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Sr. Data Analyst

Plymouth, MN
Posted on Mar 14, 2023 Full time R17187
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At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to THINK OUTSIDE.


The Senior Data Analyst will develop analytics insights and reporting efforts for Data & Analytics at Polaris.  The expectation is to go beyond traditional analytics reporting and provide/present actionable insights and to facilitate change and improve the business.  Key responsibilities include ongoing delivery of reporting and insights, ad-hoc and problem-solving analysis, developing insightful recommendations to improve business performance and collaborating with other analysts and the central data team to deliver those solutions.  Work and collaborate cross-functionally with various stakeholders, IT, Analytics & Data Science teams and outside agencies.


Leadership Duties:

  • Develop and validate reports and insights, leveraging the team’s statistical analysis to support problem solving efforts

  • Serve as liaison between the Data & Analytics and the cross-functional business stakeholders, earning their confidence with reliable follow-through and proposal of actionable business insights that are accurate and objective.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the development of standard data analyses, reports, and dashboards. Demonstrating high technical knowledge of analytical tools as well as business context to drive insights across various stakeholders.

  • Drive the full cycle of analytics workflow from requirements gathering, to data collection, to reporting and visualization

  • Partner with Central Data Scientists and Data Engineers to determine the best approach to gather, model, manipulate, analyze, and present data

  • Cultivate effective relationships and instill confidence with cross-functional stakeholders and other related groups to facilitate and manage efforts across teams to leverage insights to drive change.

  • Design and develop data models and metrics to support key business strategies, initiatives, and decisions

  • Explore data, technologies, and the application of mathematical techniques to derive business insights


Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Analytics, Data Analytics, Mathematics, or equivalent quantitative discipline

  • 4+ years of professional working experience in analytics or related area of focus is required

  • ­­­­­­­­3-4+ years of professional experience with SQL queries, data modeling, and data visualization, with the aptitude to learn new ones quickly.

  • Proven business partnership connecting business questions with technical skills needed to address them.

  • Ability to develop clear understanding of how the business operates so that analytical results can be framed in a business context.

Preferred Skills:

  • Demonstrated application of statistical analysis in creating recommendations and identifying solutions

  • Extensive experience developing and maintaining Power dashboards and Alteryx Workflows

  • Very Strong Excel skills especially working with pivot tables (Power Pivot a plus), statistical, and financial analysis

    • Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills to manage multiple work requests and projects.

    • Ability to take on diverse ad-hoc reporting and analysis requests with varying complexity and scope

  • Able to effectively present analytic products to business users.

  • Proficient level analysis skills including the ability to identify patterns, potential issues, and translation of the same into functional requirements or plans

  • Takes a measured and thoughtful approach to difficult situations.

    • Strong root cause analysis and problem-solving skills.

    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and turn around analysis and provide answers quickly.

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


  • Hybrid work environment.  Limited travel required.



We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to THINK OUTSIDE.  Apply today!

At Polaris we put our employees first, by offering a holistic approach to their health and financial wellbeing.  Polaris is proud to offer competitive compensation, including a market-leading profit-sharing plan that is fundamental to our pay-for-performance culture. At Polaris, employees are owners of the company through company contributions to our Employee Stock Ownership Plan and discounted employee stock purchases plan. Employees receive a generous matching contribution to 401(k), financial wellness education and consultation to plan for their financial future. In addition to competitive pay, Polaris provides a comprehensive suite of benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, wellness programs, paid time off, gym & personal training reimbursement, life insurance and disability offerings.  Through the Polaris Foundation and our Polaris Gives paid volunteer time off, we support employees who actively volunteer their time, efforts, and passions to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities in which they live, play and work. Employees at Polaris drive our success and are rewarded for their commitment.

About Polaris

As the global leader in powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; military and commercial off-road vehicles; snowmobiles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; Aixam quadricycles; Goupil electric vehicles; and pontoon and deck boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a robust portfolio of parts, garments, and accessories. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.  

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.