D2I (Data to Information) Development Specialist

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Why work for Lafarge?

Lafarge in Canada is proud to provide construction solutions in the buildings, infrastructure and industrial segments. These solutions are built with high performance products from our cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, asphalt and road construction, and concrete products divisions.  From the use of alternative materials and recycling to renewable energy, Lafarge's focus is to develop innovative products that can contribute toward sustainably constructed building solutions.  Lafarge takes personal growth and development to heart, and provides resources for our employees to take control of their own careers. Through our commitment to communities, to the health and safety of our employees and their families, or through the many volunteer hours of our employees, Lafarge demonstrates our care for people. If you want to work in an environment that values hard work, entrepreneurship, and collaborative teamwork, Lafarge is for you.   Building Better Cities is what we do. Come Build a Better Career with us!  More information can be found at .



The D2I Development Specialist is responsible for the development and implementation of BI solutions that meet the business requirements for Data to Information (D2I) process stream.  The incumbent is  accountable for system configuration, documentation and testing in accordance with the Holcim Shared Services Change Management Process.  Additionally, the candidate will support the Manager Business Intelligence in the following areas:

  • Ensure schedule, functionality and quality are in line with the business needs and delivered at optimum cost
  • Ensure compliance with Group governance, methodologies and procedures
  • Providing technical support to regional and global initiatives and projects
  • Proactively offer solutions and enhancements which leverage best practices while managing enterprise expectations


  • Estimating time and effort required to execute change requests and system enhancements
  • Convert design documents into functional specifications ensuring compliance to internal control procedures and security policy
  • Working closely with the Design Team to ensure the technical solution is aligned with the proposed design and architectural principles
  • Configuring and Implementing technical solutions for enhancements and projects approved by the Business Process Owners and the ECRB (Enterprise Change Review Board)
  • Coordinating activities with other teams, where required, including Basis, IT Security, Network and other Application Specialists
  • Documenting test cases and executing unit and integration testing of the build code/configuration
  • Completing all system documentation and knowledge transfer of the implemented solution to offshore Support Team
  • Supporting Business/Key Users in the User Acceptance Testing where required
  • Liaising with project managers as subject matter experts to ensure all projects are delivered on time, within budget and of the expected quality
  • Supporting the problem management process by analyzing trends for recurring issues and propose solutions
  • Working with Service Management to ensure timely update of solution portfolio in alignment to application lifecycle

Job Dimensions:                                          

  • Portfolio of 7-9 Applications
  • No direct reports
  • IT Projects:  Several ITSC projects and changes related to application implementation or enhancements.  Between 5-8 mid to large size projects per year.  

Key interfaces, stakeholder and relationships:

  • Internal: Group IT Infrastructure Team; Global ITSC, Group Controlling, Regional Business Engagement Team; Regional ITSC Managers, Regional ITSC Architects, Regional ITSC Application Designers, Regional ITSC Application Specialists, Regional ITSC Security for Applications, Regional ITSC Project Managers, Regional ITSC Service Management
  • External: Consulting Companies; IT Service Providers, Offshore Partners



Level of education/qualifications normally required:

  • University degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or related discipline
  • ITIL Service Management Certification is desired


Specific work experience:

  • Significant Experience (7+ years) in Information Technology
  • Minimum 5 years experience as a SAP BW Developer or Designer (Backend and Front-End) with at least 1 year experience with BW on HANA


Technical / functional skills:

  • Strong knowledge of the relationship between SAP ECC, SAP BW, SAP BO and SAP Portal
  • Highly Experienced with BI Planning Tools (BI-IP, BI-BPS, BO-BPC)
  • Experience with BI tools (SAP BW, SAP BO Web Intelligence and Design Studio)
  • Proficient understanding of Qlikview Reporting Tool
  • Demonstrated understanding of relational data model and logic
  • Demonstrated understanding and working experience with scripting languages (i.e.: VBScript, Jscript)
  • Demonstrated understanding of SAP Functional streams (MM, PP, PM, PS. FI, CO, SD)
  • Demonstrated understanding of IT Service Management procedures and IT Quality and Testing processes
  • Demonstrated Experience in debugging simple ABAP programs independently to identify and resolve technical issues
  • Able to evaluate project complexity, constraints, risks and dependencies and effectively relay suitable information to key stakeholders


Behavioural Competencies:


  • Excellent decision making and problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, with a variety of Business Stakeholders and IT colleagues
  • Pro-active in terms of alerting management to deviations and risks that may require a modification to the proposed design or scope
  • Strong customer service attitude
  • Highly self-motivated with a keen attention to detail
  • Thrives working in a collaborative environment with internal and external partners
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing strategies, funding decisions, risks, and organizational direction


Leadership and managerial abilities:

  • Lead by example on values and culture
  • High willingness to drive transformation and service improvement


Linguistic skills:

  • Excellent English (written & spoken)


Why work for us?


Working for Lafarge offers a wide variety of career opportunities that utilize your abilities and skills to contribute to a better world. In addition to local and global developmental opportunities, we provide employees with competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits plan, a health & wellness program with financial incentives, an extensive global e-learning platform and much more!  More information can be found at

We thank you for your interest.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  LafargeHolcim is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages the applications from women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities


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