• IT Business Intelligence Technical Leader

    Job Locations UK-Glamorgan-Cardiff
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(11/5/2018 10:02 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Employee Type
    Full Time-Regular
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    About Us


    Opel Vauxhall Finance’s vision is to meet the mobility needs of our customers through financial services solutions for the Opel and Vauxhall brands.


    Our Strategic Priorities focus on the development of our people, performance delivery, penetration, efficiency, customer loyalty and protection - maintaining strong risk management and compliance practices.


    We promote a collaborative culture of people who actively contribute with integrity. We are agile, open minded and adaptive to deliver at pace, with customers at the heart of all we do.


    About the Role 


    The Business Intelligence / Data Warehouse Technical Manager (BI/DW Tech Mgr) is responsible for Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse technical solutions and overseeing implementation for OVF. The successful candidate will lead a geographically diverse technical team consisting of both internal and outsourced resources in the delivery of business intelligence solutions that enable business functions and country operations to effectively plan, report, analyze, and make decisions.


    • Effectively communicate with key business stakeholders, application leads, suppliers and project managers.
    • Collaborate with Data, Solution, and Infrastructure Architecture teams as well as Engineering to deliver adaptable data solutions that support the business objectives and future growth.
    • Effectively manage resources and delivery by external vendors of BI solutions ensuring we provide clear requirements for evaluation and that the vendor responses are of good quality
    • Ensure solutions proposals are cost effective and in line with our standards – both at the point of estimate and on delivery for testing and implementation.
    • Successfully deliver a portfolio of projects through effective management and governance.
    • Provide a reporting platform that enables the business to create reports via Cognos Query Studio, Workspace Advanced and Report Studio and other tools such as required by the business.
    • Utilize the IBM InfoSphere suite of tools, including DataStage, Quality Stage, and Metadata Workbench to manage the definition and movement of data within the data warehouse / data mart environment, while exposing the lineage and definition data to the business.
    • Build and develop a customer-centric technical team involving allocated internal and supplier resources.
    • Contribute to the establishment of a long term Data and Business Analytics Strategy that supports the wider business strategy by undertaking and managing technology evaluations in conjunction with other business stakeholders such as IT Engineering and Procurement


    • Undergraduate degree or suitable and relevant operational or commercial experience in a related discipline.
    • Working knowledge of Cognos and InfoSphere tools and other leading BI tools and techniques
    • Prior experience designing data warehouses, data marts and operational data stores and in delivering BI and Data Warehouse solutions.
    • Experience managing remote resources
    • Strong service orientated, collaborative attitude with both peers and internal customers
    • Availability to travel nationally and  internationally for business purposes if required

    Skills and knowledge:

    • Ability to technically lead multiple large and complex IT projects within a matrixed project team made up of OVF staff and vendors in diverse geographical locations.
    • Outstanding customer relationship management skills and strong customer service focus.
    • Ability to thoroughly understand the business priorities and requirements of each project and translate into quality and innovative solutions that are sustainable by IT.

    What's on offer for you?

    • A competitive salary
    • 25 days holiday
    • X4 life assurance
    • Discount schemes
    • Excellent pension scheme
    • Buy and sell holiday


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