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Responsible for developing Data Warehouse and Reporting systems. The Role will require development of our data warehouse, using our ETL tool together with development of our BI reporting solutions to meet Business needs.
-The position will have a direct impact on the timeliness, accuracy and ease of transactional processing, reporting and information provision across all aspects of the Business. This in turn will be a significant factor in the on going operational effectiveness and quality of decision making across all areas and functions of the Division.
-Responsible for the implementation, supporting and enhancing Imerys Ceramics Reporting and Information Systems
-Working closely with End-users, Ceramics IT Senior Business Analyst, DBA's and the Shared Application & Development team to develop reports, queries and ETL functionality.
-Some domestic and European travel may be required.
KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
-To liaise with the relevant end user communities to ensure that specific BU requirements are identified and progressed appropriately
-To participate in the development and deployment of Reporting solutions from definition of needs through to live implementation.
-To provide on-going relevant support/maintenance of the systems to ensure overall availability and integrity.
-Active participation in system upgrade activities as appropriate
-To work to a specification of requirement and in some cases to create specification from an understanding of needs.
-Ensure appropriate change control and testing processes are fully documented to cover all modifications and also to share knowledge on improved business process changes.
OTHER IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS
Education and Experience requirements
-Have a degree in a numerate discipline or suitable experience gained in a business environment with Formal qualification in Computing Studies
-Experience and knowledge of key business processes (e.g. Sales & Logistics Processing/ Production/ Budgeting / Reporting/ Finance) and the interaction of business processes and IT systems.
-Be able to convert a business requirement into a systems solution using key analytical skills
-Have experience/knowledge of the key business processes and the interaction of business requirements, processes and IT systems
-Have detailed technical experience/knowledge of the primary information systems (ERP/ SQL, MS Office Tools, Data Warehousing, BI Tools, ETL)
-Broad knowledge of reporting and query tools; such as TOAD, SQL Plus, Query Analyser, Crystal Reports and Business Objects Reporting Tools.
Knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics
-Have ability and flexibility to learn new related skills in a "hands on" environment
-Have demonstrated the ability to work in a team environment.
-Have strong analytical and problem solving skills
-Be self starting and willing to take the initiative without a high level of management guidance
-Have the ability to work to strict deadlines and to deliver on time to specification.
-Be able to work under pressure and be willing to be adaptable to cope with changing priorities and needs
-Have strong communication and influencing skills particularly when working with others from a different culture and different language skills
-Hold a UK driving licence and the ability to travel within Europe
-Some extended hours / flexible working to meet deadlines, often at short notice.
-French language skills would be an advantage
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