Analyst, People Analytics

Nestle USA - Arlington, VA3.7

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé USA is the place for you. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading nutrition, health and wellness company , our goal is to continue to provide more nutritious foods, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact. Joining Nestlé means you can make an impact on an enormous scale.

Let's challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. We need to grow as a company and bring an intensity to our work that puts our competitors on notice. We must work as one team under one Nestlé brand, leading innovation across the organization, and empowering our employees to succeed in the workplace and beyond. We’ll win — and we’ll do it the right way.

Dis cover the ways that Nestlé USA values and supports our employees and community. Giving back continues to be a part of the Nestlé tradition. As the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, our focus is not only about nourishing our customers, it’s about enriching you!

The mission of the People Insights and Innovation team is to enable Nestle USA to translate people-related data into insights & action and make data-driven business decisions that help the organization win through people. More specifically, the team is responsible for the development of metrics, data collection methodologies, data analysis and reporting to assist in decision making, goal setting, and evaluation of HR programs.

This position supports the HR Analytics team and is entrusted with access to confidential personnel data. As a member of HR Analytics, the Data Analyst is responsible for:
Pulling and compiling data from multiple sources including SAP (Business Objects) to be used in analyses of people-related data
Analyzing and deriving meaning from people-related data to help leaders make informed business decisions
Conducting data quality checks to ensure accuracy
Administering surveys using internal software (Qualtrics)
Fulfilling HR customers’ ad-hoc report requests
Supporting key HR Analytics team projects and process improvement initiatives

Fill ad-hoc reporting requests received through the HR Analytics request queue. Follow up with HR customers to ensure that deliverables meet their needs and to coach them on using data to answer business questions. Data quality checks for the main HR data sets. Document specifications of new reports and report changes.
Apply quantitative techniques to derive meaning from HR data. Collaborate with other HR Analytics team members in data quality activities. Communicate analysis results in a clear and concise manner to diverse audiences. Compare Nestlé USA HR metrics against internal and external benchmarks. Work to revise data/metric collection methods to improve data accuracy and relevance. Participate in the development of new data sources and collection methods.
Play a key role in departmental projects and process improvement initiatives. Participate in the design and execution of process improvement initiatives that may involve developing new or upgrading existing technology solutions.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Direct supervision given by Director, People Insights and Innovation

Position will guide and advise HR business partners, peers and other members of the HR team.

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Industrial Psychology, Marketing, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics (or related field) is required.
Master's Degree in Business Administration, Industrial Psychology, Marketing, Marketing Research, Economics, Statistics, Business Statistics, and Mathematics is preferred, but not required.
Experience with one or more of the following preferred: Business Analytics, Data Mining for Business, Business Analytics for Managers, Business Performance & Risk Management and Analytics
Strong mathematical and analytical skills with proven attention to detail.
Ability to use statistics to understand data and make informed decisions.
Solid understanding of HR including service, support and technical inquiries is preferred.

Work experience as an analyst or in a similar position preferred
Experience taking complex data and translating it into a simple and logical story, using data manipulation, representation and transformation.
Strong expertise with basic office software applications required (Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access).
Experience with the following programs a plus: Access, Qualtrics, R, Visual Basic –VB Script, Business Objects.
Experience analyzing data for human resources a plus.
Workforce planning knowledge and experience a plus.

Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, including an aptitude for helping and coaching others, and the ability to work with personnel at all organizational levels.
Consulting mindset (i.e. ability to partner with a customer to flush out and deliver upon his/her true needs)
The ability to use data effectively relating multiple data bases.
Strong analytical aptitude with a proven ability to analyze and interpret business requirements and translate them into functional specifications is required.
Flexibility and adaptability to the demands and requirements of a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities; ability to work on multiple projects and assignments simultaneously.
Excellent verbal and written skills, organizational and time management abilities.
Creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to complex problems that may not have one clear answer; the ability to identify alternatives, workarounds or temporary solutions.
The ability to challenge the status quo and recommend new methods and solutions to problems and issues.
Ability to translate data into insights
Stakeholder management
Strong customer-service orientation