What does a BI Manager do?
BI managers oversee the BI date collection department. They manage a team of developers, and may also supervise other support staff members along with serving as the liaison for external contractors or service providers. They are responsible for the comprehensive efforts related to the design, implementation, and operation of BI data analysis systems. They take a lead role in driving the BI strategy and ensuring the department meets organizational goals. BI managers may also perform BI analyst tasks in addition to their supervisory duties.
BI managers typically have a bachelor’s degree in business intelligence or a computer science field. They have a BI background, which likely involved working as a BI analyst or BI engineer. BI managers must have extensive knowledge of data visualization software programs and other BI tools. These toles also require strong leadership abilities.
- Coach and teach - collaborate with sales, pre-sales, and marketing to drive business outcomes.
- Lead on reporting, analytics and data exploration and recommend improvements.
- Provide strategic insights into internal and external customer data needs.
- Provide ongoing status on BI and Analytics led projects.
- Create, update and edit functional and technical design specifications and solutions to satisfy project requirements.
- Responsible for the training and development of team members.
- Set goals and drive the overall roadmap for the business intelligence reporting team.
- Support and independently own tasks related to design, development of conversions and interfaces.
- Guide the team on how to build and maintain dashboards to track product usage and performance.
- Build, maintain, and communicate detailed reporting, dashboards and analysis on key business metrics and challenges.
- Establish operational objectives and work plans, and delegate assignments to subordinates.
- Contribute to development of models around predictive recommendations, marketing attribution, financial forecasts, etc to support the best decision making within the organization.
- Translate complex analytics tasks into easily consumable outputs to guide data-driven decisions with various stakeholders.
- Develop consistent approaches and methodologies for data analysis, automate repeatable tasks and drive process efficiencies.
- Bachelor's Degree or higher in business, computer science, or engineering.
- Proficient with SQL and other common programming languages.
- Experienced with SAS software programs.
- Strong leadership and decision making abilities.
- Comfortable with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.
- Able to perform complex tasks involving datasets and statistics.
- Knowledgeable about agile tactics and methodology.
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