Business Data Analyst - REMOTE

Location US-IL-Northbrook
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General – Green Earth – Safer World

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

Responsible for cleaning, evaluating and compiling data in a manner coincident with meaningful results. Conducts analysis of datasets to assist in areas of research, development, product enhancement or other targeted business objectives. Use advanced mathematical methods to analyze and interpret data from various sources. Use established statistical methods to determine data sources, sample sizes and appropriate methods to create and interpret reports. Incumbents are gaining exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Incumbents are still occasionally directed in several aspects of their work. However more straightforward tasks are accomplished without assistance.


  • Runs competitive analysis, forecasting, and makes recommendations on how sales can increase orders and revenue.
  • Works with the Business, functional areas, and IT to analyze data to identify trends, patterns, emerging business critical issues and areas for growth or improvement.
  • Creates reports/tools to simplify forecasting and predictive modeling.
  • Assists with the definition and development of user-friendly reports and graphics that integrate and convey complex data/information and maintains data catalog to provide key data sources to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Aggregates data to test hypotheses, prepares and analyzes data to meet the needs of efficient data analysis, using technical experience and judgement.
  • Identifies and defines opportunities by analyzing historical patterns.
  • Assists in defining, developing and deploying data, analytics and reporting products and services.
  • Conducts data validation, statistical analyses, and data mapping.
  • Develops business automation as needed.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

  • University degree in Business Administration or related field plus generally 5 years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently identify needs for projects or programs, formulate objectives, plan and execute projects and/or programs, and manage programs.
  • Strong ability to develop and implement efficient solutions.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerBi, SQL, Python, R and Catalytic a plus.
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues and assist with support.
  • Ability to network across teams.
  • Strong written and oral communication and competency in presentation software.
  • Demonstrated success in database and data management.
  • UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

What you’ll experience working at UL:


Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new.  Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.

People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL.  We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.

Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles,  you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.

Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.

Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Learn More:

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.  


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