Business Intelligence (BI) Team Lead

Job Locations UK-Nantwich
Job ID
2021-1366
Category
Information Technology
Position Type
Full Time
Reports To
Global Head of BI
Remote Office
Yes

Business Overview

Genus is a FTSE 250 company, headquartered in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange. With revenues of around $600 million, it has a workforce of approximately 3,000 employees throughout the world. Genus has been one of the best performing stocks on the London Stock Exchange. Genus is a global market leader in bovine and porcine genetic improvement, Genus helps its customers in the dairy, beef and porcine supply chains around the world. Genus’ vision of “pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world” is supported by its core values to be customer-centric, resultsdriven, pioneering, people-focused and responsible.

Role Overview

Genus are looking to introduce a Business Intelligence (BI) Team Lead to support our global team of Developers working to implement the Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP across the global business.

 

You will support a team of Business Intelligence (BI) Developers to deliver identified priorities, assignments and achieve performance goals. Including delivery of robust, creative and high-quality fit for purpose solutions, in such areas as but not limited to; ETL Processes, automated data quality gates with alerting, development of data storage and reporting structures (working closely with Data Architecture resources) both in database & semantic layer structures and development of standard reports. You will support both Change and BAU delivery, including assistance for triage and resolution of issues. The role will be responsible for the creation, maintenance and enforcement of development standards, including holding development resource accountable for failures in adherence.

 

You will be accountable for identifying and implementing new technologies to support the advancement of Business Intelligence in Genus at all levels of the technology stack, including the development lifecycle. Where required acting as an ambassador for the team, through interactions in support of key stakeholders in IT and other internal and external Genus customer groups.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide information to support change request evaluation, option identification and estimations during BI business area pipeline evaluation meetings and support the capture outcomes from those meetings for communication during steering groups

  • Deliver individual projects and manage a team of Developers working closely with business SME's to transform business requirements into functional fit for purpose outputs. Working with Data Architecture to design and document designs as part of the development lifecycle

  • Support and own the creation and maintenance of project plans, either through Project Manager for larger projects or within the team for smaller changes, taking responsibility to ensure they are robust and supporting delivery of status update reports to key project stakeholders

  • Document, maintain and enforce adherence of development standards across all development tools. Continue the introduction of source control across tools and databases and working in partnership with Data Architecture to deliver BI data dictionary and centrally maintained subject area models

  • Manage and Support BI Production Systems (e.g. Cognos Controller and IBM Planning Analytics) keeping them consistently operational and stabilized through members of your team

    in partnership with BAU team

Requirements

  • Proven track record in a similar role
  • Broad business knowledge in Data Management and Business Intelligence
  • Experience of working in a global organisation with geographically dispersed team members and users; with strong interpersonal and team management skills
  • Good general knowledge of current and future IT technology. Ability to apply this knowledge and propose appropriate solutions for Genus
  • Proven hands-on technical development skills in Microsoft SQL Server (TSQL including strong performance tuning skills), Microsoft Development Tools (e.g. SSIS), Development of Reporting layers (ideally on Power BI), Use of Azure Dev Ops to manage work and support Pipelines
  • Knowledge of application of Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence methodologies with a good working knowledge of the BI Development Life Cycle
  • Experience of creation and submission of key communications and making these relevant to specific target audiences
  • Good working knowledge of Agile and Waterfall project management styles

Equal Employment Opportunities

Genus is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Genus prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Genus conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

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