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Business Analyst- Field Compensation Calculations

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

What’s the role?

There is not one American Dream - there are 300 million of them. At Northwestern Mutual, we’re changing the way people think about financial planning. We’re redefining and disrupting the industry and changing people’s financial lives with better experiences, better design, and better technology. We believe in and build inclusive workplaces, where every voice is heard, and diverse perspectives are welcomed. We are looking for someone like you.

Do you love solving complex business problems with digital/technical solutions? Northwestern Mutual is seeking a hardworking and experienced Business Analyst to support the calculation and payout of compensation associated with the sale of our Insurance products. As a Business Analyst, you will dive deep and define business requirements and technical features for strategic, transformational efforts. You will work on a cross-functional team of product managers, engineers and subject matter experts in an agile methodology to deliver on our outcomes.

A foundation of business and technical fundamentals should be complemented by soft-skills in building relationships, effectively eliciting and documenting requirements, critical problem-solving skills, and working toward shared goals.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Business Expertise: Partners with peer group, business partners and product management to learn business area/domain, while continuing to learn and grow knowledge across the enterprise.

Current State, Future State and Gap Analysis: Document and assess current state in a few processes, or single business area / domain. Assist with task-based work items in more complex situations.

Gather Requirements: Responsible for fact-based requirement gathering, including all system, technical and intake requests.

Test Plan Review: Assist with coordinating and reviewing test plans for smaller or non-complex efforts. Independently provide execution on testing as needed (UAT, checkouts, etc.)

Project Management: Ability to use project management principles to successfully complete and advance work


Bring Your Best! What this role needs:

  • 1-3 years of experience preferred
  • Ability to work as a part of a team and build collaborative relationships. Basic ability to pull a mix of people and skill-sets together for a common purpose and goal. Self-directed and detail-oriented.

  • Embrace and deal with ambiguity with strong analytical and communication skills. Know how to use data to make good decisions when confronted by ambiguity. Ability to track down answers when they are not known upfront.

  • Deep understanding of the business area you support. Field compensation and production credit knowledge is a plus.

  • Accountability for high quality, value-driven work; place the user in the center of decision making, embrace continuous learning, curious and voice opinions, and take personal accountability.

  • Familiarity of agile & scrum development environments

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience


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.


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.