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Ld Analytics Analyst

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

At Northwestern Mutual, our vision is to deliver financial security to help our clients live their best lives by choice. A key pillar of our vision and success is our strong, vibrant sales force. This role sits within the Career Distribution (CD), which is at the forefront of working across the home office and sales force as one team to achieve the sales and growth objectives the company expects, while delivering the experience our distribution needs and deserves.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides expert level quantitative and qualitative data analysis and reporting of patterns, insights, and trends to decision-makers in order to drive business decisions and address business questions.

  • Access, gather, and analyze data from multiple internal and external sources to drive insights into complex business problems, decisions, and performance. Creates and produces forecasts, reports, dashboards, etc. to tell a story through data.

  • Produce actionable reports that show key performance indicators, identify areas of improvement into current operations, display root cause analysis of problems, and recommend solutions.

  • Creates forecasts, recommendations and strategic/tactical plans based on business data and market knowledge. Utilizes analytics and metrics to improve processes and provide data-driven forecasts that impact the business (costs, risks, etc).

  • Summarizes analysis into user-friendly deliverables by translating detailed data into business-appropriate communication and recommendations.

  • Delivers results, insights and recommendations (written, verbal, presentations, etc) to business audience to support business decisions.

  • Provides consultation to business clients (including senior leaders) and participates in enterprise-wide teams to address business issues.

  • Applies new perspectives, creative problem solving, and inter-departmental connections to improve enterprise analytical capabilities.

  • Takes initiatives to design and develop deliverables based on interpretation of findings and business client needs on a wide range of highly complex analytical topics.

  • Creates and is accountable for high quality, value driven work that drives business outcomes; places the user in the center of decision making; and collaborates with team for speed, agility and innovation in work.

  • Embraces continuous learning, curiosity, and ambiguity.

  • Shares best practices with peers through coaching and mentoring around core methodologies, patterns, standards and processes.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, Mathematics, Statistics, Business or related field.

  • 7+ years relevant experience with a proven track record in research and data analysis, application of statistical research techniques, and application development that support business decisions/outcomes.

  • Expertise in development or analytical tools such as SAS, SQL, MS Excel, SPSS, R or other tool. Visualization tooling like PowerBI or Tableau.

  • Proven ability to deliver results and recommendations in written, verbal and presentation form at an appropriate level for all levels of business audiences.

  • Proven excellence in problem solving, research, quantitative analysis and analytical working techniques.

  • Demonstrated aptitude and desire for learning new platforms, development, analytic and presentation tools; modeling, analytic and quantitative techniques.

  • Expert level ability to gather information systematically; consider a broad range of issues or factors; grasp complexities and perceive relationships among problems or issues; use accurate logic in analysis.

  • Proven ability to lead decision making process through idea sharing and consensus building.

  • Proven ability to build rapport, negotiate, gain the confidence and work successfully with home office leaders in a variety of areas across the company.

  • Significant ability to use data mining tools and analytics in order to support the initiatives of assigned business areas.

  • Ability to generate new ideas and go beyond the status quo; recognize the need for new or modified approaches.

  • Experience in coaching and mentoring staff members required.

  • Proven management skills including negotiating, leadership, delegation, planning and organization

  • Proven track record in meeting aggressive deadlines.



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We a re 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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