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CNO Financial Group DP&A Data Analyst I in Chicago, Illinois

CNO Financial Group’s Consumer Unit is hiring a Data Analyst I to translate data to help the company make sound business decisions. The Data Analyst is responsible for supporting the overall, ongoing assessment of key enterprise-wide distribution performance metrics compared to plan and general overall performance for both the consumer and worksite divisions. The analyst is expected to assist with the development of sophisticated queries for reporting and analytical methods to report on key metrics, identify problem areas, and develop possible solutions and improvements. Areas of research and analytics are focused on all lines of business sold by all brands as well as field performance (e.g., sales, recruiting, retention, field compensation, etc.). Analyses are often centered on comparing actual results to expected/planned results for sales targets as well as understanding the financial impact of various sales and recruiting initiatives. In addition to these analytics, significant time will be dedicated to data validation to ensure the integrity of the reporting and analytics completed. The analyst is expected to use the results of their analyses to identify efficiencies, drive business decisions, and communicate (verbally & in writing) these results to senior management and agency field management.

As a Data Analyst I, your responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute sales and recruiting key metric reporting and report on the drivers of deviations from plan. This typically involves sales performance, agent recruiting and retention, persistency experience and agency bonus programs.

  • Assist in the study of sales patterns to detect significant trends, identify adverse changes in agent selling behavior and assist in developing sales campaign strategies and the development of sales targets.

  • Provide actionable information and analysis for improving sales performance.

  • Identify gaps in departments’ performances and assist in the development of initiatives to address these gaps.

  • Assist with the execution of statistically valid pilot tests to determine the effectiveness of various sales and field initiatives to assist management in determining if these initiatives should be implemented on a broader scale.

  • Execute and maintain simple forecasting models to project month-end, quarter-end and year-end results.

  • Maintain financial analyses including cost benefit analyses, cost estimates, and decision support analyses designed to provide management with the financial impact information they need to make business decisions.

  • Support management with various reporting and ad hoc analyses designed to build transparency, improve efficiency and/or effectiveness of Bankers Life and PMA field performance for both consumer and worksite divisions

  • Collaborate on various projects with internal CNO employees and outside vendors as needed.

The Data Analyst I position is well-suited for you if you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or other quantitative discipline.

  • Basic to intermediate technical skills including Business Objects (or similar), Tableau, Excel, SAS, Power Point, and Word

  • Independent critical thinking skills .

  • Solid verbal and written communication skills as it relates to presenting fact-based analyses .

  • Ability and willingness to work independently and part of a team.

  • Life & Health Insurance background preferred and/or experience working with a captive agency sales force.

  • 0-2 years of professional work experience, college graduates are encourage to apply.

At this time, CNO is not mandating its associates to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. However, this is an evolving situation, in the future CNO may require its associates to be vaccinated as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodations required by applicable law.

CNO Financial Group offices reopened in April 2022 and we will be pursuing a hybrid working model. Associates who live within a 60 mile radius of a corporate office (Birmingham, Carmel, Chicago, Philadelphia, Orlando and Milwaukee) will have access to come into that Office up to 2 days/week, and work from home at least 3 days/week. This role is full time work from home (WFH), also known as Remote. This role can be performed from any US based location within the central or eastern time zone. Work cannot be performed from outside of the United States.

CNO provides life and health insurance, annuities, financial services, and workforce benefits solutions through our family of brands and supported by our associates and agents. Our customers work hard to save for the future, and we help protect their health, income and retirement needs with 3.2 million policies and more than $35 billion in total assets. Our 3,400 associates, 8,600 exclusive agents and independent partner agents guide individuals, families and businesses through a lifetime of financial decisions.

We are financially strong and well positioned for continued growth, and we are grounded in our core values of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I); Integrity, Customer Focus, Excellence, and Teamwork. We have offices in more than 260 communities in the U.S., including our headquarters in Carmel, Indiana, and corporate offices in Birmingham, Chicago, Philadelphia, Orlando and Milwaukee.

At CNO Financial Group, we’re always looking forward—to the security and stability we help create for our insurance brands’ customers, and the growth we create within our own company. We're looking for ambitious people who want to do more. We'll provide you with opportunities to grow your skills through challenging professional experiences.

If you're looking for a culture that encourages development, helps you reach your potential, and rewards you for your contribution, then CNO Financial Group is right for you. For more information, visit

ReqID: JR166141

Category: Operations

Job Type: Full-Time

Additional Locations: Carmel, IN; Chicago, IL; Indianapolis, IN; Philadelphia, PA; Orlando, FL; Birmingham, AL; Milwaukee, WI; Milwaukee, WI