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Head of Business Intelligence and Analytics


Location: Cambridgeshire

Job Type: Full time


Company Description

We’re a global life science company providing the scientific community with the essential tools it needs to make faster breakthroughs in areas such as cancer, neurological disorders, infectious diseases, and metabolic disorders.

Since we started over 20 years ago, we’ve learned that science thrives when we work together, sharing our unique perspectives to spark innovation and make an impact. 

We believe that to continue making progress, we need to work together in new ways. This community needs people like you: dedicated, agile and above all audacious so we can truly drive science forward.

Job Description

As the lead for business intelligence & analytics you lead a small team that owns and develops the analytical capabilities of abcam. This includes to establish, enhance, and govern the analytical capabilities across all business functions in order to generate insights that inform and accelerate business decisions.

Your team owns and manages the most influential board level dashboards and the reporting solution they run on. In collaboration with analysts worldwide and the data engineering and advanced analytics teams you transform data into business value.

We are a part of Data & Analytics (D&A) within abcam’s Digital department who act as innovation incubator, enabling analysts to build solutions that enhance data informed decisions. The knowledge, tools and mindset we provide allow abcam to leverage data as competitive advantage and drive business success.

Business Intelligence & Analytics is a new team forming the centre of excellence for analytics and reporting. We deliver reporting standards, trainings and best practices to the community of abcam analysts. Collectively we execute our data & analytics strategy and shape the future of analytics.

We are a team with diverse skills and minds. We enjoy constructive debate and challenge each other to voice our opinions and share our experiences to drive the best results.

Cross-functional analytics capability (analytics network)

  • Provide training program for the use of the reporting solution

  • Provide support for analysts who build reports within the reporting solution

  • Provide a knowledge exchange platform for analysts and data citizens

  • Organize regular events to showcase analytics and build a data driven mindset

Reporting governance

  • Establish standardized definitions and ownership for metrics and dimensions

  • Establish ownership for dashboards

  • Provide a company-wide catalogue of metrics and dimensions

  • Own and govern the dashboard lifecycle process

  • Prioritize the backlog of data pipelines (implemented by data engineering)

Ownership of centrally managed dashboards

  • Deliver and evolve senior management reporting (via direct C-Level collaboration)

  • Ensure availability, accuracy and reliability of senior management reporting

  • Train and consult senior management on senior management reports

Ownership of reporting solution

  • Cost effective management of the reporting solution (budget responsibility)

  • Manage user licenses incl. onboarding and offboarding analysts

  • Manage migration programs for transitioning between reporting solutions

Leadership & Influencing

  • Lead a small team and taking care of their individual development and performance

  • Influence across the organisation including influencing upwards and across reporting lines


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field

  • Relevant masters degree would be advantageous

  • At least 5 years of experience in leading a business intelligence, reporting or analytics team

  • At least 10 years of experience with data modelling and visualization techniques

  • Proficiency in report generation using Tableau, PowerBI or similar tools

  • Proficiency using SQL, DAX or other query languages

  • Proficiency in Python is a plus

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a proven track record of delivering insights and recommendations that drive business value

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Experience managing a small team

Additional Information

We know that when it comes to benefits, no one size fits all. Flexibility and choice matter which is why, in addition to market competitive salaries, we offer you a flexible benefits package which is tailored to your unique needs and support your financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. This includes our award-winning share scheme, 18 weeks fully paid maternity leave, 6 weeks fully paid paternity leave as well as highly flexible working and much more. Besides, your development will be integral to your experience here. You will grow alongside other talented minds, in ways you may often find unexpected.

When people come together, incredible things happen. Here you’ll work in a safe environment where you can be who you truly are. We’ll champion and celebrate your uniqueness throughout your journey with us. This is how we excel at partnering with the scientific community no matter the challenge, ultimately helping solve the world’s most critical diseases. Find out more about Diversity & Inclusion at Abcam.