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Analytics Associate Consultant

- Does working closely with a small and driven group of entrepreneurs intrigue you- 


- Does solving complex problems in a fast paced and unstructured environment excite you-


- Does the idea of wearing multiple (proverbial) hats and challenging yourself to achieve goals delight you- 


- Do you see yourself managing driven analysts to deliver high quality analytics-

If you answered YES to the above questions, read on :


159 Solutions was founded to solve a key gap among analytics providers - lack of business context. Unlike larger firms that provide limited engagement of senior members, we model our teams in a way that allows our partners to be actually staffed on projects. We are focused on healthcare - specifically Oncology and Specialty therapeutics and devices that allow us to build deep expertise to make a difference to our clients.
We are looking for Analytics Associate consultants in Pune, India who thrive on the challenge of using complex data to solve critical business problems. Our ACs work with consultants or managers to create custom solutions by leveraging disparate data sources to support sales and marketing decisions. ACs will be responsible for substantial portion of analyses from problem formulation to solution creation.


Job description :
Associate consultants will have the opportunity to leverage a wide variety of skills:
- Process large-scale healthcare datasets using SAS, R, SQL, other database management tools
- Develop advanced statistical models that relate promotion and product sales
- Build simulation models using Excel/VBA to assess the effects of sales and marketing programs based on different permutation / combinations
- Perform exploratory and predictive analytics (CART, ridge regression, SVM, etc.) to address complex business problems
- Assist with creation of PowerPoint slides and online visualization (e.g. highcharts, Qlik, etc.) to communicate findings
- Mentor junior associates and assist with multiple work streams to deliver high quality deliverables on time
- Advance analytics knowledge base and assist with new capabilities development


Responsibilities :
The position is expected to work at least 40 hours per week, and distribute work as per the tasks assigned. Here's an approximate breakout of time spent on different tasks:
- Processing data and building integrated datasets for analysis: 30%
- Building advanced statistical models: 30%
- Preparing presentation materials to communicate results: 15%
- Project and team management and firm contribution : 15%
- Advancing analytics knowledge and training: 10%


Consulting is a fast-paced environment, and the candidate should be open to learning new skills quickly and deliver work under tight timelines. The candidates needs to be flexible working with multiple clients and managing analysis to deliver high quality work. The position will be responsible for delivering high quality work under consultant supervision and guidance from the Principal / Manager.


Qualifications :
159 solutions seeks candidates with strong programming, database management, and statistics and mathematics background. We welcome candidates with at least a bachelor's degree in computer science, business analytics, engineering, or related quantitative disciplines:
- Two+ years of experience in quantitative analysis
- Strong skills in manipulation of large complex data sets
- Ability to quickly learn the basics of healthcare and become proficient in the use of proprietary data sets
- High motivation, strong work-ethic and positive attitude while working under tight timelines
- Strong attention to detail, and focus on quality
- Team management and Excel/VBA experience would be a plus
- Willingness to mentor associates and dedication to continuous learning

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