Junior Business Analytics Consultant
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The Data, Discovery and Decision Science (D3) department leverages data & analytics to help the enterprise understand the best course of action to deliver on our corporate priorities, improve our business processes to gain operational efficiency and better equip our agencies and employees with the tools and insights necessary to better serve our customers and live into our customer value proposition.
D3 is responsible for supporting other internal business units with a broad range of data, research and analytical projects. With fast growing team of highly skilled personnel, D3 provides a unique learning environment through formal training curriculum, mentoring, informal everyday coaching and hands-on training. The Business Analytics Consulting (BAC) family uses business and technical acumen to find applications of analytics to solve business problems across the enterprise. The main responsibility of the BAC is to deliver value by providing our business partners with tools, processes, insights and communications that improve the overall analytical capability of our business partners.
The Junior Business Analytics Consultant position is an entry-level analyst position with a target start date in January, 2018 or Summer 2018. This position will use business and technical acumen to assist in the development of analytical processes and solutions for the business vertical in which they are aligned to. The Analyst is responsible for clear communication among stakeholders and ensure the project/product is fulfilling all agreed upon criteria when delivered. Additionally, the Junior Business Analytics Consultant will be exposed to the ins and out of developing data strategies for predictive analytic applications, fundamental skills of big data, data science and statistical learning methods, and agile delivery methodologies.
- Identify and prioritize new opportunities for analytics through the following business consulting responsibilities:
- Relationship Management: Assists in efforts to build new relationships and maintain current relationships with business stakeholders both internal and external of D3
- Strategy & Business Consulting: Develops a basic understanding of core business problems and looks for opportunities to use advanced analytics. May assist in activities to develop strategies and identify high priory initiatives
- Business Process Mapping: Assists in identifying where data and analytics could be leveraged in order to make key business decisions. Assists in developing an understating of how the business works, what their operational processes look like, and where data and analytics could be leveraged in order to make more effective data-driven decisions
- Experimentation, Research & Innovation: Keeps abreast of industry and technology developments and to identify new tools, methods and techniques to meet the needs of the business
- Implement and operationalize analytical insights, products and solutions through the following responsibilities:
- Data Visualization & Storytelling: Understands the fundamentals of data visualization and develops solutions using tools such as Tableau in order to effectively communicate and assist in the translation of data and analytics insights in business terms to key stakeholders
- Technical Support of Analytics Development Life Cycle: Assists in providing the Data Scientists with high-level model design by providing business requirements, creating data visualizations, and providing an understanding of data domains and their impact to the business
- Program Coordination/Product Owner: Assists with moderately complex projects/products and be responsible for tasks in smaller lower impact projects/products from ideation to delivery in an Agile framework, with an emphasis on measurable, value add deliverables
- Communication & Change Management: Assists in clear product/project communication throughout the project/product to all stakeholders involved regarding scope, timeline, issues, and any revisions to them. Additionally, assists in efforts to ensure partnerships through the development process for the successful transition of low complexity research to an operational state within the business unit
- Target start date: January 2018 or Summer 2018
- Currently pursuing and will be completing a bachelor's degree in December 2017/January 2018 or Summer 2018.
- Studies related to statistics/mathematics, engineering, predictive analytics or data science is a plus.
- Possess quantitative and analytical thinking skills
- Demonstrate business acumen to assist in consulting efforts with business clients
- Experience with analytical tools, such as SQL, R, Python and Tableau
- Ability to make sound decisions utilizing problem solving approaches and decision frameworks
- Ability to synthesize data into meaningful conclusions and recommendations to business clients
- Ability to support routine analysis
- Effectively communicate concepts, tools and techniques
- Has strong aptitude to understand Allstate systems and data in order to provide guidance to business clients
- Ability to perform in a fast paced, dynamic and ambiguous business environment
- Ability to assist data and technical projects
- Ability to revise tactics to support changing strategies and direction
- Ability to inspire trust among peers and business clients to build strong relationships
- Strong presentation skills
This position is posted in multiple office locations. Please ONLY apply for the location you are most interested in.
The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.
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