Business Analytics, Analyst in Hoffman Estates, IL at Sears Holdings Corporation

Date Posted: 2/13/2018

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    3333 Beverly Road
    Hoffman Estates, IL
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Job Description

Req/Job ID: 911977BR
Employing Entity: Sears Holdings Management Corporation
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: Analytics
Store ID: 58491: Sears Holdings Management Corp

Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is a leading integrated retailer with over 2,500 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada and the home of ShopYourWay, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through

As we transform Sears Holdings Corporation (SHC) into a member-centric company, analytics and data insights become core enablers of our Shop Your Way membership strategy. Gaining a deeper understanding of our members’ shopping needs, wants, relationships and life situations will enable us to fully serve our members and enhance business performance.

As a Business Analytics analyst, you will support various strategic initiatives within Merchant Buying Teams while working cross functionally with Marketing, eCommerce, Inventory, Pricing, etc. functions. We are looking for an analyst to provide leadership and coordination in retail analytic driven strategy formulation and execution, and use member data to drive significant growth of SHC business. The role will also have an emphasis on processes and system solutions to identify member behavior patterns and channel this data/information to drive personalized content and new value propositions to improve member experience. The breadth of projects will span Sears, Kmart, ShopYourWay and online.


  • Manage data and provide analytics support for key Merchant Business Units (Appliances, Apparel, Grocery, Home Goods)
  • Use analytical methods to develop targeted promotional activities and new value propositions across various channels and member touch-points
  • Develop necessary insights and recommendations that support financial models and strategy
  • Scope out and execute special projects that advance the transformation strategy in key business units – resulting in near-term and sustainable profit impact (including in-market testing)
  • Set up on-going reporting and tracking dashboards to continuously monitor impact
  • Communicate findings and recommendations to senior leadership and work in an advisory capacity to implement recommendations
  • Execute analytic projects within aggressive timelines

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree required; MBA or Master's degree in engineering/computer science/economics or related field preferred
  • 2 to 5 years of experience in analytics, strategy consulting, or in-house strategy group required
  • Ability to apply analytical rigor to complex business issues and translates customer insights into financially viable retail initiatives
  • Action and results driven
  • Highly skilled in problem solving and able to convey key initiatives to senior-level management
  • Understands finance and accounting and able to critically analyze financial statements
  • Ability to clearly communicate with and persuasively present to a wide variety of audiences including senior leadership
  • Exceptional written communication
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficient in Excel (required), SQL (required), SAS (preferred), Tableau (preferred)