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Senior Workday Analytics Analyst

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?

Our Sr. Analytics Analyst will provide 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.

How You'll Do It:

  • Access, capture, and analyze data from multiple internal and external sources to drive insights into business problems, decisions, and performance.
  • Create and produces forecasts, reports, dashboards, etc. to tell a story through data.
  • Produce useful reports that show key performance indicators, identify areas of improvement into current operations, and display root cause analysis of problems.
  • Create forecasts, recommendations and strategic/tactical plans based on business data and market knowledge.
  • Apply analytics and metrics to improve processes and provide data-driven forecasts that impact the business (costs, risks, etc).
  • Summarize analysis into user-friendly deliverables by translating detailed data into business-appropriate communication and recommendations.
  • Deliver results, insights and recommendations (written, verbal, presentations, etc) to business audience to implement business decisions.
  • Provide consultation to business clients and may participate in cross-functional teams to address business issues.
  • Apply fresh opinions, creative problem solving, and inter-departmental connections to improve analytical capabilities.
  • Take initiative to design and develop deliverables based on interpretation of findings and business client needs on a wide range of analytical topics.
  • Create and be 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.
  • Embrace continuous learning, curiosity, and ambiguity.
  • Shares standard processes with peers through coaching and mentoring around core methodologies, standards and processes.

What You'll Need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, Mathematics, Statistics, Business or related field.5+ years of progressively responsible experience in research and data analysis, application of statistical research techniques, or application development that support business decisions/outcomes.
  • Expertise in development and 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 a variety of business audiences.
  • Proven excellence in problem solving, research, quantitative analysis and analytical working techniques.
  • Strong proficiency and desire for learning new platforms, development, analytic and presentation tools; modeling, analytic and quantitative techniques.
  • Demonstrated 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.
  • Initiative to independently design and develop own deliverables while still being a team player.
  • Ability and desire to mentor other team members through projects independently, from start to finish.
  • Ability to be responsive to changing business needs, manage and prioritize concurrent assignments, and handle ambiguity.
  • Significant ability to use data mining tools and analytics in order to support the initiatives of assigned business areas.
  • Ability to generate new insights and go beyond the status quo; recognize the need for new or modified approaches.
  • Strong customer / client orientation.
  • Strong analytical capability with ability to meet deadlines.

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