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Business Analyst - Early Career

Date: Jul 14, 2022

Location: Ashland City, TN, US, 37015

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Primary Function

As a Business Analytics Associate you will partner with the business, utilizing data and analytics to support the overall strategic initiatives for various business units within North American Water Heating (NAWH). You will be responsible for working from beginning to end on projects, partnering with end users to scope requirements, and  deploy and maintain completed dashboards or reports. The ideal candidate will enjoy turning senseless rows and columns of data into valuable business insights and will possess a passion for growing a data culture within an organization.


  1. Curate and apply business data and analytics tools to provide strategic analysis of key business initiatives
  2. Work closely with our Business & Technology Solutions teams, as well as various business units to create and maintain data sources, reports, visualizations, and dashboards
  3. Simultaneously participate in multiple, high priority analytics projects that are often at varying stages of maturity
  4. Perform ad hoc analytics for time sensitive requests as needed
  5. Present key insights and recommendations to business leadership
  6. Actively participate in our analytics community programs, including monthly community meetings and collaborate with other functional analysts within the business
  7. Other duties may be assigned as needed


  • Degree in Business, Finance, Data Science, Mathematics, Information Technology, or related discipline 
  • Detail oriented, but with the ability to step back and look at the “big picture” of a project or request Proven ability to work cross functionally and with all levels of an organization
  • A respect for the importance of data literacy when working with analytics
  • Advanced Excel skills (very comfortable with advanced formulas and PivotTables, preferably some exposure to VBA)
  • A basic understanding of statistical measures and when to apply them
  • Experience with data visualization tools (Tableau is preferable, but also tools like PowerBI or Qlik)
  • Experience with data storytelling and presenting data to a non-analytical audience in a clear and concise manner; proven ability to find insights in data
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Internship/Co-op Experience preferred


Baccalaureate in Related Field

Years of Experience

No previous related work experience required
Minimum of 6 months related work experience
Minimum of 1 year related work experience

We Offer

Competitive base salary, bonus plan and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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