Cognos BI Developer

Job Posted: 29 July 2022
Job Updated: 29 July 2022

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Job Title – Cognos Developer

Function – Business Intelligence (Finance)

Location – Alfreton or Nottingham, with working from home options

Type – Permanent (full time, 37.5 hours per week)

Salary – £40,000 – £50,000 per annum

Closing Date – Sunday 14th August 2022


We have a rare opportunity to join our Business Intelligence team as a Cognos Developer. NHS Supply Chain is a £2.1bn turnover healthcare / supply chain business which has ambitious growth plans in place and is set to increase its market share from c. 50% to 80% over the next 2-3 years.


Underpinning this journey is our technology capability: it is our systems and technology that has supported the whole NHS through the pandemic. We are at the start of an ambitious and significant architectural refresh of our systems, leveraging industry leading technology to replace our ERP, eCommerce and supporting systems with cloud based systems, whilst we continue to support the technology that will eventually be replaced.


Reporting to the Senior Business Intelligence Developer, you will play a key role in the continued development and support of Business Intelligence solutions within NHS Supply Chain, driving the business towards a culture of data driven decision making and helping users gain valuable insights into the performance of the business.


What does a Cognos Developer do at NHS Supply Chain?


  • Supports in managing the Business intelligence reporting software and supporting data warehouse.
  • Develops and delivers Business intelligence solutions in accordance with business reporting requirements.
  • Documents reporting requirements and report specification documents.
  • Documents and assists with the creation of solution design documents.
  • Conducts testing of newly developed solutions and assists users in performing UAT.
  • Translates business reporting requirements into technical solutions that helps to support decision making through the analysis of measures and metrics used by the business.
  • Investigates, diagnoses and resolves technical reporting issues to ensure the continued performance of the solutions.
  • Conveys technical solutions to non-technical colleagues.


What skills, qualifications and qualities do I need to be successful?


  • Significant specialist experience using IBM Cognos 10 and above, including Framework Manager and Cognos Transformer.
  • Demonstrable Report studio development experience using both relational and multi-dimensional data.
  • Experience with the development of metadata modelling using Cognos Framework Manager/Cognos Data Modules.
  • Demonstrable experience of SQL (ORACLE/SQL server).
  • Experience of Cognos Administration and Security.
  • Experience of BI/Data Warehouse concepts and standards.


In return for your passion, enthusiasm and hard work you will be rewarded with an attractive salary and benefits package, consisting of:


  • A competitive salary
  • Performance led bonus scheme,
  • 35 days holiday (including bank holidays) and you can purchase additional days through a purchase scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Flexible benefits scheme – you will be able to choose from a variety of benefits that suit you
  • High street discounts
  • National Annual season ticket purchase scheme
  • Eye Care vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme


NHS Supply Chain, who are we?


Supply Chain Coordination Limited (SCCL) is a government organisation that acts as the management function for the NHS Supply Chain. We proudly deliver supply chain excellence and best value to NHS customers and patients through innovation, service and clinical expertise.


By 2023/2024, we aim to save the NHS £2.4bn by leveraging the scale of the NHS to drive savings and provide a standardised range of quality assured clinical products that meet the diverse needs of the NHS across all areas.


All our colleagues share the same values. We are: ambitious, enterprising, respectful, innovative and integral. It is through our behaviours, passion and excellence, that we can improve lives as the supply chain partner of choice for the NHS.


Other Information

  • Supply Chain Coordination Limited (SCCL) is a not an NHS organisation, you will join on SCCL terms and conditions.
  • For more information on SCCL and the NHS Supply chain please visit:
  • For an informal discussion about the role, please contact our recruitment team on


NHS Supply Chain is an equal opportunities employer



SCCL is a company Registered in England and Wales, with company number 10881715, to act as the management function of the NHS Supply Chain.

SCCL values and respects the diversity of its employees and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

Our policies and procedures reflect our commitment to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process.

SCCL reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

If you are shortlisted for interview you will be required to provide proof of ID and the right to work in the UK.

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