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Senior Information Analyst

Date: 16-Nov-2021

Location: Manchester Airport, GB

Company: MAG



  • We are proud to be a diverse employer, and we welcome candidates from all backgrounds
  • Flexible/ Hybrid working for a better work/ life balance
  • Join a highly tech focused/ led business as we continue to develop our capability
  • Competitive base +j 11% company contribution pension, bonus, free parkeing and other corporate benefits
  • Newly refurbished offices with a dedicated train/ tram/ bus station + free parking onsite.


Our Business


MAG is the UK’s largest airport group. We own Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands and operate a concessions business in the USA.  With a number of significant Growth Programmes underway, MAG is undertaking a radical transformation of our Technology landscape, to ensure that our systems and data can best support the Organisation into the future.  One of our strategic programmes of work is leveraging data intelligence across the business to improve the overall performance of MAG.

MAG is on a data revolution, where we are using cutting edge cloud-based technologies and techniques to ingest and transform our data into rich insight, thus enabling us to carry out critical business decisioning.  One of the key strategic mechanisms to enable this is through growing our Business Intelligence and Data Science practice.


Find out more about MAG here:


The role:


As MAG IT’s Senior Information Analyst, you will be responsible for identifying business intelligence requirements by engaging with key stakeholders across the organization, ultimately expressing the requirements as report designs, data needs and analysis solutions that will be used across the group for all key decision making, from operational real-time reports, to key executive dashboards that will drive business direction.  Working closely with key stakeholders across the group and IT teams, the role turns data into critical information and knowledge that can be used to make sound business decisions.


Duties include (but are not limited to):


  • Provide detailed analysis that is accurate, congruent and reliable, and ensures the information is easily available to users for direct consumption or integration with other systems.
  • Builds an understanding of the business at a level of detail that enables them to identify and address critical issues as they arise – covering areas such as operation, asset and commercial.
  • Educate and train the business on the use of data as an analytical tool, displaying the information in new forms and content for the purpose of analysis and decision making.
  • Ensures the BI team has a clear view of the key stakeholders across the business and have regular sessions with these areas to ensure we understand their problems as well as potential opportunities for data growth.
  • Work with the BI team and Data Architect on highly complex, cross-functional solutions that will drive forward the Business Intelligence strategy across the group, ensuring the solution aligns to the BI Principles set by the Head of BI.
  • To provide subject matter expertise on key BI components.
  • Be one of the key leaders in in workstream planning process, including inception, technical design, development, testing and delivery of BI solutions.
  • Work within the wider scrum-teams to review other work and timelines to ensure the projects can be achieved in the timescales set out by the project(s).
  • Be part of the project management estimation process to ensure the estimates are accurate and indicative of the work required, challenge back if the requirements are unclear and drive forward those requirements that need defining for estimation purposes.
  • Conducts analyses of functional business processes and functional requirements and participates in the development of business cases in the support of process changes and/or IT projects.
  • Work with key stakeholders, researching business problems and creating the relevant models that will enable the business to make key decisions.





You will be degree qualified and/ or equivalent experience within a relevant field. Equally, you will be commercially astute and have excellent written/ oral/ presentation skills directed towards senior level executives. A proven ability to establish and articulate a vision, set goals, develop and execute strategies is key, as well as the ability to complete projects and achieve results in an ambiguous work environment.


If you have a good combination of the following experience, please apply!:


  • Excellent understanding of Data Warehousing Design and star schema designs
  • Knowledge of Inmon and 3rd normal form designs
  • Solid understanding of Data Governance and how to implement it within projects
  • Proved experience using delivery methodologies including Agile and Waterfall
  • Can design complex low-level design documentation for Data, BI and Cloud solutions
  • Can interpret Conceptual and Logical designs into Physical Designs
  • Good understanding of cloud technology and how it fits into a modern BI architecture
  • An ability to interpret a Data Strategy roadmap into a set of deliverables
  • Understanding of how the business commercialises data & technology
  • Thorough understanding of data security, Protection etc
  • Excellent understanding of Data, BI & Analytics capabilities & technologies, including self-service data discovery, Smart data prep, enterprise led deployments



What are we offering?


  • A company that is inclusive and tolerant to all
  • Flexible working approach for a better work/ life balance
  • Strong base salary + 11% company contribution pension
  • Bonus
  • Free parking
  • 25% off trains and 20% off trams to the office
  • Based near our dedicated train/ tram station for an easy commute
  • Discounts on company products
  • Duty free prices in the staff shop
  • 25 days Holiday entitlement (plus the ability to buy more)
  • Great work culture: work for a global corporate with fantastic career development and advancement opportunities
  • Based near our dedicated train/ tram station for an easy commute
  • Newly refurbished modern office, free coffee, break out areas, great company culture and approach
  • online training/ exam vouchers/ tickets to events etc.



Equal Opportunities


MAG is a values led organisation and we are committed to providing equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will in turn positively impact on our customers and the communities in which we live and work. At MAG we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.


Reasonable Adjustments 


As an inclusive employer, MAG wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this to happen.


…please apply today.