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Who is Grand & Toy?

Grand & Toy is an e-commerce driven business with a 130-year history, a strong brand, and a great reputation.  We are a national provider of office products and solutions to businesses across Canada. We partner with our customers to deliver product and service solutions which maximize their efficiency and productivity. The result is a fast-paced, customer-centric, innovative, and exciting organization where our employees depend on different types of technology to get work done. 

About the Role

The Manager, Business Intelligence, Analytics and Data Warehousing is a technical expert with excellent leadership, coaching and people management skills.  You will be responsible for the day to day management of (3) BI software developers and (3) Business Analytics / Customer Insights professionals as well as the leadership, coordination, and management of Business Intelligence (BI), Reporting and Data Warehouse (DW) projects and the smooth daily operations of our BI/DW/ETL platforms.

In this role, you will be tasked with developing our BI people, processes, and technology to enable G&T to make more effective use of data and to identify insights that enable revenue and growth opportunities.

What will I do?

People Manager for BI Technical Team and Analytics/Insights Team (35%)

  • Provide technical leadership, coaching, daily management, and direction to a 3-person team of intermediate and junior level BI developers
  • Mentor a newly formed, 3-person Analytics team (non-developers), into an Analysis team able to execute on best practices and extract data driven business knowledge


BI/DW Platform Design and Management (35%)

  • Provide Technical Leadership and expertise for the design and implementation a self-service BI eco-system, ensuring accurate, and complete information delivery to business users
  • Establish close partnerships with internal business stakeholders and other IT teams to provide data architecture expertise ensuring overall data reliability and platform stability
  • Accountable for smooth daily operations of the BI/DW platform to within SLAs


Develop of BI Product Roadmap, Standards and Governance framework (15%)

  • Part of a leadership team that will define a pathway for how G&T can advance through the BI maturity lifecycle
  • Develop and enforce appropriate data security, data integrity and other standards and best practices


Management and Delivery of BI projects (15%)

  • Responsible for the Framework and project best practices that informs prioritization and delivery of BI/DW projects to align with G&T business priorities
  • Accountable for successful delivery of BI/DW projects from inception to deployment.


What qualifications to I need?

  • University Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Data Science or similar
  • 5 years BI developer / analyst experience combined
  • 3+ years: Exceptional BI/DW team leadership and stakeholder management
  • 2+ years of experience building business driven BI solutions
  • Technical and people management of BI/DW resources and BI/DW technology platforms is required
  • Additional education/certifications in BI, Agile/Scrum and/or Azure is an asset
  • Adept verbal and written communicator
  • DataOps for on-premise and cloud based BI platforms
  • Experience with Microsoft On-Prem SQL Server Stack including SSRS, SSIS and SQL Server
  • Experience expanding a Power BI environment, including Gateway management, DataFlows, DataSets, Reports and Power BI Apps
  • Experience with Azure Data Platform solutions and cost-effective transitioning from on-Prem to Cloud
  • Prior experience in Data Science and AI/ML an asset

What does Grand & Toy offer?

Grand & Toy offers a competitive salary and benefits package based on education and experience, along with other perks such as our associate/corporate discounts and reward programs for management positions. We proudly provide comprehensive training for all new associates.

We celebrate employment equity and diversity. We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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