Head of Analytical Applications Development - SAP Analytics SME

Location
England, Bristol
Salary
£80000 - £100000 per annum + + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted
21 Apr 2021
Closes
05 May 2021
Ref
JN -032021-2371657
Contact
James Hobson
Position/Level
Department Head, Director
Sector
Technology
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English

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.

Client Details

Market Leader and FTSE100

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

Profile

  • 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

Job Offer

Opportunity to build a new Data Analytics Capability

Opportunity to work for a market leading FTSE 100