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Sr Analytics Analyst

Date: Jul 30, 2019

Location: Milwaukee, WI, 53202

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference. 

Posting Summary

Synthesizes data from a wide range of internal/external sources to design integrated datasets and provide insights into interrelated business dynamics. Defines and implements research designs and quantitative techniques utilizing a range of sophisticated analytical tools.  In this role, candidate will develop, analyze, and reconcile key business metrics across systems and business areas to ensure their consistent and reliable use, perform data analysis and interpretation, and summarize analysis into user-friendly deliverables by translating detailed technical data into business-appropriate recommendations for improvements related to strategic business goals. Additionally, candidate will utilize programming and analytical skills to perform in-depth analytics and modeling in support of projects, applying creative problem solving to improve analytical capabilities over time.  This role is on the Digital Analytics & Research Team within the Data Science & Analytics department (DSA), and will focus heavily on delivering insights into the efficacy of client- and field-facing technology.


Principal Accountabilities

  • Analyzes data needs and identifies available internal and external data sources. 
  • Utilizes business and analytical data modeling skills to design data integration and structure approaches.
  • Utilizes programming skills to implement large, complex data models by combining, synthesizing and structuring data from databases, files and spreadsheets.
  • Utilizes programming and analytical skills to perform in-depth analytics with this data.
  • Assures data consistency and reliability and performs quality checks.
  • Contributes to metadata and data dictionaries.
  • Applies new perspectives, creative problem solving, and inter-departmental networking to improving DSA analytical capabilities over time.
  • Utilizes analytical tools to perform quantitative analysis, and identifies key insights to address specific business questions while highlighting interesting findings and implications of analysis.
  • Provides front-end analysis for further in-depth analytics and modeling in support of projects. 
  • Takes initiative to design and develop own deliverables based on interpretation of findings and business client needs on a wide range of analytical topics. 
  • Summarizes analysis into user-friendly deliverables by translating technical, detailed data into business-appropriate communications and recommendations (including process change recommendations). Reports analytical results and recommendations in written, verbal and presentation form.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, MIS, math, statistics, business or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience/knowledge in business processes to include research and data analysis, application of statistical research techniques, report or application development.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Power BI.
  • Expertise building, maintaining, and refining tabular models using Microsoft SSAS.
  • Experience using SQL to manipulate data.
  • Experience with other development or analytical tools such as SAS, MS Excel, SPSS, SSIS, MSBI stack, AWS, C# or other similar tools.
  • Proven excellence in problem solving, research, quantitative analysis and analytical working techniques.
  • Strong aptitude and desire for learning new platforms, development, analytic and presentation tools, modeling, analytic and quantitative techniques.
  • Significant ability to develop and implement analysis approaches in order to support the strategic initiatives of the assigned business unit, corporate planning, customer/business units and organization-wide strategic planning.
  • Ability to generate new ideas and go beyond the status quo and recognize the need for new or modified approaches.
  • Demonstrated ability to gather information systematically, consider a broad range of issues or factors, grasp complexities and perceive relationships among problems or issues, and use accurate logic in analysis.
  • Initiative to independently design and develop own deliverables while still being a team player.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results and recommendations in written, verbal, and presentation form at an appropriate level for a business audience.
  • Project Management experience is a plus.





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Req ID: 25789
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Desired
Employment Experience: 6-8 years
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 07/29/2019