Business Intelligence, Data Analytics Specialist

Pennsylvania United States
12 Sep 2018
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12 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The Business Services Division (BSD) supports the individual and collective needs of the Penn community by promoting a hospitable, customer-friendly campus environment through the provision of mission-critical services and essential operations. BSD’s mission is to provide high-quality service in a fiscally responsible manner. The Division is currently focused on three major initiatives: Revenue growth/retention through improved marketing efforts, extended services, and development of new distribution channels; driving productivity for the Division and its customers through the better use of technology, and enhancing service offerings through upgrades and expansions of facilities.

The Specialist will perform core analytics work for the department, supporting sourcing, operations, travel, and card management.
The responsibilities include the development of strategic sourcing and procure-to-pay analytics to identify opportunities to further aggregate spend, advance economic inclusion impact, or otherwise assist the University in purchasing effectively. As part of this responsibility, the Specialist will lead the effort to transform the process and deliverables associated with presenting School/Center analytics.

Along with regular, planned business intelligence and analytical needs, the Specialist will support ad hoc requests and new initiatives related to strategic sourcing, financial controls and risk mitigation, etc.

A Bachelor’s Degree and three to five years experience required, with a minimum of two to three years in data analytics, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required knowledge includes process and data modeling, data architectural development methodology and working knowledge of databases.

Demonstrated competence in systems analysis and design and the ability to quickly learn and apply new technology.

Highest level of integrity and transparency.

Unique expertise required in turning data into actionable information.

Expert proficiency in Oracle, Business Objects, Qlik, Excel, and Powerpoint.
Advanced communications skills as related to engaging with stakeholders and developing professional deliverables.

High levels of curiosity and a driven desire to thoroughly understand and interpret data.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.