Senior Analyst and Statistical Modeler

Zion & Zion Office

LOCATION: We are based–as is this position–in Tempe, AZ—an upbeat college town in the Greater Phoenix Metro area.

THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE JOB:  We’re looking for an exceptional individual.  If it’s you, you’ll be part of the cornerstone of our firm’s marketing and analysis efforts.  Here’s our wish list—it’s ambitious, so we ask that you are as well.

You’ll need to be extremely well versed in statistics, and it is highly unlikely that someone without a Masters in Statistics or Applied Mathematics or something similar will have the skills for this position. You’ll need to be expert in the creation of regression models, time series models and other modeling techniques. There is no time to learn this on the job, so please do not apply if your knowledge in this area isn’t significant and up to date. You will need some background in programming. You don’t have to be a hardcore programmer, but some background is absolutely necessary. You will need to be business savvy and have exceptional written and oral communications skills as you will be presenting to clients that have years of business experience. So, if you don’t understand concepts like revenue, margins, return on investment, etc., then you also should not apply. Some experience is web analytics is desirable, but not mandatory.

In this position you will be taking inputs such as web traffic data, schedules for TV and radio spots, marketing spend, revenue generated, etc. and building models to assess what effect the independent variables had on the dependent variables (such as revenue and web visitor count). This may sound easy, but it gets complex quickly as you’ll have to have the skills to apply the right math and algorithms to remove seasonal and other trends from parts of the data. Further complicating this is the fact that you may lack statistical significance and have to have the marketing savvy to use directional indicators without statistical significance to make recommendations based on what you see in your models and the data. So, if you’re just a “technician” and expect or need someone else to do the “soft” part, then this is also not the job for you.

Yep, we want it all. We hope you do too. Are you the guy or gal for the job?

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

WE ARE: A full-service advertising, interactive, marketing, PR, and social media agency. We have a team of over 40 people and a culture driven by innovation, fun and a wealth of energetic and experienced talent.

OUR CULTURE: We have a flat organization (i.e. no managers, no hierarchy, no silos) and a “no-walls” office layout that facilitates collaboration and open communication across departments. We also have an office dog, so if you don’t like dogs, that’s a deal breaker.

You should also be fond of movie days, happy hours, pool parties and BBQs at the Zions’ home, impromptu gatherings of team members, and enjoying a brew from one of the two full-size office kegs.

We also offer free snacks and drinks; film screenings at the office in our surround-sound Café with 18-foot movie screen; a 14-foot-long shuffle board table; a full-size pool table; dart board; full-size video arcade game with 135 games; and an amazing office from an architectural, interior design, and functional perspective that the Business Journal called out as The Coolest Office Building in Arizona.

The crowning jewel of every year here at Zion & Zion is a truly epic, weekend-long, agency holiday party at a local upscale resort that includes: two hotel nights for agency team members and their significant others, a Friday evening get together, a Saturday spa day and lunch, a Saturday evening cocktail reception, a Saturday night multi-course dinner at an upscale restaurant, a Sunday morning Mimosa and Bloody Mary get together, and a Sunday late morning buffet brunch.

OUR BENEFITS: Our benefits include health insurance, dental, vision, and a 401(k), as well as the most comprehensive professional development and conference attendance program of any agency in the state.

OUR CREDENTIALS: Each year we are among the top Ad Agencies in Arizona, and for several years have been ranked the #1 PR firm. We also hold positions in the top interactive firms and top web development firms lists in the Phoenix Business Journal’s Book of Lists. Very important to us is our ranking by both The Business Journal and Career Builder as a Best Place to Work.

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