Overview: Management Science Associates, Inc. (MSA) is a diversified information management company that for half a century has provided market leaders with a competitive edge in data management, analytics, and technology. We are currently seeking a highly motivated Business Analytics Associate II for our Business Analysis division. A core requirement for the position is the ability to develop detailed analytical models and subsequently translate the model results into business implications. Statistical packages such as SAS and R are utilized for data processing, manipulation, and integration as well as for model development. Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint are used extensively to convey analytical results. Frequent client interaction, both written and verbal, will be required; therefore strong communication skills and the ability to build client relationships are a must. Clients span a range of industries including fast moving consumer goods, health and beauty, and pharmaceuticals.
Use statistical techniques with moderate guidance to maintain existing client models, forecasts, reports and analytical studies. Interact with clients under guidance from higher-level team members.
Conduct independent and collaborative analytical work on client projects led by higher-level team members
Develop and maintain efficient analytical code and documentation to manipulate large datasets and conduct statistical analysis with minimal guidance
Test and debug analytical code. Work with team members to resolve unexpected problems resulting from unusual data and from limitations inherent in software applications and data processing resources.
Present analytical results to internal team members, and provide support during client presentations
Develop in-depth understanding of client’s product and marketing environment
Mentor, train and guide lower level team members
Assist division management in sales efforts, such as preparing materials and performing research
Bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Analytics, Business Analytics, Math, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science or related discipline, or equivalent experience. MBA or relevant Master’s degree may substitute for up to one year of related experience.
Minimum one year of related experience performing analytical problem solving within market research, data analytics, computer science, or related field
Knowledge of statistics, mathematics, marketing principles and current business trends
Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, and data management skills. Proficient with statistical methods, models, and analytics
Organized with effective time management skills and the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
Detail-oriented, with an eye for quality standards
Strong communication skills, both written and oral, coupled with highly developed interpersonal skills
Advanced Microsoft office skills including MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Explorer and MS Outlook calendar and email
Knowledge of analytical programming and statistical packages
Strong work ethic and commitment to getting the job done
Self-motivated for continued learning and growth
High degree of flexibility
Accepting of change and uncertainty
Ability to form client relationships