Cognos Business Intelligence Analyst (2897) – to £45k

  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Leicester

Blues Point

Cognos BI Developer job in Leicester by Blues PointThe situation

A successful business with headquarters in Leicester is in the middle of a large project to consolidate the group’s IT systems.  This is a complex undertaking!

They are part way through the implementation of a new ERP system (Dynamics AX) and there is a huge amount of data coming from dozens of different sources, so there is a need for a team of experienced BI developers (SQL / Cognos) who are able to make sense of it all.

You’ll be part of a large integration, development, reporting and support effort, working with other committed professionals, and in a supportive technical environment.  The company is large enough for there to be future training and career development opportunities in a range of interesting directions.

Your experience

They will expect to see some of the following technical skills on your CV:

  • Cognos (Cognos BI / Cognos BI Platform / ETL / Cognos BI 10.2 / Cognos Report Studio / Cognos Query / Cognos Framework)
  • Relational Database and SQL Language
  • Extraction, Transformation and Loading (ETL) (Microsoft SSIS)
  • Data Warehouse / Solution Design
  • Microsoft BI stack (SSRS, SSAS, SSIS and Power BI)
  • Dimensional Modeling (Kimball Methodology)
  • Analytics / OLAP Cube Development (Microsoft SSAS and MDX)
  • Report Development (Microsoft SSRS)
  • Dashboard Development (Microsoft Power BI)
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP exposure Cognos
  • Kimball

If you have experience of working in manufacturing, warehousing, supply chain, that would be perfect – but it’s not absolutely necessary.


These are the personal qualities that will help you in this role:

  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • An enquiring mind
  • The ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels of the business.
  • Good attention to detail
  • Creativity
  • Patience
  • Focus
  • Questioning approach
  • Strategic awareness.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Working using own initiative
  • Work effectively with other team members
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Have a strong work ethic
  • Driven by results.

The role

Your day-to-day activities will include:

  • Designing and developing reports and dashboards in line with business requirements and the IT strategy.
  • Enhancements to existing reporting, applying knowledge to identify improvements, ensure best use of technology deployment
  • Working in collaboration with Technical/Business Analysts to identify user needs and building solutions.
  • Develop blended Business Intelligence reports using data from our client’s major business systems.
  • Communicate solutions and follow processes to keep the business up to date on developments.

Salary and benefits: £35,000 – £45,000 + profit share, 24 days holiday, pension, career opportunities.

So – if you are a business intelligence specialist keen to make a real difference to a growing company in a focused team, get in touch.  01283 530923 07710 462653

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