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(#19217) Decision Analytics Associate (Evanston)


ZS is a place where passion changes lives. As a management consulting and technology firm focused on transforming global healthcare and beyond, our most valuable asset is our people. Here you’ll work side-by-side with a powerful collective of thinkers and experts shaping life changing solutions for patients, caregivers and consumers, worldwide. ZSers drive impact by bringing a client first mentality to each and every engagement. We partner collaboratively with our clients to develop products that create value and deliver company results across critical areas of their business including portfolio strategy, customer insights, research and development, operational and technology transformation, marketing strategy and many more.  Bring your curiosity for learning; bold ideas; courage and passion to drive life changing, impact to ZS.

Our most valuable asset is our people. 
At ZS we honor the visible and invisible elements of our identities, personal experiences and belief systems—the ones that comprise us as individuals, shape who we are and
make us unique. We believe your personal interests, identities, and desire to learn are part of your success here. Learn more about our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and the networks ZS supports to assist our ZSers in cultivating community spaces, obtaining the resources they need to thrive, and sharing the messages they are passionate about. 



ZS's Insights & Analytics group partners with clients to design and deliver solutions to help them tackle a broad range of business challenges. Our teams work on multiple projects simultaneously, leveraging advanced data analytics and problem-solving techniques. Our recommendations and solutions are based on rigorous research and analysis underpinned by deep expertise and thought leadership.    


What You’ll Do  

  • Develop and apply advanced statistical models that help clients understand dynamic business issues. 
  • Leverage analytic techniques to use data to guide client and ZS team decision-making. 
  • Design custom analyses in R, Tableau, SAS, Visual Basic and Excel to investigate and inform client needs. 
  • Synthesize and communicate results to clients and ZS teams through oral and written presentations. 
  • Develop client relationships and serve as key point of contact on aspects of projects. 
  • Provide client and ZS teams project status updates. 
  • Create project deliverables and implement solutions. 
  • Advance problem-solving skills and improve ZS’s capabilities. 
  • Guide and mentor Associates on teams. 


What You’ll Bring 

  • Bachelor's or master's degree required in any discipline with strong record of academic success in quantitative and analytic coursework such as operations research, applied mathematics, management science, data science, statistics, econometrics or engineering. 
  • Up to 3 years of relevant post-collegiate job experience. 
  • Fluency in English. 
  • Knowledge of programming (e.g., Java/Python/R). 
  • Exposure to tools/platforms (e.g., Hadoop eco system and database systems). 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in a programming language or analytic tool such as R, SAS, Tableau, or VBA. 
  • High motivation, good work ethic, maturity, and personal initiative. 
  • Effective oral and written communication skills. 
  • Empathy, adaptability, and emotional intelligence. 
  • Strong attention to detail, with a quality-focused mindset. 
  • Self-discipline for planning and organizing tasks. 
  • Aptitude for, and enjoyment of, working in teams. 


Perks & Benefits:
ZS offers a comprehensive total rewards package including health and well-being, financial planning, annual leave, personal growth and professional development. Our robust skills development programs, multiple career progression options and internal mobility paths and collaborative culture empowers you to thrive as an individual and global team member.

We are committed to giving our employees a flexible and connected way of working.  A flexible and connected ZS allows us to combine work from home and on-site presence at clients/ZS offices for the majority of our week. The magic of ZS culture and innovation thrives in both planned and spontaneous face-to-face connections.

Considering applying?
At ZS, we're building a diverse and inclusive company where people bring their passions to inspire life-changing impact in global healthcare and beyond. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and recognize the value that candidates with all backgrounds, including non-traditional ones, bring. If you are interested in joining us, we encourage you to apply even if you don't meet 100% of the requirements listed above.

ZS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment and advancement opportunities without regard to any class protected by applicable law.

To Complete Your Application:
Candidates must possess or be able to obtain work authorization for their intended country of employment.

ZS is committed to providing and maintaining a safe workplace. Must have received full COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination will be required upon acceptance of offer of employment. Exemption process available on a limited basis. 


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