Data Analyst – Manager Level
- Verisk Business: Power Advocate
We help the world see new possibilities and inspire change for better tomorrows. Our analytic solutions bridge content, data, and analytics to help business, people, and society become stronger, more resilient, and sustainable.
In September 2021, PowerAdvocate became part of Wood Mackenzie. The two businesses have come together, aligning our products, energy data, and technology to meet our customers’ rapidly changing and expanding needs. PowerAdvocate is moving to use the Wood Mackenzie name and brand going forward as we combine our teams and product sets.
By bringing together Wood Mackenzie’s extensive coverage of energy and natural resources with PowerAdvocate’s unique cost and supply chain intelligence, we’re able to provide a greater breadth and depth of market-leading analysis, data, and insight.
We are excited for the future direction of the company and helping to drive forward the energy transition. Visit woodmac.com to find out more.
Wood Mackenzie Supply Chain, formerly PowerAdvocate, delivers data and insights that make energy and natural resource companies more effective and resilient contributors to the global economy. We do that by providing our customers the right data in the right solution to help them reduce costs, manage risks, and accelerate the transition to renewable energy. At our center sit proprietary data sets and leading data science that we combine with our technology to solve our customers’ most complex business problems.
We are also a values-led company. We care for each other. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We recognize that our individual differences make us stronger. We are confident and driven, yet practical and humble. We help each other improve with direct, respectful feedback, and we encourage different viewpoints and trust in best intentions.
Does your perfect day consist of cleansing, researching, and enriching complex data for customers to find useful insights and connections? Do you have a passion for slicing-and-dicing data? Would you like to categorize and classify data to make it more usable for our customers? Do you enjoy working in a collaborative environment where you are constantly learning?
Wood Mackenzie Supply Chain is seeking a Data Analyst to join our growing company, providing cutting edge intelligence for supply chain organizations in the energy industry. We are looking for a team player who thrives in an agile and dynamic environment, and wants to enrich data to deliver superior customer results.
As a Data Analyst within Wood Mackenzie Supply Chain’s Spend Intelligence Group you will use your keen eye for detail, your creative analytical skills, and your love for working in a team to help Wood Mackenzie maintain its leadership position in energy information. The Data Analyst is a key member of the Spend Intelligence Group, responsible for the data aggregation, normalization, classification and enhancement process which turns raw customer spend data into Spend Intelligence. The analyst will utilize robust technology tools and energy industry knowledge to create a truly unique product that is one of Wood Mackenzie Supply Chain’s fastest growing solutions.
This is a full-time position in our Boston, MA office post-COVID.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
In addition to the following, other duties may be assigned to meet business needs:
- Perform data extraction, manipulation, cleaning, analysis and QA of large datasets
- Research energy industry data and suppliers to accurately and granularly classify spend into industry-specific schema
- Evaluate categorized transactions to identify misclassified content, redundant and/or ineffective categorization logic
- Collaborate in a self-managed Agile team, an innovation Wood Mackenzie has adapted from the software development domain
- 3+ years’ experience
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with advanced Excel skills including vlookups, pivot tables and queries
- Exceptional analytical, organizational, problem solving, and time management skills with attention to detail
- Proven ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment, to manage multiple tasks and/or projects with changing priorities and to communicate effectively at all levels
- Ability to balance independent and team-based work
- Manages large volumes of data and ensures quality throughout the process
- Experience with data manipulation tools to solve complex quantitative problems from joining multiple different data sources to troubleshooting data discrepancies
- Creative and innovative problem-solving skills
- A self-starter who takes initiative, asks questions, and is eager to learn
- Experience in the energy industry
- Proficiency with databases
- Proficiency with Talend or other ETL software
- Experience in spend analysis
- Some programming experience with Java preferred
- Prior experience analyzing external datasets using Python, SQL or visualization tools
PowerAdvocate leads the energy data industry by providing energy companies with clarity into their complex data. Our Energy FactBase, currently at $3+ trillion and growing, helps customers to create operational and financial excellence. We help our clients to understand how they can leverage our unique view of the marketplace to reduce costs and manage operation risk working with executives on the cutting edge in the power, oil and gas, and renewable energy sectors.
We develop applied Machine Learning solutions with the goal of scaling and automating the classification of millions of records of our clients’ supply chain data. For ten years, we have been classifying our clients’ purchasing transactions into our industry-specific categorization schema. This gives us an inordinate amount of training data – millions of rows of classified transactions representing over $3+ trillion of spend. That’s not a typo – three trillion dollars! Our efforts are focused on deploying fully-integrated Machine Learning algorithms to assist our industry experts in leveraging their knowledge at greater scale and efficiency. We have a fertile ground of training data, a can-do entrepreneurial spirit and appreciation for robust and effective analytics approaches to delivering value. To learn more about PowerAdvocate please visit us at: http://marketing.poweradvocate.com/. We are proud to be a part of the Verisk family of companies!
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