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Data Analytics - Senior Business Data Analyst (Cedar Rapids, IA)

About GreatAmerica

GreatAmerica is a national commercial equipment finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime. While GreatAmerica has grown to more than 600 team members, our entrepreneurial spirit remains and endless opportunities lie ahead. We have experienced unparalleled year over year growth since our founding in 1992.

GreatAmerica is structured in cross functional teams that allow individuals to make informed decisions that benefit the company and our customers. There is no doubt in our minds we are building the greatest company of its kind, offering the finest products and services available anywhere. When you are part of the GreatAmerica team, you are part of the future, part of an opportunity to grow professionally and to reach your potential while enjoying your work.

Position Summary

The Senior Domain Business Data Analyst will work closely with business stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to leverage data for enhanced decision making and to generate actionable insights which drive incremental business value for both GreatAmerica and GreatAmerica’s customers.  Analytics projects will run the full spectrum of the business intelligence maturity model including descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analysis.  Mentorship of business partners to improve data literacy will be a core function of this role. 

Essential Functions

  • Participate as integral component of the Operation Domain leadership teams. Help identify and drive material business capability improvements
  • Participate in the development of the Operation Domain operational reviews. Develop and populate actionable information for the operational review
  • Work with business stakeholders to identify opportunities for use of data to deliver incremental business value to the functional areas and/or business units
  • Gather, profile, aggregate and transform data to support analytic requirements
  • Develop actionable data visualization vehicles for use by business leaders on an intraday and next day basis to change business outcomes.
  • Perform data mining activities following the CRISP-DM process to solve business problems. This will include both predictive and prescriptive modeling
  • Build and manage models to forecast key company metrics and to better understand the underlying drivers of their performance. Conduct model validation activities post deployment
  • Communicate analytical results via both written and oral presentation to business stakeholders
  • Identify gaps in data collection and collaborate with engineering on data capture specifications
  • Educate and mentor business stakeholders on the application of analytical approaches (including problem statement definition, decision trees, trending analysis, forecasting, key performance indicators, etc.)
  • Promote a data driven culture throughout GreatAmerica via active participation in a data champion community utilized for knowledge and best practice sharing.

Position Qualifications


For all GreatAmerica team members:  Honesty/Integrity, Customer Oriented, Accountability, Tenacious, Communication Skills (Oral & Written), Adaptability          

For this position: Business Acumen, Analytical Skills, Technical Aptitude, Problem Solving, Self-Motivated, Accuracy, Detail Oriented.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Analytics, Finance, Math, Information Systems, Statistics or relevant field.  Master’s degree or professional certification in business analytics is required.

Experience: 3 or more years of experience performing analysis in a business setting with a history of deriving actionable insights from complex datasets utilizing advanced analytics. 


Skills and Abilities

Computer Skills:

  • Excellent SQL experience writing queries to acquire data from complex data sets
  • Expertise with data visualization and dashboard tools such as Tableau, QlikView or equivalent
  • Experience with predictive modeling scripting languages a plus
  • Experience with a data science or machine learning platform such as DataRobot, RapidMiner or equivalent a plus
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, specifically Excel                                                                 

Other Requirements:

  • Strong business acumen with the desire to understand the core drivers of business behaviors
  • Solid understand of statistics with ability to explain statistical concepts to non-technical audiences

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