Data Analyst, Business Analysis and Reporting – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL between Orlando and Tampa
Job ID: 25723BR
Department: Finance
Date Posted: Aug 22, 2023

$70 - 107k


If you want to solve exciting and cutting-edge analytics problems and also enjoy the stability of a Fortune 100 company, then the Publix Data Analytics team may be right for you. We use large data sets and analytic models to solve our most challenging problems. This includes mining and analyzing financial and operational data, designing and developing data systems and collaborating with internal partners to reveal insights that lead to great decisions. The Data Analyst reports to the Business Analysis and Reporting Data Scientist.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Develop new analyses, metrics and reports to provide insightful recommendations to supply chain analytics team members, senior managers, as well as retail and various support departments
  • Develop algorithms and new analytical models which transform a process into a data model
  • Participate and actively engage in strategic initiatives which require analytic support
  • Coordinate with Data Scientists to proactively seek learning and training opportunities to enhance data modeling

Important: Please note that Publix will not sponsor any hire for this position for an H-1B visa or permanent residence.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Analytics, MIS, Information Technology, Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering or another analytical discipline from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience solving analytical problems (work experience or course work)
  • Knowledge of data analytics best practices as they relate to optimizing financial performance, labor efficiency and customer service
  • Broad understanding of Information Systems design methodologies, testing, processes and language
  • Knowledge of accounting/finance principles and exceptional math/statistics skills
  • Leadership skills, including the ability to influence others
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including interpersonal skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Access & SQL
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Exceptional multi-tasking and prioritization abilities
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and be self-directed with workload
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Willingness to work extended hours and weekends to meet deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or Master’s Degree in Analytics
  • Three (3) or more years of analytics work-related experience
  • Strong proficiency and experience in R and/or R Studio and/or Python
  • INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional or similar certification
  • Recent completions of Coursera or similar courses to demonstrate ability to stay on trend with analytics
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL
  • Ability to assist the customer in understanding his/her needs and how they balance with the needs of Publix
  • General knowledge of Retail Operations, Purchasing, Forecasting, Manufacturing, Distribution
  • High-level understanding of supply chain methodologies, processes, and work flows
  • Knowledge of Corporate Purchasing Category Management and Buying processes and strategies
  • Knowledge of Operations Research: Linear/Non-Linear Programming, simulation, optimization and activity based costing
  • Knowledge of any Business Intelligence tools (like MicroStrategy, Power BI, Business Objects, Tableau etc.)


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health plan (with prescription benefits)
  • Group dental plan
  • Group vision plan
  • Sick pay
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vacation pay
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Paycheck direct deposit
  • Credit union
  • Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases
  • 6 paid holidays (associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day)

Additional Information

Your application may have additional steps that you will need to complete in order to remain eligible for consideration. Please be sure to monitor your email, including your spam folder, on a daily basis for critical, time-sensitive emails that could require action within 24-48 hours.

Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

In Publix’s corporate offices, we value in-person interactions, similar to those our store associates have with customers. Many of Publix’s corporate offices offer work from home up to two days a week. Each business area implements their policy differently and should be discussed during interviews.

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