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POSITION TITLE: Sr. Business Data Analyst


JOB OVERVIEW:

This Sr. Business Data Analyst provides analytic partnership to business users throughout organization by providing insights that help them make informed decisions about workforce and business initiatives. This individual will be responsible for developing the approach and methodology for analysis, defining the variables to test/evaluate, identifying relevant data sources, planning and ultimately analyzing, drawing conclusions and insights from the data and reporting results to our business partners. The individual will use multiple data sources to find relevant relationships and turn them into actionable insights the business leaders can implement. As a consultant to business partners, this individual will recommend ways to improve all facets of our business from Employee to Guest to Check. The position will require a creative, detail-oriented thought-starter who can manage multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.


ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Identifies appropriate analytical tools and methods; uses advanced knowledge of business analysis to perform a range (basic to highly complex) of quantitative analyses and predictive modeling

-Leverages tools and existing data (e.g., Workforce, Financial, Guest, Check, Operations) to develop robust quantitative models and analytical insights that support our business initiatives.

-Acts as internal consultant partnering with clients to identify research questions, establish hypothesis, determine metrics to be assessed, and interprets the results of analyses to drive insight; must be able to communicate and explain the results of more technical analyses to business partners in a digestible, visual fashion and recommend ways to further inform and evaluate success of an ongoing initiative.

-Consults with brands on the impact of marketing and operational initiatives on our guest, overall profitability, and workforce.

-Manage all phases of projects, including consulting with clients, developing research/project plans, data collection, analysis and presentation. Help to create an environment where well informed, fact-based decisions are made about our business.

-Collaborate and coordinate analytic efforts with larger analyst community within Darden


REQUIRED TECHNICAL SKILLS:

-Minimum 3-5 years of experience in applied analytics.

-Advanced analytical skills and experience such as root cause analysis, correlation analysis, test vs control, demographic segmentation, benchmarking, regression, etc.

-Ability to extract, aggregate, normalize, mine and prep data sets for analysis

-Proficient in use of big data analytics software (ex. Alteryx, Rapid Miner, Knime, JMP, Talend)

-Proficient in a visualization software (PowerBI, Tableau, Dossier)

-Strong proficiency in all Microsoft Office Products and business intelligence tools

-Strong business acumen

-Strong understanding of statistical concepts

-Moderate SQL skills

-Excellent communication skills both written and verbal


REQUIRED EDUCATION:

-Bachelor’s degree in computer science, finance, economics, or related field; Master’s Preferred


OTHER KEY QUALIFICATIONS:

-Experience with MicroStrategy, PeopleSoft or other enterprise HR data structures preferred

-Experience with Cloud environment a plus (Azure, Databricks/Jupiter Notebooks, Snowflake preferred)

-Financial analysis, strategy development or economics knowledge preferred

-Six Sigma or experience in other problem solving methodology desirable