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Assistant Director, Data Analyst

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


As a member of the Office of the Chief of Staff for the Chief Insurance Officer, you will focus on exploring critical business questions and leveraging data and insights from across the company to create a POV on business decisions and opportunities. In addition, you will drive the formation of dashboards and data feeds that will help the Insurance Leadership Team see patterns and insights that will increase our effectiveness in reaching our outcomes.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Surface data from across the organization and analyze it in a way that helps us objectively unlock insights for our business decisions
  • Develop a functional dashboard that encompasses sales results, service level results and operational metrics from across the function
  • Create visuals using data that tell a story and unlock insight
  • Network across the organization to better understand the context of the data being obtained
  • Conduct analysis of external data and trends and put it into the context of NM’s business model to bring about new insights and strategic areas of opportunity
  • Create factbases and identify proof points for the CIO to leverage in communications and key presentations
  • Help develop functional POVs on key topics related to the future of our business


  • Bachelor's degree, Master's degree preferred.
  • 10 or more years of experience at a leadership level in data, strategy, or product development.
  • Demonstrated experience in Power BI and data visualizations, or an aptitude to learn
  • Extensive experience creating insights from disparate data points and connecting those insights to strategy.
  • Research experience, preferably with products in the financial services industry; benchmarking, competitor profiles, internal and external sourcing
  • Strong analytic skills, to include, extracting industry insights, interpreting data/information and making recommendations

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Northwestern Mutual pays on a geographic-specific salary structure and placement in the salary range for this position will be determined by a number of factors including the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; the scope, complexity as well as the cost of labor in the market; and other conditions of employment. At Northwestern Mutual, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Please note that the salary range listed in the posting is the standard pay structure. Positions in certain locations (such as California) may provide an increase on the standard pay structure based on the location. Please click here for additional information relating to location-based pay structures.

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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you work or would be working in California, Colorado, New York City, Washington or outside of a Corporate location, please click here for information pertaining to compensation and benefits.


We’re excited about the potential people bring to Northwestern Mutual. You can grow your career here while enjoying first-class perks, benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.