Business Intelligence Specialist

Business Intelligence Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand

Data, Data, Data lovers - need only apply here

Here’s what we need.  Reports - really good reports, simple reports, reports that actually get used, and reports that deliver one source of the truth.  That’s what we need.  Can you make it happen?

We have come from a typical place of growth where dreams become real and ingenious solutions are found quickly to fuel the growing appetite of business leaders.  The result – HEAPS of data, and lots of really smart people putting in place really smart tools. The key word here is “tools”.  We need smart people to produce and develop these reports.

We’re looking for an experienced BI Specialist to join our Global Finance & Business Intelligence team based in our Auckland Office in Ponsonby, this role will report to Global Head of Reporting & Analytics. You’ll be responsible for requirements gathering, development, implementation, maintenance and support of Icebreaker’s reports, ensuring they are in alignment with the business requirements.

Your past life:

  • Equivalent of 3+ years’ experience in delivering reporting requirements
  • 2+ years’ experience with Microsoft SQL Server in relation to reporting (SSIS, SSAS, SSRS)
  • Experience in working with a data warehouse
  • Working experience with a BI tool (e.g. MicroStrategy, SAS, Cognos, Business Objects, SharePoint)
  • Proven track record in delivering successful reporting solutions
  • Ability to document and articulate business requirements and solutions verbally and through process flows and diagrams to both technical and none technical people
  • Understanding of retail & products

Tools in your belt:

  • Ability to produce commercial and technical specification reports to meet business requirements and needs
  • Able to design and develop reports, dashboards that accurately leverage Icebreaker’s BI framework to agreed timelines
  • Ensure the efficient day-to-day support of the BI environment ensuring that system availability and response times meet agreed targets
  • Proven ability to facilitate and manage small groups of cross functional members for discussion and decision making
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to deal with multiple stakeholders
  • Proven analytical skills to properly evaluate and interpret cross-functional data standardization requirements
  • Love of all things data, with an inquisitive and questioning mind

We are not a big corporate.  We care about our relationships with nature and each other. 

We are a fast moving, nimble business with limited resources – the people on our team are here because they want to make a difference and work hard and creatively to make that happen.  We are not perfect, we have heaps of work to do.  We like people who can think big and strategic and also get their hands dirty.

We’re a world leader in merino clothing and supply our outdoor, performance sport and active lifestyle ranges to more than 5,000 stores across 50 countries. We are headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand with regional offices in Vancouver, BC in Canada, Portland, OR in the United States and Munich in Germany.  We also have smaller satellite offices in Zurich in Switzerland, Annecy in France and Melbourne in Australia.

If this opportunity feels like the type of job you’re passionate about, and it fits with your skills and experience, please click apply below to send us your CV with a covering letter explaining why you'd be right for Icebreaker.

The recruitment of this position is being managed by Philippa Irvine, Talent Scout. For any queries, contact Philly directly on +64 21 564 691 or email