Business Intelligence & Data Analytics Manager/Product Owner

Discipline: Finance & IT
Job type: Permanent
Job ref: 003182
Published: 6 months ago
Duration: Permanent
Expiry date: 24 Feb 2024 11:59

Business Intelligence & Data Analytics Manager / Product Owner

The Cairn purpose is to build sustainable communities where people can thrive.


At Cairn, it is not what we build, it is why we build. It is about putting down a marker that will stand for generations to come. Creating new communities of connection and belonging for an Ireland where people can thrive. Reshaping, redefining, reinvigorating our place in the world. Building for people, progress, and potential. Because when Cairn build, it’s Built For Good.

Cairn has an exciting opportunity for a Business Intelligence & Data Analytics Manager / Product Owner to join the expanding IT function with an added focus on data quality and alignment across the organization.

Reporting to the Head of IT, this is a fast-paced and demanding role working across a matrixed organization in a bid to deliver accurate and timely information to support key business decision making and help in the overall scalability and growth of Cairn.

As a Product Owner you will also own the product backlog, where all business needs and activities come together and you will work closely with key stakeholders and BI developers to provide focused backlog management and iteration planning.


Key responsibilities

  • Managing the delivery of BI & Reporting solutions within both budgetary and timeframe constraints
  • Communicating with stakeholders to make sure our reporting strategy is being achieved and with teams across the organization so everyone understands the goals, how we get there and any updates along the way.
  • You connect the interests of stakeholders within the organization and for larger jobs or projects you act as project leader.
  • Working collaboratively within Agile principles throughout the product life cycle
  • Manage and maintain a central view of all active reporting development, backlogs and prioritization.
  • Ownership of centralized reporting catalog that is maintained and fit for purpose.
  • Supporting and aligning all those tasked with data & analytics generation to adapt and change to a common way of working (if required), as well as eliminating duplication of effort across the organization.
  • Managing the backlog with internal and external BI developers, data analysists and data owners, and ensuring the underlying data is fit for purpose.
  • Defining a clear product vision for the BI Reporting function and identifying growth opportunities
  • We combine the role of Business Intelligence & Data Analytics Manager with that of a Product Owner. This means that you also coach and facilitate the wider BI & Analytics community within Cairn in their work planning, development and mutual cooperation.

What you need:

  • You have broad knowledge of and experience of the Business Intelligence and Data Analytics domain
  • A strong commercial focus with previous experience in large scale commercial analytics including project costing, budgetary and forecast analysis.
  • Previous development experience and in-depth working knowledge of PowerBI including performance best practices for large data set Views, Dimensions, Cubes, Measures and Partitions
  • Proven ability to design and deploy rich graphic visualizations (following corporate design standards) including scorecards and dashboards using functions such as calculated fields etc.
  • Ability to define corporate standards for look and feel among other items and ability to implement or help implement those standards across the organisation
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams within the organization to ensure alignment of data strategy and promote collaboration
  • Strong project management skills and takes ownership of strategy roadmap
  • Process driven individual with experience of problem solving with inefficient processes
  • Proficiency in use of relevant software and analytical tools
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)

Working with Cairn Homes

At Cairn, we believe it is essential that our employees feel valued and appreciated. We therefore offer above industry average remuneration packages with a comprehensive benefits portfolio that’s ready to support you for whatever life brings.


We are delighted to offer a suite of benefits in Cairn which include

  • Competitive salary
  • Performance related bonus
  • Pension scheme with matching contributions
  • Full health insurance with Irish Life health
  • Annual salary review
  • Continuous Professional development (CPD) programme & funding
  • Paid maternity & paternity leave
  • Free Cairn annual leave days
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection
  • Employee Assistance Programme with VHI
  • Tax saver - travel and bike to work
  • Culture Committee
  • Talent Development Programmes
  • Approved Profit Sharing Scheme (APSS)
  • Company vehicle (role dependent)