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Sr. HRIS Reporting and Data Analyst

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

The Sr. HRIS Reporting and Data Analyst supports the organization by providing decision-makers with the information and insight they need to make business decisions. The person in this role will make an impact by creating and producing dashboards, forecasts, and reports in Workday to tell a story through data. By correlating Workday data to data from multiple internal and external sources, the Data Analyst will produce impactful reports that show key performance indicators, identify areas of improvement into current operations, and display root cause analysis of problems. This role is part of the Talent Acquisition team and will be primarily focused on metrics and data in Talent Acquisition.

On the TA Operations team, we love all things data, tools, and processes. We prioritize the user and customer experience. We use data to guide and inform our business decisions while remaining open to experimentation and iteration. Unsatisfied with what is, we are continuously questioning if something could be better, embracing diverse and entrepreneurial thought processes. We believe in encouraging a positive working environment of empowerment, inclusion, and engagement.


  • User-friendly deliverables (reports, dashboards, presentations, etc.) in Workday that translate detailed data, analysis, and insights into business-appropriate communication and recommendations

  • Consultation to partners and leaders on using data and insights to achieve their strategic goals; participation in cross-functional teams to analyze and tackle critical business challenges

  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis, identification of patterns and trends, and insights that support thoughtful decision-making

  • Forecasts, recommendations and both strategic and tactical plans driven by business data and market knowledge

  • Fresh opinions, creative problem solving, and inter-departmental connections that improve analytical capabilities and transform us from reactive to proactive

  • A prioritized project plan that incorporates feedback from TA users, employees, and people leaders around challenges and areas of opportunity. Clear and appropriate expectations for all partners on timelines to delivery.

  • An engaged and informed team that ensures critical knowledge-sharing opportunities exist and information can be accessed on demand by all relevant partners.


  • Have proven experience as a Workday Report Writer, creating advanced, composite, matrix, and trending reports and dashboards in Workday (candidates who have only extracted data from Workday to Excel and have not built reports and dashboards directly in Workday do not meet this requirement)

  • Have held a data analyst or similar role on an HR team, with a demonstrated understanding of standard HR metrics and objectives (Talent Acquisition reporting experience preferred)

  • Feel a strong sense of personal accountability for high quality, value-driven work that supports business outcomes; places the user in the center of decision making; and prioritizes speed, agility and innovation in work. 

  • Embody continuous learning, curiosity, and leadership in ambiguity. They will fluidly share findings and new insights with peers through coaching and mentoring.

  • Have progressively more advanced experience in research and data analysis, application of statistical research techniques, or application development.

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

  • Take the initiative to independently craft and develop their own deliverables without relying solely on partner requests, generating new ideas and going beyond the status quo.

  • Be responsive to changing business needs, manage and prioritize concurrent assignments, and handle ambiguity with ease. They will have a strong customer orientation and a consistent record of hitting deadlines.



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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