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 I 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 significant guidance to maintain existing client models, forecasts, reports and analytical studies. May interact with clients with significant guidance from higher-level team members.
Conduct independent and collaborative analytical work on client projects led by higher-level team members
Maintain existing analytical code
Test and debug analytical code
Explain individual work and present analytical results to internal team members, and provide support during client presentations
Develop in-depth understanding of client's product and marketing environment
Bachelor's degree in Quantitative Analytics, Business Analytics, Math, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science or related discipline, or equivalent experience
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
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