We are currently looking for a Software Sales specialist, a Data Scientist (Predictive & AI), a Business Planning Consultant (Cognos Controller) and a Senior Data Warehouse & Analytics Consultant. See the full details below…

We employ some of the UK’s leading 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.

Sales Executive

Flexible (UK – with offices in Edinburgh and London)

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.comor call 07592 119 342

Senior Data Warehouse & Analytics Consultant 

UK wide – with work on client sites

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

Job Type: Permanent

We’re looking to hire an Analytics and Datawarehouse 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 we’re looking for:

  • Data Warehouse Solutions Architect experience. Designing, implementing and supporting Database solutions.
  • Experience of the full project lifecycle, from requirement gathering to design, build, testing, deployment and documentation.
  • QA capabilities and diagnosis on existing database installations.
  • Ability to build and maintain 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, Cognos Analytics, 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 31st January.

Data Scientist (Predictive, AI)

UK wide (offices in Edinburgh and London)

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: 31 January.

Business Planning Consultant (IBM Cognos Controller)


Salary: £35,000 to £55,000 pa dependent on experience.

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description: We’re looking for a Business Planning Consultant. The role sits within our fast expanding consultancy practice which is devoted to assisting our customers, across multiple sectors, overcome their planning, consolidation, budgeting and forecasting challenges.

This role requires experience in Finance or Accountancy and the ability to learn quickly.  Ideally you will have a consulting background, although this is not essential. You must, however, have expertise in stakeholder management and be able to interface with the needs business of a variety of businesses and understand the commercial objectives of your work. You must be able to work without supervision and be willing to travel to different customer sites. You should also have fantastic communication skills and be able to adapt, where needed, to both technical and business people.

When not on a customer site, you will enjoy the flexibility of working from home – or from our city-centre offices in Edinburgh or London.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Capturing and understanding client business requirements.
  • Designing and implementing IBM Cognos Controller Solutions.
  • Producing solution design documentation.
  • Supporting sales colleagues with Cognos Controller demonstrations.
  • Building and maintaining good customer relationships.

Favoured Skills:

  • An accountancy background or qualification (CIMA)
  • Experience in IBM Cognos Controller beneficial
  • IBM Cognos TM1, including model building using Architect and Perspectives would be beneficial
  • Database Skills: Oracle, SQL Server.
  • Knowledge of ETL and data integration.
  • Good experience and understanding of Business Financial Processes, (Accountancy).
  • Ability to self-manage and work without direct supervision on customer sites.
  • Additional experience of Cognos Enterprise Planning would be helpful.

Essential Requirements:

  • Either Cognos Controller or Cognos TM1 experience.
  • Valid UK Driving Licence.
  • This is a UK wide role, so a willingness to travel is essential.

To apply for this role, or to find out more information about it, email our operations manager sam.young@barrachd.com. Closing date for applications is 31 January.