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Business Intelligence Analyst

Macfarlane Group UK Ltd

Business Intelligence Analyst
Location: Coventry Head Office(Middlemarch Business Park)
Package: Basic Salary up to £40,000 (dependent on experience) plus bonus & flexible benefits package including up to 27 days holiday (Plus additional annual leave purchasing scheme) & potential for hybrid working
Hours: 37.5 per week (Monday to Friday only)  
Sector: Packaging distribution 

Our Company  
Macfarlane Packaging, the UK’s largest packaging distributor have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our central IT/Business Solutions team as a Business Intelligence Analyst, working at our Coventry Head Office. We are a committed equal opportunities employer that champions ‘dignity in the workplace.’ Our focus is to provide customers with fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions, augmented by outstanding customer service. Our central IT department prides itself on providing first class support to the wider business group. 
The Business Intelligence Analyst role 
Our business is undertaking a wide-ranging programme of Digital Transformation which is fundamental to the continued success of the business.  We are seeking to add a BI Analyst to our talented team of IT Professionals.  The successful candidate will play a crucial role in transforming raw data into meaningful insights through the design, development, and implementation of Power BI solutions.
As a BI Analyst, you will collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements, create visually appealing and interactive reports, and provide actionable insights that drive informed decision-making. Reporting directly to the Enterprise Solutions Manager you will be involved in multiple projects encompassing all areas of the business including sales, finance, and operations amongst many others.  Initially the role will be based onsite at our Coventry Head Office – leading to the potential for a more hybrid role.
Business Intelligence Analyst key duties/responsibilities

  • Data analysis and modelling
  • Dashboard design and development
  • Report specification and production
  • Data transformation and integration
  • Custom visualisations
  • Collaboration with business stakeholders
  • Training and documentation
  • Quality assurance
  • Initiate new projects as well as respond to requests

Do you have the correct profile?  
We are welcoming applications from individuals who have a minimum of 2-years’ experience working with Microsoft BI and related technologies.
If you are passionate about turning data into actionable insights, have a keen eye for detail, and enjoy working in a collaborative environment, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.
The following criteria is considered essential for this role (therefore, please only apply if you have these): 

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Systems, or related field
  • Strong proficiency in Power BI Desktop, Power Query, and DAX
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics
  • Experience in data visualization best practices
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Be able to work individually as well as part of a team. 

We also deem any of the following to be highly advantageous (although not essential): 

  • Experience in a multi-site, multi-country business
  • Experience of Agile development methodology
  • Knowledge of data integration tools and methodologies
  • Knowledge of project lifecycles
  • Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement (CRM)
  • Power Apps
  • Power Automate
  • SQL Server. (SSMS, SSAS, SSIS)
  • Microsoft Azure

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds irrespective of your age, gender, disability, race, nationality, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, or sexual orientation. Should you require any specific support or adjustments during the recruitment process, please email our recruitment team directly.  
Our Benefits 
We provide a competitive basic starting salary and operate a range of rewarding bonus/incentive schemes. Our flexible employee benefits package can include: –  

  • 25 days annual leave (rising to 27 days with service) plus all public/bank holidays 
  • Additional Holiday purchasing scheme (run annually) 
  • Contributory pension scheme 
  • Geographical salary weighting available at certain specific locations 
  • Free parking at most of our site locations 
  • Annual (company paid) volunteering day 
  • Range of company cars or cash allowance (including hybrid/electric) for qualifying job roles 
  • Employee assistance program to support & advise with well-being & any issues 
  • Extensive range of training/development & potential progression opportunities 
  • Employee discount scheme (discounts on several major retail/leisure brands) 
  • Simply Health/Dental Cover option or BUPA cover for qualifying roles 
  • Enhanced HR policies relating to various employee rights & entitlements 
  • Long service awards (5-40 years) 
  • Charitable giving options 
  • Financial support with eye-tests/purchasing glasses (DSE users only) 
  • O2 Mobile discount scheme (up to 25% off) 
  • Candidate referral scheme (awards £750 for referring successful applicants to Macfarlane job vacancies)  

Your future with us
Here at Macfarlane Group, you truly have the potential to shape your own future and set your own ambitions. We are a large group company where internal promotion and mobility is a key feature of our success. Through tailored career plans, we provide a wide range of structure training & development pathways, utilizing both inhouse expertise to share knowledge and the best-in-class external training partners. There is potential access to management & leadership development, and we work closely with recognized, accredited bodies including the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM); So there really are no limits to where your journey within Macfarlane Group may take you.
How to apply/next steps 
This is an urgent appointment whereby we will be working to identify and review the best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting the successful candidate to commence with us ASAP. Please note that Macfarlane Group supports ‘hybrid working’ where possible and we often conduct our first stage interviews via video. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. 
All applications will be acknowledged, shortlisted applicants normally hearing from us within a week or two. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of our process, although if you haven’t heard from us within 2-3 weeks of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.