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Assistant Director - Strategic Advanced Analytics

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What’s the role?

Reporting to the VP of Strategy within the Customer Experience unit, the Assistant Director Strategic Advanced Analytics owns strategic, customer-focused workstreams answering business unit level questions that have a significant impact on near and long-term success of Northwestern Mutual, with a specific focus on leveraging data and statistical analysis to generate insights.

The role extracts and leverages data to answer key questions and elevate opportunities to build a delightful Customer Experience at NM. This role requires understanding of multiple functional and departmental, as well as corporate strategies, to ensure initiatives owned support the company's overall business strategies and goals.


  • Influence business unit strategy and initiatives through advanced analytics, modeling, and economic analysis, often leveraging large enterprise data sets

  • Gain familiarity with enterprise data architecture and extract data as needed to drive required team analytics

  • Generate deep consumer insights that can be used to improve the customer experience

  • Structure and execute primary or secondary research about the client experience

  • Perform data analysis or modeling to develop a fact-base to support / guide strategic decisions

Bring your Best! What this role needs:

  • Preferred experience with advanced analytics, data engineering, data science and / statistical analysis, preferably with a focus on consumer research

  • Preferred experience extracting and manipulating large data sets to generate insights

  • SQL, R, Python, SSAS, and/or Git experience strongly preferred

  • At least a handful of applied work competencies: Time-series, predictive modeling, experimental design, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, survey research, data visualization, metric curation, segmentation, market sizing, conjoint analysis, pricing analysis, etc

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in statistics, economics, computer science, engineering, or other quantitative fields

  • Master's or other advanced degree in quantitative field preferred

  • Proven success in driving to insights through economic analysis and market research

  • Able to be both strategic and tactical, with strong analytical, problem solving and conceptual skills

  • Clearly exhibits strong prioritization skills and laser-focus on efficiency

  • Balances analytical integrity with speed to output

  • Superb communication and data visualization skills

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex concepts in a compelling, concise and creative way

  • Able to partner and communicate comfortably with more senior management on business issues


  • Flexible work schedules

  • Employee tuition reimbursement

  • Life and disability income insurance

  • Competitive salary and outstanding benefits- paid holidays and generous paid time off, Medical/Dental/Vision, 401(k) & pension retirement plans, volunteer opportunities, and more!


This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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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.


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