BI Service Line Manager

For our BI team located in Cham (Switzerland) we are looking for

BI Service Line Manager

VARO Energy is an integrated fuel supply company, which refines, stores, blends and distributes oil products for the North West European market. The company owns a refinery in Cressier, Switzerland, a minority share in the Bayernoil refinery, Southern Germany, storage and blending facilities as well as distribution and marketing businesses in Benelux, France, Germany and Switzerland. VARO Energy’s shareholders include private investment company Reggeborgh; Carlyle International Energy Partners, an advisory fund which is part of the global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group; and international energy and commodities company Vitol. 

Responsibilities / Description 

  • Drive both VARO’s BI agenda and deliver input into the Digitalisation Agenda 
  • Provide strategy and vision on VARO’s analytics capabilities together with VARO’s IT and business senior leadership teams 
  • Design BI solutions from a technical and functional point of view which meet the business requirements 
  • Manage the delivery of new initiatives and ensure on time and on budget deliverables that meet the specifications requested by the business 
  • Define the necessary server environments and processes for proper delivery, test and deployment of all VARO BI Solutions 
  • Manage support processes for operational issues and changes as well as small developments 
  • Manage and lead the VARO BI team located in Cham, Switzerland. Setting goals, organizing appraisals, training, coaching for a team of BI professionals 
  • Manage remote and external resources to ensure proper delivery and maintenance of BI solutions (including vendor, contract and SLA management) 
  • Create and maintain strong working relations with internal and external stakeholders in order to deliver a strong analytics agenda in VARO 
  • Provide architectural recommendations in order to improve the analytics solutions performance and stability whenever is required 
  • Keep track of new technologies/ developments in the BI/ Data Science/ Big Data space


  • In depth experience with Data Warehousing design and implementation, dimensional modeling and reporting 
  • In depth experience in Microsoft BI technologies such as: SQL Server, T-SQL, SSIS, SSAS Tabular, SSRS and Power BI 
  • Management Experience in managing an international multi-cultiural team 
  • Project Management experience and ability to coordinate the delivery of multiple initiatives
  • Business knowledge in Oil or commodities, namely on refining, sales and logistics (downstream) 
  • Experience in a similar role for at least 3 years 
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft tools such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Visio 
  • Excellent English language skills (verbal & writing), German and or Portugese highly appreciated

Personal Characteristics: 

  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Energetic; bring energy to the business/ team
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Proactive and customer focused “make it happen” mentality 
  • Flexibility on adapting work hours to ongoing tasks 
  • Driven and eager to implement change and positive disruption
  • Well organized, disciplined
  • International travel required on case by case basis
  • Takes ‘ownership’ of outcome and comfortable in a pressured environment 

We offer 

  • A professional and well networked, international work environment 
  • An attractive workplace with development opportunities
  • Long-term cooperation and up-to-date employment conditions 

Do you fit in this profile? 

Then please send us your complete application 

(resume, all work certificates, diplomas and picture) 

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