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Senior Data Analyst

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

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

The Sr. Data Analyst will provide quantitative and qualitative data analysis and reporting of patterns, insights and trends to decision-makers to drive business decisions and address business questions! This resource will also craft and is accountable for high quality, value driven work that drives business outcomes and places the user in the center of decision making. Strong collaboration skills needed with team for speed, agility and innovation in work

  • Create and produce forecasts, reports, dashboards, etc. to tell a story through data

  • Utilize analytics and metrics to improve processes and provide data-driven forecasts that impact the business (costs, risks, etc)

  • Deliver results to Department leaders and Business Clients

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

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

  • Deep expertise in at least one business area or domain, with a broad understanding of the business and domains surrounding the main focus

  • Take & apply design direction and applies data visualization standard methodologies

  • Seek to understand business process, user tasks, and as necessary, captures refined process documents

  • Implement & share best practices, methodologies, standards and processes across teams. Occasionally, contribute to the development there of.

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

  • Provide consultation to business clients and may participate in cross-functional teams to address business issues

  • Contribute to the growth & development of the organization through actively sharing result & insights across the teams and with Business Clients

  • Identify & gather business requirements, develops critical metric frameworks

  • Regularly applies new perspectives, creative problem solving, and inter-departmental connections to improve analytical capabilities

  • Embrace continuous learning, curiosity, and ambiguity.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

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

  • At least 4-5 years of professional experience

  • At least 4 years experience working in analytics related field

  • At least 3 years of hands-on experience doing analytics work

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in research and data analysis, application of statistical research techniques, report or application development that support business decisions/outcomes

  • Expertise in development and application of analytical tools such as SAS, SQL, MS Excel, SPSS, R or other tool

  • Visualization tooling like PowerBI or Tableau

  • Ability to access, gather, and analyze data from multiple internal and external sources to drive insights into business problems, decisions, and performance

  • Ability to articulate this knowledge as a professional at the department level and may provide insight at the enterprise level to provide detailed analysis


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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