Vice President, Business Intelligence & Data Analytics
Higher One - New Haven, CT

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Vice President, Business Intelligence & Data Analytics
Higher One partners with colleges and universities to lower their administrative costs and to improve graduation rates. We provide a broad array of payment, refund disbursement and data analytics and management tools to institutions that help them save money and enhance institutional effectiveness. And for students, we offer financial literacy programs and convenient, flexible and affordable transaction options to help them manage their finances. Higher One is a leader in higher education and we support more than 1,600 college and university campuses with over 13 million enrolled students.

Higher One is a fast-paced and dynamic organization and the ideal candidate will approach work with a sense of fun and be an enthusiastic team player. Even though we've grown significantly since we opened our doors in 2000, we maintain an entrepreneurial spirit. With offices on both the East and West Coasts, we offer an environment that is FUN, a bit unconventional at times.

At Higher One, we believe that every employee is critical to our success! Our innovative services depend on the energy, values, hard work and dedication of our employees. As we continue to grow, we look for others who are also committed to moving us to the next level. Consistently recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the country and a great place to work, Higher One always has an eye open for the best and brightest talent. If you are as passionate as we are about creating an exciting future and doing rewarding work, you may want to consider this role.

Higher One is seeking an experienced executive with strong management and leadership skills who can lead a team in all aspects of data analysis and business intelligence reporting. This role will define and execute business intelligence strategy in the organization. The Higher One Business Intelligence team supports internal customer through comprehensive operational, financial and other management analysis. This position will report to the Chief Financial Officer and work closely with other members of the senior management team

  • Deliver clear, reliable performance metrics to internal customers
  • Leverage data to help improve business processes
  • Determine the most effective resource allocation for team
  • Manage, direct, coordinate and mentor a team of data analysts
  • Determine the analytical needs of stakeholders
  • Develop, communicate, and execute a vision for meeting stakeholder’s needs
  • Lead efficient, accurate and timely data analysis efforts
  • Manage inbound requests and turn them into clearly defined projects for the team, with well-defined parameters and deliverables
  • Prioritize inbound requests to ensure the team’s efforts are spent in the most value-added areas
  • Develop relationships with various internal customers and remain current with the direction of the overall business plans
  • Collaborate with internal customers to develop analyses that lead to actionable insights
  • Analyze data, create appropriate output, and present succinct findings to management
  • Seek out data from multiple sources to create comprehensive views that can be used to drive decision making
  • Work with several large and complex databases
  • Create queries to extract appropriate data
  • Lead creatively and experiments in finding data that is not always easily accessible
  • Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics, Finance, Statistics or related field required
  • 8+ years of data analysis experience required
  • 5+ years of management experience required
  • Leadership skills in building and motivating a team
  • Experience managing remote employees, in addition to local resources a plus
  • Ability to establish and communicate a vision, set goals, develop and execute strategies, track and measure results
  • Expertise in designing, reporting and delivering analytical solutions
  • Extensive experience in data modeling, data mining, and data cleansing
  • Working knowledge of and prior experience with data warehouse environments
  • Working knowledge of reporting tools and querying applications
  • Ability to convert and present analyzed data into useful information
  • Ability to quickly learn new systems and data models
  • Superior communication (oral and written), organization, and project management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision
  • Strong negotiating and consensus building skills
  • Advanced Excel capabilities, Hyperion experience

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The higher ambition at Higher One Holdings is to facilitate higher education payments. The company provides payment processing and...