Senior Manager, Business Analytics

Corporate Burnsville, Minnesota Arlington, Texas Ft. Mill, South Carolina


Do you enjoy leveraging data to help your business partners drive results? Are you a self-starter that thrives shaping business strategies using your analytic prowess?

At Northern Tool +Equipment we welcome you to consider helping us Build What’s Next in our data analytics area.  This position is designed to catapult our data and analytics function by leading a talented team in defining solutions to tough business challenges.  This opportunity is perfect for someone who thrives at leading others and driving a data driven culture within an organization.


1.       Lead a team of data analysts and acts as an evangelist for data analytics across the enterprise fueling the use of data to solve business problems.

2.       Lead the evaluation and identification of new technologies, track industry trends and recommend future state solutions. 

3.       Partner with product owners and other stakeholders to ensure solutions are correct, on time and meet the needs of the business.  Continuously seek ways to improve and evolve the data analytics function.

4.       Establish and facilitate Steering Committees / Governance Meetings with senior business leaders from each business domain focused on analytics roadmap, maturity curve, prioritization, adoption rates and inflight work.

5.       Cultivates a network of external vendors and contacts to benchmark practices against competition and to maximize organizational effectiveness.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer science, business administration, or a related field.
  • at least 5 years of successful performance as a Data & Analytics leader with demonstrative understanding of Agile and DevOps tools and methodologies.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills to effectively work with a variety of stakeholders and influence others.
  • Experience with Microsoft cloud data analytics technology stack.
  • Hands on knowledge of Database, Data Engineering, Visualization, Analytics and Automation tools.


  • Strong consultative, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience guiding an organization from descriptive to prescriptive analytics
  • Retail Industry experience


Northern Tool is setting our sights on creating a world-class customer experience, entering new markets, and driving growth through exceptional customer research and insights. We’ve always had a way of either seeing what’s next—or defining it. With 130 retail stores across 23 states, a selection of products from the top national brands, and global manufacturing operations, we’re on a fast-paced growth trajectory that's tied to putting people first and helping our customers and communities tackle the tough jobs.

At Northern Tool & Equipment We Offer:

  • A fast-growing nationwide brand – over 121 locations in 22 states.
  • Competitive wages.
  • Clean and organized work environment.
  • A defined training program to support your success.
  • Competitive benefits package: health, retirement, employee assistance and more!
  • Generous employee discount at all of the Kotula family of companies – Northern Tool & Equipment,, Great Northern Equipment.