Basic American Foods
  • Information Technology
  • Walnut Creek, CA, USA
  • TBD
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefits· Healthcare FSA · Jack Hume Scholarship Program · Life & AD&D · Education Assistance · Adoption Assistance · Matching Gifts for Education

BI Analyst

Who We Are?

At Basic American Foods, we believe that kitchens and dining rooms should be filled with food people love to make and love to eat, and that's precisely why we're helping to create A WORLD FULL OF MEALTIME VICTORIES.  

We supply essential and innovative food to America and beyond and are in the early stages of transforming our business from a slow-moving, mature business to an exciting and growing mission-driven, strategy led food business.  

What We Need

Part of our transformation is investing in our systems, including a complete overhaul of our ERP which is going live Q2 next year! This means we are implementing a new ERP from scratch with the latest technologies and starting with clean data! We now need to establish business analytics that are impactful and ensure our growth is scalable and profitable. To do this, we're looking for a BI Analyst in Walnut Creek CA with:

  1. A rogue passion for and proven depth in analytics. You breathe analytics this is a well-known path and excites you. You bring ideas on how to present information in a new manner, offer new insights into operations and ultimately affect how we manage the company going forward.
  2. Demonstrated experience transforming analytics into meaningful insights. You know how to take different financial and business reports and create visual reports, dashboards, and analytics from raw data into easy-to-digest, business insights.
  3. A 'roll up my sleeves and get the work done' mindset. We are a small team. This role interacts with our CEO and Executive team and, at the same time, is personally validating data and developing the reports that are being utilized.
  4. A 'broad jobs are exciting' mentality. Our roles are broader than most large organization so this position entails working in and around master data management, data warehousing, ETL, and reporting & analytics. You are a self-starter, strong in and technically comfortable around business analytics and master data management while an expert at BI developing, reporting and insights.

What you will do:

  1. Put your fingerprint on our ERP implementation. After learning our new ERP master data and various data sources, you will define analysis requirements, determine where data will come from, validate data warehouse & integrations and create new reporting & analytics.
  2. Refine with Executive Team to best meet business needs. Working with cross-functional and the Executive Team, adjust and tweak reporting & analytics to best measure business indicators. You see, we are big enough to have resources to do real enterprise analytics and get things done without the bureaucracy of a large organization.
  3. Post ERP?? Once we complete the balance of the ERP buildout, there are plenty of meaty data & analytics projects that will enable us to grow our business.

What you will bring  

An endless passion for improving business through analytics complemented with

  • Exceptional ability working with business & technology leaders to understand their business & analytical needs and translate data to meet these needs
  • Excellent verbal & written communication, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • 3+ year hands-on work experience with Power BI (or 1+ years Power BI and 2+ years with an equivalent BI Tool like Tableau)
  • 3+ years with Microsoft BI Suite (SSRS, SSAS, Visual Studio, Power Query)
  • Experience in optimizing Microsoft Power BI dashboards with a focus on usability, performance, flexibility, testability, and standardization
  • Able to write queries, views and stored procedures with T-SQL
  • Be hands-on with the development of reports, analytics and visualizations development
  • Excellent cross-functional team experience as well as Executive level communications experience
  • Experience working with and seamlessly facilitating communications with a geographically dispersed team 

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • 2+ years with various forms of data modeling, including relational, star and snowflake schema's
  • Experience in mapping data using disparate data sources such as flat files, databases, XML files and/or unstructured data
  • Microsoft Azure and related Microsoft products such as Azure Data Catalog

We are an equal opportunity employer


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