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Senior Vendor/ Category Manger

Company: EDWARD JONES
Location: Springfield
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 15,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.

In a typical branch office, a financial advisor meets with clients and receives branch office support, so they can focus on building deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis, Tempe and Mississauga provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. We continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.Team Overview:

The Vendor Management team executes the firm's technology strategies by managing the vendor relationship, operations, and ensuring the appropriate allocation of vendor spend. This role will establish and implement the following processes to support a rapidly evolving technology landscape with an increasing use of vendors to achieve Technology division goals and objectives in line with firm strategic priorities.

What You'll Do:&
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Data Analyst II
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EDWARD JONES
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At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 15,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.

In a typical branch office, a financial advisor meets with clients and receives branch office support, so they can focus on building deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis, Tempe and Mississauga provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. We continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.Firm Analytics partners with business areas to provide analytical and financial insights for firm decision making and strategic planning. We use advanced data manipulation techniques, data visualization and statistical analysis to provide actionable insights to the enterprise.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute measures, KPIs and descriptive analytic analysis by leveraging business acumen and analytic acumen.
  • Design and develop technical and functional prototypes to uncover business questions, validate use cases and capture key requirements.
  • Query, manipulate and validate data across multiple domains using database technologies and querying languages (SQL, Snowflake etc.)
  • Analyze the effectiveness of programs, perform calculations, summarize, and present insights to enhance future efforts using appropriate descriptive statistical methods.
  • Conduct meaningful descriptive data analysis to inform business decisions. Primarily by performing root cause, exploratory, sensitivity and scenario analysis, hypothesis testing, economic modeling, and data visualization to identify patterns/trends/insights etc. on ambiguous business problems.
  • Create data visualizations that simplify complex information in a robust, accurate, and appealing visual story that engages end users and drives them to action.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams responsible for implementing projects in support of divisional and firm-wide business objectives; occasionally lead cross-functional teams responsible for divisional objectives while following an analytics development lifecycle.
  • Communicate across a wide range of audiences with specialized subject matter expertise including Finance, Compliance, Marketing, Products, Branch Development, and Technology.
  • Work with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging data & analytics to drive business outcomes.
  • Proactively recommend improvement to processes and controls related to area responsibilities while quantifying the impact of changes for leaders.
  • Maintain a good understanding of business objectives, key business drivers, strategies and priorities, to inform an analytic approach to address business questions.
    • Strong analytical and critical thinking required.
    • 5+ years of experience in data analytics required.
    • Undergraduate degree required. Mathematics, Sciences, Engineering, Finance, and Information Systems preferred. Advanced degree is a plus.
    • Ability to extract and analyze large amounts of data using at least one data manipulation language required (SQL preferred.)
    • Ability to prioritize and execute on multiple tasks as well as adjust to changing priorities with minimal leader oversight required.
    • Strong analysis skills, primarily investigating and explaining trends and variances using statistical techniques required.
    • Works effectively in both an independent or team environment required
    • Ability to effectively communicate with associates and leadership in cross-functional settings using verbal, written and presentation skills required.
    • Technical proficiency in the following: SQL, Oracle Database, Tableau-preferred.
    • Data manipulation languages such as Snowflake, Hive, Pig, XML a plus.
    • Visualization tools such as Power BI, Qlikview, or Birst a plus.
    • Statistical tools such as SAS, SPSS, R, Python, or Dataiku, a plus.
    • Microsoft Excel - experience using pivot tables, formulas, macros/VBA a plus.
      • 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in 2022, published Fortune July 2022, Great Places to Work - data as of March 2022. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
        • Edward Jones was recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials by Great Places to Work - and Fortune - magazine. The privately held firm ranked No. 2 overall, in its fourth appearance on the list.2022 Fortune Best Workplaces for Women, published September 2022, research by Great Places to Work -, data as of August 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
          Edward Jones has been named to the 2022 Best Workplaces for Women list by Great Places to Work - and Fortune - magazine, ranking No. 45.2022 Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For, published April 2022, research by Great Place to Work -, data as of August 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
          For the 23rd time, Edward Jones has earned a spot on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For - ranking by Great Places to Work - and Fortune - magazine. Edward Jones ranked No. 35 on the prestigious 2022 list.2022 Best Places to Work For LGBTQ+ Equality, Great Place to Work - in partnership with Human Rights Campaign Foundation, published Equity Magazine January 2022, data as of July 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
          Edward Jones scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) the nation's foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. The ranking designated Jones as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ+Equality.Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.At Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial security and well-being. to learn more about our total compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential new associate:
          Salary: $76798 - $130764
          Category: Headquarters

Keywords: EDWARD JONES, Springfield , Senior Vendor/ Category Manger, Accounting, Auditing , Springfield, Illinois

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