Are you interested in working for a Fortune 100 retailer? Do you want to be able to apply your analytical knowledge and experience to help solve constantly changing business and customer facing opportunities? As a Consultant on the Business Analytics team you will be supporting Publix with Marketing measurement and data science methodologies that support decisions and create solutions related to the financial performance of Publix, its products and services, Publix Marketing campaigns, and customer behavior data.
This position consults with business partners across the organization to provide research based recommendations in support of strategic decisions for Publix. This includes managing the development and deployment of analytical solutions by researching and gathering data, performing financial analyses to glean insights, software coding and training end users on the use and interpretation of these solutions. The Business Analytics Consultant reports to the Manager of Marketing Business Analytics & Data Science.
Additional responsibilities include:
Utilizing data mining and discovery techniques to aggregate data and search for insights.
Extracting and aggregating sales data from our data warehouses and joining it to other business and customer data to uncover insights and key business drivers.
Focusing on the methodical exploration of Publix's data to insure business intelligence and predictive analytics techniques used to examine historical store and customer transaction data provide insights into how a business area, store, campaign, or item performed over time and/or in the future.
Conducting statistical analysis to determine trends and significant data relationships by using predictive software to create regression models (linear, logistic, Bayesian, stepwise, etc.), decision trees, correlation analysis, random forest models, and time series analysis.
Determining appropriate coding language to utilize based on the source and analytical methodology that needs to be applied
Selecting the appropriate data, statistical models, financial measurement approach and test methodologies necessary to help tell the business how to merchandise, market, grow, and target customers and stores.
Developing user interfaces and self-service applications to support customer usage of the Analytical Solution. This includes decisions related to the user interface design with the appropriate options so the end user can access needed data, reports, graphs, tables, insights, and recommendations with minimal training.
Developing and implementing analytical solutions that address business questions faced by decision makers throughout Publix, and translating the outputs of those solutions into actionable tools, insights, and recommendations that can be highly trusted by decision makers to influence decision making for a mixture of high and low profile projects
Bachelor's degree in Analytics, Data Science, Business, or another analytical field from an accredited college or university or its equivalent.
3 years of analytics, or similar analytics field work-related experience
At least one (1) year experience writing SQL
At least one (1) year experience writing R code or similar functionality within other statistical tools
Knowledge of data and analytics utilizing market business intelligence
Ability to apply the appropriate advanced mathematics and statistics methods to large data sets, including, but not limited to, regression models (linear, logistic, Bayesian, stepwise, etc.), decision trees, correlation analysis, random forest models, cluster analysis, k-means, sum of squares, and time series analysis
Knowledge of and ability to apply Information Systems design methodologies, testing, processes and coding languages
Ability to develop advanced data algorithms
Database architecture skills
Ability to develop data visualizations
Knowledge of and an ability to apply research best practices, including secondary research process and methods
Ability to develop research based recommendations
Basic knowledge of Alteryx and the Alteryx Server or similar Business Intelligence (BI) Tools
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
Ability to demonstrate critical and strategic thinking skills, including decision making skills
Project management skills
Ability to quickly develop an understanding of new information, processes, and
Ability to demonstrate leadership skills
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Ability to demonstrate teamwork and collaboration skills, including strong interpersonal and emotional intelligence skills
Ability to persuade others using logical debate
Ability to work under minimal supervision and be self-directed with workload
Ability to demonstrate initiative by taking responsibility for learning new skills and processes
Willingness to travel up to one week at a time with overnight stays
Ability to work a variable work schedule as needed including nights, holidays, weekends, and extended hours to meet deadlines
MBA or Masters in Analytics, System Engineering, Statistics, Data Science, or another analytical discipline
Five (5) or more years of analytics, Finance, or work-related experience
Three (3) or more years' experience writing SQL
Three (3) or more years' experience writing R code or similar functionality within other statistical tools
Experience with distributed big data and cloud based tools
Data Science Certificate
Basic knowledge of Python Coding
Advanced knowledge of SharePoint Development
Advanced knowledge of Hypothesis based tests and control experiments, utilizing time series analysis.
Advanced knowledge of Tableau or similar data visualization tool
Advanced knowledge of Publix business systems
Expert knowledge of Alteryx and the Alteryx Server or similar Business Intelligence (BI) Tools
Ability to design intuitive end user interfaces
Knowledge of other Publix Business Units, including their basic roles and responsibilities
Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
401(k) retirement savings plan
Group health plan (with prescription benefits)
Group dental plan
Group vision plan
Long-term disability insurance
Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)
Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
Paycheck direct deposit
Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases
6 paid holidays (associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager's approval: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day)