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Senior Risk Data Analyst

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

Have you always wanted to work at the intersection of both data analytics and cybersecurity / information risk management? Are you an inventive, fast learner who enjoys an intellectually stimulating environment? Are you known to be collaborative and someone who enjoys having fun at work? Then check out our Sr. Risk Data Analyst position on our team!

In this role, you will collaborate with super-sharp data scientists and data engineers to partner with senior leadership and product managers as they make confident, data-driven, risk-based decisions that align with organizational information and technology risk. You will use and refine your skills in the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack, coupled with your innovative relationship-building and consultation prowess, to build and support innovative data solutions composed of centralized reports, dashboards, ad hoc reporting, data visualization, and storytelling that delight your partners.

And, just as importantly, you will be a valued member of our team empowered by lifelong learning and continued career development.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides 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

  • Builds 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

  • Builds and produces forecasts, reports, dashboards, etc. to tell a story through data

  • Utilizes 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

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

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

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

  • Takes and applies design direction while applying data visualization standard methodologies to work on initiatives.

  • Seeks to understand business process, user tasks, and captures refined process documents

  • Implement agile methodologies, standards and processes and share across teams. Occasionally chip in to the development there of.

  • Takes initiatives to craft and develop solutions based on interpretation of findings and business needs on a wide range of analytical topics

  • Provides consultation to business clients and may participate in multi-functional teams to address and improve business issues.

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

  • Identifies & captures business requirements, develops KPI 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.

  • 4-5+ years of professional experience

  • 4+years of experience working in analytics related field

  • 3+ years of hands-on experience doing analytics work

  • 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 Power BI or Tableau

  • Ability to access, capture, 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 specialist at the department level and may be called on to provide insight at the enterprise level to provide detailed analysis.


  • Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off

  • Highly competitive compensation that include base salary plus bonus

  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program


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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