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Sr Data Analytics Analyst
Mounds View, Minnesota  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on June 21, 2021
Job Id #48037 Posted June 2, 2021

Position Description:

  • The Principal Advanced Analytics Analyst for our Data Analytics, Insights and Reporting (Platforms and Programs) plays a critical role within company's  Global Operations Operational Excellence and Transformation organization.
  • This position will drive advanced analytics and insights through business/functional engagements, analytics products development (dashboards / visualizations), and structured analysis of broad sets of data.
  • They will lead and support various trainings, communications, and change management in support of the emerging Operations OPEX Data Analytics, Insights and Reporting team.
  • The ideal candidate will work closely with the functional and network leaders to strategize, build and execute A&I programs and platforms that enable insights into key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • The candidate will drive analytics and insights that will optimize operational performance and positively impact business outcomes.
  • The candidate will also work with functional stakeholders to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and proactive decision-making via the rapid delivery of information and knowledge to users throughout Global Operations.


  • Collaborate with various Analytics groups within the Global Operations and OPEX/Transformation organization to promote the key tenets of Analytics and Insights:
  • Leverage a trusted source of truth for critical information with speed and flexibility
  • Drive consumption of KPIs across the organization
  • Actively influence and drive a data-driven culture that leverages leading indicators
  • Work within the company's  organization to incubate and grow the best analytics talent anywhere
  • Develop, prioritize, and execute on the data analytics roadmap for adoption of operational analytics and insights activity (including real-time operational data visualization dashboards, customer segmentation and profiling, continuous improvement opportunities, predictive modeling) that will transform the organization to be data-driven and metrics-based.
  • Partner with various A&I leaders in Global Operations across the company to drive actionable insights that will improve operational performance and advisor experience. Communicate and evangelize improvement recommendations (supported by data and metrics) to the Leadership Team. Lead workshops, summits, and information sharing sessions
  • Support advanced analytics and insights needs to effect better business outcomes; assist in driving the initiatives and the realization of business benefits in partnership with other Operation teams
  • Drive a test and learn mentality across all efforts
  • Create appropriate monitoring mechanisms to measure results against goals and provide insight into corrective actions or incremental opportunities within the framework of business reviews
  • Utilize functional and technical mastery and business knowledge to consistently challenge and improve business ideas, processes and recommendations
  • Evaluate and communicate to senior management trends and emerging issues with leading data indicators that affect current business strategies and indicate new strategic opportunities
  • Share best practices of A&I efforts across the company, and build collateral to source and store this information for everyones consumption across Global Operations
  • Promote and drive a data-literate culture in Global Operations
  • Manage Data Products build using agile project methodologies and use of tools like Version One, MS Project, other.
  • Promote a support infrastructure to solve current business challenges at scale; own and manage information catalog content to support Global Operations analytics
  • Support data stewardship and data governance activities and initiatives as needed.
  • Collect, validate, model, and maintain datasets for consumption by analytics products
  • Support Global Operations leaders in building a reporting infrastructure into a leading-edge holistic business intelligence environment that clearly demonstrates if the players are winning or losing
  • Advocate for and fully leverage MDT owned business intelligence technologies; implement new capabilities based on the evolving needs of Global Operations
  • Develop relationship across the matrix to influence and lead by example to improve company's  PLC knowledge
  • Work with Data Analytics, Insights and Reporting team to standardize data definitions and language by partnering with Information Technology in providing a common A&I infrastructure design via the creation of technology solutions
  • Build dashboards and visualization prototypes to conceptualize the usage of data to make business decisions
  • Apply Change Management tools and methodology to drive change


MUST HAVE (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Bachelors degree required in Data/Advanced analytics, Computer Science, Management, Economics, Statistics or other technical discipline
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience


  • Masters degree, in Data/Advanced analytics, Computer Science, Management, Economics, Statistics or other technical discipline
  • 10+ years of experience in analytics in a global Healthcare or Medical Technology company, preferably in support of operational efficiency and client satisfaction continuous improvement efforts.
  • 3+ years of experience in the medical device industry and consulting
  • Proficient in advanced Excel, SQL and analytics/reporting tools
  • Broad business understanding and ability to apply to current issues
  • Six Sigma Belt certification and/or Lean Sigma certification and experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Quality System, QSR and ISO regulations
  • Experience in change management, training and communications
  • Ability to interface with all groups and levels to solve problems and create solutions
  • Strong leadership, influencing, interpersonal, and team building skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication, and presentation skills
  • Strong process thinking, analytical mindset, and data analysis skills
  • Ability to travel approximately 20% of the time

Responsibilities :

  • Develops, inspects, mines, transforms, and models data to raise productivity, improve decision making, and gain competitive advantage.
  • Conducts statistical analysis on data and information to ensure correct predictive forecasting or classification.
  • Manages all aspects of end-to-end data processing utilizing customized report building functions of systems.
  • Maintains analytical systems, verifies the accuracy of the data, and acts as a liaison to the business.
Organizational Impact:
  • Strongly influences the design of new products, processes, standards, or operational plans based on business strategy with a significant impact on functional results .
  • Implements strategic goals established by functional leadership.
  • Changes or may establish operational plans for job area with long-range impact on results.
Innovation and Complexity:
  • Faces problems that span a wide range of difficulty and unique issues across functions and / or businesses which may cause redirection .
  • Develops solutions to unique issues Improves upon existing processes and systems using significant conceptualizing, reasoning and interpretation .
Communication and Influence:
  • Interacts with internal and external customers and vendors at various levels, including executive leadership, on significant matters.
  • Conducts briefings with senior leaders within the job function. Negotiates with others to reach understanding or agreement.
Leadership and Talent Management:
  • Frequently provides guidance, coaching and training to other employees .
  • Typically manages large, moderately complex initiatives of strategic importance to the organization, involving large cross-functional teams.
Required Knowledge and Experience:
  • Requires mastery level knowledge of specialty area and working knowledge of several other areas, typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.
  • May have deep knowledge of project management.
  • Requires a University Degree and minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

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