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BI Manager Business Analytics (001845) in London at Inmarsat

Date Posted: 3/28/2018

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Job Description

Primary role purpose:

  • The job holder is expected to play a leading role in the BI & Analytics Team that will drive the transformation of Inmarsat to a data driven organisation
  • The incumbent will work closely with the other members of the BI & Analytics team to act as a bridge between the BUs and IT capturing business questions and using data to provide robust answers which drives business actions. In executing this role the incumbent is expected to have a well-developed understanding of key business drivers so that they can work with the business in focusing broad business challenges down into the specific business questions to be solved. Equally the incumbent is expected to be able to work alongside IT specialist to develop technical solutions to answer the business questions that have been posed.The role will report to the Head of BI and Analytics which is part of the Group Financial Control Team.

Job Requirements

Key Responsibilities:

This is one of a number (2 – 3) of roles within the BI and Analytics Team with similar responsibilities. It is envisaged that each member of the team will develop their own particular specialisms but that there would also be a certain amount of sharing / rotating of responsibilities within the team to ensure that resource is deployed to maximise business benefit and that each member of the teams builds a broad set of skills.


  • To be the point person for Analytical tools (Tableau and Alteryx) for one or more business units who :-
    • Communicates the most effective way to use the tools to create analytics or visualisations that meet the business need
    • Demonstrates best practice with the tools and focuses on scale, consistency and excellence
    • Coaches and develops the Analyst community in their journey with the tools
    • Promotes the further usage of the tools within Inmarsat
    • Advises the Analyst community on the product roadmaps and how these meet Inmarsat’s requirements
  • Is catalytic in ensuring that the BUs act on the insight that analytics delivers
  • Work with our implementation partner, The Information Lab, to make effective use of the resources they offer to Inmarsat
  • Builds a detailed knowledge of the various sources of Inmarsat’s internal data sets and potentially becomes an expert in a small number of data sources e.g. SAP


Solution Delivery

  • To support the rapid development of Analytics in line with demand from the Analyst community and support from the BI Enablement team
  • To have a strong grasp of data sources and their availability so that appropriate advice can be given to the Analyst community
  • Be able to advise the Analyst community on the best ways of connecting to data sources and completing data preparation
  • Understand the strategic and tactical priorities for the business units to ensure work efforts are aligned with these
  • To be a key contributor into the BI and Analytics roadmap and assist in driving the deliverables against these


Analyst Community Support

  • To support internal forums for sharing good practise and providing cross learning between business functions
  • To be actively involved in external forums and to impart relevant knowledge and use cases back to the Analyst community
  • Deliver ad-hoc training content across Inmarsat. These should be tailored to meet the different levels of user competency, from a report consumer to an advanced analytics user


Essential Skills

Curiosity and a thirst and determination to understand why. 

  • Demonstrable expertise, including tool certification where appropriate, with developing BI tools that have driven business value
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Able to demonstrate examples of involvement in the end to end delivery of a BI solution from concept through to implementation
  • Proven organisation skills with respect to delivering complex BI Solutions including participating in workshops, documentation and end user training
  • Experience in managing teams, work streams or projects during a finance or business change programme
  • Good knowledge of business strategy development, business process management, budgeting and business operations



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