Cognos Planning SME

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Date Posted
1st July 2017
Job Type

The Cognos Planning Analyst reports to the Head of MI for the UK & Europe.  Don’t assume you’ll be working for another insurance ‘suit’ at any old insurance firm. Obviously we do ‘do’ insurance but we like to think we are in the category but not of it. That’s why you don’t necessarily need to come from an insurance background to make your mark in this job.

You will be the be the main point of contact for Retail UK and Europe business Cognos Enterprise Planning Projects, acting as a Cognos Enterprise Planning subject expert providing technical guidance and support to the business.


What you’ll be doing:


Subject matter expertise in Cognos Enterprise Planning

Developing or assisting in the development of new Cognos Planning projects/enhancements

Report maintenance & continuous enhancement to ensure reporting is fit for purpose

Recognise & research issues highlighted by reports

Documenting of key activities and processes

Co-ordinating model building within all areas of UK & Europe Retail

Training users

Person Specification 

Our must haves

Expert knowledge in Cognos Enterprise Planning (Analyst and Contributor)

Solid experience in leading several Cognos implementations

Proven knowledge in Business Intelligence principles and methodologies

Good knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server (especially using Data Warehouse models)

Good inter personal skills and experience dealing with end-users

Nice to have

Cognos Enterprise Planning Certification

Knowledge in Cognos TM1

Knowledge in Business Intelligence using tools such as Microsoft BI and Cognos BI 10.1+

Prior experience to data visualization tools such as Tableau and Cognos.

Insurance industry experience



About Hiscox

As an international specialist insurer we are far removed from the world of mass market insurance products. Instead we are selective and focus on our key areas of expertise and strength - all of which is underpinned by a culture that encourages us to challenge convention and always look for a better way of doing things.

We insure the unique and the interesting. And we search for the same when it comes to talented people. Hiscox is full of smart, reliable human beings that look out for customers and each other. We believe in doing the right thing, making good and rebuilding when things go wrong. Everyone is encouraged to think creatively, challenge the status quo and look for solutions.

Scratch beneath the surface and you will find a business that is solid, but slightly contrary. We like to do things differently and constantly seek to evolve. We might have been around for a long time (our roots go back to 1901), but we are young in many ways, ambitious and going places.

Some people might say insurance is dull, but life at Hiscox is anything but. If that sounds good to you, get in touch.

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