Business Analyst
MARS Advertising - Southfield, MI

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MARS is focused on creating pure shopper delight—an invitation for shoppers to do more than just buy brands. It’s getting them to actually share their lives with those brands. That moment when a shopper physically touches a brand is the culmination of everything we do. And that brand needs to touch her back- her heart, her mind and her sense of what’s possible. MARS is the number one shopper marketing agency in North America. We hone our craft by unlocking shopper insights and leveraging deep retailer knowledge to create memorable, profitable shopper connections. Our clients are national Fortune 500 consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers—names you know and trust. Our team is composed of people with various backgrounds, but they share a talent for bringing thought leadership to our clients. MARS is currently seeking a Business Analyst to work in our Southfield, MI office. This person serves as a key member of the agency’s team to build the agency’s capability in Shopper Analytics by collaborating with planning, account and client teams to build marketplace models to deliver against strategic objectives. This role requires creativity, an open mind, analytic thought and the ability to understand complex systems and business issues.

What You’ll Do:
Engage MARS clients and internal partners to outline framework and data requirements for base model creation

Build base models and market simulation models using MARS’ proprietary software

Develop deep understanding of modeling simulation software to guide customer planning process

Work collaboratively with cross-functional agency and client team to develop national and retailer centric simulation strategies

Understand and effectively communicate insights from simulation output

What You Bring to Us:
Bachelor’s degree or greater

Minimum of 1-3 years experience in analytics and/or mathematical models

Passion about business and dissatisfaction with status quo – always thinking of ways to improve/grow assigned client/business

Strong attention to detail and accuracy

Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills

Self starter with strong analytic problem solving ability

Capable of handling multiple projects simultaneously

High level of energy and enthusiasm

Comfortable with high pressure, fluid and ambiguous situations

Ability to travel on an as-needed basis

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