Business Analytics Specialist at Microsoft

Business Analytics Specialist Details

Oct. 21, 2018, 9:36 p.m.
Business Programs & Operations
Individual Contributor
Full-Time
Redmond, WA
Insights (HRBI) Team The Human Resources
Do you enjoy using your quantitative and analytical skills to find and solve big problems? Are you interested in driving data-based decisions to tackle strategic challenges? We are looking for someone to do just that in the context of Microsoft's biggest asset - our people. The Human Resources Business Insights (HRBI) Team supports Microsoft HR's global businesses by applying analytics and research to the multi-faceted people agenda. We are looking for a passionate practitioner to partner with our Global Talent Acquisition organization to drive this work across Microsoft's recruiting function. The ideal candidate is a person with practical broad-based experience in business analysis, and/or graduate school level focus on business administration and analytics. This candidate is also comfortable in a fast-paced environment and capable of juggling multiple initiatives simultaneously often against short time constraints. They are able to flex and re-prioritize to adjust to changing business

In this role you will be challenged to: Apply a breadth of tools and analytical techniques to answer a wide range of high-impact people-related business questions Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources and reconcile conflicts Decompose high-level information into details and summarize low-level information for general understanding Translate findings into succinct, actionable business insights, often in coordination with partners who help you tell a holistic story Educate clients on self-service solutions Solve sometimes ambiguous business problems by formulating and facilitating
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications include but are not limited to: 5-7 years progressive work experience applying analytical methods to business problems, driving improved decision-making and outcomes HR experience preferred BA/BS degree in Business, Economics, or Finance MBA strongly preferred Demonstrated ability to work in ambiguous situations and across organizational boundaries Exceptional customer focus and project management skills – able to interact and contract professionally with a diverse group of executives, managers, and subject matter experts Strong attention to detail and high commitment
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