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Strategic Project Analyst

Company: Sammons Financial Group
Location: Sioux Falls
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:

Sammons-- Financial Group's (SFG) member companies offer some of today's most sought after life insurance, annuity, and retirement planning products. Unlike most financial organizations, our companies are not publicly traded, which means we're focused on long-term value rather than short-term earnings pressures. As a privately held company, our leaders and employees remain consistently focused on long-term growth, making decisions that allow us to deliver on our commitments to customers, distribution partners, our employees, and our communities. Individually, our companies provide value in the products and services they offer. Together we represent a history of strength and longevity.

What you can expect when you join SFG:


  • A casual dress code including jeans
  • A rich company culture driven by private ownership and intentional leadership inspiring employees to engage in our healthy, high-performing and values based culture.
  • Healthy balance between work and personal lives. Friday afternoons off all year long, competitive PTO and generous number of paid holidays
  • Great benefits including medical, dental, vision, wellness plan, charitable giving programs, education assistance--- to name a few ESOP-A generous 100% company funded retirement plan

    What you can expect as the Strategic Project Analyst, Agency Services:

    This person is responsible for driving strategic initiatives within the department, using technical skills in reporting, controls, projects, and process enhancements. Work as liaison between business and IT. Identify efficiencies, create implementation plans and drive changes for the department. Identify and resolve service problems, issues, and complaints using data and analysis to create a positive resolution. Provide analytical and technical solutions to business impediments and effectively prioritize work against project benefit. Independently deliver accurate and timely service to clients, agents and internal business partners.

    Essential Functions:

    • Provide technical solutions through use of programming and problem solving skills. Read and write Transact SQL as well as various Microsoft BI reporting products: (SSRS, Power BI, Power Pivot, and Report Builder).
    • Create databases in order to provide solutions wherever appropriate, and manage the infrastructure of any solutions created. Maintain familiarity with data warehousing concepts, data mapping, and ETL processing.
    • Write visual basic code (or another suitable programming language) to facilitate the automation of reporting and other processes for the department.
    • Identify problem statements, create proposals, and implement solutions that increase efficiency and add value to department activities.
    • Prepare Business Requirement Documents (BRDs), implementation plans, and presentations that assist in the communication between business resources, IT, and technical solutions.
    • Effectively communicate, present, and articulate technical work to business resources with a focus on helping the business to understand impact or more complicated tasks and processes.
    • Interact with management and department subject matter experts to define routine reporting needs, determine the best method to fulfill those needs, design reports to fulfill department needs, and deliver analytical solutions for strategic use.
    • Maintain portfolio of technical processes and create long-term plans to maintain, improve, modify, or close down regular processes and functionality. Ensure accuracy, consistency, and continuity in reporting tools and data; understand data sources to determine how and where data can be collected.
    • Work closely with IT as a liaison for the department. Effectively relay business needs to IT in order to support larger department initiatives while supporting IT vision and structure.
    • Investigate underlying issues with data sources and recommend solutions to both IT and department management.
    • Recognize opportunities to enhance, improve, or change department controls or processes; exercise independent judgment and discretion proactively when these opportunities present themselves. Work regularly with management to understand department goals and initiatives to provide supportive solutions.
    • Provide technical guidance to the team. Handle complex situations. Take responsibility to resolve escalated issues and problems independently. Identify potential ongoing risks or opportunities and follow up appropriately.
    • Distribute, direct, and balance workloads and workflow to ensure expectations of internal and external customers are met.
    • Perform trend analysis on departmental statistics and provide insight into variances. Assist department management to interpret information in the most effective and concise way as possible.
    • Understand and interpret regulations, and company products, policies and procedures being cognizant of how work impacts overall SFG Member Company objectives.
    • Partner with additional Shared Services project resources to support various initiatives for Shared Services.
    • Lead by example and cast a positive shadow within the department.
    • Commitment to embrace SFG shared values (Respect, Accountability, Integrity, and Openness)
    • As stated within the Company Attendance and Punctuality policy, regular attendance is required and expected in order to meet the business service levels and workflow demands.

      What we are looking for:

      • Bachelor's Degree preferred
      • Minimum 5 years' Insurance/Annuity experience preferred
      • Ability to read/write in SQL
      • Thorough understanding of Microsoft BI reporting software
      • Thorough understanding of Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, Excel& Access)
      • Familiarity with other coding languages (VBA& MDXStrong) preferred
      • Ability to understand technical details and facilitate communication between users and technical resources
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including strong questioning and listening skills and the ability to look beyond obvious answers to understand the impact to the organization
      • Ability to work on large scale strategic initiatives
      • Proven ability to build effective internal and external relationships
      • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure while maintaining focus and professionalism
      • Ability to work efficiently and independently, but possess understanding of when it is important to involve others in business consensus
      • Analytical problem solving skills required
      • Prioritization skills include the ability to deliver initiatives based on department and company strategy required
      • Organized with ability to focus on appropriate details
      • Able to adapt to frequent change
      • Due to the financial nature and level of accountability of this position, a credit and criminal background check is required -

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