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Bolton Hybrid

Job Overview

About The Role

Working within the Business Intelligence team you’ll be responsible for empowering the team to deliver on its strategy and facilitating their personal development. You will be using your expertise to ensure that good practices and ways of working are followed within the Business Intelligence team. Offering advice and guidance to other members of the team to further their progression will be a key part of the role.

You’ll have the responsibility to develop the Business Intelligence strategy and ensure it is communicated, understood, and implemented within the wider business. Any adaptation or improvements will then need to be considered within the team then planned and resourced. You’ll be identifying new opportunities for the BI team to produce analytical solutions and making sure that the current technical stack is relevant to its needs.

Working closely with the Data Engineering and Data Platform teams you’ll be involved in modernising our current Data Platform to meet AO’s ever-increasing data demands. Along with this you’ll be providing the guidance on how to incorporate legacy solutions within this new paradigm. As a direct report to the Head of Data you’ll be involved in making sure that Business Intelligence is at the forefront of the ongoing vision for Data at AO.

Here's What You Can Expect To Be Doing

  • Developing principles and ways of working for the team to live by
  • Providing line management support for a team of developers
  • Ensuring that the output of the team meets the standard expected by AO
  • Dealing with prioritising varying pieces of work required to be delivered by the team
  • Working with the Business Intelligence team to provide solutions for AO’s analytical requirements
  • Support with and provide tailored development plans for individual members of the team
  • Evaluating current solutions and providing migration or deprecation plans

A Few Things About You

You’ll be passionate about data and analytics, have great attention to detail and a drive to improve data literacy within a large organisation.

You’ll be able to create and communicate a clear vision and strategy and motivate a team to deliver.

You’ll have a proven track record of managing and developing a team of developers

You’ll have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to prioritise tasks and work efficiently between multiple tasks in different technologies.Some Technical Skills:

  • Microsoft
  • SQL Server
  • Integration Services
  • Reporting Services
  • Analysis Services
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Power BI
  • Azure Dev Ops

A Bit About Us

At AO, we want to make sure our customers are happy. When they have a smile on their face, we know we’ve done a good job. It’s at the heart of everything we do, and it’s why our logo is always smiling.

When it comes to appliances and electricals, we’ve got the lot. Washing machines? Yep. TVs? Check. Laptops? Absolutely. Everything except doorbells (just kidding, we’ve got those too).

We’re passionate, relentless and full of beans, determined to make a difference and change the world for the better. From massive changes to tiny tweaks - making a difference is what keeps us driven.

It started at a pub in Bolton with a £1 bet and a belief that things could be done better!

Why Choose AO?

Our people are our superpower, and that’s no accident. We’re looking for everyday heroes who want to learn and help other people achieve. Those glass-half-full-types who have an appetite for a better tomorrow.

With AO, the sky’s the limit. We’ll support you to be the best version of yourself and always drive your career forward.

We keep things simple. We say things like "treat every customer like they’re your gran" and "make decisions your mum would be proud of" because we’re personal and act with integrity - every day in every action.

We’re forward thinking with both Tech and our people. We know how important family and wellbeing are - flexibility is key to be able to get that balance of life just right, so we operate core hours of 10-4pm to support your lifestyle.

It’s not about where you work, but about how you work and the value you add. This means for most roles, you can split your time working from home, the office, or a coffee shop if that’s where you thrive the most. Whatever the task, project or product, we trust our teams to work together, collaborate and make the sensible choice.

We believe diversity will help us find a better way. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our customers by celebrating, valuing and respecting every individual. We achieve this by nurturing a culture of inclusion where every voice matters. We welcome applications from everyone and we can make adjustments to our interview process according to your needs.

Our Benefits

We’ve designed our benefits to cover everything from big moments to little helps. As well all as the essentials, like pensions and holidays, we’ve got our own "AO Perks" to help you with the little things that matter.

To see all our benefits and perks, visit our AO Benefits page.

· Feel free to have a chat with us about our flexible ways of working.

· You can take up to 5 days out of the business a year to use for development in your role and we’ll cover the cost.

· 25 days holiday (Excluding Bank Holidays)

· At least 5% contribution pension scheme

· Dedicated wellness initiatives that support a healthy work / life balance

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