Advanta Corp.
Director, Statistical Analysis (Decision Support)

Advanta is a highly focused financial services company which has been providing innovative financial solutions since 1951.  Advanta leverages its first-class direct marketing and information based expertise to develop state-of-the-art data warehousing and statistical modeling tools that identify potential customers and new target markets.  Over the past five years, it has used these distinctive capabilities to become one of the nationís largest issuers of MasterCard business credit cards to small businesses.  Working at Advanta allows you to experience a friendly environment, enjoy great employee benefits and develop a high-potential career.  Advanta offers a business casual dress code and an excellent compensation and benefits package, which includes Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision on your first day of employment.  Benefits also include Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability insurance, 401(k), Tuition Assistance, Adoption Assistance, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Stock Ownership Plan and a generous paid time off program.

Job Location: Spring House, PA (Suburb of Philadelphia)

*Perform data analyses using the customer or prospect database to understand customer/prospect behavior relating to card usage, credit risk, and other value drivers.
*Develop mathematical and statistical models which predict customer/prospect behavior.
*Manage the work of the staff assigned to the Director, conduct performance assessments, reviews; create development plans and provide regular, routine redirecting and reinforcing feedback. Allocate staff time.
*Analyze impact of decisions on customer/prospect behavior and profitability.
*Assist in the implementation of any models or segmentation schemes developed for marketing programs.
*Assist in the development of financial projections for targeting marketing, underwriting, and credit policy activity.
*Communicate with business leaders the insights gained through the data analysis, including implications for business strategy.

*Masterís or Ph.D. degree in statistics/math
*Three to five years risk modeling experience preferably in the credit card industry
*Experience managing direct reports
*Proficient use of SAS for data manipulation, analysis, and statistical modeling in a business environment
*Proficient use of various other data analysis tools for data manipulation, reporting, statistical modeling, etc.
*Ability to prepare thorough technical documentation according to industry standards for any statistical models or quantitative algorithms produced for use in business activities
*Ability to summarize analysis results graphically and numerically in MS Excel
*Ability to write up analytical results in summary memos
*Extraordinary verbal and written communications skills
*Highly motivated. Must work well in a team environment.


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Advanta Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V