Senior Data Insights Specialist

Mercedes Benz Farmington, MI
About Us:

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services is a leading captive automotive financial services provider within Daimler Financial Services, which operates in 40 countries as the global financial services arm of Daimler AG. In the U.S., the corporate headquarters for the Americas Region, we operate under the brands of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and Daimler Truck Financial. In the Americas Region we also have business operations in Canada, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.

To achieve our goal of being the first-choice provider of vehicle financial products and services that support our brands, dealers and customers, we are looking for talented, diverse and inspired people with the skills, experience and innovative spirit to provide a first-class experience at every turn. We are committed to providing a great workplace environment that fosters a culture of openness, support and camaraderie. Our employee programs and benefits are reflective of our values and are designed to promote growth, balance and wellness in many aspects of your career and life. To see other programs and benefits we offer, visit our website at

Job Overview:

The Senior Data Insights & Analytics Lead will be responsible for leading the data insight and analytics needs at MBFS with a strong focus on visualizations & interactive dashboards. This includes consulting with MBFS business areas on business needs, translating business needs into analytics/reporting/visualization requirements, architecting & designing the analytics/reporting/visualization solution and interfacing with the business area to ensure successful customer outcomes. This position is a Lead within the team and will include mentorship, training, direction and day to day management of other team members and contractors. This role also serves as a data steward for supported business areas and is responsible for enhancing the MBFS Data Warehouse and Data Mart environments. This position may also be responsible for the architecture and support of the Cognos Framework.


Data Insights Solution Development and Customer Support- using various BI tools, work with business areas to create dashboards, analytics, reports, and other data visualizations that provide business insight. This includes gathering and analyzing requirements from business users and developing BI solutions. Collaborate with IT partners to translate business requirements into technical specifications for IT supported system solutions. Collaborate with IT partners and business partners in support of month end processes where applicable. (45%)

Framework Management - This role may include the Cognos Framework Management. If so, this position will manage the framework for the reporting environment. Architect and model existing data to be easily consumed by customers and reports. Review and improve performance of reports/ BI solutions through working with ETL and DBA resources. Manage upgrades to the portal and/or reporting tools. (10%)

Data stewardship – Partner with the business, IT, and the DIAA to evolve the reporting environment to meet future business needs. Work with business SMEs to identify and close existing data gaps in the reporting environment. Modify and create data warehouse specifications based on data requests. Analyze and assess impacts to the data warehouse and BI landscape for key project initiatives. (15%)

Project management - Support and/or lead Data Insights & Advanced Analytics owned projects. Participate in MBFS initiatives and projects to assess impact to BI domain. Identify potential issues and develop work arounds as needed to ensure continuity of BI solutions. (15%)

Specialized reporting - Generate and maintain reports and data extracts owned by the Data Insights & Advanced Analytics that support customer/IT business processes. (5%)

Strategy/BI Governance: Participate in developing the short and long term strategic approach for business intelligence and associated governance. As new technology and tools are implemented in DIAA landscape, participate in developing governance strategy for associated reports, models, visualizations, etc. (10%)

This position requires 5 years of overall work experience. Preferred experience includes:

* Business 5 Years experience

* Finance 2 Years experience

* BI and Analytics Lead 2 Years experience

Additional Knowledge:

Minimum of 5 years experience with a BI and analytics solution toolset (i.e. Cognos, Essbase, MS Access, Tableau)

This position requires a Bachelor's degree. MBA/MA preferred. Preferred Majors include:

* Economics

* Information Technology

* Mathematics

* Statistics

* Finance

* International Design/Technology

* Business Administration

* Computer/Information Science


* Analytical Skills-Ability to collect data and establish facts and identify trends and variances; Ability to integrate information from a variety of sources with varied levels of complexity

* IT Skills-Programming; Testing; Database

* PC Skills-Microsoft Office

* Project Management Skills-Project leader; Team member

Licenses or certifications:

Tableau Certified Designer Preferred

Cognos Professional Certification preferred; e.g., Designer - BI Reports, Designer - Multidimensional Reports, Developer - Metadata Model Developer, Certified Solution Expert -

Cognos BI, Certified Framework Manager

SAS Certified Developer (preferred)

Preferred QUID, Altryx, R a plus

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application. Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.

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Mercedes-Benz Financial Services offers competitive salary commensurate with experience and a full suite of benefits including 401(K) with match, generous vacation and personal time, performance-based bonuses, a Mercedes-Benz car program and more.