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Sr Data AnalystTemporary

Job Information:
Posted Date: April 26, 2021 |

Position Title: Sr Data Analyst – Technical

Location:  Remote

Duration: 4 Months

This person will be creating reports, dashboards, running and creating queries and must translate all of the data into a readable format. They will need to write queries in SQL and will use SAS for reporting. Cognos V11 experience strongly preferred, as that is where data will be pulled from as well.

Under minimal direction, performs research and analysis. Works independently to improve data quality, data collection and analysis processes; develops data modeling methodologies and report design to meet diverse and changing business needs.  Participates and leads strategic and tactical projects with VSP and Family of Company business partners, external business partners and/or clients.  Acts as a liaison and/or consultant with internal and external business partners on data integrity and/or software tools.

Essential Functions

  • Performs advanced data analysis including sampling, modeling, and evaluation of statistical metrics
  • Performs project conceptualization, design, methodology, data mining, analysis, risk adjustment, presentation of report results and development of business recommendations
  • Researches and evaluates trends, forecasts, interventions and impacts.  Formulates recommendations for VSP and VSP Global programs, and provides information for decision and project support
  • Develops recommendations for key messages to external workgroups and strategic business partners and/or clients
  • Identifies doctor education and outreach opportunities and participates in efforts to educate business partners and other key stakeholders
  • Works closely with Executives and Management as well as corporate committees on policy development, project proposals, corporate strategies, and/or performance metrics enhancing decision making capabilities
  • Provides consultation on system design and analysis to achieve business objectives
  • Serves as a mentor to others, particularly in the areas of data analysis, eyecare industry research, resolution of complex business and technical problems, and technical skill development

Job Specifications
Typically has the following skills or abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, information systems or other related fields, or equivalent experience
  • Five years experience using analytic tools to perform statistical analysis
  • Five years of programming experience using various systems
  • Five years of experience in study design, data mining, data modeling and statistical methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively develop, communicate and recommend solutions based upon analysis performed
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to network, negotiate and build relationships with internal and external business partners and to express complex analytical and technical information to a variety of audiences at all levels
  • Ability to act as a mentor and/or technical expert for the team and business partners
  • Proficiency in manipulation, interpretation and analysis of large databases and report production and automation
  • Experience in the Health Care industry with knowledge of medical claims coding is preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite applications such as; Excel, Access, Visual Basic, etc
  • Must be an independent self-starter and possess excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a team environment
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate information to a wide variety of technical and non-technical individuals or groups at all levels of the organization

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