Business Analytics Specialist at Microsoft

Business Analytics Specialist Details

Oct. 21, 2018, 9:36 p.m.
Business Programs & Operations
Individual Contributor
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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