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Data Science Analyst

Oriental Trading Company, Inc. Omaha, NE

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Essential Functions:

  1. Retrieves data using SQL within the Netezza framework and quality-checks those data prior to analysis
    1. Identifies data types (transactional, text, clickstream, etc.) and volume of data
    2. Preps incoming data for use by Data Scientists
    3. Optimizes code to make ongoing data retrieval as quick as possible
  2. Modifies basic R, SAS, or Python code, developed by Data Scientists, for broader application within the team
  3. Works with stakeholders to identify requirements and expected outcomes, and works with subject-matter-experts to retrieve relevant information in order to solve business challenges
  4. Interprets model output produced by Data Scientists and helps to communicate findings and applications to the organization
    1. Validates findings by comparing to existing body of research
    2. Helps identify weaknesses in current research
  5. Tracks and monitors decision-making progress
    1. Identifies KPIs related to the decision-making process such as the current iteration of knowledge-discovery and level of uncertainty in the target outcomes
    2. Displays KPIs in a dashboard format to facilitate communication with the organization
  6. Abide by all policies and procedures of Oriental Trading Company.
  7. Maintain regular, predictable attendance.
  8. Must be able to attend face to face meetings on short or little advance notice.
  9. Work in the Marketing Department office environment requires in-person collaboration among colleagues and contractors.

 Marginal Functions

  1. Produces data visualizations to explain complex topics
  2. Responds to ad-hoc requests
  3. Performs other related duties as assigned

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • SQL fluency required
  • Basic understanding of linear modeling, clustering, and classification preferred
  • Strong communication skills required
  • Experience with a large (multi-million) customer base preferredHere's what you need to join the fun:
  • Education
  • Master's degree in a quantitative field, such as Statistics, Mathematics, Finance, Economics, Management Information Systems, related field or equivalent combination of education and experience Experience
  • One year of reporting/analytics preferred
  • Familiarity with Tableau or equivalent preferred 
  • Other Qualifications and Physical Requirements
  • Understanding of data measurement and data structures preferred
  • Ability to receive and contribute constructive criticism in a highly professional manner


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All work and no play just isn't our style. Join us today!

Oriental Trading Company, a Berkshire Hathaway Company  ( is the nation's leading direct marketer of value-priced novelties, toys and party supplies andwelcomes talented, motivated people who want to build a meaningful career and Make The World More Fun!

Oriental Trading Company is the nations largest direct retailer of value-priced party supplies, arts and crafts, school supplies, toys and novelties. Recognized as one of the Top 20 Internet Retailers based on customer satisfaction, Oriental Trading offers over 40,000 products to consumers, educators, businesses and non-profit organizations. Oriental Trading employs approximately 1,600 employees and makes the world more fun with items ranging from pink flamingos and wedding favors to holiday decorations, educational games and crafts. In 2013, Oriental Trading acquired MindWare, an award-winning creator and manufacturer of educational toys and in 2014, acquired SmileMakers, the leader in patient giveaways and practice promotion products. Oriental Trading is a Berkshire Hathaway company. 






Job Details

Date Posted June 22, 2018
Date Closes June 27, 2018
Requisition 2cdae726-5f41-4f07-948e-28d9f8d3effb
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00