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Analytical Consultant (Data Mining)

SAS Institute LLC is seeking an experienced professional for the position of an Analytical Consultant within Pre-Sales Department.

As an Analytical Consultant you will provide analytical services independently or jointly with other departments to prospective and current customers. You will participate in end-to-end customer analytic requirements, which will include identifying data analysis needs, processing and exploring client data, translating business requirements into analytic methods, building analytic models, developing analysis reports, and presenting reports to customers. Your duties will also include SAS software demonstrations and positioning, marketing activities.

You will develop statistical and analytical systems and presentations for presale and consulting projects and sessions using knowledge of analytical methods and related SAS procedures and interfaces.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop analytical models and code for processes to meet customer requirements.
  • Forecasting and Optimization software positioning through presentations, discussions with clients, demonstrations, competitor’s analysis.
  • Design and implement prototypes for use in pre-sales activities.
  • Support data acquisition, validation, and management from data sources.
  • Provide assistance to other members of the group in the preparation of data for analysis.
  • Work closely with clients transferring data and loading data onto company systems for analyses.
  • Become proficient in the use of SAS software focusing on SAS/ETS, SAS Forecast Server, SAS Visual Statistics, SAS/OR.
  • Become specialist in dedicated business tasks solving using forecasting and optimization to solve planning tasks. For example: Integrated (strategical) planning for oil & gas/ mining/ transport/ agriculture companies; resources planning for banks, telecom and other industries.
  • Serve as principal investigator on analytical presale and consulting projects.
  • Conduct project requirements gathering.
  • Serve as departmental representative on sales and marketing calls and provide leadership and expertise in positioning analytics services.
  • Work closely with the bid group in developing proposals and estimating services and calculating software fees.
  • Arrange, prepare materials for, and facilitate meetings with clients.
  • Provide assistance in the overall day-to-day operations of the department by attending meetings and working with both internal and external customers for analytical services.

Requirements:

  • 1-2 years of experience in analytical projects.
  • Experience with SAS Forecast Server or/and SAS Enterprise Miner and/or SAS/OR.
  • Data Transformation skills, at least good SQL knowledge.
  • Technical knowledge of Forecasting and Optimization methodology and algorithms.
  • Master's degree in Statistics, Applied Maths or closely related field.
  • Good written and oral communication skills in Russian and English.
  • Strong presentation skills (written and oral).
  • Ability to communicate with people with various technical backgrounds, think analytically, write and edit technical material and relate complex concepts and applications.
  • Travel as business requirements dictate at management discretion.

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