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Date Added: Mon 20/09/2021

Senior Manager, Analytics Applications

Manchester, UK
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Company: DATATECH

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Head of Analytics Applications * Neg to £110,000 + decent bonus * Manchester* J11698

Group Analytics & Insight is a new function within our client's Group Finance function, established to ensure that the Finance leadership team has the right information, analytics and insight to help the business achieve its strategic goals. This important new role is both strategic and technical in nature and will form part of the leadership team of this exciting new function.

You will be responsible for:

• Leading the Analytics Applications team in the design and delivery of insightful and intuitive front end applications for end-users across Finance
• Designing and driving an Analytics Application strategy and roadmap to improve the level of analytics capability across Group Finance, putting the right tools in the hands of the right people

You are:

• An experienced leader of application development in a large organisation, with a strong track record of delivering high quality front end applications
• A commercially astute applications advocate, comfortable discussing the commercial impact and return on investment of building analytics applications
• A technical specialist, who leverages their skills and experience to build the right applications to support commercial decision-making

Responsibilities include:

• Leadership of the Analytics Applications team, growing and motivating the team, setting direction and pace, and establishing standards and principles for delivery and engagement
• Leading the design and implementation of an Analytics Applications strategy and roadmap that improves the level of analytics capability
• Partner with the Analytics & Insight team to identify visualisation opportunities that require a new analytics application to be developed
• Be a vocal advocate for application development and the value-add that can be achieved through effective visualisation and application design
• Lead the design, development, delivery and BAU support of innovative and intuitive analytics applications across multiple platforms
• Lead the selection and deployment of appropriate tools for application delivery alongside our current strategic tools of SAP Analytics Cloud and Qlik Sense
• Implement best in class development practises to deliver flexible and versatile solutions
• Build a high-performing team culture focussed on quality and pace of data delivery, recruiting top talent into open vacancies and developing individual team members

Skills and Experience Required:

• Strong leadership and influencing skills, able to act swiftly and decisively with confidence
• Experience leading and growing an Analytics Applications capability within a large organisation
• Strong technical skills background to enable clear direction and effective evaluation of application development projects (e.g. SAP Analytics Cloud, Qlik Sense)
• Expert understanding of application development best practice and new/evolving tools
• Brilliant stakeholder management and relationship building skills. Adept at interacting with senior executives and adapting style to different audiences
• Experienced in setting and driving Analytics Applications strategy from the short to long term, and selling this in to key stakeholders to secure business case funding
• Strong presentation skills, in particular the ability to interpret and summarise complex technical proposals and solutions for non-technical and senior executive audiences
• Strong attention to detail with a zero-tolerance approach to technical error
• Solution driven, innovative, pace-setting and focused on commercial impact
• Commercially minded, with sufficient understanding of company Financials to support creation of business cases for investment in application development
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