Data and Analytics Lead

  • British American Tobacco
  • Warsaw
  • Employment contract


Experience level: Mid

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Skills required 

  • Degree educated IT professional with business-facing IT experience in a global environment 
  • Strong planning and prioritisation skills, with working knowledge of agile practices 
  • Strong business engagement skills; ability to facilitate workshops, influence and negotiate with the business stakeholders 
  • Strong collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills 
  • Ability to collaborate within a team; robust team work demonstrated both within and outside the IT function 
  • Clarity and understanding of strategic thinking on key decisions 
  • Passion for learning, adapting and exploiting new technologies to deliver business value 


  • A seasoned IT professional with, as a guideline 8+ years’ experience in the field of Data & Analytics 
  • Experience of Big Data, including projects and latest subject matter thought leadership 
  • Experience in global or multi regional template rollouts 
  • Expert knowledge of data, analytics and reporting technology components; it is expected that this knowledge will be a combination of broad awareness, mixed with deep expertise in specific components 
  • Ingestion technologies:  e.g. SAP OpenHub, Talend, Alteryx 
  • Storage technologies: e.g. Microsoft Azure, AWS, Snowflake, Cosmos, Mongo 
  • Processing technologies: e.g. SAP BW, Azure data factory, Databricks, Spark,  
  • Exploitation technologies: e.g. Alteryx, Tableau, PowerBI, Qliksense or similar high-end visualisation tools 
  • Expert knowledge in integrating data into analytical platforms, ingestion technologies, data profiling, source-target mappings, ETL development, SQL optimisation, testing and implementation 
  • Knowledge of machine learning and RPA technologies and experience of implementations 
  • Experience of managing external partners  
  • Nice to have: Multinational FMCG (ideally tobacco or pharma) and FTSE-100 experience 
  • Nice to have: experience with Track and Trace solution 
  • Nice to have: data architecture experience 

Key Success Factors 

  • Effective management of the backlog, with clear visibility of how the individual items link to the strategic theme and all relevant information provided to supplier team 
  • Establish trusted advisor relationship with business to help them deliver full compliance 
  • Deliver analytic platform where business user can easily create the reports by themselves 
  • Stable and scalable analytics platform delivering useful insights 


  • Microsoft Azure or AWS
  • SAP OpenHub or Talend
  • Tableau or PowerBI
  • SAP BW

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As Data and Analytics Lead ensure that Global Track and Trace is equipped with robust and scalable reporting and analytics platform running on clean set of data. The platform is used to establish and monitor the compliance against internal BAT process controls, as well as market specific TnT legislation and help business users in identifying sources of non-compliance. Drive innovation and new ways of looking at data to deliver business benefits on top of legal compliance. Responsible to support design of relevant TnT specific master data in line with BAT MDM procedures and processes, as well as to plan and provide the necessary support from a Data perspective (test data and migration) for all new deployments and TnT template releases. 

Work closely with business partners to elucidate requirements and deliver them in agile manner specific requirements.  Collaborate with other members of the IDT project team and other supporting services within BAT (e.g. GDS, DRA, etc.) to deliver Data and Analytics deliverables for the project. Support the shift into self-service model. 



Product ownership 

  • Work closely with business owners to elucidate functional and non-functional requirements related to TnT master data and Analytics reports; when appropriate split the requirement (feature) into smaller stories 
  • Review analytics and Data requirements in the context of new Track and Trace deployments and identify the existing solution (wherever applicable) or suggest the new ones 
  • Drive innovation through identifying new ways in which existing data could be used to provide business value 
  • Create roadmap for analytics solutions and technologies aligned with BAT DRA strategy 
  • Communicate progress, proactively manage risks and issues, escalating to the Project IDT Lead, where necessary  
  • Collaborate effectively with other product teams, SMEs, Deployment teams, Data and Analytics team, suppliers and others both within and outside the Programme structure  
  • Understand and report progress against agreed outcomes and related success measures  

Delivery management 

  • Manages successful end-to-end delivery of product iterations, prioritising work and making appropriate trade-offs  
  • Use data to drive analysis of new features / iterations and drive prioritisation of future work  
  • Promotes iterative approach to delivery 
  • Focus on platform delivery and enabling business users to easily create reports addressing their needs by themselves (self service) 
  • Plan and provide Data support for TnT development releases and new deployments 
  • Ensures all new deliverables within the area of responsibility are smoothly handed over to relevant BAU teams. 

Solution assurance 

  • Ensures the existing functionalities are leveraged as much as possible instead of developing new customizations 
  • Reviews the functional end to end design to confirm its suitability regarding business requirements 
  • Validates the delivered product to confirm its readiness for UAT; not afraid of getting her/his hands dirty 
  • Assists business users in acceptance testing to close the loop and ensure their requirements have been properly captured and delivered; addresses whatever identified improvements in iterative manner 
  • Ensure underlying technology stack is stable and able to deal with actual data volumes 
  • Identify and address issues related to data- report is only as good as the data  

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    • Healthcare package
    • Healthcare package for families
    • Financial bonus
    • Equity
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