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Analytics Manager (Enterprise) - Relocation Provided

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 33333
Date Posted: Jan 8, 2021
Salary: $93000 to $153450 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

This position will be located at our Corporate Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota. Please see additional location and relocation plan details below. 

The Analytics Manager is a key member of the Enterprise Data & Analytics team, accomplishing business objectives by identifying and providing insight into business challenges through the use of data. This critical role will be accountable for both analytics’ strategy and project-based solutions, focusing on the organization’s most critical areas. This is a role that will be responsible for helping to develop a data strategy, identifying analytics project opportunities, recommending and managing project portfolio, and managing the data science team. Additionally, the position will be responsible for supporting analytic best practices and designing and leading the development and implementation of creative analytic solutions.

SALARY RANGE:   $93,000 - $153,450 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant) plus annual incentive program (based on percentage of eligible earnings)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Director, Enterprise Data & Analytics

LOCATION: This position will be located at our Corporate Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota.

  • You’ll find that this is the ideal community to live, work and do business in. With hiking trails, the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Park in your backyard, there are endless opportunities to enjoy nature. To learn more about our locations, please visit the locations page on our career website.
  • A Comprehensive Relocation Plan is offered for this position! Our benefits include but are not limited to home finding trip, transportation of household goods, temporary housing expenses, destination apartment search assistance, paid time off to move, transition and spousal career support, home finder and purchase assistance, relocation adjustment allowance, destination new purchase closing costs. Depending on individual circumstances, our benefit may also include trips home during temporary housing, renter’s lease cancellation assistance, or home marketing and sale closing cost assistance and/or purchase closing cost assistance. Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.


  • Manage the Data Science team and cultivate a dynamic team environment of data curiosity, innovation, and partnership.
  • Lead the organization through high-quality data-driven business analytics and strategies that address business challenges and align with organizational goals in order to drive impact and ROI. Connect the right analytical solution to business problems and translate complex analytics outcomes into insights that drive operational decision-making.
  • Bring value to the organization by performing exploratory data mining and making sense of complex and disparate data sources. Apply data science knowledge to deliver new insights and identify opportunities.
  • Develop and drive the implementation of the strategic enterprise analytics roadmap including identifying high value analytics opportunities, project selection and prioritization, portfolio management, data transformation and management, and technology enhancements.
  • Help to develop and implement a strategic data plan for the Company. Evaluate the current data environment and establish a practical and innovative future state vision, including but not limited to staffing, operational improvement, improved efficiencies, optimizing cost to serve, and improved customer service.
  • Cultivate organizational analytics skills and build the analytics pipeline. Design specific initiatives to increase level of analyst skillsets, build an analytics community, and drive a data-driven culture.


  • Act as a data storyteller, translating complex analytical work into easily digestible analysis and actionable recommendations.
  • Serve as a data liaison, translating between business needs and technical data requirements.
  • Partner with Continuous Improvement and Strategic Initiatives teams to convert data-driven insights into decisions and actions.
  • Create, maintain, and insist on a workplace environment that promotes diversity, safety, fair and equal treatment of employees, open communications and the highest standards of ethical behavior.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the field of analytics and data science is required.  
  • Minimum of 3 years or more of experience in a position responsible for project completion and/or program management is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as data science, operations research or statistics is required.
  • Master’s degree in technical field such as data science, operations research, or statistics is preferred. 


  • Data modeling and analysis experience with advanced knowledge and experience with analytical techniques (regression machine learning, feature selection, dimension reduction, validation, statistics, etc.) data preparation (extracting, preparing, munging, validating), and building analytics pipelines.
  • Must be able to understand and articulate data and technology challenges, limitations and possibilities.
  • Structured problem solving and the ability to partner with diverse stakeholders to solve complex problems.
  • Advanced knowledge of analytical concepts including machine learning, AI, statistics, reporting, and data warehouse design.
  • Advanced knowledge of analytical programming languages (R, Python, SQL), data warehouse design, reporting best practices, and technology architecture design.
  • Experience crafting change management roadmaps, plans, and associated project plans.
  • Effective leader, ability to build a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional math skills (statistics, calculus, etc.)
  • Excellent problem solver.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to not only point out what is not working, but also what is missing.
  • Ability to gain credibility among peers and management leadership team.
  • Curious and passionate about utilizing data to create business value.
  • Approach problem solving with flexibility, diplomacy, and open-mindedness.
  • Proactive self-starter, eager to collaborate and stay engaged.
  • Creative, strategic thinker.


The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental Requirements: Ability to understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions. Ability to make decisions which have significant impact on the immediate department.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously (67% or more) required to: use fingers and hands, communicate, and have close visual acuity. Employee is frequently (34-66%) required to: ascend/descend stairs, position self to access lower items, and move about the office. must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or continuously to lift, carry, push, pull or sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work environment: Must be able to routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. Must be capable of up to 15% travel (e.g. 3.5 days/month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job, and the employee must have the ability to drive and have proper licensing.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package: annual incentive program (based on percentage of eligible earnings), 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Corporation does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Black Hills Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

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