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Lead Decision Science Analyst
Ref No.: 17-05067
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 06/07/2017
Title: Lead Decision Science Analyst
Type: Permanent - USC OR GREEN CARD ONLY
Location: San Antonio, TX - RELOCATION PROVIDED

We are looking for a Lead Decision Science Analyst to work within our Marketing Insights Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for working with a portfolio of clients to assist in: defining and implementing measurement strategies that align with marketing channel objectives and business objectives; producing meaningful marketing KPI dashboards and delivering monthly, cross-channel performance reports with actionable insight. The essence of work performed by the Decision Science Analyst involves gathering, manipulating and synthesizing data to draw conclusions and making recommended optimizations, with the aim of improving efficiency in clients' marketing strategies and increasing ROI. The successful candidate will combine strong analytical skills with an in-depth knowledge of marketing to create clear, impactful recommendations to business partners. Serves as a coach and mentor; and provides guidance to cross-functional team members to ensure success in achieving business objectives.
Provide decision support for business areas across the enterprise. Staff in this area will be responsible for applying mathematical and statistical techniques and/or innovative /quantitative analytical approaches to draw conclusions and make 'insight to action' recommendations to answer business objectives and drive change. The essence of work performed by the Decision Science Analyst involves gathering, manipulating and synthesizing data (e.g., attributes, transactions, behaviors, etc.), models and other relevant information to draw conclusions and make recommendations resulting in implementable strategies. Serves as a coach and mentor; and provides guidance to cross-functional team members to ensure success in achieving business objectives.
We are currently seeking talented Lead Decision Science Analyst (Marketing) for our San Antonio, TX facility.

Job Requirements
  • Leverages expert business/analytical knowledge to lead discussions with cross-functional teams to understand and collaborate highly complex business objectives and influence solution strategies. The business problems analyzed are typically large scale with significant impact to current and/or future business strategy. Organizes and oversees the development of requirements/resources necessary to meet objectives.
  • Applies innovative and scientific/quantitative analytical approaches to draw conclusions and make 'insight to action' recommendations to answer the business objective and drive the appropriate change. Translates recommendation into communication materials to effectively present to all levels of management. Incorporates visualization techniques to support the relevant points of the analysis and ease the understanding for less technical audiences.
  • Identifies and gathers the relevant and quality data sources required to fully answer and address the problem for the recommended strategy through testing or exploratory data analysis (EDA). Integrates/transforms disparate data sources and determines the appropriate data hygiene techniques to apply.
  • Thoroughly documents assumptions, methodology, validation and testing to facilitate peer reviews. Subsequent analysts should be able to rely on documentation to replicate and continue work.
  • Monitors, understands and adopts emerging technology that can affect the application of scientific methodologies and/or quantitative analytical approaches to problem resolutions.
  • Succinctly delivers complex analysis/findings in a manner that conveys understanding, influences senior executives, garners support for recommendations, drives business decisions, and influences business strategy. Recommendations typically have a major impact on business results. Provides subject matter expertise in operationalizing recommendations.
Minimum Requirements
  • If Bachelor's degree, 8+ years experience in a decision support analytic function and 3+ years of direct and/or indirect management experience Or If Master's Degree, 6+ years experience in a decision support analytic function and 3+ years of direct and/or indirect management experience Or If PhD, 5+ years experience in a decision support analytic function and 3+ years of direct and/or indirect management experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences or other quantitative discipline. (Four years work experience in statistics, mathematics or quantitative analytics or related experience can be substituted in lieu of a degree in addition to the minimum years of work experience required. 12 years total) OR A Master's Degree in quantitative analytics or a related field OR A PhD in quantitative analytics or a related field
*Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level.*
When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not be able to change your responses.

Preferred
  • Bachelors, Master's or PhD in a quantitative discipline
  • 4+ years marketing industry experience including working knowledge of digital channels, direct tactics, and/or traditional media
  • Proven history of presenting complex data & analysis to executive leadership in a clear, concise manner
  • Experience with digital analytic tools such as Google Analytics, Adobe SiteCatalyst, etc
The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.
All of our client's employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.
Our client also offers a variety of on-site services and conveniences to help you manage your work and personal life, including seven cafeterias, two company stores and three fitness centers.
Relocation assistance is available for this position.