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Manager, Data Analytics

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Does working for one of the world's leading providers of money transfer services sound exciting to you? Would you like to be part of a team that coordinates global direct customer communication for Western Union customers around the world?

We’re seeking Manager, Customer Analytics based in our Vilnius office. In this role you will focus on leading complex, strategic initiatives focused on driving revenue growth, continuous improvement and efficiencies through advanced analytics, one of the seven key company pillars.  You will also be leading a team of advanced analytics professionals to deliver analytics solutions quickly for key strategic projects.

Sounds interesting? Here are some specifics: 
  • Using extensive knowledge of marketing drivers and testing techniques to find the right mix of vehicles, channels, timing and so forth to optimize marketing spend in the context of other organization effort, i.e. pricing, network expansion, etc.
  • Utilizing econometric modeling as a supplemental marketing measurement tool to the more rigid experimental designs to build organizational confidence in results through triangulatation
  • Creating, managing and executing proper experimental design strategies (DoE) to objectively establish impacts of key WU business initiatives on customer and financial metrics
  • Partnering with organizational leadership to be fully integrated into the key initiatives, and work with key stakeholders to enforce rigorous measurement strategies
  • Working cross-functionally with leaders from Marketing, IT, Operations, Finance, vendors and on / off-shore analytics to deliver timely feedback and recommendations
  • Managing, directly and indirectly, both onshore and offshore resources to ensure timely delivery of results
  • Being the objective source of truth to the organization when it comes to value assurance measurement accuracy and revenue implications
  • Driving best-in-class analytics through direct interaction with the business leaders and leadership of the analytic resources embedded in the business
  • Recommending best practices, tools, resources and provides expertise

What you will need to succeed: 
  • Experience working through complex analytics problems creatively and delivering tangible results 
  • Experience working with onshore and offshore analytic resources
  • Subject matter expert on statistical modeling, data mining, machine learning and analytical frameworks
  • Advanced degree in business, engineering, mathematics or statistics required
  • Expert understanding of experimental design (DoE) and consumer demand modeling, and extensive experience with price elasticity analysis, CHAID, regression (logistic and OLS), principal component and factor analysis, CHAID, time series analysis and forecasting
  • Expert-level skill applying data mining / data science solutions geared to business analytics
  • Detailed understanding of statistical methods for experimental design

What will make you stand out:
  • Experience with Tableau, Alteryx, Oracle, Netezza and Hive a plus
  • Proficiency with R / Python

What’s in it for you?
  • Ongoing learning and career development opportunities
  • Ability to be involved in process improvements, initiatives and project work
  • An interesting multicultural working environment
  • Ability to collaborate and link across borders with sector and technical experts in all parts of our business supported by cutting edge technology and systems
  • An attractive base salary is on offer depending on skills and experience, along with a comprehensive benefits package
  • As a member of our team you will also be involved in our global employee recognition program

What it’s like here:

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our consumers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both!  
Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better. It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage. Sounds like you? Apply now!
Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on people with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows; your unique point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea. We’d love to explore that possibility!
We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or other protected category. 

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