Business Analyst - Data Cloud - Schenectady, NY

  • Company: Oracle
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Posted: December 03, 2016
  • Reference ID: 16001BPA
BUSINESS ANALYST - This position is based onsite in Schenectady, NY

Authorization to work in the U.S. is required, as visa sponsorship will not be provided.

An analytical role based on-site at the retailer client (Price Chopper - Schenectady, NY) that is responsible for generating action-oriented shopper insights and activating marketing programs using household-level transaction data as a foundation. The position will be responsible for project management of all of Oracle's contracted deliverables relating to these topics.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Support the retailer's category management and category planning efforts with shopping behavior insights.
  • Be the recognized leader at the client of Oracle's Shopper Intelligence Platform and provide training and support for any client or vendor personnel that have a license to this tool.
  • Apply Oracle's proprietary consumer segmentations to business issues at the client to provide value-added insights.
  • Support the activation of consumer-targeted marketing programs that are contracted with the client.
  • Recommend additional programs as the business needs require.
  • Measure and report on strategic issues to support client's objectives, including: ad effectiveness, pricing, assortment, shelf placement and competitive benchmarking.
  • Manage day-to-day interaction across all teams of the client - marketing, analytics, merchandising, operations, etc.
  • Support ad hoc requests as needed to ensure the client maximizes use of its transaction-level data to achieve its goals.

Experiences Gained

  • Detailed knowledge of techniques for applying household-level transaction data and a perspective on big data strategies in the retail industry.
  • Exposu re to a dynamic and successful regional supermarket chain (Price Chopper) and an opportunity to contribute to its success.
  • Discuss and present ideas and projects to senior-level members of the client.
  • Enhanced understanding of marketing program activation, including the role of digital in consumer targeting.
  • Opportunity to play an important role in client interfacing and management while being part of a larger analytical network within Oracle.
  • Broader exposure to the services of the Oracle Corporation.

Key Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • 1-3 years of experience in an analytics role - experience in retail, consumer packaged goods, syndicated data company or retail industry consultant is preferred.
  • Preferred knowledge and/or experience with retailer POS data or syndicated data (e.g. Nielsen, IRI).
  • Experience with shopper data is highly desirable.
  • Proven project management and problem solving skills. Ability to work independently with a keen sense of detail, prioritize projects and meet client deadlines.
  • Motivation to learn new analytical techniques and to seek ways to creatively apply analytical skills.
  • A deep understanding of Excel and knowledge of Powerpoint is critical.
  • Experience with data management tools such Access, Tableau or equivalent is a plus.

Provides direction and specialist knowledge in applying the technology/application to client business. Facilitation of customer product/application understanding through presentations demonstrations and benchmarks; provision of support throughout the sell.

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Duties and tasks are standard with some variation. Completes own role largely independently within defined policies and procedures.3 - 5 years business experience preferred; vendor experience also preferred. 3 years relevant computer applications or database/tools preferred. Demonstrated proficiency in one multi-user operating system. Knowledge of system and application design preferred. Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. Ability to travel as needed. BA/BS degree or equivalent preferred.

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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