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Resource Planning Forecasting Lead

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

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Applies and integrates sophisticated statistical, mathematical, data mining, predictive modeling and business analysis skills and techniques to discover and identify new insights, predict and prescribe outcomes, advise on turning new insights into useful opportunities and outcomes, and provide the tracking and measurement of results!

  • Develop solutions, mathematical models, algorithms, machine learning techniques, and robust analytics to support analytic insights and visualization of complex data sets for productization and monetization. Models need constant refitting as data changes over time.

  • Identifies available internal and external data resources to develop and deliver information solutions, including analytical information

  • Applies creative problem solving and inter-departmental networking to address data and information needs across the enterprise.

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

  • Drive innovation by exploring new experimentation methods and statistical techniques that could sharpen or speed up our product decision-making processes

  • Through extensive analysis, this individual will discover technology improvement opportunities and will work with other teams to address these opportunities.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Master’s degree in Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Econometrics or related field

6-8 years of professional experience

At least 6 years of professional data science or analytics experience

proven experience building and deploying predictive models using open source tools (i.e. Python, R)

Extensive experience working with data and developing, crafting and communicating analytics, including some programming experience and work with multiple databases.

Experienced level knowledge of sophisticated analytical model development and construction.

Proven track record to question assumptions, demonstrate relational analysis and integration of all components needed to solve problems.

Confirmed ability to establish rapport, negotiate, gain the confidence and work successfully with business leaders across the company.

Proven track record to lead decision making process through idea sharing and consensus building.

Experience in coaching and mentoring staff members.

Proven track record in meeting aggressive deadlines.

Identifying data requirements for analytical needs.

PhD degree in Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Econometrics or related field preferred.

Cloud technology experience (i.e. GDP, Azure, AWS) preferred

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