Lead Business Intelligence Specialist

Are you passionate about Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence? Are you the kind of professional who not only excels in data modeling and ETL but can also provide visionary leadership to shape our data platform's future? If so, we are seeking a Lead Business Intelligence Specialist to join our team at Accell IT. Read on to discover how you can take on this influential role in our organization.

About the Role
As a Lead Business Intelligence Specialist, your day starts with a daily stand-up meeting with the scrum team, either via Teams or in person. You'll collaborate with your colleagues, working on both functional and technical designs, conducting analyses, and developing solutions within two-week sprints. Beyond implementing new features, you'll also dedicate time to address important enablers and technical debt, ensuring the health of our landscape and release process.

In this role, you'll focus on spearheading more complex implementations and fostering collaboration with the business, your team members, and other IT teams. You'll work closely with the Product Owner to shape User Stories, ensuring each sprint delivers new business value. Through your leadership, you'll drive innovation and help Accell maintain its competitive edge in the bicycle industry. While your primary base will be in Heerenveen, you'll also have the flexibility to work from home. We are changing as a team; in the coming period we will transform our current data platform to modern technology.

In summary, your responsibilities will include designing, building, and maintaining high-quality data pipelines, making data sets/cubes available for self-service, and performing technical testing of the team's products. You will also generate new ETL code and take the lead in standardizing ETL software.


We believe Cycling moves the world forward!

Accell IT is part of Accel Group and provides a complete range of IT services to Accell Group and its operating companies at home and abroad. Accell Group makes bicycles, bicycle parts and accessories. We are the European market leader in e-bikes and the second largest in bicycle parts and accessories. Well-known bicycle brands in our portfolio include Haibike, Winora, Ghost, Batavus, Koga, Lapierre, Raleigh, Sparta, Babboe and Carqon. XLC is our brand for bicycle parts and accessories.

Every business process in which IT plays or can play a role has our attention. Accell IT is highly centralised in terms of both policy and implementation. Services are developed and delivered from our locations in Heerenveen and Amsterdam. The aim is to support the quality and innovation that Accell strives for in its product portfolio with comparable products, services and service. The corporate culture at Accell IT is professional, open and transparent. Every team member is encouraged to develop themselves. Atmosphere and collegiality are the basic conditions for good cooperation, both within and outside the teams.

For this role we are looking for a professional in the field of Business Intelligence with a proven track record of taking initiative and driving impactful change in the organizations. You possess a natural talent for building bridges between technical and business teams. As our Lead you are capable of forming a strong vision of the data platform and guide your team in it. You promote a positive and collaborative work environment, empowering your team members to reach their full potential. In this, you also like to act as a reference point and share your expertise with your more junior colleagues.

In addition, we would like to see the following in your resume: 

  • You hold at least a college bachelor's degree.
  • You are results-oriented and proactive by nature.
  • You possess analytical skills and are driven by logic and patterns.
  • You have a quick understanding of complex situations and can influence people with your knowledge.
  • You have practical experience with databases and SQL.
  • You can model data sets and make them available to end-users.
  • Strong knowledge of the Azure Data platform (Synapse & ADF), Medallion Architecture  and Power BI is essential.
  • Familiarity with SAP Data Services and SAP IQ is a plus.
  • Your architectural skills can lead the data platform to a higher level.


What We Offer

  • A 32-40 hour per week contract with a competitive salary.
  • A pleasant and informal work environment within a friendly team.
  • Ample opportunities for individual growth and development.
  • 28 vacation days and the option to purchase 10 additional days.
  • 8% vacation pay.
  • The option to work in Heerenveen and from home.
  • Home office allowance and travel expense reimbursement.
  • A generous pension plan paid largely by Accell IT.
  • Full disability insurance coverage paid by us.
  • The possibility to lease a bicycle.
  • Employee discounts on the purchase of bicycles and bicycle parts.


Next Steps

  1. If your background aligns with our requirements, we will invite you for an initial interview to get to know you as a potential colleague and provide insights into the role.
  2. If both parties remain enthusiastic after the first meeting, you will be invited for a follow-up interview. This will give you the opportunity to meet the team and gain a more comprehensive understanding of the position and Accell's culture.
  3. Following our discussions, you will receive prompt feedback regarding the match and an offer in the form of a Letter Of Intent (LOI). If a match is not found, we will provide you with valuable feedback to assist you in your job search.


If this opportunity excites you, we would love to hear from you! Please submit your application using the button below. If you have questions about the application process, please contact our Recruiter Anieke de Groot at or via WhatsApp/call at +31611175489. For further details about this position, please reach out to Gavin Hand at



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Accell GROUP

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