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Data Analyst

Dakota Supply Group
Minneapolis, MN
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Dakota Supply Group (DSG) is seeking a Data Analyst in our Plymouth, Minnesota location; remote work in other areas within DSG's footprint may also be consideredThis is a salaried, exempt position. The Data Analyst is responsible for supporting the sales leadership team, equipping them with tools to create, develop and transform internal/external customer relationships, as well as improve sales effectiveness and processes. This may include, not but limited to identification, development, and maintenance of sales enablement tools (e.g., CRM, EDA, Eclipse sales tools, third-party data sources) and follow-up on analytics and reporting by creating dashboards and ad-hoc reports. The focus is on sales analysis and reporting, training the sales team members in utilization of tools and optimization of sales effectiveness, efficiency, and growth. The ideal candidate will be able to review all current data sources within DSG and create an organized method to report this data at management, while also being innovative on how to use the data effectively to grow sales within our footprint. 

At Dakota Supply Group (DSG), we have fun, we are friendly, and we embody a culture that genuinely cares for people far beyond their job title. Our purpose is to serve fellow employee owners, our partners, and communities toward building a better America. Since 1898, DSG has provided materials to jobsites across the country, building futures one job at a time. We are a people-centric, customer-obsessed, and growth-focused diversified solutions provider. Included with our comprehensive benefits package is a highly competitive Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), with which our employee-owners have a unique opportunity to build their personal wealth in addition to a traditional retirement plan.  

Specific Duties of the Data Analyst: 

Process Improvement

  • Maintain a detailed understanding of the existing sales process and identify areas for process improvement.
  • Implementation of new processes, educating the sales team on how best to utilize new tools and methods.
  • Work with the VP Sales in developing sales strategies and improvement of the sales process using internal/external data, as well as emerging trends and opportunities.
  • Evaluate current tools available in the sales process and maximize sales growth and customer engagement by getting the most out of the systems available.
  • Assist segment managers and purchasing with creation and implementation of a comprehensive vendor scorecard.


  • Aid the marketing team to provide a better customer experience using data analytics. 
  • Assist marketing with analyzing/researching competitors while being able to effectively communicate the data to DSG management. 
  • Assist marketing and IT with research on CRM platforms, as well as own the implementation of the platform throughout the enterprise. 
  • Support sales forecasting activities by researching geographic, industry, or other data factors. 
  • Independently research and analyze the relationships between key business metrics and present the findings and recommendations to business leaders.
  • Provide data-driven input to drive future organizational goals. 

Analysis / Reporting

  • Work with DSG Segment Managers to develop a comprehensive product on analyzing vendors using data.
  • Will be required to become proficient in Phocas BI and create reports that drive positive behavior for the organization.
  • Aid operations and the sales team on inventory reporting, focus on creating visibility to maximize turns and cash flow by region.
  • Consistently look for ways to provide reports to improve sales effectiveness and efficiency with the sales team.
  • Understand all internal/external data sources, interpret the data to effectively communicate the relevancy to the organization. 


  • Analytical – synthesizes complex, diverse, and technical information, track return on investment.
  • Problem solving – individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully. 
  • Judgement – individual displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgement and makes timely decisions. 
  • Planning / Organizing – prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time and resources efficiently; develops realistic plans. 
  • Project Management – able to employ recognized project management skills whereby scope, schedule, and budget are developed and adhered to. 
  • Computer skills – proficient in Microsoft Office Suite / 365; expert knowledge of Excel, BI platforms, and Eclipse.
  • Strategic thinker who can use data analysis and intuition to optimize processes and performance.
  • Precise attention to detail and the ability to work with many types of people.

Qualifications of the Data Analyst:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.S./B.A.) in data analytics or computer science and experience in a role with demonstrated experience utilizing data to improve process and efficiency. Advanced degree in data analytics or similar is beneficial.  
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of professional relevant work experience in data analytics/visualization and sales operations/business analytics.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office programs - expertise in Excel. 
  • Background using Eclipse ERP by Epicor, as well as business intelligence tools is a plus. 
  • Attention to detail, can-do attitude, and strong analytic and communication skills.
  • Professionalism, strong work ethic, and an ability to excel within our forward-thinking, innovative environment, where things happen quickly and continuously. 

Benefits for the Data Analyst:

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA), with employer contribution
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, with employer match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Dependent Care FSA
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life, Accident and Critical Illness Insurance
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Teledoc, a virtual telehealth benefit
  • Referral Bonus
  • Generous PTO Allowance & Extended Medical Leave
  • Volunteer hours
  • Length of Service awards
  • Employee discounts on DSG-supplied products!
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • and more!

Dakota Supply Group


Minneapolis, MN
55441 USA



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