Data Insights Team Lead

Octopus Investments Published: January 14, 2021
London, United Kingdom
Job Type


In our financial services business, we care as much about the impact our investments have, as we do about the returns that we generate for our investors. We manage more than £9.1 billion* on behalf of retail and institutional investors, specialising in renewable energy, real estate, smaller company and venture capital investing.

Our energy supply business - Octopus Energy, is one of the fastest growing companies in the UK. It has grown from start-up to more than 1.7 million customers over the last four years and is now the #1 rated UK energy supply business, and the only one to be recommended by Which? three years in a row.

Octopus Energy, Octopus Giving, Octopus Investments, Octopus Renewables, Octopus Real Estate, Octopus Ventures, Seccl Technology and Octopus Wealth are all part of Octopus Group. Visit

Job Description

About the Role

We’re looking for a Data Insights (Business Intelligence) Team Lead to work within Octopus Investments.

Core responsibilities will include:

  • Managing a team of 2-4 BI data analysts - coaching, prioritising work and managing team resources
  • Working with sales and marketing teams to define the right metrics and analyses to drive performance improvement
  • Delivering dashboards, analyses and data requests to the sales and marketing teams
  • Working with the data engineering team to define data model requirements
  • Running the core reporting operations of the team on Power BI
  • Helping move the wider business towards being more data driven


Ideally, you’ll have some or all of the following qualifications, skills and job-related experience

  • At least 2 year of experience working with Power BI (Pro or, ideally, Premium)
  • At least 2 year of experience writing SQL and DAX
  • Ideally, experience in using dbt for data modelling
  • At least 1 year of people management experience
  • At least 3 years of experience creating dashboards and doing targeted analyses in a sales context
  • Ideally, experienced using Kanban in Jira
  • Experienced working in or alongside data engineering teams to deliver data solutions spanning source systems to end-users

And to really stand out from the crowd, you will display the following qualities and characteristics:

  • Ambition to create a data-driven culture
  • Passion for data visualisation
  • Love helping people learn new skills
  • Strong analytical mindset
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Experienced at managing multiple stakeholders through processes or projects
  • Always bringing energy to the team

Additional Information

Our Values and DNA

At Octopus we don't just focus on what we do but also how we do it. Everyone shares our values of being straightforward, helpful and bold. And while these are the principles that guide us as an organisation, our DNA goes even further, by revealing our inner strengths:

We are loyal: we fully buy-in to the company's vision and believe in everything that Octopus stands for.

We are respectful: we live and breathe the Octopus values of being helpful, straightforward and bold.

We are resilient: we have an inner strength that means we never give in.

We are intellectually curious: we seek to understand how the world works and were always learning, adapting and improving.

We understand who our customers are: and because we know them really well, we always give them our very best.

What we offer Octopus has built an exciting and inclusive high-performance culture where employees feel empowered. This means we welcome discussions around flexible working hours. We also understand the value of diversity, and we have a team dedicated to promoting gender, ethnic, socio-economic, LGBT and disability equality, to make sure we back up our words with actions. All Octopus employees are given the opportunity to develop new skills, aim higher and accelerate their careers.


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