Manager of Business Intelligence in Birmingham at Books-A-Million, Inc.

Date Posted: 6/3/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are looking for a hands-on Business Intelligence (BI) Manager to run our BI Team.  The right candidate will be creative and forward thinking in designing and delivering user friendly dashboards, reports and analytics.  These tools will empower our business units to drive the key metrics that serve our customers and enable our businesses to grow. 

The BI Manager will collaborate with product managers and business stakeholders such as finance, merchandising, distribution, and various business development teams across the organization to help provide ongoing and repeatable analytical support. The candidate will be responsible for building, updating, and refining automated dashboards and reporting to provide daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly views of business performance against key metrics.

The BI Manager will be experienced in various BI toolsets and up to date on the latest technologies and trends in order to provide guidance on the strategic direction for the company’s business intelligence and data analytics capabilities.  The right candidate will have experience managing resources and setting team priorities that align with business objectives.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and maintain business intelligence solutions
  • Create visualizations and reports in a user-friendly format
  • Maintain and support data analytics platforms (i.e. Qlik, MSRS)
  • Translate business needs into technical specifications
  • Develop and maintain technical documentation
  • Conduct unit testing and troubleshooting
  • Craft, Develop and Enhance data extracts to streamline reporting
  • Periodic review of industry trends and competencies to ensure company’s future potential.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university with course work in Information Systems or related field, or equivalent combination of work experience
  • 5+ years of related work experience with demonstrated competence

Preferred Skills

  • Extensive Experience as a BI Developer
  • Retail experience is preferred
  • Background in data warehouse design (i.e. dimensional modeling, star schema and data mining)
  • In-depth understanding of database management systems and ETL framework 
  • Familiarity with BI technologies (i.e. Qlikview/QlikSense, Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, etc.)
  • Knowledge of SQL queries, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Analytical mind with a problem-solving aptitude

Physical and Environmental Requirements

  • Must be able to sit at a computer or desk for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to use hands/arms to operate keyboard, telephone and for repetitive motion activities.
  • Must be able to lift objects up to 25 lbs. with or without assistance.
  • Must be able to communicate using speech, sight, and sound with or without assistive device.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, stoop or crouch while performing daily activities of the job.
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