Career Focus:
Data Analyst

Do you love data and data-based decision making? Do you enjoy conducting research? Can you make complicated information easy to understand?

An adjusting position might be right for you.


What is a Data Analyst?

A Data Analyst is responsible for developing applications, conducting data analysis, and aggregating information that can be used to drive key business decisions and support a profit-oriented underwriting focus. They will proactively research internal and external data sources to identify information that can enhance business operations and optimize the company’s profit potential.

What Will I Do?

Initiate analysis of both MPCI and Private Products and report on ways to increase profitability and efficiencies within those lines of business.

Define issues, questions, and data; to comprehend qualitative and quantitative methods to perform accurate analysis.

Effectively communicate and influence multiple levels of an organization across functional boundaries.

Work closely with business leaders in driving a culture of data driven decision making based on analytical reviews of key data and information.

Assist in the risk analysis and modeling of the MPCI book of business to appropriately cede risk and maximize profitability.

Work with IT personnel to enhance and improve analytical capabilities of internal systems and data sources.

What Skills Will I Need?

Strong attention to detail and the ability to perform complex functions with minimal direction.

High proficiency in using analytical tools and software (Excel, Tableau, PowerBI, R, etc.) to aid in a solutions focused approach to business needs.

Ability to oordinate, prioritize, and complete multiple projects across various platforms within the timeframe given.

Ability to communicate complex information efficiently and accurately to various audiences.

A Day in the Life of a Senior Data Analyst

Joe is a Senior Data Analyst with AgriSompo North America. Follow along below as he walks you through a typical day in his role.


How do you start your day? 

I start my day by completing a few tasks that I have to get done right away. Generally, these are the smaller tasks that take 15-45 minutes.

Which tasks do you perform best in the morning and why? 

I believe I perform the smaller, more quickly achievable tasks best in the morning. Once I get those done, it frees my mind for the larger tasks in the afternoon that require deeper concentration.


How do you spend the bulk of your workday?

The bulk of my workday falls into four categories. The first involves any pop-up tasks that need to be done immediately. Usually this isn’t a huge part of my day, but it isn’t insignificant. The second are tasks and reports that are scheduled for specific times each week. The third are major projects that require more time to think, plan, and execute. Finally, meetings take up the remainder of time.

Wrapping Up the Day

What do you wrap up before you sign out for the day?

Generally, when wrapping up my day, I take 10-15 minutes to plan my next day as I’ve found that this makes me much more effective the next day. Beyond that, anything that is time sensitive and due on this day becomes priority during this period.

What tasks do you leave until the end of the day and why?

I often end up composing any emails I need to send out at the end of the day. I also have a few reports which are end-of day-reports, so their nature necessitates they be done at the end of the day.

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