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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Marketing/Business Analyst (Austin, TX)


The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research, located in Austin, TX, is the leading provider in Continuing Education for insurance and risk management practitioners. For almost four decades we have set the standard of quality in the business and during that time 130,000 people have used and continued to use our programs as the foundation upon which they have built and continue to build their careers and businesses.
Our CIC, CRM, CISR and CSRM designations give national recognition to our 50,000+ designee costumers. www.TheNationalAlliance.com.


The Marketing/Business Analyst will be responsible for creating descriptive and statistical business models to strategically analyze financial and operational data; Therefore procuring the achievement of business objectives of The National Alliance. The position requires proactively initiating, developing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal associates and recommending action plans to achieve financial/operational efficiencies. She/he will work closely with cross-functional teams to drive results and anticipate future business directions.

Estimated primary responsibility allocations:

30% - Analysis
15% - Data Management
55% - Report Development including Universe Design


  • Understands client organization's direction, structure, and requirements
  • Analyzes data to determine industry and competitive positioning.
  • Develop reports and dashboards that enable data driven decisions using current BI tools. (Business Objects, SAS).
  • Actively participate in data management and modeling to develop and maintain effective data repositories including data marts and universes.
  • Transforms data and variables for the purpose of further use and analysis
  • Participates in the design of operational systems, business processes, and reports.
  • Assesses project and/or business needs and produces supporting data and reports.
  • Identifies and documents system deficiencies then recommends solutions.
  • Prepares reporting requirements, specifications, and recommendations.
  • Prepares reports that are easily understood with the operational vision.
  • Develop and/or outline strategic action items based on analysis.
  • Provides status and information to Management for evaluation and guidance.

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 3-4 years of Business Objects design and development of Reports
  • Firm understanding of Business Objects XI and its most current features, including Crystal Reports.
  • 3+ years designing, developing and interpreting statistical and descriptive analysis/models
  • 3+ years of SQL writing experience; can write complex SQL as warranted by a project
  • Experience gathering requirements and analyzing data
  • Experience building database views and SQL performance tuning as needed
  • Ability to manage workload and work effectively with little supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills - Able to multi task, prioritize and coordinate resources
  • Application development experience is a plus
  • Demonstrated record of translating strategy into measurable outcomes
  • Experience exploring relationships between multiple pieces and sources of data.
  • Experience in identifying the underlying drivers of performance measures.
  • Proven ability in relationship management, interpersonal communication, and self-management.
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to understand how report results effect business decisions.

  • Experience with business intelligence applications (i.e. Business Objects X1 and Crystal).
  • Experience with statistical analysis applications (i.e. SAS).
  • Experience with business applications (i.e. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access and advanced Excel).

Email resume to: ASchott [at] scic.com (replace [at] by @)

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