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Manager, Business Intelligence

Company: Bluestem Brands
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Bluestem Brands is the parent company to five eCommerce retail brands. We have one mission: to build a dynamic retail enterprise that wins with direct-to-consumer excellence and entrepreneurial-minded employees focused on serving our customers' unique needs. Our leadership is responsive and supportive, empowering those smart and passionate employees who drive our success. We are continually innovating and improving: we take risks, learn from mistakes, and celebrate success as a team.

You work hard, and you deserve more than just a paycheck. Bluestem works to do what's right for employees. From the big things (great benefits, employee discounts and incentive plans) to small touches (jeans-every-day dress code), this is the place you'll want to be. And we don't just talk about work-life balance, we try to live it. Join the Bluestem Brands team to make an impact, be inspired and be valued, every day.

We are looking for a BI Manager to be located at our Eden Prairie, MN location. The Business Intelligence Manager manages a team of Data Engineers who build enterprise BI business solutions based upon the strategies and goals of the enterprise. This individual is responsible for the daily automated BI processes and BI platforms along with the strategic roadmap of those BI platforms.


  • Directly manages up to 8 direct reports along with developing the skill sets and leadership potential of other BI team members.
  • Leads agile squad to deliver corporate initiatives based upon the enterprise strategy. Builds, drives, and financially accountable for project plan along with ability to influence multiple business domains at the Director and VP level.
  • Responsible for the solution architecture design to deliver value quickly and balance structural integrity to match the desired business value and service level agreements. Functions as the engineering expert for architecture, delivering solutions, and owning complex areas of our business.
  • Directly responsible for planning and directing operations of multiple Reporting (SAS, MicroStrategy, Microsoft BI), Data Warehouse (Redshift, Netezza, SQL Server) and Big Data (Hadoop, Domino Data Labs, EMR, Athena) Platforms.
  • Oversees the BI User Community of 500 people to seek and understand their technical needs, heavily influence their technical solutions, and act as ambassadors to with internal and external resources to influence the BI roadmap.
  • Owns BI platform vendor relationships and understands the industry to collaborate on the overall technology roadmap for BI. Balances and plans the department financials for the owned platforms.
  • Indirectly influences IT architects and directors outside of BI to incorporate foundational needs into Linux, Windows, Security, Hosting departments for the purposes of BI.


  • 8 years of deep experience with 2 of the following BI disciplines: Data Warehousing, Data Management, Big Data or Reporting.
  • 8 years of SQL experience with the ability to write complex SQL statements while mentoring optimal code hygiene practices.
  • 5 years of platform management and development experience of Enterprise Reporting tools like MicroStrategy, Looker, Domo, Power BI, Tableau, Business Objects, etc.
  • 5 years of Platform management and development experience of Database or Big Data tools like Hadoop, Spark, EMR, Redshift, Netezza, SQL Server, Teradata, etc.
  • 5 years of project management and preferably familiar with agile concepts and principles
  • 5 years indirectly leading others and influencing groups inside and outside of technology
  • 3 years of directly managing Big Data or Data Warehouse Engineers
  • Exposure to cloud technologies with the ability to understand how on-premise infrastructure translates to Cloud preferably AWS
  • Ability to mentor others who use the following programming languages Java, Scala, Python etc.
  • Advanced knowledge of data analytics
  • Intermediate knowledge of data science and the platforms to support machine learning
  • Must have an ability to listen and understand differing viewpoints and be able to quickly assimilate new information.
  • Proven ability to trade off functionality with delivery time without sacrificing quality or integrity.
  • Demonstrated creativity in current role is a must.
  • Proven ability to deliver fast via Lean Software Development philosophy
  • Ability to see the big picture and identify the appropriate metrics to identify success
  • Ability to multitask and successfully execute multiple projects, priorities, and schedules simultaneously, meeting all deadlines
  • Experience testing new functionality, data, and processes across operations and business intelligence systems
  • Attention to detail producing high quality work products
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Experience in Marketing, Credit, or Collections is a plus

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Keywords: Bluestem Brands, Eden Prairie , Manager, Business Intelligence, Other , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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