Job Location:
Milwaukee, WI Corporate

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

What’s the role?

The Senior Workday Reporting Analyst will be responsible for working alongside the People Insights & Analytics team developing innovative solutions for our stakeholders as we look to provide direct access reporting to our end users to help inform and provide insights on data driven decisions. The Sr. Analyst will have the opportunity to build custom reports, dashboards, discovery boards, worksheets, and build PRISM datasets in Workday while working to centralize and streamline workforce reporting through insights and in-app dashboards. They will take part in quarterly clean-up exercises to rid the system of outdated/unused reports and calc fields, be a part of the Workday semi-annual release testing/enhancement cycle, and work with a great group of likeminded Workday Reporting analysts.

*Desired work location for this role is at our home office in Milwaukee, WI (hybrid), however the team is also open to considering fully remote candidates.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Build partnerships with internal stakeholders to understand user needs, develop requirements, align on data definitions, and build analytical tools to guide business decisions and support stakeholders’ strategies

  • Collaborate with process owners to develop custom/new Workday reports and dashboards; keeping standard, enterprise-wide use in mind to achieve maximum efficiencies

  • Mentor/support Reporting Specialists in Workday reporting as needed

  • Responsible for evaluating and updating the Workday reporting catalogue to meet business requirements and establishing a program that builds reporting and analytics capability within the HR team

  • Receive and respond to escalated employee inquiries regarding data, reporting, and dashboards

  • Support audit and compliance efforts and troubleshoot system and data issues

  • Create and maintain related calculated fields for reporting and communicate calculated fields needs across areas to avoid redundancy and achieve efficiency

  • Train users on Workday reporting functions and available reports

  • Support Workday’s biannual releases through impact analysis to changes to Workday’s data model and create reports and dashboards to aid in identification of populations for release testing

  • Provide quantitative and qualitative data analysis and reporting of patterns, insights, and trends to decision-makers in order to drive business decisions and address business questions

  • Creates and produces forecasts, reports, dashboards, etc. to tell a story through data

  • Deliver results to Department leaders and Business Clients

  • Delivers results, insights and recommendations (written, verbal, presentations, etc) to business audience to support business decisions

  • Produce actionable reports that show key performance indicators, identify areas of improvement into current operations, and display root cause analysis of problems

  • Provides consultation to business clients and may participate in cross-functional teams to address business issues

  • Identifies & captures business requirements, develops KPI frameworks

Bring Your Best! What this role needs:

Must Have Experience:

  • 3+ years of experience with Advanced Workday reporting, data/analytic; and visualization including calculated fields and dashboard

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, HR, Mathematics, Statistics, Business or related field.

  • At least 4-5 years of professional experience

  • Ability to access, gather, and analyze data from multiple internal and external sources to drive insights into business problems, decisions, and performance

  • Ability to articulate this knowledge as an expert at the department level and may be called on to provide insight at the enterprise level to provide detailed analysis

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a keen attention to detail

  • Excellent attention to detail and data accuracy.

  • Effective communication and teamwork skills.

  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

Preferred Experience:

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in research and data analysis, , report or application development that support business decisions/outcomes

  • Visualization tooling like PowerBI or Tableau

  • Workday PRISM, BIRT, and composite reporting experience

  • At least 4 years’ experience working in analytics related field


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Northwestern Mutual pays on a geographic-specific salary structure and placement in the salary range for this position will be determined by a number of factors including the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; the scope, complexity as well as the cost of labor in the market; and other conditions of employment. At Northwestern Mutual, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Please note that the salary range listed in the posting is the standard pay structure. Positions in certain locations (such as California) may provide an increase on the standard pay structure based on the location. Please click here for additional information relating to location-based pay structures.

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