Business Analyst

  • Visit Grand Junction
  • Grand Junction, CO, USA
  • Nov 27, 2022
Full-time Analytics Business Intelligence (BI) Data Analysis Data Visualization Excel Forecasting Marketing Project Management Research Tableau

Job Description

Visit Grand Junction is seeking a Business Analyst to perform a variety of data, financial and business analysis duties including managing the organization’s annual budget, researching, interpreting, and analyzing local & industry data using Visit Grand Junction’s data platform, and identifying meaningful insights, to determine overall fiscal, operational, and service impacts. Candidate must possess solid financial and data acumen combined with strong analytical skills and a strategic view of marketing and performance metrics to uncover insights and drive advanced decision making. The Analyst will assist in overseeing a fast-paced office, manage and collaborate with the marketing staff on multiple projects with overlapping deadlines, and manage & supervise assigned staff. If you are a business/finance/data professional with a love for research and who thrives in a fast-paced work environment, we encourage you to apply!

About Visit Grand Junction:

Visit Grand Junction (Visit GJ), the Destination Marketing Organization, is a Department of the City of Grand Junction. Visit GJ is dedicated to marketing the Grand Junction area, outside of Mesa County, to attract year-round tourism, thereby providing for a sustainable and consistent economy and enhanced quality of life for residents. The team consists of dynamic individuals who are culture-focused, innovative, driven, and dedicated to supporting the travel and tourism industry while reaching departmental goals that serve the Grand Junction community and guests. The Department has evolved into a state-of-the-art marketing organization utilizing data science as its foundation.

What We Offer:

We know that a healthy and happy workforce is a thriving workforce, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package that supports quality work-life balance including 32 days of paid annual leave to be used for holiday, personal, and/or sick days, health insurance options, employer-matched retirement, a City employee health clinic, wellness program, and an Employee Assistance Program. Of equal importance, we offer an opportunity to serve the community you love and live in. Our employees find their work rewarding and fulfilling, knowing that their day job makes a positive impact.

Our Culture:

At the City of Grand Junction, we lead the way with continuous improvement, collaborative partnerships, and exemplary service. Our core values are demonstrated by our willingness to challenge the status quo, ability to work together using all areas of expertise to achieve a common goal, and commitment to fulfilling the needs of our community through thoughtful interactions.

What You'll Do:

  • Project, formulate, and manage the Visit Grand Junction annual budget and perform detailed financial and business operation analysis data, including long-range forecasting of revenue generation, developing strategies to maximize revenue and reduce expenditures, cost and margin analysis, and ROI, to identify and report meaningful insights, trends, issues, and opportunities to mitigate risk and improve business operations and processes. Provide highly responsible financial support to management and staff.
  • Regularly monitor, conduct, and analyze industry & marketing research, while evaluating the state of the economy, to determine travel and tourism trends and insights. Analyze and interpret data patterns and trends, and create visualizations using Visit Grand Junction’s platform to ensure accurate analysis and projections. Conduct competitive research and analyze benchmarking data. Ensure marketing initiatives and financial objectives such as growth, margins, and productivity are appropriately analyzed and aligned with the budget.
  • Manage and supervise the work and activities of assigned staff, including onboarding; participate in the selection of staff; and work with employees to correct deficiencies and implement discipline procedures as needed. Manage and oversee department operations and work closely with the Visit Grand Junction Director to resolve challenges and provide recommendations for quality and process improvement. Manage multiple, complex, and intricate marketing projects and strategic initiatives with overlapping deadlines.
  • Assist with administrative work, projects, reports, communications, and presentations including preparation for board meetings, staff meetings, community programs, agency proposals, contract management, stakeholder services, and annual plans & reports.

What We're Looking For:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Finance, Accounting, Business Management, or a related field, or commensurate professional experience. Proven analytical ability and high level of mathematical intelligence.
  • Ability to analyze, and interpret data, and produce clear graphical visualizations using Excel, Tableau, or Power BI; must be able to write and edit analytical reports proficiently with keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to transform complex facts and figures into visualizations and commentary that can be easily understood. Strong written and verbal communication skills, including technical copy-editing skills.
  • Ability to manage, supervise, and direct work of assigned staff. Proven management and supervisory experience are desired. Understanding or ability to learn programming languages and platforms, including Tableau or Power BI, advanced proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Understanding of marketing and willingness to learn industry insights.
  • Project management experience; capable of independent judgment and strong problem solving and critical thinking skills. Ability to manage competing priorities and apply effective organization and time management skills to meet deadlines.
  • Capable of working well independently and collaborating in a team environment.
  • Demonstrates intellectual curiosity and acquires skills related to the position, especially due to the fast-paced and always-changing marketing industry.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, progressive, always evolving work product, and collaborative team environment Must foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, trust, and accountability.
  • Must be ambitious, conscientious, and curious.
  • Must be comfortable with a data-oriented organization and enjoy being challenged.

Supplemental Information

Explore the Area:

Grand Junction, Colorado is the gateway to the mountains and canyonlands of western Colorado and eastern Utah. Centrally located between Denver, CO (250 miles east) and Salt Lake City, UT (270 miles west), Grand Junction is surrounded by 1.2 million acres of public land. Residents enjoy world-class whitewater rafting on the Colorado and Green Rivers, golfing, fishing, skiing and snowboarding, and exploring mountain bike and hiking trails through the Colorado National Monument and the Grand Mesa National Forest. Grand Junction has a robust downtown and hosts multiple art, music, food, and market events annually. With a population of over 150,000 in Mesa County (65,000 within the City limits) we have many of the big town amenities without the big town stresses such as traffic and trail congestion. With an average of 245 days of sunshine, Grand Junction is the perfect place to work and play.

Learn more about our area on Visit Grand Junction's website and Instagram!

At the City of Grand Junction, we proudly operate as an Equal Opportunity Employer, purposely building an inclusive workforce representative of various cultures, perspectives, and experiences. We believe in respect for all and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, and/or genetic information.

If you have questions or need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact our Human Resources office at 970.244.1512 

Salary

$6,156.80 - $6,929.87 Monthly