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BI & Data Analytics Business Consultant

Full-time; 38 hours

Action Technology is looking for an experienced BI & Data Analytics Business Consultant.  

Action is a fast-growing, non-food discounter with more than 1,800 stores in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Italy. With 9 distribution centres in 5 different countries and 2 new distribution centres to open in 2021, Action Technology plays an important role in the continuous expansion of our company. 

When it comes to Store Operations, Buying & Merchandising, Finance or Supply-Chain, we use Analytics across all aspects of our business to better control and optimize our processes.

Do you want to play an important role in the further development of BI & Data Analytics within Action and make a step forward in our data driven maturity together? Then you are the BI&DA Business Consultant we are looking for.

If you are enthusiastic about this and this is exactly what you are looking for, we would be pleased to meet you.

Your daily tasks

In your role, you will be responsible for the development and continuous improvement of our BI&DA systems, mainly based on our SAP platform SAP BW and SAP Analytics Cloud. We also use big data solutions for Data Science.

You will translate the demand of our internal customers into a technical solution and work out the content together with one of our developers onshore, or offshore. The solutions relate to back-end data models and flows, as well as front-end reports, dashboards or self-service solutions. 

You will thus play an integral role from the intake to the acceptance of the solution by the end user. You will consider how Analytics as a technology can best be applied to the stakeholder’s problem. 

You will work together with our other business consultants, architect, developers, the project manager in question and our Service Delivery Manager to create the most future-proof solution possible.

In this role, we expect you to:

  • Be able to deal with an agile but also more traditional waterfall/release approach to project realisation
  • Take the initiative to tackle matters independently and take the liberty to make them a success.
  • Contribute to the improvement of the department’s processes and overall approach to improve our services.
  • On the basis of our domain architecture, provide further details in 'what do we solve where'.
  • Be the person who presents clear analyses, best practices/standards and advice in the selection of technology. 
  • Collaborate in a mix of Product Owners, project managers, cross technology teams, business and technology stakeholders, within and outside BI & Data Analytics.
  • Keep an eye on the end-to-end view and align Action-wide where necessary and applicable.

Your team

At Action, you will find a positive working atmosphere with an engaged, cost-conscious, customer-focused and culturally diverse team. We enjoy working together and have an important company philosophy: simplicity in everything we do. 
Action Technology works with specialist teams for Enterprise Architecture, IT Project & Portfolio Management, Development & Operations and all Business Technology (BizTech) streams.

Within the BI & Data Analytics BizTech team, we realise the Analytics initiatives that are on our internal customers’ Technology Roadmaps. This means that we have a direct impact on the business objectives of Action as a whole.

Biztech BI & Data Analytics is a department within the Action Technology Organisation. Together with our Service Delivery Manager, we deliver various projects with our internal and external professionals. Our Business Consultants have a focus area, which makes them a permanent sparring partner for the business to offer even more added value. We think together with you from the moment an idea comes about, to the delivery of the last dashboard. In addition to change, we are also responsible for the operational side of the BI&DA platforms and strive for the best availability and performance.

You will report to the Biztech lead BI & Data Analytics and work at the international headquarters in Zwaagdijk.

Want to find out who your new manager is? Randy de Heus would love to get to know you.

What you offer

You are analytically strong, creative and highly organised. You recognise (business) patterns, stick to agreements within deadlines and comply with the frameworks and guidelines. You have a service-oriented, proactive, no-nonsense attitude and are able to communicate and collaborate on content at various (international) levels within the organisation. You also have a clear vision and know how to implement it. A positive and proactive attitude towards change and innovation is essential. Our formula – which encompasses a wonderful, comprehensive range and competitive prices – also requires an entrepreneurial, critical and pragmatic attitude while remaining conscious of costs.

You also have the following:

  • A higher professional education or academic degree, preferably information technology or business computer science
  • At least 8 years' relevant experience in information technology and 3 years in the role of Business Consultant (in a BI and/or Analytics related field)
  • Experience (preferably hands-on) with SAP Business Warehouse and/or SAP Analytics Cloud.

What we offer

You will join a team of professionals in an international environment. Action has more than 2,000 stores in 9 European countries and opens several new stores on a weekly basis. Action's rapid growth is continuing at pace, and not only is the organisation expanding, but there are also opportunities for you to grow within the company.

  • A one-year, full-time contract (38 hours a week), with a view to permanent employment after one year
  • Annual bonus between 5%-10% based on personal and business objectives
  • 24 paid vacation days
  • Option to join a collective health insurance policy
  • 15% staff discount on your purchases at Action 
  • A wide range of courses and training at our Action Academy
  • Flexible working hours in coordination with the team and line manager
  • You will work in a dynamic, international organisation with many career development opportunities

How we contribute to society

As a retailer with millions of enthusiastic customers, we take our responsibility for people and the environment seriously. That is why we seek to invest in solutions that reduce the environmental impact and improve manufacturing conditions in the countries in which we have stores and manufacture products. Click here for more information.


Would you like to help guide BI & Data Analytics in this further step towards data-driven work? Then take action and apply now!

What happens next

  1. Our recruiter will review your application and get back to you as soon as possible. 
  2. We will invite you to an initial job interview. 
  3. We would like to get to know you better, which is why we ask you to complete an online assessment. 
  4. We will invite you to a second interview and discuss your assessment and more.
  5. If we are both happy, we’ll become new colleagues! 

Integrity is very important at Action. This means that pre-employment screening is also part of the application process for this job vacancy. Ask your Recruiter for more information. 

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