Statistical Analyst
Encore Capital Group 53 reviews - San Diego, CA

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Job Description:

Position Summary:
The Statistical Analyst is responsible for the collection, management, and analysis of internal data to support modeling and collections strategies across all revenue channels. The Statistical Analyst is also responsible for the score-based valuation of existing collections portfolios at all levels of aggregation and/or the development of credit scores to support valuation and collections activities; collaborates with group analysts as they specify and validate collections strategies, maintain collections forecasts, and revise and improve our predictive models. This position works with partners in Marketing, Acquisitions, and Operations to aid in the development and implementation of score-based and logic-based collections practices. This role is equally comfortable discussing the academic merits of a statistical approach or the ways in which a forecasting model will impact a business channel's revenue and cost expectations.

Facilitate the use of Decision Science methodologies throughout the servicing operation. 10%
Implement, track, and validate score-based collections strategies. 20%
Responsible for the collection, management and analysis of internal data to support modeling and collections strategies. 20%
Work closely with Managers during the creation and validation of valuation products. 25%
Work with partners in Operations to aid in the development and implementation of score-based and logic-based collections practices. 25%

Skills & Experience:

 Masters degree in statistics, mathematics, or a quantitative science, with substantial coursework in statistics and experimental design
 2+ years statistical or analytic experience with a financial services, high-technology, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology firm
 Proficiency with base SAS and SAS/STAT, or a related technology (e.g., Matlab, IDL)
 Familiarity with the logic of credit scoring, and NPV and IRR analyses
• Proficiency with MS Office, particularly Access and Excel

Preferred Qualification(s):
Statistics, Engineering or a quantitative science
1 - 2 years of relevant experience in an academic, financial services, technical or medical field
Expertise in modeling risk-based outcomes; familiarity with the logic of credit scoring and the development of marginal economic analysis; experience with traditional longitudinal and cohort analyses
Advanced proficiency with MS Office, particularly Excel

Company Overview:

Encore Capital Group is a leading provider of debt management and recovery solutions for consumers and property owners across a broad range of assets. Through its subsidiaries, the company purchases portfolios of consumer receivables from major banks, credit unions, and utility providers, and partners with individuals as they repay their obligations and work toward financial recovery. Through its Propel Financial Services subsidiary, the company assists property owners who are delinquent on their property taxes by structuring affordable monthly payment plans. Encore's success and future growth are driven by its sophisticated and widespread use of analytics, its broad investments in data and behavioral science, the significant cost advantages provided by its highly-efficient operating model and proven investment strategy, and the company's demonstrated commitment to conducting business ethically and in ways that support its consumers' financial recovery.

Headquartered in San Diego, Encore is a publicly traded NASDAQ Global Select company (ticker symbol: ECPG) and a component stock of the Russell 2000, the SandP SmallCap 600, and the Wilshire 4500. More information about the company can be found at

Requisition ID: 142BR

Position Title: Statistical Analyst

City: San Diego

State/Province: California

Country: United States

Category: Analyst

Position Status: Full-Time

About this company
53 reviews
Credit junkies, beware: Encore Capital Group has your number. The firm and its Midland Credit Management subsidiary purchase at a discount...