We are currently looking for a Project Manager, an Advanced Analytics Consultant, a Sales Executive, a Systems Administrator (Database and BI), and a Senior Data Warehouse & Analytics Consultant. See the full details below…

We employ some of the UK’s leading Cognos Consultants, but we also look to employ fresh, new minds too – that way we create a constant exchange of knowledge. This means our consultants are always learning, no matter how experienced they are, ensuring our clients always get the very best thinking, the very best skills and, of course, the very best solution for their needs.

It’s an enviable list of clients that we work with. From global whisky firms to financial services giants.  These clients are spread across the UK, which means our team can be too.

Project Manager

Location: Edinburgh

Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 pa, dependent on experience.
*Benefits include Pension Scheme, Share Savings Scheme, Private Healthcare.
Plus selectable optional benefits package.

Job Type: Permanent

About Us

As a vital part of one of the UK’s largest software businesses, Barrachd provides cutting edge data and analytics solutions to a wide variety of customers across the UK, including global whisky distillers, soft drinks giants, Universities, financial services giants, manufacturers and public sector organisations.

From creating complex planning solutions and automating BI reporting, to data warehousing and predictive analytics, our business continues to grow and we need someone with the skills to help us continue this growth, through the successful delivery of often complex data warehouse and analytics solutions. We are based in state-of-the art offices in central Edinburgh, with inspirational views over the city, great travel links, fantastic amenities and a steady supply of tea, coffee and snacks.

Job Description

We’re urgently looking for a Project Manager to join our fast expanding consultancy practice, which is devoted to assisting our clients to overcome their information management challenges and unlock the capability of their data.

The role requires preferably over 2 years’ experience and should ideally come from a software solutions background, with some experience of data analytics projects. All applicants must have stakeholder management expertise and be highly adept at interfacing with the business and understanding the commercial objectives of their work. The candidate must be able to work on their own without supervision and be willing to travel to different customer sites. They should have excellent communication skills and be able to adapt, where needed, to both technical and business people.
The successful candidate will have a practical, hands-on style, and demonstrate the ability and willingness to apply a flexible approach to the different challenges that each project will bring. Team building and team leadership skills will be essential.

Job Responsibilities

Ensuring the successful (on time & on budget) delivery of highly complex data warehousing and business analytics-based software solutions projects.


  • Managing the delivery of multiple business analytics projects.
  • Designing project delivery plans to align against contracted requirements.
  • Ensuring the successful delivery of projects with a range of methodologies.
  • Monitoring and reporting progress against agreed plans.
  • Liaising with technical colleagues and client project staff.
  • Managing and clearing issues logs.
  • Managing client expectations and controlling scope creep.
  • Chairing progress review meetings in iterative delivery.
  • Scheduling meetings, workshops, conference calls, training sessions.
  • Identifying and escalating issues/risks that threaten a significant impact.

Required and Preferred Skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills.
  • Project Management skills (Project Management qualification preferred, but not essential).
  • Prince 2 understanding/experience/qualification would be preferred.
  • Advanced User of MS Project.
  • Administratively strong, with good attention to detail.

Essential Requirements

  • Evidence of previous successful project deliveries.
  • Valid UK Driving Licence.
  • Willingness to travel.

For more details about this position – or to apply – please contact Sam Young sam.young@barrachd.com (0131 564 0575). Closing date for applications 20th November.

Advanced Analytics Consultant (Predictive, AI, ML)

Location: UK wide.

Salary: Dependent on experience. (Benefits include Pension Scheme, Private Health Care and a range of optional benefits)

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description: This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, curious and intelligent individual to join a fast-growing analytics consultancy.

We are one of the UK’s top software businesses. Offering expertise in a wide range of data and analytics competencies – from creating complex planning solutions and automating BI reporting, to data warehousing and predictive analytics – our wide range of challenging opportunities continues to grow and we now need to add an Advanced Analytics Consultant to our team.

In this role you will help our customers go beyond the solid foundations of Business Intelligence and complex planning solutions, to employ data science techniques, machine learning, predictive modeling and other skills inherent to AI.

While some business or consultancy experience would be great, we are looking for someone who is intelligent, explorative and passionate about data to assist in the creation of scalable, efficient, automated processes; large scale data analysis; and model development & implementation.

As this is a client-facing role, we are looking for an individual who can adapt where needed to both technical and business people, while understanding the commercial objectives of their work. Great communication skills are a must – in saying that, the successful candidate must also be able to work on their own, without supervision.

In return, you’ll be suitably-rewarded, working on exciting projects, for well-known customers, using cutting-edge technology. These customers will be based all over the UK, so although most of the work would be tackled remotely some client meetings and site visits will be required.

You’ll be working as part of a multi-skilled team in one of the UK’s largest software business. Supportive and collaborative – we encourage our team to share their experiences and skills, so personal development is constant – although a more structured development is offered along the way too. As your role develops within the organisation so will your responsibilities, challenges and, importantly, your opportunities too.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Designing and implementing Predictive Modelling solutions
  • Business Understanding – leading client workshops to capture requirements.
  • Data Understanding – data collection, data review, data quality.
  • Data Preparation – data selection, data transformation, data cleansing.
  • Modelling – Using IBM SPSS tools or similar to develop a suitable model.
  • Evaluation – comparing the models functionality and performance against the requirements.
  • Deployment – Supporting client go-live and any report requirements.
  • Support and diagnosis on existing SPSS installations
  • Building and maintaining good customer relationships.

Favoured Technical Skills:

  • Good experience in at least some of the following software tools: IBM SPSS, ‘R’ – programming language, Python, IBM Cognos BI, other Business Intelligence tools and Predictive Analytics products.
  • Database Understanding: e.g. Oracle, SQL Server.
  • Knowledge of ETL and data integration would be beneficial.
  • Ability to self-manage and work without direct supervision on customer sites.

Essential Requirements:

  • Valid UK Driving Licence.
  • Willingness to travel.

For more information, or to apply for this exciting role, please contact Sam Young, operations manager – email sam.young@barrachd.com or call 07500 764343.

Application Deadline: 20th November.

Sales Executive

Location: UK wide

Salary: Competitive (Benefits include Pension Scheme, Private Health Care and a range of optional benefits)

Job Type: Permanent

Capita’s Software division makes up the second largest software company in the UK.  It provides software products to a wide variety of customers in the UK and beyond.  Barrachd – an exciting, leading-edge analytics company – sits within this division, and we’re experiencing significant growth.

To support the go-to market we are looking to appoint Sales Executives with Analytics sales experience.
This is a great opportunity for an individual to be part of a market leading team in the Predictive Learning / Analytics arena and to take a key role in the organisation as it builds, whilst offering fantastic career growth opportunities.

Purpose of Role

This is a senior, direct sales role responsible for developing relationships across many verticals both externally and through other Capita Divisions. You’ll be selling Predictive Learning / Analytics to achieve new business sales, identifying opportunities for the full range of our offering, and pursuing them successfully to contract signature.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Run sales campaigns to identify and engage with Predictive Learning / Analytics (mainly IBM but also Microsoft and AWS) prospects to build relationships and demonstrate the value of our solution
  • Shape, qualify and win new opportunities to exceed sales targets
  • Drive the customer agenda and understand the customer direction, knowing the customer inside out, including significant customer face time
  • Develop a strong network of senior customer contacts to build business opportunities in the role of trusted advisor and be an expert in the field of analytics
  • Establish and successfully execute account plans for major prospects
  • Ensure adequate coverage of personal targets, with qualified opportunities and a high-quality approach to pipeline management
  • Work effectively with bid teams, marketing, operations and finance to develop and deliver market-leading bids, ensuring sales governance is adhered to
  • Ensure commercially sound business contracts
  • Own and run sales and marketing events to develop pipeline and business opportunities
  • Work with other Capita divisions to align sales strategy to benefit from existing relationships and sales activities
  • Support other, wider business sales and marketing initiatives as required.


  • 5+ years of experience in sales of complex business analytics solutions, ideally within Predictive Learning / Analytics / Machine Learning
  • Proven track record in software sales
  • Experience of big data highly desired
  • Experience of working in a large complex organisation, operating within a small and nimble team.

Education and Qualifications / skills and competencies

  • Demonstrated success winning complex software led sales
  • Demonstrated success of sales practices including account planning and execution
  • Proven success in working Major brand names to win new business
  • Ideally degree educated

For more information, or to apply for this exciting role, please contact Sam Barnett, executive assistant to the sales and marketing director – email Samantha.barnett@barrachd.com or call 07592 119 342

Application Deadline: 20th November.

Download the job description for the sales executive position


Systems Administrator
(Database & BI – Cognos Analytics)

Location: Barrachd office in Edinburgh

Salary: £35,000 to £40,000 pa, dependent on experience.

Benefits include Pension Scheme, Share save scheme and a range of optional selectable benefits.

Job Type: Permanent

We’re looking for a System Administrator to join our fast-growing analytics team. As our System Administrator you’ll be responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of a business critical software solution that we supply as a service to a large number of clients.

In this role, you will participate in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. You’ll also ensure that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organisational values, including contracted terms and conditions, enabling customers to achieve maximum benefit from the solution/service.

The role requires, preferably, over 3 years’ relevant experience. You must also have significant stakeholder management expertise and be highly adept at interfacing with the business and understanding the commercial objectives of your work. As the successful candidate, you must be able to work without supervision and be willing to make occasional trips to different customer sites too. Furthermore, your communication skills will be top notch, allowing you to adapt, when needed, to both technical and business people.

The role sits within our fast expanding Social Media Analytics team, which is devoted to assisting our reputable, blue-chip clients across multiple sectors.

Key skills and responsibilities:

Systems management

  • How to manage issues and identify resolution paths (i.e. who can fix it)
  • Monitoring and managing performance
  • Database management, backups
  • Infrastructure – patching, security, supplier liaison
  • Issue prioritisation and escalation

Business Intelligence Tools (ideally IBM Cognos, but any will help)

  • Basic data analysis
  • Report writing
  • Assisting customers with data requirements

Data management

  • Understanding pricing and volumes
  • Monitoring usage against contracts
  • Monitoring and managing supplier updates


  • Helping the team when required / call answering
  • Participation in 7/7/7 rotas
  • Out of hours on call rota
  • 3rd line, help when others can’t!
  • Working in an agile/devops environment


  • Team spirit and a ‘Can do’ attitude.
  • Rapid technical problem solving

If this sounds like the ideal job for you,  please contact our operations director John Buchanan with a copy of your CV by 20th November. If you want more information about this – or any other – role, why not get in touch with John.

Senior Data Warehouse & Analytics Consultant 

Location: UK wide – with work on client sites

Job Type: Permanent

We’re looking to hire a Data Warehouse & Analytics Consultant. As one of the fastest growing Cognos Business Partners in the UK, you’ll work with our team to help our reputable, blue-chip clients overcome their information management challenges and unlocking the capability of their data.

What you will do:

  • Data Warehouse Solutions Architect experience. Designing, implementing and supporting Database solutions.
  • Full project lifecycle, from requirement gathering to design, build, test, deploy and documentation.
  • QA capabilities and diagnosis on existing database installations.
  • Building and maintaining good customer relationships. Significant experience of challenging stakeholder management.
  • Ability to self-manage and work without direct supervision on customer sites.
  • Ability to lead colleagues and small teams.

Your skills should include experience in (some of):

  • IBM Cognos Data Manager/Decision Stream, IBM Infosphere Datastage.
  • IBM Cognos 8/10/11 suite, IBM Cognos Report Studio, IBM Cognos Framework Manager, IBM Cognos Analysis Studio, IBM Cognos Metric Manager, IBM Cognos Query Studio, IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced.
  • Database Skills: SQL Server, Oracle, DB2.
  • Development of ETL and data integration processes.

What’s in it for you?

As well as a generous basic salary, you’ll also get a company matched pension scheme and access to a variety of voluntary benefit options. These include a share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more, designed to suit your own personal lifestyle, such as retail, health & wellbeing and leisure discounts.

You’ll be joining a network of some of the most experienced, innovative and dedicated people in the country – the opportunities to learn new skills, develop in your career and grow and as we grow are almost endless.

To apply for this position, please send your CV to our Operations Manager, Sam Young (sam.young@barrachd.com.) Applications should be received by 20th November.