on time and manage expectations of people around the business
Key terms: Head of Business Intelligence / Head of BI / Head of Data / Head of Analytics / BI Manager / Head of Global Data / Milton Keynes / IT
For more information on this position and other Business Intelligence roles please visit our website www.searchbi.co.uk
SearchBI are the first choice for Business Intelligence and Agile BI recruitment business in the UK and internationally. We work with Software Houses, Partners and End Users throughout the UK and Europe. As unique specialists in this niche marketplace we have positioned ourselves ideally to satisfy the needs of a variety of clients. We understand our industry and use our expansive network to position ourselves as market leaders for all Agile Business Intelligence requirements.
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