Senior Manager, Operational BI

GN Store Nord
Ballerup - Denmark
Published: May 15, 2017
Would you like to be a key in transforming GN into a more data-driven organization by implementing our new ambitious BI strategy, where Qlik and MS are key elements?
Would you like to be a part of a global organization and work in the most innovative hearing aid and headset company?
Would you like to be the manager for a high-performing BI team, with an informal working environment and with highly delegated responsibility?

GN is a company driven by transforming our customer’s lives by providing intelligent and innovative hearing aids and headsets to the market. We are experiencing growth and success in our markets, and have recently decided to create a new department for Operational BI. For this team we are looking for a Senior Manager who will be able to lead the team to meet the increasing demand for BI projects from our business units.

Your Job
GN is currently using MS BI as a datahub for distributing data between our applications and at the same time, we are having a number of MS BI solutions. Our newly defined BI strategy is to use Qlik as our frontend tool and use MS BI even more as our datahub and for operational and tactical reporting. As Senior Manager for the BI team you will ensure that our Qlik and MS BI platforms run well, and lead the team of internal and external consultants and developers to success in the development activities. We are also working on rolling out a Qlik Self-Service concept to the business units, and we expect you to take an important role in driving and governing that.

Main tasks:
• Setting vision and direction for the team of approximately 10 FTEs located partly in Denmark and partly in Manila, the Philippines.
• Ensuring stable, well-maintained and well-functioning applications.
• Accountable for quality assurance is properly done and that the team is allocated to tasks and projects with resulting high productivity
• Driving and promoting a Qlik self-service community in the GN business.
• Effective business stakeholder management
• Vendor management

You will be challenged with the complexity of a truly global organization and in this context you will need to navigate across cultures, functions and organizational levels.

The Organization
GN Global IT is supporting more than 5,000 employees across the world, delivering business critical applications and infrastructure to support the full value chain from sales to manufacturing and distribution for several subsidiaries (GN Store Nord cover the global scope of GN Hearing and GN Audio). GN Global IT is the global function for IT to the hole GN Store Nord group and are deliver both development, maintenance, support and operation, the first two being our project organization and the latter our support and operations departments. The Operational BI team is responsible for both development and support of all GNs Qlik and MS BI solutions world-wide.

You will report directly to Senior Director, Head of ERP & BI and you will become part of the backend IT applications management team. You will be based in GN Headquarters in Ballerup, but you will be working with BI development for GNs global organization delivering BI solutions to business units around the world.

What we expect from you
The ideal candidate should have:
• Hands-on and/or leadership experience with Qlik or MS BI applications
• Management/Leadership experience
• Interest in and knowledge of how to organize self-service BI
• Experience from a larger international company

As person you are ambitious, result-oriented, open minded, trustful, and prepared to work in an organization with a rapidly changing environment. You communicate easily in Danish and English.

There will be some travel, which will vary with project and project phases. Our primary locations are Denmark, United Kingdom, USA, China, Malaysia and Philippines.

If you want to know more about the position, you are welcome to contact Allan Mortensen (+45 45 24 96 82 28).

If the position has caught your attention and you wish to apply, please send your application and CV by pressing the ”Apply” button at GN’s website:

Make sure you apply as soon as possible and no later than 31st of MAY 2017. But don’t wait, Interviews will be held when we receive qualified candidates, and the position will be closed when the right one is on board.

The Company:
GN Store Nord is a global leader in intelligent audio solutions that let you hear more, do more and be more than you ever thought possible.

We transform lives through the power of sound Smart Hearing aids that enhances the lives of people with hearing loss; integrated headset and communications solutions that assist professionals in all types of businesses to be more productive; wireless headsets and earbuds designed to support any lifestyle – from sports enthusiasts to commuters and office workers.