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Job Ref:  203979487
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  London
City:  London
Post Code:  WC1A
Salary:  £55000 - £75000/annum Excellent benefits package
30/09/2016 04:35
Purpose & Scope of Role
This role will involve working with the Client Engagement and Business Solutions teams in positioning BI and Analytical technologies and solutions to prospective and existing clients. While not limited to Microsoft technologies, there will be a focus on the Microsoft BI products and services.

This role will also involve working together with the company and client project teams in the delivery of proof of concept and pilot solutions.

Client environments and opportunities will vary in size and industry sector, and a flexible and adaptable approach will be required to carry out responsibilities including:

• Defining and building solution and sector focused demonstrators utilising the Microsoft BI stack
• Delivering demonstrations to existing clients and prospects
• Delivering impactful proof of concepts and pilot solutions for clients
• Maintaining a current knowledge of the Microsoft BI/Analytics offering and the wider market
• Contributing to proposals and tender responses
• Sharing knowledge across the wider company team
• Contributing to relevant external communities including speaking at events and conferences
• Supporting the close of new business for the company to the value of a minimum of £2m per year

This role requires experience of positioning and demonstrating BI and Analytical solutions in a variety of corporate environments over a number of years. It requires someone who understands how businesses work and how BI solutions can improve performance. In particular:

• Pre-sales experience (whether dedicated or alongside delivery) of BI and Analytical solutions
• Experience of engaging with senior stakeholders, both within business and IT functions
• Practical delivery experience of Microsoft BI solutions
• Proposal development and writing
• Preference will be given to candidates with sector experience including: Financial Services, Media, Retail and Professional Services
• Operating with significant autonomy and latitude in meeting objectives and enacting change
• Focus on realising the benefits of corporate technology investments
• A proven ability to develop clear understandings of clients' strategic needs and the ability to articulate them for delivery teams
• Experience of working collaboratively with Microsoft

General Skills & Abilities
The successful person in this role will have a passion for technology and for helping businesses get the most out of BI. They will be able to operate with confidence in the BI arena. To do this, they will need to possess some essential skills and abilities:

• Highly self-motivated and goal orientated
• The ability to show initiative and lead others to a solution
• Excellent relationship building skills with clients and colleagues
• Experience in executive-level writing, negotiations, and presentations
• First class written and verbal communication skills
• The enthusiasm and ability to motivate and inspire others, as both a leader and a team player
• The ability to effectively prioritise, delegate and deliver in a high-pressure environment
• The resilience to approach challenging issues with a positive and fresh outlook

Qualifications and Skills
• First Class / Upper Second Class IT-related degree preferred
• Microsoft Certified Professional - premium level preferred, i.e. MCITP, MCDBA, MCSD
• Essential experience of the following specific technologies:
• Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2012/2014:
o Analysis Services
o Reporting Services
o Master Data Services
o Data Quality Services
o Integration Services
• Microsoft Power BI
• Experience in the following is also desirable, but not essential:
o Microsoft SharePoint
o Microsoft Datazen
o Microsoft Cortana Analytics Suite (specifically the services that comprise this including Machine Learning, HDInsight etc.)
o Other Analytical and Reporting tools, e.g. Qlikview, Tableau, Pentaho etc
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