€45000 - €55000 per annum + benefits

BI Specialist - Retail
Utrecht, the Netherlands
€45.000 - €55.000 + benefits

Are you ready to take on a new challenge in one of the global leaders in the Retail industry? This is a great opportunity to join a very ambitious and data-driven company to take their BI strategy to the next level. You will work in a large Business Intelligence team to provide various stakeholders throughout the business with the key insights needed.

This company is one of the global leaders in the Retail industry, with their headquarters based in Amsterdam. Their strategy for the next year is to leverage the available data even more and make sure all key insights are presented to and used by the internal stakeholders. With this being their focus for the next year, collecting data and translating this into actionable insights is high on the priority list. With a company culture that can be described as international, ambitious yet informal, this a great next step in your career as BI specialist.

As a BI Specialist, your focus will be on providing stakeholder with key insights and recommendations. To do so, you will mainly work with SQL and multiple visualisation tools. In more detail, the role involves:

  • Designing and developing interactive dashboards
  • Collecting and merging data from (structured) data sets and databases
  • Working mainly with SQL and visualisation tools like Power BI and Tableau.
  • Being in contact with stakeholders to discover what their need is and providing key insights accordingly

The successful BI Specialist will need:

  • Advanced experience with visualisation tools like Tableau, Qlikview or Power BI within a commercial environment
  • Strong experience with SQL
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical or mathematical related field
  • Fluent in English and preferably in Dutch

On top the basic salary, you will get an excellent benefits package, including:

  • Holiday allowance
  • Laptop
  • Flexible working hours

Please register your interest by sending your CV to Dorien Marijs via the Apply link on this page.

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