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Sr Data Analyst

Date: Jan 15, 2022

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201 CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013

Company: Grainger Businesses

About Grainger

Grainger is North America's leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating products. Our wide assortment, creative technology solutions and unparalleled customer service keep customers' operations running and their people safe.

Position Details:

You Will:

As a member of the Data Management & Governance (DMG) team, the Sr Data Analyst (Inventory / Classification) will provide operational and lead analyst support for the creation and implementation of Grainger's data inventory and classification strategy. This includes all aspects of identifying, classifying, analyzing and inventory our data and proficiency with the appropriate data tools (IBM Infosphere / OneTrust). This will include creation and documentation of all data inventory/classification processes, for both Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and non-PII, accomplished in partnership with appropriate data stewardship at an enterprise level. By providing data expertise to other our teams, you will work with applicable partners to promote data classification and inventory improvement and integrity through data profiling, analysis, and ongoing audit procedures. As a Senior role, you are expected to have the experience necessary to assist and contribute with the data inventory and classification process and provide guidance to other data analysts in execution of the above work.

You will report to Sr Manager of Data Management and Governance and will work in our Lake Forest or Chicago offices after Covid restrictions are lifted.

You Have:


  • 5+ years of industry experience.
  • Be a data expert and support operational processes from a data perspective, ensuring data identification, classification and inventory standards are met.
  • Daily activities include assisting with definition of objects/KPIs by performing research within source systems and working with others to provide SQL queries associated with business metrics.
  • Support and technical guidance to other department analysts is an important responsibility of this role.
  • Lead and work with a team of dedicated business resources to ensure data is inventoried and classified, update business processes with this information and schedule update meetings.
  • Support all aspects of data inventory, classification, measurement, monitoring, and reporting metrics for those data dimensions identified as important to support business defined goals.
  • Manage appropriate data profiling and inventory tools (e.g. IBM Information Analyzer and OneTrust) to provide ongoing maintenance of data inventory and proper classifications.
  • You will partner with many internal our teams, such as Finance, Accounting, Audit, Sales, Branch Operations, Supply Chain and occasional vendors that provide data technologies to Grainger.
  • Familiarity with privacy related legislation (ex. CCPA / GDPR / CPRA ),Personally Identifiable Information (PII) identification, DB access controls and common security risks



  • University Master's degree in Computer or Information Science /Engineering / Business or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience and working knowledge of data inventory/classification applications, such as IBM Infosphere (IGC, Information Analyzer) and OneTrust.
  • Experience leading requirements gathering, data structure, validations, data quality, access, security, data cleansing and improve processes for data standardization.
  • Experience with SAP, Oracle, Teradata and Snowflake is ideal.
  • Broad experience with BI technologies including ETL, Data Mining, and Dashboards.
  • Expertise in leading designing, supporting, and using data warehouses and cubes.
  • Experience working in Agile Methodology, Bitbucket ,GIT BASH ,Visual Studio Code ,Circle CI ,DBT and Jira




With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs

DE&I Statement:

"Grainger is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status."