Business Intelligence Platforms Architect

London, United Kingdom
08 Oct 2021
23 Mar 2022

Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctly British attitude. We are a global business with an extensive network of both owned and franchised stores across EMEIA, Asia Pacific and Americas. We are digital pioneers, and innovative technology underpins every aspect of our business, from product design to distribution and marketing. We believe that modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible; this mindset is core to our business and key to our long-term success.


You will add real value in helping to drive and strengthen the SAP Business Intelligence Competency with a focus in the business intelligence arena (But not exclusively).


  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key business and IT stakeholders, influencing through data driven insight and technical capability.
  • Understand the current business processes, the in-year portfolio and the future strategic plans.
  • Head up the SAP BI competency working with offshore and onsite delivery of BI projects.
  • Ensure alignment with our roadmaps and enterprise architecture principles, standards and governance process.
  • Ensure that the solution architecture balances functional, service quality and operational management requirements but remains bound by relevant commercial, business function and technical constraints.
  • Share and collaborate on technology solutions with other stakeholders, especially implementation partners to ensure skills are developed in-house and knowledge is retained.
  • Communicate portfolio of content and reusable solutions to suppliers and partners, ensuring the most appropriate deployment of their technology and products are selected.
  • work with the business to analyse issues and find solutions to complex business scenarios.
  • work with other it team members to ensure that there is integration within the solution.
  • Manage relationships with external suppliers to ensure that work undertaken meets requirements and is delivered in a timely manner to quality standards.
  • Engage regularly with software suppliers to ensure roadmaps are understood and Burberry's requirements are well communicated.
  • Govern projects that are delivered by implementation partners.
  • Work closely with the Big Data Analytics team defining a clear partnership across all Data and Information platforms.


  • Hands on experience of full lifecycle, production-scale SAP Business Intelligence implementations focusing on Enterprise HANA and BW on Hana and BW4/HANA.
  • Knowledge of XS development artefacts such as OData, SAPUI5, XSJS and ideally XSA.
  • Experience of data modelling which may include experience of modelling and transformation of data in SAP and non-SAP systems.
  • Knowledge of Visualization in Business Intelligence tools such as Business Objects, Tableau, SAP Analytics Cloud.
  • Detailed understanding of Data Warehousing concepts.
  • Hands on skills in SQL development.
  • Knowledge of ETL methodologies and capabilities including EIM, SLT and ideally Data Services.
  • Ability to guide offshore teams and third parties.
  • Analyse business requirements, business processes, business case and/or technical architectures and develop blueprint and/or designs as per best practices.
  • Thought leader in areas of SAP Business Intelligence Architecture and Information Strategy.
  • Keeps up to date with trends, roadmaps and developments in BI and Analytics in respect to SAP - particularly cloud offerings such as SAP BTP.
  • Understanding of Business process in the retail sector would be desirable.
  • Understanding of Big Data/Data Lake architecture would be desirable.


Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.


Posting Notes: United Kingdom || Not Applicable || London || IT || CORE BUSINESS SERVICE PLATFORMS || n/a ||

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