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Business Data Analyst

Description

Remote - This position does not require employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. The Employees role enables them to work off-site on a permanent basics. In the USA this is an employee who lives more than 100 miles from their designed, Primary worksite

Our Team

The Chief Data & Analytics Office (CDAO) is an exciting, entrepreneurial, fast-growing group within General Motors whose transformative mission is to help GM adopt data-driven decision making and advanced analytics to drive significant sales and profit improvement, industry-leading customer experience and achieve our mission of Zero collisions, Zero emissions and Zero congestion.  We are a part of the  Strategy & Growth team headed by Alan Wexler, who as a direct report to Chairman and CEO, Mary Barra, is responsible for driving exponential growth for the company through new business opportunities.

The Sales, Marketing & Brand (SMB) Analytics team is the business-facing team focused on supporting key groups within GM, including Global Marketing, US Sales, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick-GMC, the Truck Product team and the EV Growth Operations organization.  We work like internal consultants and liaise with the businesses and GMIT to identify business opportunities, frame the challenge within an analytical construct, coordinate the alignment of data assets, implement solutions, and design a measurement framework to assess the efficacy of the analytical solution. We also help our partners adopt self-service analytical tools and ensure they reach a level of comfort and maturity with data and advanced analytics in order to compress the amount of time spent socializing and gaining buy-in.

The team is leading some very exciting company-wide projects including One View of the Customer (OVOC), where we are developing a comprehensive 360 degree view of our customers and layering on an AI/ML decision engine to allow us to determine the right next action for our customers allowing us to provide world class customer engagement.

In addition, we are building the EV Insights Platform (EViP), where we are combining multiple data sets together into one large database and making it easy to consume with PowerBI, resulting in the ability to derive deep insights on an ongoing basis for all things EV across the company.  Imagine having the opportunity to become one of the company’s leading experts in EV data & analytics, a new space that will drive GM’s growth and profitability for decades to come.

The Data Analyst will have a unique opportunity to be the business facing representative of our Analytics shared services that will develop technical strategies and drive value from a big data approach to advanced analytics, machine learning. The successful candidate will support a team that will develop data driven products by synthesizing data from such sources as vehicle telematics, driver behavior, mobile applications, in vehicle applications, digital behavior and external data sources.  As such, they must have both strong quantitative and analytical skills, as well as strong business acumen and communications.

This individual must be proficient in IT terminology and advances in technology, but simultaneously know the business language and dynamics to address business challenges. They must be able to work efficiently with large data sets to derive insights and answer business questions through a data driven approach.   Finally, they must know how to communicate these insights to business partners through compelling data visualizations in a simple and concise manner.  

Role Responsibilities

  • Support diverse technical teams to ensure project deliverables fulfill business needs, are on-time, and meet business requirements
  • Coordinate with marketing to develop data driven strategies: plan, implement and execute
  • Contribute to the definition of an overarching big-data-driven approach to advanced analytics strategy
  • Work with cross-functional teams to discover and develop actionable, high-impact data analytics need and data opportunity statements in a variety of core business areas
  • Create breakthrough solutions, performing exploratory and targeted data analyses to drive iterative learnings
  • Work with business domain, IT and data experts to identify detailed data needs, sources, and structure to support solution development
  • Delivering ad-hoc analysis

Additional Description

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills: 
  • Strong business acumen, and the ability to translate “data” to a “business story” and effectively communicate it to business stakeholders and partners.
  • Experience with A|B testing
  • SME with Tableau and Alteryx or PythonCollaborative team player orientation towards work relationships, strong culture awareness
  • Skilled in project management and oversight skills 
  • Skilled in priority setting and alignment of project priorities with business strategy
  • Ability to break down complex problems and projects into manageable goals
  • Ability to influence people across the organization. Ability to act as a change agent. 
  • Skilled in communicating the benefits of Data analysis to business line professionals to create a value proposition, including executive level audiences. Effectiveness in building trust, respect and cooperation among teams
  • Experience supporting diverse and creative technical teams in a fast-paced environment

Technical Skills:

  • Data integration using SQL, Oracle or SQL Server environments
  • Min 2- years experience working with Python, R, and Tableau.
  • Business Intelligence / Reporting Tools:  Tableau, Power BI, Excel, SAS, SPSS
  • Ability to identify useful information in data sets and suggest conclusions that support decision making
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • Understanding of data gathering, inspecting, cleansing, transforming, and analyzing techniques
  • Communication skills with the ability to distill complex subjects to a wider audience.
  • Excellent collaboration and project management skills

Required Experience

  • 3-5 years’ experience translating business needs to data requirements, turning data into compelling stories, and completing the full cycle from data to measurable outcomes.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science, information technology, business, engineering or related field
  • No Degree beats proven experience!

Compensation:

  • The median level of salary compensation for this role is ($109,000).
  • Bonus Potential: An incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level, and individual performance. Benefits:
  • Benefits: GM offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefit programs. Benefit options include medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement savings plan, sickness and accident benefits, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, tuition assistance programs, employee assistance program, GM vehicle discounts and more.

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at Careers.Accommodations@GM.com or call us at 800-865-7580. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.