Lead Analyst Market Insights (HIRED)

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Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a Fortune 50 company with operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With over 1,800 stores, Lowe’s is also the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world and growing. Beyond the Lowe’s banner, Lowe’s also owns such brands as Orchard Hardware, Reno Depot, Alacrity, etc.

Overview:
Customer Insight & Analytics (CI&A) is a 70-person team located in Mooresville, NC and Bangalore, India. CI&A rolls up to the VP of Data, Analytics and Customer Insights (DACI). The DACI organization was recently redesigned to foster strong partnership between Insights, Analytics, Data Science and Engineering and to better enable customer understanding to drive all that Lowe’s does. This will set the quality of our insights and analytics efforts apart from other retailers (both brick & mortar and online) and in turn, CI&A will help steer the future success of Lowe’s and its affiliates.

The principle purpose of the Market Insights Lead Analyst is to plan, design, direct and conduct economic modeling to understand and predict the impact of the economic environment on the home improvement industry and Lowe’s business. This includes independently conducting market sizing, growth, share and opportunity assessments that can be integrated with economic and sales models. The position requires the ability to generate the relevant analytics and derive strategic insights in order to understand market-level dynamics to identify and quantify opportunity relevant to Lowe’s to drive enterprise value, including total industry, channel, customer, product/commodity category and geography. This person also has primary responsibility for ensuring that analyses are accurate, impactful, timely and efficient, as well as for effectively communicating actionable results to the executive team and other key business areas

Key responsibilities include:
• Ensures appropriate analysis is conducted for optimal results by understanding Lowe’s business questions and the links to appropriate data and modeling concepts.
• Leverage expertise of appropriate analytics and data mining tools/methods, gathering information on the business problem and designing an analytic approach.
• Design, execute and summarize research taking insights and driving action behind those insights.
• Integrate insights from multiple projects into more strategic insights to grow the Lowe’s business.
• Stay current on economic and analytic industry trends, lead and/or coach internal clients on how to optimally leverage the econometric results into the decision-making process.
• Partner with suppliers to bring in best-in-class trend and research techniques.

Qualifications:
Required
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Statistics, Econometrics, Information Sciences, Applied Quantitative or related field plus 3-5 years experience in market research field, specifically related to Trends and/or Strategy.
• 3+ years of experience working with analytic software (e.g., SAS, SPSS, R, etc.).
• Experience with Microsoft Office tools (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
• 2+ years of proven business impact and ability to turn data into a story.
Preferred
• Master’s Degree in related field
• Experience working in a retail environment or analytics supplier.

Lowe’s is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

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