Business Analytics Specialist
Posted: January 13, 2017
Reference ID: 00001H7R
The Business Analytics Specialist is the business point person supporting strategic and tactical analytics to make better informed business decisions in areas of sales, warehouse management, and inventory management. This position will facilitate user adoption of enterprise analysis tools within the business community. In addition this role is responsible for defining reports, dashboards, and scorecards that support metrics and KPI's established by the leadership team.
•Document defined key metrics that will be used for measurements of operational efficiency and profitability.
•Establish high-level business requirements, including dashboards and reporting metrics.
•Research issues and data discrepancies and facilitate process changes (internal and external to MWI) to ensure data integrity and quality.
•Ownership of existing and new data sourcing processes, internal and external to MWI.
•Escalate unresolved data discrepancies as appropriate to the manager or VP.
•Fulfill ad hoc reporting and analysis requests.
•Work with business stakeholders to recommend system modifications and facilitate user acceptance testing and implementation of these changes.
•Assists the leadership team with special projects as needed.
Minimum Experience and Education:
A bachelor's degree in Business Management, Supply Chain, or equivalent field of study. Two years of experience in SQL query language is desired. Working knowledge of data delivery protocols such as FTP and EDI and analytical tools such as Tableau is desired. Proficiency with MS Excel advanced functions is required.
Demonstrated technical aptitude, including database concepts and familiarity with database query concepts. Understanding of data stewardship and data governance principles. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with multiple teams simultaneously. Ability to recognize and translate commonalities, trends, and anomalies within large diverse data sets into business insights.
Know the Customer and the Market: Knows customers in the market territory; keeps up to date on key competitors; understands and is responsive to the needs and expectations of relevant customer segments; establishes effective working relationships with our sales force and management to gain respect and loyalty; identifies opportunities presented by changes and shifts in the market place.
Communicates Effectively; Communicate thoughts, ideas, information and messages completely and accurately; composes and creates documents with language and format appropriate to the subject matter; attends to details ad check, edits and revises writing for correct information.
Build Quality Service: Defines quality service based on customer needs, wants, expectations and profitability: aligns actions accordingly; remains sensitive and responsive to both internal and external customers and builds distinctive predictable levels of services; resolves problems quickly and effectively.
Take Initiative: Assumes responsibility for necessary actions or problem resolution when accountability is not clear; appropriately initiates behavior on projects or other initiatives without requiring explicit management direction or guidance; know when management involvement is required and seeks it out.
Problem Solving: Recognizes that a problem exists; identifies possible reasons for the discrepancy and devises and implements a plan of action to resolve it.
Plan and Analyze: Is able to gather information together, and prioritize effectively.
Sense of Urgency: Demonstrates the ability to respond quickly to changes in day to day operations as it relates to department priorities.