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Data Strategy Analyst

Date: Sep 10, 2021

Location: Ashland City, TN, US, 37015

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. As a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) is at the center of the trend. We are a $3 billion company with over 140 years of history and more than 16,000 employees worldwide. Our emphasis is on hot water and clean water; we are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment as well as a supplier of water purification products in a number of emerging countries.

With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, we have the global reach to serve customers worldwide. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement and maintaining a culture that values and respects our employees. We care about our associates and have programs in place to help our team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future. If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build an amazing career at A. O. Smith.  

Primary Function

As a Data Strategy Analyst, you will function as a trusted data advocate and partner within 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 owning every aspect of analytics projects: from working with end users to scope requirements, to deploying and maintaining a completed dashboard or report. 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.

Role Specific Responsibilities

  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 mentoring functional analysts within the business
  7. Other duties may be assigned as needed


  • 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


Bachelor's Degree in Related Field

Years of Experience

Minimum of 5 years related work experience

We Offer

Competitive base salary 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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