Data Analyst

Company Description

The Greater Houston Retailers Cooperative Association, Inc. is one of the leading independent convenience store cooperatives in the nation. GHRA provides many benefits and values to its members. GHRA operates a full-service warehouse and distribution center supplying goods and services to the convenience store industry.

Job Description

Data Analyst

General Summary:

Reports to Director of Supply Chain Procurement

The Data Analyst is responsible for developing and preparing business models, data analysis, dashboards/visualization, and trend reports to assist in the evaluation of key business and product opportunities. The information you curate will be used to determine current and future business strategies while the company is going through a period of certain changes.

In addition, this job is responsible for creating support tools to assist with daily business operations.

  • Create reports for Executives/management, and internal teams.
  • Collaborate with team members to collect and analyze data.
  • Use graphs, infographics, and other methods to visualize data.
  • Establish KPIs to measure the effectiveness of business decisions.
  • Structure large data sets to find usable information.
  • Identify trends and opportunities for growth through analysis of complex datasets.
  • Evaluate internal systems for efficiency, problems, and inaccuracies, and develop and maintain protocols for handling, processing, and cleaning data.
  • Create presentations and reports based on recommendations and findings.

Primary Responsibility:

  • Work closely with project managers to understand and maintain focus on their analytics needs, including critical metrics and KPIs, and deliver actionable insights to relevant decision-makers.
  • Proactively analyze data to answer key questions for stakeholders, with an eye on what drives business performance, and investigate and communicate which areas need improvement in efficiency and productivity.
  • Create and maintain rich interactive visualizations through data interpretation and analysis, with reporting components from multiple data sources.
  • Develop and maintain databases by acquiring data from primary and secondary sources and build scripts that will make our data evaluation process more flexible or scalable across datasets.
  • Using statistical tools to identify, analyze, and interpret patterns and trends in complex data sets could be helpful for the diagnosis and prediction.
  • Assigning numerical value to essential business functions so that business performance can be assessed and compared over periods of time.
  • Analyzing local, national, and global trends that impact both the organization and the industry.
  • Preparing reports for the management stating trends, patterns, and predictions using relevant data.
  • Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary.

Essential Functions:

Data Analyst responsibilities and preferred requirements include, but are not limited to:

Data Analysis/Visualization

  • Perform research to identify data issues and develop/create solutions for managing data quality and integrity.
  • Responsible for collecting, analyzing, evaluating, and reporting sales data to evaluate performance measured against sales targets to increase sales productivity.
  • Research and evaluate economic, market, industry and customer growth trends and conditions.
  • Monitor competitor activity on a weekly basis and update systems as needed.

Effective Communications

· Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools, and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.

Business Acumen

· Knowledge of business concepts, tools, and processes that are needed for making sound decisions in the context of the company’s business; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

ERP System Knowledge

  • Experience with ERP systems, PowerBI, or any additional tools.
  • Knowledge of database and application software, concepts, and structures, as well as ERP implementation preferred.

Experience and Skills:

  • 2-3+ years of experience using data visualization tools like PowerBI or Tableau
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems and tables
  • Confidence working with Excel formulas (VLOOKUP, COUNTIFS, etc.)
  • Strong mathematical skills to help collect, measure, organize and analyze data.
  • Knowledge of programming languages like SQL, Oracle, R, MATLAB, and Python a plus.
  • Technical proficiency regarding database design development, data models, techniques for data mining, and segmentation.
  • Proficiency in statistics and statistical packages like Excel to be used for data set analyzing.
  • Knowledge of how to create and apply the most accurate algorithms to datasets to find solutions.
  • Adept at queries, writing reports, and making presentations.
  • Must be able to define, diagnose, and resolve problems.
  • Must be able to operate with little guidance.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Performs duties with the highest degree of accuracy.

Educational Requirements:

· Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • May be standing or sitting for extend period of times.
  • Extended period of time working in front of computer monitor.
  • Flexible/able to work additional hours when needed.

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The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, as identified, and shall not be considered an exhaustive list of job responsibilities which may be inherent in the job.  Responsibilities are subject to change.