Business Intelligence Consultant

Department: Business Intelligence

Location: Des Moines, IA

About this Position

Do you have data analysis experience? Do you have a knack for telling the data’s story to stakeholders after you’ve analyzed it? Are you service-minded and detail oriented?

ARAG is hiring a business intelligence consultant! This person will consult with teams and team members to analyze market trends and provide recommendations to drive successful business decisions. The ability to collaborate with various departments and roles is required.

Hard copy resumes are not accepted for employment by ARAG. We invite you to please apply online. EOE/MFDV

Purpose

Partners and consults with a variety of departments and roles in the organization to analyze market and business trends and information and provide recommendations which can be utilized to drive strong business decisions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages and completes routine data and reporting requests from internal stakeholders across the company, both promptly and accurately.
  • Works collaboratively with others to identify and understand the business problem, question(s) and/or data need.
  • Executes, interprets and updates existing reports. 
  • Documents project work, queries and correspondence to facilitate and streamline related work requests going forward.
  • Works with internal stakeholders to understand various data sources and ensure quality and accuracy of the data and alignment with project needs.
  • Performs data validation and cleansing.
  • Identifies and recommends process improvement opportunities in areas such as data collection and validation.
  • Works collaboratively with other team members in the building and testing of survey designs within survey tools to collect data from various audiences.
  • Uses knowledge of data and business processes to make recommendations to stakeholders.
  • Actively seeks opportunities to learn new knowledge and skills.
  • Actively contributes to evaluation of possible solutions to problems.
  • Serves as a cultural steward and positive role model by representing ARAG at Its Best and Leadership at Its Best.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications (including experience and education)

KNOWLEDGE

  • Basic data querying capabilities.
  • Knowledge of data structures and relationships.
  • Understanding of processes to ensure data quality and accuracy.
  • Knowledge of and experience with business intelligence reporting and data visualization tools (MicroStrategy preferred).
  • Baseline understanding of marketing research survey design is preferred.

SKILLS

  • Experience using SQL to perform data queries is strongly preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Power Point, Word and Outlook).
  • Able to take ownership and independently manage projects from initiation through execution to completion.
  • Experience with data cleansing and validation.
  • Ability to interact with all functions and levels in the organization.
  • Ability to translate complex data and concepts into language and visualizations that can be readily understood by business stakeholders.
  • Ability to understand business issues and provide guidance and recommendations from a BI perspective.
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate analysis to diverse audiences. 
  • Detail-oriented and able to balance multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience using R or Python for data analysis preferred.
  • Experience with Google Analytics, Salesforce, and Qualtrics preferred.
  • Ability to understand business partners’ marketing research needs and apply basic research survey design to address and/or dialogue with team members on strategy preferred.

EDUCATION

Four year college degree in business, accounting, economics, statistics, computer science, business intelligence or related field from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience.

EXPERIENCE

Minimum of 4 years of experience.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, ASSOCIATIONS, ETC.

None required.

PHYSICAL

Some travel required. Reasonable accomodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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