Data Analyst

To enable low to medium complex business partners to make fully informed decisions around business, process, client, and crew performance using more timely, meaningful, and accurate data analytics.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partners with Category Managers and teams in ad-hoc data analysis in support of category strategy development and savings generation (e.g. should cost analysis) by recommending strategic decisions around existing suppliers and spend.
  • Creates deliverables and actionable recommendations based on analytical findings. Is able to present insights in a compelling manner. Informs business decisions based on analytical findings. Guides business partners on the interpretation and use of analytic results.
  • Uses spend analysis tool (an IT capability used to understand trends in spend by category, supplier, and division) to develop creative and technically sound data reports on a periodic or ad hoc basis.
  • Develops strong working knowledge of data sources and data mining tools.
  • Meets with internal clients and interprets requests for information to determine appropriate sources of information and data mining techniques to be employed.
  • Provides tool and data support to business users and fellow team members.
  • Documents project deliverables, including but not limited to program descriptions, run instructions and run frequency, paying attention to team guidelines.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.


  • Undergraduate degree preferably in Computer Science or MIS or equivalent work experience in Data or Business Analysis
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in data mining, data analysis, data management, and data stewardship
  • Experience with data modeling concepts, database design for relational and multi-relational databases
  • Solid knowledge of current versions of the Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Excel and Access), including VBA
  • Strong, demonstrated analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with attention to detail, while managing multiple tasks

Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

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