Business Intelligence Solutions Designer

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Date Posted
11th July 2017
Job Type

Here at New Look we like to think of ourselves as Rock Stars! Within our buzzing environment all our talented people work hard but we ensure some fun is thrown in too! We are entering a bold and brave new phase and we’re striving to be a fashion brand with attitude. Fashion is personal and we want everyone to celebrate self-expression, helping our customers to look good, feel great and express themselves with fashion. At New Look, the only rule is that there are no rules and we want people who can make a difference, think big, think brave and aren’t afraid to make mistakes.


London and Weymouth are the core homes of our Icons within key support functions such as Buying, Merchandising, Design, Digital, HR, Finance to name a few… Not forgetting our stores which are the heart of our business, bringing all of the creativity and innovation to life and our distribution centres in Stoke-on-Trent supplying the goods.

All of our products are designed within our support centre to help you express your style, your way. We will give you the opportunity to be the best, boldest and most individual self within your job role allowing you to take your skill set wherever you want it to go.

As a growing global workplace there will be opportunity to mobilise your skillset should you want to work internationally. You will be working alongside inspirational leaders, colleagues and friends who will embrace your ideas.




• Assessing, gathering and defining Business Requirements, driving use cases and proof of concepts via data simulation and/or information analysis tools
• Performing Data Analysis of Business Requirements including mapping documents and source-target data mappings
• Translate Business Requirements into Technical Requirements and Specifications and have the ability to understand the impact of these Requirements on the Business
• Delivering Technical Specifications which are aligned to creating sustainable models within the  Enterprise Data Warehouse and Information Analytics solutions
• Designing logical data models within the Enterprise Data Warehouse, including data marts and cube constructs
• Creating BI technology solutions that require development to be viable, such as business applications, LOB applications, developed applications and application integration
• Providing architectural concept support to aid the building of BI solutions which meet business and operational requirements such as scalability, maintainability, security, reliability, extensibility, flexibility, availability and manageability
• Supporting key design decisions to establish dimensional models and analysis frameworks
• Supporting the assessment and evaluation of emerging technologies and integration options with the incumbent BI tool set, identifying business/IT/operational differentiators
• Supplying design, data warehouse and reporting development time and cost estimate inputs when required
• Supporting 3rd party liaison for the assessment and selection of data warehouse & integration solutions




Business Strategy & Planning:    


• Recognises potential strategic application of IT, and initiates investigation and development of innovative methods of exploiting IT assets, to the benefit of the organisation
• Leads the creation and review of a systems capability strategy which meets the strategic requirements of the business
• Uses consistent processes for identifying and quantifying potential risk events
• Co-ordinates the development of countermeasures and contingency plans
• Contributes to strategy formation by providing in-depth analysis

Technical Strategy & Planning:


   •Leads the development of architectures for complex systems, ensuring consistency with specified requirements
• Manages design, policies and standards, to maintain a stable, viable architecture and ensure consistency of design across projects within programmes

Systems Development:


• Selects and uses appropriate design and programming standards, methods and tools, consistent with agreed architecture
• Evaluates and undertakes impact analysis on major design options
• Specifies and designs large / complex systems
• Reviews others' systems designs to ensure selection of appropriate technology, efficient use of resources and integration of multiple systems
• Designs, codes, tests, corrects and documents large and/or complex programs and program modifications from supplied specifications using agreed standards and tools, to achieve a well engineered result. Takes part in reviews of own work and leads reviews of colleagues' work

Installation & Integration:    


• Designs and builds integration components and interfaces
• Leads a team, providing expert technical knowledge in the systems testing of platform-specific versions of the software products, on varying platforms
• Provides guidance to support, systems testing and quality assurance functions to assist in improving procedures
• Develops and implements quality plans and method statements. Monitors the effectiveness of installations., ensures appropriate recommendations for change are made

Supplier Management & Commercial:    


• Evaluates and selects suppliers based on the specification and evaluation criteria




• A degree in IT/Maths/Science (desirable)
• Data Warehouse or BI related certification, such as TDWI (desirable)
• Experience developing and maintaining Enterprise Database solutions
• Experience in a Data Warehouse/BI technical team or equivalent
• Awareness/Use of Business Intelligence toolsets
• Database/Data Warehouse design and modelling experience
• Capable of building data prototypes
• Ability and experience on the definition of use cases and/or simulations
• Previous experience of  using and creating Data Warehouse Solutions
• Understanding of BI applications and visualisation
• Broad understanding of emerging technologies within the BI space (desirable)
• Experience creating accurate design and development estimates (desirable)




As well as the opportunity for great career progression and potential international travel, there is everything from bonus schemes to season ticket loans that will make life a little bit easier for you - including a huge staff discount of 50%, holiday days and access to our New Look Rewards which include some amazing discounts across a number of different businesses.

We understand that a Rock Star lifestyle isn’t a 9am -5:30pm thing…  so we are open to talk about flexible working! No promises but let’s have the chat and see what we can do! Not to mention our 4pm Friday finishes and, what more could you want?

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