The enterprise analyst
A business intelligence analyst, or business analyst, is responsible for collecting and analysing data to identify trends and patterns that inform future business decisions.
Their duties include complex data modelling, designing data-analysis methodologies and compiling reports to present to senior management.
Responsibilities will vary, but examples include:
Analytical techniques, including predictive and prescriptive analytics, are becoming essential elements of the strategic decision-making processes for many organisations.
In addition to expertise in performance management, the skills needed include digital, including data governance and data manipulation skills, and the ability to apply analytical tools and techniques to business issues as described in the responsibilities.
Strong collaboration skills are essential, including influencing, inclusion, communication and stakeholder focus.
Insight skills including critical thinking and problem solving, coupled with business acumen, are also required.