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Economic Analyst

Norfolk Southern
Norfolk - United States
S: Competitive

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern is one of the nation's premier transportation companies specializing in freight railroading. We operate approximately 21,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serve every major container port in the eastern United States, and provide efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern has the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal and industrial products.

We are a team of more than 28,000 employees working together to maintain our reputation as "The Thoroughbred of Transportation". As an industry leader, Norfolk Southern offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

Job Description

Primary Purpose:

Provides the Marketing division and other NS departments economic, industry, statistical and forecast information for new business development, capital investment decisions, and determination of business strategy. Analyzes data from many sources and develops findings into presentations, reports, forecasts, and studies to provide management with actionable business intelligence.

Principal Duties:

Prepares research studies to grow NS business and to validate areas of broader business strategy and focus as determined by marketing leadership. Work includes researching data sources, analyzing and interpreting relevant data, and developing recommendations for specific action.
Performs analysis of the business, competitive, and domestic and international economic climates and the potential effects these climates have on the business of Norfolk Southern.
Uses statistical methods and tools to develop the macro-economic forecast models used by marketing in the development of the corporate demand forecast. Also, prepares statistical forecasts used for long-term infrastructure planning and other special projects.
Assists assigned marketing team(s) in the application and interpretation of economic and other forward-looking information to support the development of the corporate forecast; and provides analyses and data used to review and validate the result.
Creates computer-based analytic tools including mapping programs, databases, websites, and dashboards to provide business intelligence to a wide variety of users. Assists departments in the application and interpretation of statistical and analytic methods to address key business issues.
Prepares reports, speeches, data, and other information for the Marketing division that assess NS' current performance, competitor actions, and economic and business events.
Supports assigned commercial marketing group(s) in the use of NS' corporate forecasting system.

Job Related Experience:

Minimum Level: 3-5 years Preferred Level: 1-2 years

Education:

Preferred Level: Master's Degree (BBA, BS, BA, MBA, MS)

Preferred Majors:

Economics
Business - Business Administration and Management
Computer and Information Sciences
Mathematical Sciences - Probability & Statistics
Technical Skills:

MS Excel/Spreadsheets
MS Access/Database Development
MS Powerpoint/Presentations
Skills and Abilities:

Analytical Thinking
Written Communication
Identifying and Considering Alternatives
Communication Skills

Job summary

Employer:

Norfolk Southern

Location:

Norfolk, United States

Education:

Master's Degree

Sector:

Economist

Salary:

Competitive

Job Type:

Permanent

Hours:

Full-Time

Posted:

16th February 2017

Apply By:

15th March 2017

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