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Business Intelligence Lead in Belmont, NC at Vallen

Date Posted: 9/19/2018

Job Snapshot

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    Belmont, NC
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Job Description

Are you our next Business Intelligence Lead?

The Opportunity

Hands-on BI Lead to be responsible for managing the workload and staff (of 4) associated with delivery of Business Intelligence / Analytic projects from conception to final delivery. Position provides leadership across business functional teams to promote value of data science, analytics and reporting while empowering, coaching and motivating business and IT associates.  Role is probably 25% management and 75% hands-on development.


  • Player/coach role.
  • Leads and promotes project activities of the Business Intelligence Team in the effective delivery of information to cross functional business users.
  • Directs Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse development teams in the areas of scheduling, technical direction, future planning and standard development practices.
  • Manages vendors, full time staff and consultants across multiple locations through business analysis, system analysis and application development activities.
  • Operates cross functionally as well as manages projects simultaneously and assumes responsibility for the appropriate architecture and technical implementation.
  • Collaborates directly with the business and IT Team to conceive and implement innovative and scalable solutions to satisfy various business challenges and objectives.
  • Meets scheduled milestones to ensure project/program objectives are met in a timely manner.
  • Leverages in-depth knowledge of the principles, theories, practices and techniques for managing all activities from design, development, implementation and transition to steady state.
  • Develops bench strength within assigned team and develop successors.
  • Designs and develops BI applications.
  • Leads and performs product evaluations and proof of concepts for new/emerging technology Business Intelligence/Analytic solutions to advance the maturity of Vallen’s Business Intelligence landscape.
  • Acts as internal consultant to advocate, mentor and change agent for new implemented systems, applications, tools and technology with special emphasis on Business Intelligence, data management and data warehouse.
  • Fosters the Vallen Culture in the department and throughout the company to ensure fulfillment of Vallen’s vision and unity of purpose.
  • Participation in special projects and performs additional duties as required

About Vallen

Vallen is an industry leader in delivering flexible supply chain solutions and services along with a comprehensive range of maintenance, repair, operating, production, safety and electrical products to meet the growing supply needs of customers in facilities across North America and around the world. Vallen is headquartered in Belmont, NC and is a subsidiary of Sonepar USA, part of the global Sonepar family.

Working at Vallen

At Vallen, we are committed to the success of our customers and our co-workers and do what it takes to get the job done right. We work diligently to improve and drive results that create value. We’re hands-on, responsive and team-oriented. We apply our insights, experience and relationships to find the best.

Qualifications & Benefits

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems or other related field required. Master’s Degree a plus.
  • 5 years of Business Intelligence application delivery experience including managing teams in systems analysis, business analysis, systems architecture, and development.
  • 5 years of experience with major Business Intelligence/Analytic packages (IBM Cognos Required).
  • 5 years of multi-source Data Integration experience (multiple source types), ETL and near real-time.
  • Java/Web Apps/tomcat/Apache Understanding is required
  • Experience with major relational databases (Oracle Required). SQL PL/SQL Knowledge, SQL Navigator and SQL Tuning and Optimization is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of Business Intelligence/Analytic data modeling techniques, use cases and algorithms.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience managing associates is required.
  • Exposure to practical application of advanced analytical, predictive and data science concepts.
  • PMP certification or equivalent a plus.
  • 5 years of experience in wholesale, distribution or retail industries is preferred.
  • AIX/Linux/Windows Server knowledge is a plus.



  • Strong leadership, management, relationship and team building skills required.
  • Ability to interface and build relationships with the user community is required.
  • Ability to motivate and drive teams to successful delivery of projects and solutions required.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills required.
  • Excellent time management, project management, and organizational skills are required. PMP certification or equivalent a plus.
  • Strong background in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing concepts, applications, tools and technologies required.
  • Strong understanding of analytical/statistical concepts with the ability to explain in business-friendly terms.
  • Ability to design, develop, integrate and implement complex Business Intelligence/Analytic packages and solutions is required.
  • Strong practical knowledge of traditional and agile SDLC methodologies required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.

401K Plan, Health Insurance (medical, dental, and vision), Paid Vacation, Paid Sick, Paid Personal, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care), Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts and a definitive career path.

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran