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Wellmark - Des Moines Analytics Associate in Des Moines, Iowa

About the Role: Responsible for extracting, integrating analyzing, and interpreting data from internal and external data sources, to develop intelligence packaging that draws conclusions and supports recommendations that will help to achieve business goals. Collaborate with Business Analytics team and key business stakeholders to ensure critical business objectives are met by following the analytics lifecycle within assigned domains. Work crossfunctionally with business stakeholders to identify risk, and provide solutions that drive dataenabled decisions.

Why Wellmark? We are a mutual insurance company owned by our policy holders across Iowa and South Dakota, and we’ve built our reputation on over 80 years’ worth of trust. We are not motivated by profits. We are motivated by the well-being of our friends, family, and neighbors–our members. If you’re passionate about joining an organization working hard to put its members first, to provide best-in-class service, and one that is committed to sustainability and innovation, consider applying today!


For consideration, you must meet one of the following educational/technical requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in quantitative discipline such as statistics, mathematics, finance, accounting, computer science, engineering or economics - OR

  • 4 years of direct and applicable work experience

With specific experience in the following:

  • Prior experience in data or statistical analysis. Including data collection, joins, analysis, statistics and/or data presentation. With specific exposure with the following:

  • Hands-on data analysis of databases and files using SQL dialects and statistical programming languages

  • Strong formulas and data visualizations knowledge

  • Exposure with business intelligence, reporting, or analytics platforms

  • Naturally curious and ability to drive business decisions and solutions

  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to present complex information

  • Someone that is proactive, a self-starter and can manage priorities through effective time management skills


  • Master’s degree

  • Experience working with unstructured data sets

  • Experience developing project roadmaps and timelines

  • Basic understanding of data warehousing

a. Participate in or conduct discovery sessions and stakeholder interactions to gain business understanding and identify business problem. Understand the project objectives and gather requirements to build a preliminary plan.

b. Research and gather appropriate data from various sources. Source, extract, assemble, collate, and consolidate data needs for the business.

c. Profile and prepare data for analysis.

d. Build and execute models to analyze business outcomes, using tables, graphs, and charts, as well as algorithms, forecasts and trends.

e. Interpret results, identify key findings to quantify business value.

f. Develop a narrative to summarize and convey findings to stakeholders. Make recommendations based on findings.

g. Create, update, and maintain a production schedule for reporting and ensure reports and presentations are completed on schedule.

h.Manage multiple projects simultaneously and support corporate process improvement initiatives, meeting aggressive timeframes.

i. Collaborate with Business Analytics peers to identify reporting objectives and develop reports and analyses that meet their needs and drive Wellmarks value proposition for stakeholders.

j. Wrangle data from a wide variety of data sets and assemble into normalized and enriched data assets that enables new insights, solutions, and visualizations. Perform and document data profiling, quality assessment, source consolidation, aggregation and other data manipulation efforts, to understand data formats, source systems, file sizes, etc.

k. Create, update, and maintain documentation and procedures for sourcing, analyzing, and preparing internal reporting and presentations.Ensure the highest quality and integrity of data sources.

l. Other duties as assigned.

Posting Title: Analytics Associate

Requisition ID: 214603


External Company Name: Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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