R010418: Senior Data Analyst

Job Location:

St. Louis, MO

As a fulltime employee of Ferguson Consulting, you will have the opportunity to develop state-of-the-art technical skills. You will need the maturity, motivation and some previous client experience to work productively in our client organizations. As a Ferguson employee, and a consultant to our end client, you will be able to focus on your technical skills development - which is what we do best.

Our rigorous screening for technical skills and client compatibility and our commitment to continuing education make our consultant’s valuable assets to the clients we serve. Our client’s know that Ferguson’s professionals will fit seamlessly with their operations and their staff.

We’ve learned over the years how to comply with our clients’ unique procurement procedures and to keep in step with their overall processes so we can be responsive to their requests and requirements.


As an FTE of Ferguson Consulting, you will function as a Data Analyst at the enterprise level for our local reinsurance client in Chesterfield, MO.

Under limited supervision, you will serve as liaison between Business Operations teams and program teams to document and analyze business processes, technical processes, and functional/nonfunctional requirements. You will evaluate requests to determine requirements, feasibility, and recommend business solutions.


  • Develops, validates, documents, and maintains business and technical processes and associated functional/nonfunctional requirements and support of data and analytics within the ACF program.

  • Works with project teams to support requirements gathering and to ensure business requirements are understood by the developers. Support the development teams as further refinement of requirements are needed and support the business to ensure the proper solution is being developed.

  • Evaluates business process requests to determine feasibility; researches and identifies options.

  • Evaluates and tracks new or enhanced solutions to determine potential issues and communicates how problems may affect business and recommends solutions.

Performs task automation and implements process improvements; recommends enhancements that result in increased quality and service.

  • Responds to questions from business and technical teams

  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • 5-7 years project-related experience, such as Business Analysis, System Requirements, Data Analysis, etc.
  • Advanced Excel skills, Intermediate SQL skills, Intermediate SharePoint skills
  • Experienced skills in process mapping and creating appropriate process documentation, including familiarity with Visio or similar process mapping tools
  • Ability to translate business needs and problems into viable/accepted solutions
  • Ability to be flexible when needed, take initiative, and demonstrate accountability
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills demonstrating ability to share and impart knowledge
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new methods, work under tight deadlines and stressful conditions
  • Advanced investigative, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Intermediate interpersonal skills
  • Advanced Ability to set goals and handle multiple tasks, clients, and projects simultaneously; Ability to appropriately balance priorities, deadlines, and deliverables
  • Ability to work well within a team environment and participate in department/team projects.
  • Ability to liaise with individuals across a wide variety of operational, functional, and technical disciplines
  • Ability to balance detail with departmental goals/objectives
  • Ability to foster customer service as needed
  • Advanced negotiating and persuasion skills
  • Intermediate data analysis skill
  • General business knowledge
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience


  • 5-7 years project-related experience, such as Business Analysis, Data Analysis, etc.
  • 2+ years Life Insurance industry knowledge
  • Facilitation skills
  • LOMA Certification
  • ARA Designation
  • Process Improvement Certification (e.g. Lean Six Sigma GB)

The benefits:

We hire IT professionals who like to work with smart people and can hold their own in a demanding environment. Our employees build a career at Ferguson. Here IT isn’t a support function for our business – it IS our business. We strive to develop a professional relationship with each employee – and that is what you are, our direct employee. Our pay and benefit levels recognize the advanced skills of our talented staff members. In addition, we are unique in our market in the emphasis that we place on continuing education, including an annual training allowance that is an integral part of our compensation package. This kind of investment in our employees’ professional development is an important contributor to making Ferguson a desirable place to build an IT career. As a W-2 employee, your first assignment will be just that – the first of many. Our goal is to establish a long-term employee relationship with you.

The compensation:

Highly competitive base salary.

Paid overtime

$.60/$1 401K match

160 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) Benefits

Bonus System

Health, vision, dental, and life insurance

Short-term and long-term disability

Training allowance for Leading Industry Professional Training with SLU/Wash U.

How to Apply:

If you are looking for a change and/or are interested in building or continuing your career as an IT professional and have the ability to thrive in challenging, fast-paced environments, we want to hear from you.

Please send your resume to Kevin Hopfer at khopfer@fergcons.com

Please review our website fergusonconsultinginc.com and find out more about who we are and what we can do for you.


Kevin Hopfer
Ferguson Consulting
1350 Timberlake Manor Parkway, Suite 500
Chesterfield,MO 63017
(636) 728-4404
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