People Analytics Senior Analyst

Starting salary will be based on experience and credentials

Chicago, IL


The People Analytics Senior Analyst will help build the HR reporting and analytics platform, maintain it, develop extensive reporting around it and execute rigorous analysis as it evolves to distill key insights around our talent and business. The role combines “hands-on” technical development and data analysis with strategic consulting. 

The successful candidate must be able to operate in a fast-paced, constantly shifting, technologically and creatively driven environment. The successful candidate has proven technical and analytical capabilities, and extreme attention to detail to deliver people data sets accurately. Must have prior experience developing databases from scratch, with a design emphasis on simplicity, security, visualization and quality control.

Market Overview

Dyson is a global technology company. Using a desire to make things work better as a catalyst for invention, our team of 3,000 engineers and scientists are passionate about developing technology that solves the problems others often ignore. From the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner, to hand dryers that use 420mph sheets of air to remove moisture from hands, to a completely re-thought hair dryer with its motor in the handle, we are relentless about engineering better solutions. Dyson spends $8.8million a week on research and development and works with more than 40 universities worldwide to develop early-stage technologies.

Dyson launched in the US in 2002, with the DC07 vacuum cleaner. Within 2 years, it was market share leader. Now, the US team is nearly 1,000 strong, with offices in Chicago, IL; Aurora, IL; San Francisco, CA; and Dyson people around the entire country. And we are still growing. Dyson US is poised to double its footprint, and take on new categories. Already a target for our competitors, challenging times are ahead. And our battle-hungry US team is fired up!

Function Overview

Machines count. People matter. There are about 8,000 people at Dyson – talent all over the world. Each person is vital to our success. And everyone needs recruiting, settling in, career development, and rewarding with pay and benefits. It requires a wide range of HR disciplines. And as the people who look after Dyson people, HR is the key to our global growth.


  • Help build the technical, process and delivery platform for Dyson’s people reporting and analytics effort.
  • Gather data and prepare HR / Financial reporting, scorecards/dashboards and analyses on key HR metrics using relational databases and MS Excel.
  • Ensure data integrity and integration including data from complementary functions (e.g. finance, sales).
  • Seek opportunities for synergy, improvement, simplification and automation of existing reports and analysis.
  • Assist with HR technology implementations and data maintenance. Flag data integrity, administration and validation issues.
  • Develop or use existing tools that present data in useful business formats.
  • Plan and execute high quality workforce and financial analysis of large data sets, analyzing and interpreting collected data to meet business requirements.
  • Partner closely with HR Operations, Compensation and global HR teams to ensure consistent data integrity and treatment.
  • Partner with compensation on enhancing processes and insights delivery.
  • Partner with other business functions on developing robust reporting.


  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in data science applied to people or customer related data sets is desired

  • Undergraduate degree in a field linked to business analytics: statistics, computer science, mathematics, economics, engineering or related field is required; advanced degree is preferred
  • Superior MS Office skills (advanced knowledge of Excel, Access, SQL, SharePoint and VBA); experience in programming languages a plus
  • Previous experience working in a global organization; management consulting experience a plus
  • Proficiency in HRIS systems and databases with the ability to cleanse, review, manipulate, analyze and present data – WorkDay or ADP experience a plus
  • Understands and applies logic to analyze and review core data sets, looking for patterns, drawing insights
  • Anticipates questions, thinks ahead, plans for contingencies
  • Finds alternative/practical solutions when ideal solutions are not possible
  • Maintains confidentiality and delivers with accuracy and thoroughness in a timely manner

Benefits Overview

Dyson US monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, holidays and retirement plans. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy profit-related bonuses and life and disability cover. But financial rewards are just the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fueling and realizing ambition.

Dyson is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with Dyson and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please send an e-mail with your contact information, the job number of the position for which you are interested in applying, and the nature of your request to or call (312) 706-2260. Determinations of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Posted: 31-Jul-2018

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