Spherion, in partnership with American Family Insurance, is recruiting for a DIRECT HIRE Statistical Senior Analyst. This position supports organizational strategy and operations through design and statistical analysis of business initiatives and experiments. Works with business partners to understand what the business needs and issues are to address. Applies advanced knowledge of statistics and data mining (e.g., predictive modeling, simulation) or other mathematical techniques to recognize patterns and create insights from business data. Designs, develops, and evaluates statistical and predictive models that lead to business solutions. Serves as lead statistician for the unit, providing expertise, oversight and guidance on statistical analysis efforts. Communicates findings and recommendations to management across different departments. Supports implementation efforts.
Preferred candidates will have a Masters level degree in Statistics, advanced experience with experimental design/design of experiments (DOE) and SAS skills.
Works internally and with I/S and Enterprise Data Management to define, secure and prepare datasets for statistical modeling.
Explores data using a variety of statistical (e.g., data mining, regression, cluster analysis) techniques to answer business questions or guide future model development.
Builds programs for running statistical tests on data and for understanding correlation of various attributes.
Builds hypotheses, identifies research data attributes and determines best approach to address business issues.
Applies advanced statistical techniques, including analysis of variance, t-tests, factor analysis, regression and multivariate analyses or simulation, to analyze the effects of business initiatives.
Builds predictive models (e.g., logistic regression, generalized linear models) as appropriate to support business partner objectives and business needs.
Working hours: M-F 1ST SHIFT
This position requires travel up to 10% of the time.
Specialized Knowledge and Skills Requirements
Demonstrated experience providing customer-driven solutions, support or service
Demonstrated experience building predictive models utilizing advanced statistical analysis, including generalized linear models, decision trees, logistic and multivariate regression.
Demonstrated experience communicating business implications of complex data relationships and results of statistical models to multiple business partners.
Demonstrated experience utilizing advanced descriptive statistics and analysis techniques (such as forecasting, analysis of variance, t-tests, categorical data analysis, nonparametric data analysis, cluster analysis, factor analysis and multivariate statistical analysis) design business experiments and measure the impact of business actions.
Demonstrated experience with statistical and modeling software tools, such as SAS, SPSS or R.
Demonstrated experience working with various business partners to scope and design the statistical framework for business experiments, and socialize and help integrate results of analysis of experiments.
MS degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Engineering Actuarial Science or related field or equivalent designation, such as Fellowship of the Casualty Actuarial Society.
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