Headquartered in Wilmington, Del., Barclaycard US creates customized, co-branded credit card programs for some of the country's most successful travel, entertainment, retail, affinity and financial institutions. The business employs 1,300 associates.
Barclaycard, part of Barclays Global Retail Banking division, is a leading global payment business that helps consumers, retailers and businesses to make and accept payments flexibly, and to access short-term credit when needed.
The company is one of the pioneers of new forms of payments, and is at the forefront of developing viable contactless and mobile payment options for today and cutting edge forms of payment for the future. It also issues credit and charge cards to corporate customers and the British Government. Barclaycard partners with a wide range of organizations across the globe to offer their customers or members payment options and credit.
Barclaycard operates in the United States, Europe, Africa and the Middle and Far East.
Overall Job Purpose:
This position will be responsible for helping to define the strategy for management information and set the direction from an operational perspective for the MI team. The MI lead position will work with each area within the Finance Division to help institute and maintain processes that makes the appropriate data available to ensure management information delivers the greatest benefit to the Finance community. The MI team will be responsible for data analysis, research and the creation of requested reporting.
MI Team Management (30%)
Work with divisions within the department and Mi leadership team to identify and prioritize MI projects
Setting the operational goals and direction for the MI team through alignment with overarching MI strategy goals.
Create and provide relevant artefact's to manage MI projects to completion and provide communications to leaderships.
Provide coaching and institutional knowledge to MI analysts to ensure best practices are identified and implemented
MI Process Improvement (
Work closely with Finance & Technology group to assist with successful implementation of new management information projects, to include testing and data verification.
Modify current work process to optimize capabilities and improve efficiency to support financial analysis.
Provides and maintains all database documentation including business requirements, work flows, standard procedures, and user guides.
Management Information Generation (20%)
Be a primary financial & analytic data resource for the Finance Division, drawing appropriately from various BCUS data warehouses in a well thought-out and efficient manner.
Liaise with Finance divisions including Treasury, Accounting, and Forecasting to ensure that data needs to support business processes are delivered.
Assist in the creation of MI to service all Finance department adhoc requests.
Work to integrate reporting from various systems to develop unified, comprehensive views of the business.
Ad-hoc development / support (10%)
Perform special projects as directed by management
Other ad-hoc as required
Team Activities (10%)
Support Community activities
Ability to data mine large volumes of data and present in a format understood by end users.
Experience translating business requirements from non-technical resources into meaningful data requirements
Candidate needs to possess superior analytical and communication skills with ability to interact with personnel at all levels of the organization; customer service skills; organizational skills are a must.
Experience with finding process improvements to streamline workflows
Ability to handle variety of responsibilities and drive success with limited resources in a matrix organization.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Highly motivated, energetic, thorough, detail oriented and ability to multi-task.
3+ years of experience with analytics in Bank Cards or related financial service industry combined, with an understanding of a credit card P&L a big plus..
Expert proficiency in SAS and Excel
is a requirement
Highly proficient in visualisation, scoping and design of a diverse range of data needs.
Strong knowledge of SQL (familiarity with Oracle and Hummingbird Utilities advantageous)
Extremely highly proficient with VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) particularly across the Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint.
Proficiency in Essbase a big plus.
Barclays - 2 years ago