The Hired Guns


Title: Data/Business Analyst
Positions Open: 2
Type: Medium Term Assignment (very high chance of leading to permanent position).
Rate: Project fee to be discussed if selected for interview process
Interviews Begin: ASAP
How to Apply: Read project description in its entirety and follow the nstructions

If statistical analysis, modeling, data mining and business analysis are YOUR buzz words, read on. The Hired Guns is working with the marketing group of a top tier securities firm to hire up to two Data/Business Analysts. The day-to-day role for this position would require you to work on projects that typically involve data access, data
manipulation, data analysis, synthesis and interpretation/presentation of business implications. If you're passionate about helping companies figure out where opportunities exist, who they should be targeting and why, you
should apply for this position.  If you live for data -- this gig's for you!

Specific Responsibilities Include:
* Identifying opportunities to increase client profitability and improve client satisfaction by mining data from the firm's Marketing Database (which is made up of various internal databases).
* Employing various data mining techniques including:  client profiling analysis, market segmentation and querying client centric data to gather relevant data for analysis.
* Interpreting strategic implications and results of data and business analyses.
* Summarizing findings and results into presentations for senior management.
* Supporting Senior Database Marketing and Client Analysis team members in various ad hoc projects and analyses.


* Masters Degree and 1+ years work experience. Preferably quantitative in nature (statistics, applied mathematics, economics, finance, computer science, etc.)
* Undergraduate Degree and Two to four years of business experience. Preferably quantitative in nature (statistics, applied mathematics, economics, finance, computer science, etc.)
* High level of proficiency using tools such as Microsoft Excel and Access to pull and integrate data from multiple sources.
* Ability to use SAS and SQL to gather and use data from relational databases.
 * Knowledge of Oracle and Sybase a plus. (Note: programming not required.)
* Direct Marketing experience a plus.
* Must have an inquisitive nature.
* Must be project oriented and be able to meet deadlines.
* Strong oral and written communication skills.
* Must work well in a team-oriented environment.
* Knowledge of the securities industry a plus.
* Financial reporting experience a plus.
* Excellent references from managers who can discuss your capabilities.
* Exceptional organizational skills.


1. Please be sure that you meet the qualifications listed above before responding.
2. Next, in the body of an email, please send us a cover letter that outlines your related experience
3. Please attach a copy of your resume to the email AND cut and paste a copy of your resume into the body of the email.
4. Please email all cover letters and emails to Big Gun: Tara Lynch at:

* No fax or phone calls please. Due to the narrowly defined objectives and criteria established by the client, only candidates with experience related to this project will be considered.