The Analytics Specialist will define, analyze and deliver reporting/analytical solutions with a focus on statistical and data visualization packages including QlikSense, SAS, Business Objects and related tools.
The role will primarily interface with the Business Community, Enterprise Architecture, PMO and Infrastructure groups to deliver these initiatives and will be a critical member of the Analytics Community in the company. The role responsibilities include business requirements analysis, solution design, scenario/algorithmic modeling, program development, unit testing, solutions monitoring, enhancements and coordination. This role functions within a matrix organization.
Technical Development Management
Create and deploy analytical models to drive both customer-facing and internal decisions. This may involve descriptive, predictive, diagnostic and/or prescriptive models
Execute and evaluate appropriate analyses (cluster analysis, logistic/linear regression, collaborative filtering, etc.) given an array of tactical and strategic objectives
Utilize statistical and data visualization packages to develop innovative approaches to complex business problems
Define data needs and sources; import, curate, and wrangle/manage data for analytic and discovery projects
Interface closely with technology partners to manage the analytical environment, acquire data sets, and develop production applications.
Must have ability to work directly with business users to gather requirements, model/simulate scenarios and translate those requirements into technical specifications
Aptitude for understanding data and how data from multiple sources interact for consumption
Can simplify, translate and explain complex processes including the ability to actually explain the models created and their confidence level and accuracy
Build analytics solutions using variety of big data technologies and analytics tools and create robust documentation of solutions and underlying design decisions and operating procedures
Must be a resourceful problem solver who possesses creativity in resolving problems
Possess a project oriented approach to development work
Ability to work independently and drive work to completion
Ability to manage a heavy workload, achieve results while meeting project deadlines with minimal supervision
Interact, collaborate and negotiate with project team, IT colleagues and business line contacts to integrate activities to meet business needs
Provide input to management for decision making
Follow standards and processes for change management and version control
Ability to digest business problems and translate needs into a data-centric context.
Self-starter attitude with willingness to learn and master new technologies and analytical techniques.
Flexibility to work both independently and within a team
Creativity in the face of constraint; I can solve this mentality
Expertise in building and evaluating difference analytical models
Experience with retail or e-commerce data
Experience with POS, unstructured, text, or social data
Experience developing and deploying analytical models into production
Experience with Hadoop
Familiarity with data visualization software, such as QlikSense
Fluency with a scripting language, such as Python or R
JOB REQUIREMENTS Education
MBA or BA/BS degree in Economics, Computer Science, Applied Statistics, Business Analytics or related field
5+ years of business experience in analytics
Experience working with a large data warehouse/lake a plus
Strong analytical skills and process orientation with significant attention to detail
Knowledge of relational, columnar and nosql databases, data warehousing, business intelligence, analytic platforms and CRM tools (Microsoft dynamics knowledge a plus)
Solid grasp of micro-economics concepts and familiarity with sensitivity analysis
SAS, Eviews or R required
Strong technical skills: Microsoft Office; data visualization tools (QlikSense); data querying tools (Business Objects)
Familiarity with business quantitative and statistical concepts (CAGR, Weighted Sum, Mean, Median, Standard Deviation, etc.)
Excellent written, presentation and verbal communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact well with all levels of management
Team player with ability to build productive relationships across many facets of the company
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