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Vice President Insight & Analytics

Location

Norway, Oslo

Location

Norway, Oslo

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2024-06-21

 

At Strawberry, we're on a quest to redefine the hospitality experience through innovation & technology. In 2023 we launched our new mother brand, Strawberry, and we are transforming from a traditional hotel company to become a universe of offers and experiences towards our guests and customers. This will result in many new interesting development areas in the upcoming years and an opportunity to influence the company's future. We foster a culture where innovation is welcome, disruptive thinking is encouraged, and sharing ideas is constant. We’re ever-evolving, and we empower all of our associates to bring their individuality, potential, and personality to work.

We are now looking for a Vice President Insight & Analytics to lead our Insight & Analytics team. This role will work closely with the CFO, BI/Tech and the various business units in Strawberry for the implementation of a new data warehouse and decision support platform. You will be the owner of the platform and lead a team of business and reporting analysts.

Your role will be key, as you develop and contribute towards the success of our Data Strategy; our primary objective is ensuring our processes and Infrastructure align, providing confidence that our data is accurate, secure, private and protected through legislation and policies, and driving a data thinking culture.

You will take place as project lead in the development of the new data platform, and lead a team made up of brilliant people, who have varied skill sets and work in a supportive culture making this a fantastic development opportunity to learn new skills and further your career. This role will give you great exposure to many internal stakeholders across the business, working in an agile delivery team and making a difference.

The role will report to the CFO, be part of the CFO management team and be based out of the Head Office in Oslo.

MAIN TASKS

This role is a key resource in making the development of a new data warehouse with its data & reporting platform a success. The role's main task is to ensure that Strawberry takes the right actions in using data as a key driver for competitive advantage, maximizing the financial and strategic benefits from various initiatives related to decision support. 

Task includes but are not limited to:

  • Define the overall data strategy for Strawberry and how to leverage data as a key driver for creating and sustaining competitive advantage and profitability.
  • Work closely with business units to help them make more informed data driven decisions. 
  • Communicate clearly and timely with stakeholders in the business units to manage expectations.
  • Own and manage the pipeline of decision support needs from the business units and define the principles for prioritizing the deliverables. Act as the coordination points for group-wide initiatives e.g. like LoyaltyCo.
  • Work closely with BI/Tech team to ensure efficient dev.op sprints, in the data warehouse, that are aligned with the decision support priorities.
  • Work closely with source system owners to improve data quality and standardizations needed to improve / enhance analytical capabilities in business units. 
  • Define and review test plans and test cases of the decision support use cases.
  • Identify potential risks in data quality and develop strategies to mitigate them.
  • Develop and implement methods, standards and procedures for data governance to protect data assets in Strawberry.
  • You will ensure that Strawberry builds and utilizes a data dictionary,  including definitions of KPIs and and principles of KPI calculations.
  • Harmonize the most important KPIs driving costs and profitability across business units, and work closely with the Information Architect in the Insight & Analytics team to ensure that the data platform supports these KPIs in the best possible way.
  • Own business intelligence reporting tools and group wide principles for reporting. This includes owning ‘right of insight’ policy and governance thereof. Responsible for ensuring the decision support platform is GDPR compliant.
  • Develop the Insight & Analytics team.
  • Perform quality assurance and risk management activities.
  • Develop, maintain and manage principles for business case management and benefit realization related to decision support.

ROLE PROFILE & QUALITIES:

Ideally you have a background in financial data e.g. economics, banking, trusts or otherwise extensive experience in complex distribution landscapes and cost of sales calculations. We also search for someone who have:

  • Experience of leading a team across multiple regions / jurisdictions
  • Proven experience building and delivering on a data strategies goals
  • Programme level experience
  • Data warehouse migration experience, to ensure business needs of data support are retained throughout the migration.
  • Experience of leading a team of business analysts / business intelligence with a proven track record of increased business value deliveries.
  • Solution oriented with high ability to navigate and facilitate a complex multi-jurisdictional landscape
  • Solid experience in handling non standardized data, multiple source systems and to deliver source agnostic solutions. 
  • Commercial driven mindset with a goal to increase profitability in the value streams.
  • Strong communication / storytelling skills.

And finally, we are seeking you who are visionary in terms of new business models and associated use of data for competitive advantage.

TOOLING:

We cannot fail to mention tooling. We would require experience with Snowflake, SQL and Reporting Tools (e.g. Power BI), and we would see it beneficial with experience with Matillion, dbt and Python. 

WHAT ELSE

  • Great career opportunities
  • Very skilled colleagues and a good working environment
  • Awesome discount at all our 200 hotels, and restaurants+ being a super college
  • Fun, dynamic place to work with social events and gatherings
  • Flexible remote, but let's be honest we love our office and hope you do as well!

Sounds interesting? Great, because we would love to get to know you too! Submit your application below and let us tell you more!

 

We are Strawberry. With over 225 hotels, 120 restaurants, 20 spas and more, we create thousands of experiences every day. With urban Comfort Hotel®, warm Quality Hotel™, stylish Clarion Hotel® and cosy Clarion Collection® Hotel and more than 40 unique independent hotels, our guests can pick and choose. Our team of 17 000 passionate individuals from more than 120 countries is what makes up our company – diversity is what makes us grow! Strawberry is built on our core values: energy, courage and enthusiasm.

What’s in it for you?

As part of of Strawberry, you will get the best employee benefits of the industry.

A culture to cherish

A culture to cherish

Our people always make guests their top priority! Our warm and welcoming atmosphere creates the right setting for you to flourish and work your magic. You will get the freedom you need to perform your tasks and solve problems as they arise in the best way you see fit. A strong team spirit and family-feeling foster a culture of collaboration. And when there’s something to celebrate, we make sure to have some fun! In larger cities, we also regularly host after-work events to allow colleagues to mingle. How do we achieve all this you may wonder? We believe it’s down to the fact that we’re a diverse crowd full of energy, courage and enthusiasm. That’s how we create extraordinary experiences every single day!

A culture to cherish

Job security for peace of mind

Job security for peace of mind

When you work with us, we’ll take your whole life situation into consideration. We offer good job security through collective agreements and insurances, as well as paid parental leave, holiday leave, wellness allowance, attractive pension plans and competitive salaries. We’re there for you.

Job security for peace of mind

Room to grow

Room to grow

With more than 200 hotels across the Nordics, we offer you endless opportunities for career progression! Would you like to work full-time, part-time, a few hours here and there, or perhaps only a season? We have room for you, no matter where you’re at. We encourage creativity and curiosity, and we make every effort to foster a culture of learning for professional development. Ready to take your next career leap within the company? We applaud you and will help you achieve this! An academic degree isn't the most important thing for us. If you have the right mindset, we can certainly promise you a bright future!

Room to grow

Explore more

Explore more

We encourage you to get out and explore all that life has to offer! So, we always give numerous discounts to you and your friends and family at our hotels, bars and restaurants. As part of Strawberry, you get four FREE nights at our hotels each year* To remind you just how important you are, we’ll always do our best to offer you an upgrade! And on top of that, we’ve also partnered with other companies to give you sweet deals on air travel, charter holidays, car rental and lots more. 

*If you are employed on a contract for at least 20% of full-time working hours.

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Open mind, open hearts

Open mind, open hearts

Our heart beats for the world around us. To meet global challenges, we support the transition to clean energy, and we recently opened the first zero-energy hotel in the Nordics. We seek to use organic produce and have championed the elimination of unsustainable palm oil. We promote equal rights above all and are proud sponsors of Pride. Regardless of your ethnicity, gender, religious beliefs, disabilities or age - our doors are always open.

Open mind, open hearts

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