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Mass Strategy, Analytics, & Performance Management Analyst

NRG Energy

NRG Energy

IT, Data Science
Texas, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2023

At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to millions of customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

This position is governed by a local union contract.

Job Summary: 

The Analyst must support strategic and performance initiatives for NRG’s Energy Retail business. In this role, you will need to be highly analytical, strong problem solver and effective communicator. You must thrive in a fast-paced environment, possess a high level of intellectual curiosity, and focus on generating results. To support and drive financial and operational performance of NRG’s businesses, candidate will perform a diverse range of assignments, projects and activities related to financial planning, supply management and portfolio optimization. The Analyst must develop skills and knowledge to effectively address and assist in projects across multiple functional groups including but not limited to Performance Management, Sales, Business development, Segment, Product Developments, Digital, Marketing, FP&A, amongst others.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with all business units to actively support the selection, development, and seamless integration of analytics, key performance indicators (KPIs), and interpretation of customer trends from large, complex data sets. Your role will be instrumental in optimizing business activities, unlocking meaningful business intelligence, and enhancing data-driven decision-making

  • Apply advanced analytical skills to assess the financial impact of emerging trends, opportunities, and key operational metrics throughout the customer lifecycle

  • Leverage business metrics like Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Payback Period, and respond promptly to ensure consistently superior operational performance, guiding informed decision-making

  • Work with IT and Data Analytics teams to ensure data infrastructure and reporting is auditable and consistent for analytical purposes

  • Develop, monitor, and maintain automated reports that showcase performance trends and track key financial metrics

  • Develop ad hoc financial and operational reporting processes as needed

  • Perform other duties as assigned


Working Conditions:

  • Combination of Open office, remote, and hybrid working environment

  • Some overtime required as special projects arise

  • Minimal Travel


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, engineering, computer science, data analytics or other quantitative discipline

  • 2+ years of experience in financial modeling and/or data-driven analytics in either a business or academic environment

  • Proficiency in computer languages such as Python, SQL, or similar programming languages

  • Experience in the development of metrics, KPI’s and overall business intelligence architecture

  • Experience querying and working with multiple databases

  • Proficiency with Excel, including pivot tables

  • Comfort with ambiguity; ability to work with incomplete data or seemingly open-ended questions and translate into actionable analysis

  • Must by detail oriented and highly organized


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • High level of curiosity, a capacity for quick learning, and an aptitude for problem solving

  • Ability to communicate effectively and proactively

  • Capable of working independently and on a team

  • Results driven with a strong sense of integrity, energy, and enthusiasm


Physical Requirements:

  • In office environment

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing.  EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability

EEO is the Law Poster (The poster can be found at http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf)

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