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Data Analyst, Business Intelligence

Posting ID:     14642
Position Type:   Regular/Full-Time  
City:   Vancouver, BC, Canada 
Location:   Vancouver Head Office

Who We Are:
Canfor is one of the world’s largest and most respected integrated forest products companies. For more than 75 years, we have been delivering top-quality lumber, pulp and paper products to our valued customers worldwide. With operations in Western Canada and the Southern United States, and sales offices around the world, you can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We are leaders in sustainable forest management and in converting wood residuals into green energy.

As we continue to grow our company and our markets, find out how you can grow your career with us.

The Opportunity

The Data Analyst, Business Intelligence supports Canfor’s objectives by turning data into meaningful information that can be used to make sound business decisions. The Data Analyst will provide expertise in business intelligence to prepare and deliver data and information to internal customers and stakeholders through reports, dashboards and scorecards. It is essential that the Data Analyst build an understanding of the business at a level of detail that enables them to work with the business to deliver valuable information.


Main Responsibilities

Requirements Gathering:

  • Engage with various business units to capture information needs, compare those needs with existing tools and identify gaps
  • Participate in business requirements workshops
  • Write business requirements documents as required to elaborate needs, gain acceptance

Design & Development:

  • Architect tables and data
  • Design dashboards, reports, drill-down analytics and data visualizations
  • Design, configure and administer the metadata layer
  • Create system technical requirements for documentation and knowledge management
  • Actively challenge and find solutions to optimize system performance

Testing, Validation, Release Management:

  • Develop and implement testing strategies
  • Validate data accuracy
  • Deploy and validate changes in production environment

Training & Change Management:

  • Support the development of training, documentation, and help desk capabilities


Required Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, business management or specialized training/certification
  • Experience working with relational databases (Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle Database, MySQL, etc)
  • Applied knowledge of SQL (T-SQL, PL/SQL, ANSI-SQL, etc)
  • Applied understanding of data modelling and warehousing concepts
  • Working knowledge of business intelligence tools such as Oracle Business Intelligence
  • Working knowledge of ETL tools such as Oracle Data Integrator or Informatica
  • Experience mediating and clarifying sometimes ambiguous or conflicting end user requirements
  • Eagerness to learn new concepts and technologies and keep-up-to-date with existing ones
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to understand both the business and technical aspects of a problem



Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today.

In order to be eligible for this position, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada for our company.

There has never been a better time to join the Canfor team and become part of the modern forest industry. We have a wide range of rewarding careers in some of the best communities in North America, with plenty of room for advancement. Our mills are modern, high-tech and safe; and our marketing and sales activities are world-class. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees.

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