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Business Intelligence Analyst - Entry Level 

About the Organization Palmer Holland is a quickly expanding international specialty chemical distributor based in Westlake, OH and operating in the United States and Canada. Palmer Holland represents many of the most recognized manufacturers from around the world. Our customers and principals are rooted in the Agriculture, CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers), Health & Nutrition, Lubricants, and Plastic industrial sectors.
As an independently-owned sales and marketing organization, we have the opportunity to make decisions which are in the best, long-term interest of the employees, customers, and principals we serve. Our sellers work with customers to solve problems and test and re-test different specialty products in order to find the one that will create what the customer needs. The dedication from our employees to continually improve their knowledge base and provide commitment to outstanding technical and customer service enables Palmer Holland to thrive as an industry leader.
As an employer, Palmer Holland's goal to remain independent is solidified through operating as a privately held Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) with an ownership team made entirely of employees. Palmer Holland views our employees as our most valuable asset, offering a healthy work-life integration and varying opportunities for professional development. We are known for having a culture that emphasizes having fun, being healthy, and working hard. Our office has advanced technology, a shuffleboard table, golf simulator, and treadmill workstations. In the field, our sales team has the tools to make critical decisions on the spot to better respond to customer needs, ultimately forming strong relationships. We believe in providing a work culture that engages employees, encourages growth, and promotes success.  
Category Business Intelligence  
Position Business Intelligence Analyst - Entry Level  

We are seeking a high energy, self-motivated individual who is interested in developing a career in data analytics. As a member of the Business Intelligence team, the Business Intelligence Analyst works as part of a team to assist Palmer Holland’s commercial business units in collecting meaningful data and provides trusted information to make data-driven decisions. The ideal candidate communicates and collaborates with stakeholders, documents requirements, develops technical solutions using Microsoft Office, SQL, and Tableau, formats and presents reports, creates documentation, and trains end-users on interpreting reports. We require someone who has strong data analysis skills, a desire to see how to improve processes, and a willingness to learn our business practices so you can tell if the data "looks accurate.”


  • Gather requirements and ask open-ended questions to obtain business needs
  • Design and construct information products, reports, and advanced analytics
  • Perform data analysis, data quality audits/reviews, statistical analysis, and data mining
  • Actively seek opportunities to refine, improve, and automate data gathering and reporting
  • Prepare ad hoc reports as required by management
  • Maintain existing and assist with creation of new reports and dashboards
  • Continually look for ways to improve processes, efficiency, and accuracy
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with commercial and sales team members and various operations departments

Location Corporate Office  
Position Requirements

    • Bachelor Degree in Business, quantitative or technical field (computer science, Statistics, Math) or another Bachelor Degree with related job experience
    • 6+ months of corporate work/internship experience
    • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work in an ambiguous environment
    • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
    • Self-directed, highly organized and able to coordinate multiple tasks independently
    • Must have familiarity with data manipulation and building reports (Excel or other analytical software as a minimum)
    • Ability to communicate effectively with multiple levels within the company
    • Proficiency in software such a SQL, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, Tableau
    Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
    Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
    EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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