Head of SAP Analytics (SAC Essential) - Bristol or Birmingham

Bristol Permanent £80,000 - £120,000
  • Opportunity to build a new Data Analytics Capability
  • Opportunity to work for a market leading FTSE 100

About Our Client

Market Leader and FTSE100

Job Description

This Market Leader and FTSE100 require a Head of Analytical Applications Development (SAP Analytics SME) to join in a newly created role to support Group Finance in the enhancement of information, analytics and insight to achieve its strategic goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership of the Analytical Application Development 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 Analytical Application Development strategy and roadmap that improves the level of analytics capability across the Finance division
  • Partner with the Analytics & Insight team to identify visualisation opportunities that require a new analytical 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 analytical 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
  • Manage application development projects, reporting on progress, risks and issue resolution
  • Establish robust checking and validation processes for application development with a zero-tolerance approach to technical error
  • 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
  • Maintain sufficient understanding of current performance trends across the group to ensure the application development roadmap is aligned to key operational challenges

Key Skills Required:

  • Strong leadership and influencing skills, able to act swiftly and decisively with confidence
  • Experience leading and growing a Data / Analytics Application Development function within a large organisation
  • Strong technical skills background to enable clear direction and effective evaluation of Application Development projects (e.g. SAP Analytics, Qlik Sense or similar tools)
  • 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 Application Development strategy from the short to long term, and selling this into 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

The Successful Applicant

  • SAP Analytics SME
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills, able to act swiftly and decisively with confidence
  • Experience leading and growing a Data / Analytics Application Development function within a large organisation
  • Strong technical skills background to enable clear direction and effective evaluation of Application Development projects (e.g. SAP Analytics, Qlik Sense or similar tools)
  • 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 Application Development strategy from the short to long term, and selling this into 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

What's on Offer

Opportunity to build a new Data Analytics Capability

Opportunity to work for a market leading FTSE 100

Contact
James Hobson
Quote job ref
JN-032021-2371657
Phone number
+44 117 906 5144

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Consultant name
James Hobson
Consultant phone
+44 117 906 5144
Job reference
JN-032021-2371657