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BI Analyst

Rexel UK have a fantastic opportunity for a Business Intelligence Analyst to join our finance department in and surrounding Birmingham to produce new and enhance our existing management reports, key performance indicators (KPI’s) and business information through the appropriate use of BI tools, supporting and contributing towards the development of a business partnering culture within the required Rexel functions.


The Role:


As a Business Intelligence Analyst for Rexel, your main responsibilities will be to:


  • Develop reports and Management information using BI solution, utilising functionality of Cognos 11 and SQL Server
  • Create and test the quality and accuracy of reporting outputs before they are released to internal and external audiences.
  • Automate (regular) reporting outputs using available tools and technologies (including Cognos 11 and RPA/UiPath)
  • Assist Bthe BI Business Partners with solution delivery through consistent use of project management phases, including: requirements gathering, understanding business processes and data, tool selection, solution design and build, validation/testing, documentation, deployment and stabilisation.
  • Collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders and other colleagues to identify requirements, detect problems and deliver improvements through analysis, reports and data management across the business.
  • take ownership of functional Management Information (MI) and Data, including the presentation and explanation of the prepared MI
  • Support operational colleagues with training and upskilling of current BI functionality
  • Be a key driver to promote and deliver the use of automation and self service, removing the reliance on the central production of ad-hoc reports (removing reliance of MIS Mailbox).
  • Act as a key partner in a customer first approach within the confines of profitability and capability.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all records especially in relation to the Data Protection Act.
  • Monitors and adjusts priorities, evaluating situations quickly, foreseeing problems and selecting effective solutions
  • Manage and explain complex information to a variety of audiences and to think strategically to find solutions to problems

The Person:

As a Business Intelligence Analyst for Rexel, you will need:

  • Cognos version 11 (RBI)
  • SQL Server
  • RPA Automation Tool (UiPath / Automation Anywhere / Blue Prism)
  • Lawsons M3
  • Can demonstrate a high degree of numeracy and accuracy
  • Have a mathmatical, Accounting, IT or similar Degree
  • Have proven knowledge and proficiency in the use of IT software packages required.
  • Be highly competent in Microsoft Office, exposure to BI tools such as Cognos, experience in SQL
  • Have experience of writing in-depth technical and data analytics reports and giving presentations to various audiences.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the best practice for data analysis & visualisation platforms.
  • Have the ability to analyse business requirements and integrate them into key business intelligence processes.

This role is a FULL TIME - PERMANENT POSITION and we offer a pension, life assurance and 25 days holiday.


Rexel is an equal opportunities employer.



 Rexel UK Ltd. believes that this role does not meet the criteria to be considered within the Home Office Shortage Occupation list. Therefore, Rexel UK Ltd. will not support an application for visa sponsorship and all applicants for this role must have an unrestricted right to work in the UK.

Rexel is a global industrial distributor serving the Electrical, PPE and MRO sectors with over 30,000 employees and operations in over 37 Countries. In the UK Rexel has over 2,500 staff working from 250+ branches. We value people who have a sense of urgency and excitement, who demonstrate candour, insight and creativity, and thrive in an environment of change and challenge. We value people who take the company personally - being a part of Rexel UK means being part of the most exciting customer focused electrical wholesaler, a place where employees want to build their futures. Rexel is an equal opportunities employer.