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Business Intelligence Specialist, Base SAS

Business Intelligence Specialist, Base SAS

  • Location(s): UK Wide
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R00TR01145
  • Closing Date: 30 January 2022
  • We're happy to consider flexible working approaches for this role

The Data and Analytics Community exists to provide a broad range of data products to colleagues across the Society.  We require an experienced BI Specialist to deliver insight, reporting and  that support proposition development and problem resolution, as part of that Community

As a member of our Business Intelligence Centre of Excellence, you will be part of a community of practitioners whose collective role is to enhance value through data, and colleagues in this CoE will help you to grow your capability and skills.  From a task perspective, you will be working in one of our Data Product teams, focussing on delivering shared outcomes that the Product Owner has prioritised, bringing your insight development skills as part of a multi-skilled team. 

You will be expected to provide coaching and mentoring to colleagues across the BI Centre of Excellence to help grow collective capability in your core area of expertise.

At Nationwide we openly put our 15 million members at the centre of every decision we make as a business. Every role, no matter what it’s doing, is member focused.

What you’ll be doing

From a task perspective, you will be working in one of our Data Product teams, focussing on delivering shared outcomes that the Product Owner has prioritised, bringing your insight development skills as part of a multi-skilled team. 

This could mean you apply your skills to supporting proposition development in one of our Mission or Community data teams, be unlocking insights to support Channel developments, or supporting resolution of Member operational incidents with auditable well controlled data.  Being part of a data Product team, you will be expected to learn and apply skills outside of your core discipline of Insight Analysis, getting involved in business analysis, engineering of data and visualising data, in order to achieve the Product team outcomes.

As a BI Specialist, you will be expected to provide coaching and mentoring to colleagues across the BI Centre of Excellence, and invest time in growing collective capability in the CoE through your core area of expertise (Insight Analysis).

About you

We’re looking for candidates that have leadership experience within an analysis environment, with experience in financial services or retail preferred.

As a minimum requirement you’ll:

  • Have experience using Base SAS, Enterprise Guide or SQL, with a good understanding of Financial Services data.
  • Experience of working in a fast paced analysis or reporting role working to tight deadlines and delivering high quality outputs and reconciliations.
  • Experience of coaching and mentoring Analysts within a fast paced and dynamic environment.
  • Ability to provide highly-effective subject matter expertise to both internal and external stakeholders, translating complex data findings to easily consumable stories that drive action.
  • Be curious, innovative, creative and agile, developing and championing new ideas, spotting opportunities, and learning fast along the way.
  • Influential, personally resilient, with exceptional written and verbal communication.
  • Have excellent communication skills and be good at building relationships across all levels.

We’re also interested in who you are as a person. Why? Because our membership is made up of so many different kinds of people, so we want our employees to be just as diverse. We’d love to hear about:

  • Your values, and what makes you who you are
  • How you’d make a difference to our members in this role

We know applying for jobs can sometimes feel like you’re sending an application into a black hole. We review each application individually. So, it’s a good idea to call out your most relevant experience on your application to give yourself the best chance.

The extras you’ll get

Our people’s success isn’t based on how long they spend at their desk. While you’ll have contracted hours, we want to offer a flexible environment where possible. That might be working from home, logging on from other offices across the UK, or working part time or compressed hours.

There are all sorts of employee benefits available at Nationwide, including:

  • A personal pension – if you put in 7% of your salary, we’ll top up by a further 16%
  • Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
  • 25 days holiday

Why work at Nationwide

We’re a building society founded by ordinary people, our members, who came together to help each other get the most from their money, buy homes and save for their futures. For over 130 years, we’ve supported each other and our communities, and we’ve done the right thing for wider society too.

If you come to work here at Nationwide, you’ll be part of that. Part of something a bit different. And something really quite special.

What’s more, we have a strong ethic of care for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We’re committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. So if you’d like to be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself, where your talents are nurtured, and you feel empowered to contribute, then please apply and help us in building society, nationwide.

What to do next

If this role is for you, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button. You’ll need to attach your up to date CV and answer a few quick questions for us.

We respond to everyone, and so we will be in contact shortly after the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application.


Business Intelligence Specialist, Base SAS

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