Business Intelligence Analyst

Charlotte Regional Business Alliance
Charlotte, NC
Date Posted:  April 11, 2024
Closing Date:  May 26, 2024

Reports to: Lead Principal Economic Researcher

Interfaces with: CLT Alliance investors and prospective investors, CLT Alliance direct and indirect team members

Objective: Responsible for 1) analyzing and articulating key business, industry, economic, and policy data and trends; 2) leveraging insights to help inform tactics and direction; 3) developing means to effectively communicate and present business trends, data, and impacts

Specific Duties and Responsibilities (Including, but not limited to):


  1. Translate business questions and hypotheses into a data analysis plan.
  2. Utilize diverse internal and external data sources, and consolidate data to create reports needed to make critical business decisions.
  3. Leverage predictive analytics to forecast market shifts, trends, opportunities and challenges to help make informed decisions.
  4. Reconcile and cleanse data discrepancies across multiple source systems.


  1. Design, develop, and deploy business intelligence solutions.
  2. Draw insights from unstructured and structured data and translate into actionable insights to inform and drive business case for the region.
  3. Create/maintain a common repository for all reports to ensure most current data and reports are available.


  1. Translate and communicate insights, complex data, trends, and comparative analyses into digestible formats, including reports, dashboards, digital and speaking presentations.
  2. Develop new reports as business needs evolve.
  3. Track various KPIs, managing data, ongoing data improvement, and associated project management.

Handles all other duties as assigned by the Lead Principal Economic Researcher.

Specific Requirements and Skills Needed:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years in data analysis, business intelligence, or another related field
  • Proven work experience as a business intelligence analyst, a data analyst, or other similar positions
  • Strong technical skills in data collection, data analysis, and statistical modeling techniques
  • Work experience with programming languages and tools such as SQL, Python, or R and simple analytics tools like Excel
  • Experience using data visualization tools such as Tableau, Power BI, or Looker
  • Knowledge of database concepts such as database structures and query languages to build and keep database warehouses organized
  • Experience in extracting and analyzing data
  • Knowledge of UX in BI applications

Job Requirements:

  • Intellectually curious, self-starter, and fast study.
  • Thrives in dynamic team environment and motivated when working independently.
  • Strong communicator with knack for attention to detail. Must appreciate and apply accuracy with numbers and presentations. Foreign language a plus.
  • Knowledge of data analytics life cycle and processes.
  • Strong analytical skills (statistical forecasting, regression analysis, etc.).
  • Experience with project/client management.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, manipulate, and analyze raw data, research data issues, draw conclusions, provide resolution, and develop actionable recommendations.
  • Demonstrated experience in building and analyzing reports and dashboards, along with summarizing data for business users.
  • Proficient in data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Looker, PowerBI), programming languages and tools (e.g. Python, R, SQL), advanced Excel functions, ESRI/mapping, Lightcast, economic analysis tools; economic impact analysis a plus.
  • Creates and follows process, enjoys problem-solving, and comfortable working with large data sets.
  • Comfortable with public speaking in small and large settings.
  • Degree in statistics, economics, business administration, computer science, data analytics, data science or a related field.
  • Be able to perform those tasks that are essential to the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Evaluation of Job Performance:

Bi-annual review with Lead Principal Economic Researcher.


Salary range $75,000-$85,000 plus eligible incentive structure based on individual and organizational performance.

CLT Alliance

The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance champions, serves and works to unite a region comprised of people from all walks of life. We honor diversity, inclusion, and equity internally and externally. We are committed to advancing economic opportunity and prosperity for all across the Charlotte Region.

To Apply: Please visit our website to complete an application. Applications, resumes, and cover letters should be emailed to