Head of BI

Competitive Salary

London | Permanent Full-Time

A great opportunity for a Head of BI to work for a global publisher, based in London.

Project Management Recruitment

Head of BI

Competitive Salary

London | Permanent Full-Time

Ref: SK3648

One of the largest publishers in the world is looking to bring on a talented, hardworking Head of BI. A highly critical role to the organisations growth plans moving forwards, this individual will be responsible for the BI technology department. Working with senior stakeholders across the business, you will provide support, subject matter expertise and guidance to all in your team. As the Head of BI, you will be comfortable leading a business through a change process whilst simultaneously managing and developing a team.

Role and responsibilities

The successful Head of BI will:

• Work closely with both senior business stakeholders and Technology sponsors across multiple work streams
• Continually review the BI organisation, governance and sponsorship, and resource needs
• Direct the BI roadmaps so they are in the correct sequence based upon dependencies (business, technology)
• Continue to Lead the end to end integration of our historic data sources into a unified data fabric while reviewing strategy for continued alignment with Business objectives and technology requirements
• Lead and validate the development of business cases for BI programmes of work, and sign-off prior to relevant Steer Co presentation
• Take ownership of the Operational and Programme budgets, identifying risks to planned budget and recommending mitigation actions
• Ensuring each project and the overall programmes is resourced appropriately with the correct experience, skills and roles
• Direct vendor management activities, ensuring that they are tightly controlled and that appropriate sign off and reviews are in place
• Support commercial discussions with outsourced vendors as required
• Be accountable for the end to end success of the business support model
• In conjunction with Operations and Architecture, manage the supporting BI technology stack.
• Communicate effectively with the senior management, Steering Group and stakeholders, translating technology speak to business terminology to promote business confidence and buy-in
• Foster good working relationships
• Lead, support and motivate the BI team; leading by example and driving continued momentum and energy
• Addressing performance issues in a timely manner within correct HR protocol

Skill set

To be successful in your application for this Head of BI role you will have:

● Extensive, commercially-orientated experience within a consumer-focussed business, ideally in media or publishing
● Extensive experience in implementing and managing data warehouse technology including ETL Technology, SAP BW, Business Objects and others
● Strong grounding in Data Architecture and Meta data collection methods
● Experience managing programmes where data and analytics are used to solve and influence strategic business problems such as pricing or across different platforms
● Extensive Management experience in a successful Dev Ops organisation
● Ability to deliver quick tactical solutions in alignment with strategic direction
● Proven track record of influencing senior level management and stakeholders
● Proven ability to build a sustainable team and Organisation
● Maintain business buy-in and adoption to the solution and BI Organisation


• PRINCE Practitioner, PMI or equivalent. ITIL qualifications desired

We are moving quickly for this Head of BI role, so if you do meet the criteria and would be interested in this opportunity, please get in touch as soon as possible!

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quoting the reference SK3648.

Sunil Kumar

Recruitment Consultant

Sunil specialises in: Commercial and Technical



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