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ROLE SUMMARY

The role of the business insights team leader is to bring robust analytics, leadership and industry experience to drive disruptive change in our analytics practice at Pella Corporation.  The business insights team leader will have deep knowledge of the analytics spectrum – Descriptive, Diagnostic, Prescriptive, and Predictive Analytics – while simultaneously demonstrating the ability to implement best practices to transform analytic adoption at Pella Corporation. This person will provide mentorship and professional/technical growth to their immediate direct reports, while leading the tactical deployment of key analytics and data-inspired insights projects. This business insights team leader will also manage some report creation and distribution directly as well as through his/her direct reports. In addition to contribution within the Business Insights team, this role will also support the team leadership in its effort to evolve and amplify Pella’s analytics and insights capabilities.

 

To be a good fit for this role requires strengths in the following areas:

  • Analytic experience (5-7 years)

  • Leadership experience (2+ years)

  • Coaching and Mentoring (2+ years)

  • Communication (Verbal, Written and Presented – Concepts and Data)

  • Strong intellectual agility and reasoning skills

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE BUSINESS INSIGHTS TEAM LEADER INCLUDE:

  • The business insights team leader will have 3-5 analytics specialists as direct reports.  The successful candidate will coach their team and contribute to their professional growth all while maintain a high level of commitment to the broader organization’s analytic requests and needs.

  • Partners with multiple areas of the organization to generate rich insights for our internal partners, leveraging analytics and data expertise.  This includes leading the development of key metrics, results and analysis driving the best methods, standards, and automation for efficiency.

  • Lead a team responsible for ad-hoc reporting, advanced analysis, and in-depth analytics using a variety of information sources, tools, and analytical techniques.  This will include defining the issue to analyze, scope the effort, identify the best techniques and data sources needed to successfully complete the activity.

  • Responsible for growing the skill base of their direct reports while simultaneously keeping informed on analytic trends and how emerging and modern techniques could best benefit Pella Corporation.

  • Project management, presentations to management up to the Executive level, and vendor management as needed per agreed upon priorities and deliverables.

ESSENTIAL JOB QUALIFCATIONS FOR THE BUSINESS INSIGHTS TEAM LEADER INCLUDE:

  • Expert-level skills in foundational analytics platforms required. Skills in advanced analytics, statistics and/or data warehouse tools a plus. Aptitude in Microsoft Office suite, with strength and effective communication of information skills in Excel and PowerPoint. Understanding of data warehouse solutions, databases, and analytic/statistics packages a plus (Oracle Answers, Power BI, Minitab, R).

  • Experience with advanced analytics such as: machine learning, predictive analytics, and algorithms.

  • High-energy leader who can effectively guide team members through change needed to evolve and amplify Pella’s analytic capabilities.

  • Must be comfortable embracing uncertainty and ambiguity, while evaluating prudent risk and coaching their team through those elements.

  • Bachelor’s degree required, with emphasis in analytics, statistics, mathematics, data science, business, or finance, with sustained successful experience in business environments

  • Advanced degree in analytics, statistics, mathematics or data science, or an MBA with solid experience in analytics-related fields, is preferred.

  • Direct Marketing and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) analytics background and familiarity working with customer, prospect, and 3rd party data

  • In-depth experience performing descriptive and multi-variate statistical analytics (e.g. linear regression, CHAID, etc.) and apply to business needs (e.g. response / targeting forecast models, etc.)

  • In-depth experience creating and managing analytical data sets in potentially sub-optimal data infrastructures and the in-depth experience leveraging statistical software packages (e.g. SAS, JMP, etc.) and other user tools to do so

  • Ability to leverage mainstreamed business intelligence tools (e.g. Cognos, OBIEE, etc.) and environments (e.g. data warehouse with SQL) as needed

  • Ability to direct and partner with IT to continuously improve data management and analytics infrastructures

  • Ability to clearly and concisely simplify and communicate complex concepts, findings, and implications to all levels of the organization (e.g. junior marketing managers, agency and distribution partners, C-level, etc.)

  • Experience leading, coaching, and developing junior team members and advancing their analytic skills.

  • Possess a well-rounded analytics background as an individual contributor as well as an effective leader, either directly or through significant project management. 

  • Functional understanding of core analytics, methodologies, and tools, as well as have a working knowledge of related financial, mathematics and statistic disciplines.

  • Exceptional prioritization and project management skills will be critical.

  • Must demonstrate success as an influential, collaborative communicator – with direct reports, peer managers, internal customers and company leaders. Must be able to communicate insights gained through analysis to business leaders in a way that is straightforward and provides a clear understanding of the insight(s).

  • Must be able to identify, simplify and communicate complex concepts, findings and implications to all levels of the organization to support data-driven decision making.

  • Experience leading a small team demonstrating abilities to execute at a high level, coach and develop team members, collaborate with other leaders and think strategically about business growth.    

  • Must be a bold leader that can guide direct reports, internal customers and business leaders through change and complex business problems.

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

Pella Corporation is committed to workforce diversity. Pella is a Tobacco-Free Work Environment.  Pella participates in E- Verify.  Pella will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Pella Corporation provides a working environment free of discrimination and harassment.  Pella Corporation treats all persons equally, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age or disability, as each is protected under federal law. A number of states in which Pella operates have laws protecting classifications of Team Members not necessarily protected under federal law. Therefore, Pella also treats all persons equally, regardless of political affiliation and belief, pregnancy, national origin, age, creed, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, mental disorder, veteran status, ancestry or handicap as each category is protected under a municipal ordinance or state law.

 

 

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