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Head of Analytics

  • Job reference: 23294
  • Location: Slough
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: BI, Data & Analytics
  • Salary: £11000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus

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THE Role

This role will have significant interaction with senior business stakeholders and will require excellent communication skills, organizational awareness and project/program management. It will require direct experience in building, deploying and delivering Digital Analytics solutions in complex, global organizations. This role will not only lead the Analytics transformation, but will be integral to driving a more holistic strategy and direction for the business, encompassing Advanced capabilities. You will be looked to bring leading best practice, industry trends and support maturing Analytics through thought leadership & a drive for results.


Define, Plan & Lead the IT Digital Foundations Program & team

  • Lead and develop a team of 2-5 highly skilled analytics associates and 3rd party resources building & delivering the new environments & capabilities.
  • Define and lead the programs and projects required to deliver Digital Foundations Analytics across the strategic Use Cases on new IT platforms by leading a team of Use Case Project Managers. Including, resource planning and allocation, milestone & scope management, budget management and escalation/risk management for all aspects.
  • Work with business and IT stakeholders to clearly define benefits and success measures, and manage the ongoing tracking & reporting of progress against these.
  • Lead the governance of scope & milestones, and coordinate necessary steering groups where escalation is required
  • Arrange & Lead workshops as necessary across Technical, Project/Program and Business Process contexts. Ensure outcomes are clearly aligned, communicated and actioned.

Champion analytics across segments and functions

  • Identify capability gaps and avenues for analytics deployment across the organization
  • Proactively engage key leaders and stakeholders to make case for change


List qualifications using the following as a guide:

  • Direct experience in building, deploying and delivering Analytics and BI solutions in a Digital context, in a complex, fast paced, multinational business - ideally CPG but not mandatory.
  • Proven Program Management & leadership experience on large $10m+ budgets and matrixed organisation structures, with senior influencing & stakeholder skills
  • Business Intelligence & Analytics experience and expertise across traditional Enterprise DW concepts & tools (Business Objects, Tableau, SAP HANA, Cloud Analytics platforms) & advanced/emerging capabilities (Data Lakes/Big Data,
  • Experience evaluating IT capabilities, executing & delivering an RFI/RFP selection process
  • Experienced working with and leading 3rd Party/Outsourced partners
  • Managing Vision and Purpose is critical in ensuring an appropriate and effective communication to key stakeholders
  • Strong Business Acumen of the FMCG industry (or similar).
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