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Information Manager

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Recruiter: CMS Distribution
Listed on: 9th September
Location: Harrogate / Dublin
Salary Notes: Competitive Salary
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

CMS Distribution is the largest independent value-added distributor in the UK and Ireland today. We provide business and consumer solutions, rather than simply products and we focus our efforts on delivering the best possible service to our vendors and resellers. But above all, our success is built on our proactivity and the value we add to our customers. We make it easy and profitable to do business with us

Key Role Responsibilities:

  • Work with CIO and other Information Systems (IS) managers to define and execute strategic objectives for IS department

o   Plan and facilitate a move to cloud based Data Warehouse

o   Plan and facilitate a move to self-service business intelligence (Qlik Sense)

  • Set rules and guidelines for data lifecycle management, including data quality management and data cleansing

o   Define data dictionaries and standardise data across systems/platforms

o   Manage data inflight and address conflicts/clashes/errors

  • Work with the Business Intelligence Developers to make reporting available to all CMS employees through QlikView and Qlik Sense, with a focus on accuracy and timeliness

o   Work with Scrum Master to ensure that scheduled and ongoing work delivers greatest return on investment

  • Work with Data Scientists and Analyst Team to create forecasting models that can predict future outcomes and provide remedial action

o   Ensure that information is being derived from the data available, with a focus on insight to action

  • Manage a team of Data Scientists and Business Intelligence Developers, shaping their development plans, ensuring deadlines are being met and corporate policies and standards are being met

o   Increase skill and knowledge levels in the Information Management team through internal training, external training and recruitment

  • Develop and maintain relationships with third party suppliers

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Quarterly objectives completed by self and team members
  • Service Level Agreements achieved

Essential Skills & Abilities:

  • 5+ years experience in Data Science, Business Intelligence or Data Analysis
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong knowledge of database design and dimensional modelling
  • Experience of leading a technical team
  • Confidence to maintain protocols in the face of business demand for ‘instant' deliverables
  • Confidence to have difficult conversations and ability to backup decision making with coherent reasons
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 Desirable Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience in many of the following areas:
  • Analytics platforms - QlikView /Qlik Sense; PowerBI; Tableau
  • Application development - Python; SAP
  • Database technologies - MS SQL; MySQL; Oracle
  • Cloud computing -AWS; Azure; Google Cloud
  • Process Automation - Abbyy OCR; Amazon Textract; Red Hat Ansible; UiPath

Personal Attributes:

You must be a team player.  This is intrinsic to the way the Information Management department works: we rely on sharing information and ideas to develop each other and ourselves to optimise our service provision to the company. 

You should also have a commercial mindset, which enables you to interpret the Return on Investment of the tasks and projects that the team undertakes.  A keenness to learn and develop yourself, the role and other members of the team is vital.

You will need to be willing and able to travel to and spend a number of days at any of the company offices in the UK and Europe, typically 3 days per month (once COVID restrictions are lifted and it is deemed safe to do so)

Most of all you must be passionate about data, business intelligence, automation, customer service and how the provision of information can be a strategic advantage for an organisation.

Contact Name:
Reference: TJ/10105/CMS1
Job ID: 2976734

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