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Data Specialist

Job Location Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Consumer Insights team supports Sleep Number’s strategic priorities by providing actionable, customer-driven recommendations to all functional areas – including, but not limited to marketing, product, and customer experience. Our ideal candidate is agile and analytical with a passion for creating solutions to unlock insights and drive action. Our team is collaborative, creative, customer-focused, and results driven.

This new role will help bridge gaps between our analytical platform development team and business end-users. As part of the Consumer Insights Analytics team, you will collaborate with partners across the organization to onboard new data sources into our enterprise data platform and enable uses from simple dashboards to advanced analytics.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assisting in the development of business cases and requirements
  • Project management and guidance on security, governance, and capacity/timing issues
  • Perform “first look” analysis of newly integrated data with basic data mining and descriptive procedures
  • Unlock the potential of new data by automating preparation, operationalizing statistical models, building dashboards, and/or connecting analytical tools to the data


Technical Experience:

  • Experienced with ETL, automation, and dashboarding tools including PowerBI or Tableau
  • Extensive experience in Excel (pivot tables, vlookup) and formula writing in DAX
  • Ability to elevate data with database manipulation in SQL, R, and/or Python

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Comfortable working with and training others on big data and cloud tools, languages and architecture
  • Competent communicator with co-workers of varying levels of technical expertise
  • Understanding of common data governance and data stewardship procedures
  • Agile performer able to test and iterate quickly, with focus on activation and measurable results


  • Degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) field– Master’s or equivalent experience preferred

Sleep Number is an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, regardless of sex; race; color; creed; national origin; religion; age; marital status; pregnancy; physical, mental, communicative or sensory disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

Job ID R289
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