Director of Business Intelligence (Data & Analytics)

Charles Taylor plc
London (East)
Competitive Package + Benefits
13 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Charles Taylor InsureTech is Charles Taylor’s independent insurance technology business. It draws together the Group’s specialist and bespoke technology solutions, systems development and implementation solutions into a single client-focused business and benefits from the Group’s experience and knowledge of global insurance markets. In this period of significant growth Charles Taylor is looking for a Director of Business Intelligence & Analytics, who will be responsible for shaping and delivering the vision and strategy for customers, both internal and external. You will be responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the BI & Analytics team (onshore and offshore). You will liaise with senior stakeholders in articulating target solutions, delivery roadmap, and embedding best practices for architecture and development of agreed solutions. Job description: The director of BI has primary responsibility for setting the strategy and vision and for managing the day-to-day tactical operations of the BI & Analytics team. He/she will be responsible for all strategic, tactical, operational, financial, human, and technical resource managerial responsibilities. The Business Intelligence director will lead his/her teams by establishing and executing a vision for the delivery of information and analytics platforms and solutions to the business’s key stakeholders, including, internal staff, partners and clients. This position will be ultimately responsible for helping transform the company into a business that truly differentiates and competes on analytics. Required Knowledge & Skills : Experience managing large (global) complex BI projects and teams. Strong project management and client relationship skills Proven ability to establish and articulate a vision, set goals, develop and execute strategies, and track and measure results. Prior management and direct supervisory experience in a team environment Self-starter and can operate independently as needed Strong mix of business and technical acumen, with business process knowledge A high threshold for ambiguity and lack of structure and process during early phases of engagements Proven ability to complete projects and achieve results in an ambiguous work environment Creative and logical problem-solving abilities Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and team building skills Mentoring and people development capabilities Advanced listening skills and written and verbal communications Ability to multi-task and maintain professional demeanour under pressure Organization and time management expertise Proficient in Microsoft Office suite applications with specific emphasis on Access, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint Prior consulting and professional selling experience Extensive experience interacting with C-level executives. Proven strong leadership skills within the project team and in the business community. Proven ability to build and motivate a team to achieve well communicated expectations. Proven strong negotiating and consensus building abilities. Proven skills to work effectively across internal functional areas in ambiguous situations Education Bachelor’s degree, MBA or other post-graduate degree is a plus 10 years in a related field, preferably in professional services Prior consulting experience is a plus Experience within Insurance or Financial Services is a plus As the director of Business Intelligence (BI), you will be responsible for the lead role in maintaining primary contact with significant clients and for maintaining client satisfaction on all client work. In addition you will be responsible for developing existing engagement opportunities, playing a significant role in developing new clients, and establishing relationships within the business community. You will maintain overall responsibility for the profitability of all client related work within your portfolio as well as managing the profitability of these portfolios. The ideal candidate for this role will be a strong technologist or business professional that understands the fundamentals of data management and can apply these to a number of different types of projects. This candidate should be able to work in a dynamic environment, interacting with both key business as well as technical buyers, and will be able to work within a team. Our Data Governance practice covers a wide range of areas, including Data Quality, Master Data Management, Meta Data Management, and many other control areas required for ensuring that we get the right data to the right resources at the right time. Why Us?: We are driving forward the development of the Group’s insurance technology business strategy to focus on meeting the large and growing demand from global insurance markets for technology services delivered by insurance specialists. This job was originally posted as