Senior Analyst and Statistical Modeler
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 marketing technology, data strategy, analytics, advertising, interactive, public relations, and social media agency. We have a culture driven by innovation, fun, and a wealth of energetic and experienced talent.
OUR CULTURE: We have a relatively flat organization and extremely limited hierarchy that facilitates collaboration and open communication both within and across departments, and to senior leaders.
We bring together all of our team members three to four times per year for a week of in-person collaboration and professional development.
Everyone is equipped with two to three monitors for their home office, and people are free to work relatively flexible hours, within their own time zone.
We are as much about learning and thought leadership as we are about profitability. We believe that the smarter we are, and the more collaborative we are, and the more we embrace innovation and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, the better both our people and our organization will perform.
Our senior leaders are always accessible to absolutely anyone in the organization for a quick Zoom chat on thought leadership, innovation, or career-development advice. Whatever our people need, we’re there for them.
We pride ourselves on our agility and doing what other agencies either cannot do, or cannot do fast enough.
We also pride ourselves on what we call being T-shaped. i.e. we encourage people to learn and grow by understanding agency functions across our organization. T-shaped people can be contrasted with I-shaped people–The “T” is the idea that you have horizontal connections to what is beside you, as opposed to the “I” representing being siloed and vertical.
The crowning jewel of every year here at Zion & Zion is a truly epic, multi-day, agency holiday event at a resort (in 2022, the event was held at Disney World in Florida).
- United Health Care Health Benefits: Zero wait period, 8 plans to choose from, receive medical coverage on Day 1
- United Health Care Dental & VSP vision: Zero wait period, receive dental & vision coverage on Day 1
- FSA & HSA options: pretax contributions towards qualified health expenses
- Optum Wellness: get personalized wellness coaching
- 401(k): plus Roth options
- Employer Paid Basic Term Life & Personal Accident Insurance
- Voluntary Employee paid Disability Insurance
- Training & Development: Online training courses, online learning resources, virtual learning events, certifications available
- Perks at Work: discounts and member pricing for more than 1,500 merchants
- Employee Assistance Program: access registered nurses, counselors, virtual doctor visits, legal consultation, and much more
- Commuter Benefits: pretax dollars can be used for mass transit fees and parking
- Adoption Assistance– reimbursed up to $1,500 of eligible adoption expenses
- Financial Convenience Benefits– Multiple payroll direct deposit options, pay cards, 529 College Savings plan deposits
- Generous PTO and Flexible Work Hours
OUR CREDENTIALS: We are consistently ranked among the top agencies, web development firms, and public relations firms, and while we have a track record of winning a substantial number of creative awards, we pride ourselves on being a strategy-first agency with a deep MarTech, CDP, digital and analytics core. Very important to us is our ranking by both The Business Journal and Career Builder as a Best Place to Work.