Location
Dunnington
Department
IT
Advertising Salary
£42,000 - £45,000 per annum plus benefits

About The Role

We are looking for a Senior BI Developer to join our IT department, acting as a senior member of a mature and cross-functional business intelligence team, comprising data warehouse and Cognos developers, quality assurance analysts and business analysts.

The role is multi-faceted, comprising data engineering in the warehouse, reporting using the Cognos analytics suite and significant stakeholder engagement.

The successful candidate will join the business intelligence team at an exciting time, where the data warehouse is being migrated to Snowflake from AWS Redshift, and the associated data volumes are increasing by an order of magnitude due to a recent acquisition.  Once this migration is complete the focus will be on consolidation and subsequently incorporation of predictive analytics. 

Your main responsibilities:

  • Development and maintenance of the organisational business intelligence platform and associated reporting
  • Analysis of business requirements and design of appropriate solutions
  • Act as a senior member of the business intelligence development team, assisting in setting the team strategy and defining the technical architecture
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to junior team members
  • Champion excellence in the field of business intelligence
  • Liaise with other stakeholders in the business as appropriate

About You

  • Advanced knowledge of SQL (up to and including SQL:2003 standard), ideally with experience of multiple dialects, especially MySQL, SQL Server and/or PostgreSQL
  • Prior exposure to Snowflake would be beneficial
  • Excellent understanding of Kimball data warehouse design methodology
  • Prior experience with BI reporting/analytics tools
  • An interest in, or prior experience of, data science and/or predictive analytics
  • Experience of test automation in a business intelligence context
  • Ability to accurately translate complex technical requirements and specifications into deliverables
  • Ability to report on progress proactively, independently and accurately
  • Ability to identify and enact strategies for continuous improvement
  • Good understanding of agile/lean software development methodologies
  • Strong interpersonal skills including ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a team
  • Experience of working closely with business users

About Bestway

Established in 1976, Bestway Wholesale has grown to become the UK’s largest independent food and drink wholesaler, we also operate in Banking, Cement and Heath Care Sectors with UBL Bank, Bestway Cement and Well Pharmacy.

Our mission is to be the ‘Best Way to Grow your Food and Drinks Business’.

With 58 depots spanning the length and breadth of the UK, Bestway Wholesale is a supply partner to over 70,000 independent retailers and 40,000 catering and foodservice operators.

We have scale and purchasing power to help our customers compete in an ever-changing market. In addition to supplying to thousands of convenience stores, Bestway Wholesale also operates the award-winning Best-one symbol group which has 1,400 members across the country and over 3,500 independent retailers have chosen our depot-run promotion club, Xtra Local, as their retail club of choice.

Through the acquisition of Costcutter Supermarkets Group into our Bestway Retail Division, our annual wholesale turnover has grown to c£3b per year.

Bestway Retail now supports nearly 3000 symbol retailers as well as operating over 400 franchised stores, and over 170 company owned stores throughout England and Wales, we employ over 2500 colleagues who enable us to provide a great local retail service in our communities.

We own the UKs largest franchised off license and convenience chains which encompasses the brands Bargain Booze, Wine Rack, Select Convenience and Central Convenience. Our vision is to be the best value off licence led convenience retailer and wholesaler.

Both retailers and suppliers are supported by this new additional scale of the combined business, with the collaborative partnership approach making Bestway the partner of choice for growing sales in the convenience market.

Join us and you will be joining our fast-paced business, entrepreneurial and dynamic business. It's an incredibly exciting time to join us in this new venture!!

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