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Senior Decision Manager

Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. is seeking a highly-experienced Senior Decision Manager as an addition to our elite SAS Consulting Team for one of our Clients - a large Financial Institution, located in Birmingham, AL for a 6-Month Contract-to-Hire, Full-time, all On-site then Blended later (See NOTES below).

NOTE!  Candidate - please specify desired HOURLY rate in application questions.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE!  The Client intends for the Candidate to become their employee after the 6-month contract, if Candidate and the Client are happy.  Please do not apply unless you accept this model and are local, can commute comfortably or will relocate.

*** Client is open to allowing blended onsite and offsite work once FTE conversion occurs.



Customer is looking to add one decision manager to optimize the impact of their real-time, context aware, decision management platform. Candidate should have marketing experience.



  • Partner with marketing, technology, and channel stakeholders in the implementation, monitoring, and optimization of Regions’ real-time, inbound marketing strategies and capabilities.
  • Work with business leaders to identify high impact opportunities.
  • Primary lead for the analysis, measurement, and presentation of strategic outcomes of the program.
  • Provide analytical consultation, modeling, and solutions to optimize business goals, objectives, and priorities.
  • Research, design, develop, implement, support, and refine advanced statistical and decision science models in support of personalized, real-time customer-centric marketing initiatives (including customer/product targeting, lead scoring, and other related activities).
  • Develop, deploy, and monitor the effectiveness of data-driven solutions using data mining, optimization tool, machine learning techniques and statistics.
  • Design and develop advanced analytical data mining, forecasting, and optimization models.
  • Implement and validate analytic solutions.
  • Provide science calibration support for decision science models.
  • Design and conduct studies for comparison and benefit assessment of various advanced analytical models.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with marketing, technology, and other key stakeholders to ensure alignment of modeling/analytic initiatives with program objectives and to identify new hypotheses for program improvement.
  • Work with Information Technology (IT) to access, explore, and condition data.
  • Develop and deliver executive-level presentations to diverse audiences summarizing program outcomes and future considerations with focus on business-centric and stakeholder-relatable content.
  • Evangelize the application and benefits of using various predictive modeling techniques to improve inbound strategies, capabilities, and outcomes.
  • Address ad hoc queries from key program leadership or executive stakeholders and present actionable recommendations in a clear, concise, and convincing manner.
  • Assist in the scaling of modeling capabilities by driving infrastructure improvements such as automation of data preparation, model training, and optimization.
  • Lead internal, contractor, or third-party vendor resources in support of decision science capabilities and requirements.



  • Seven years’ professional experience working Big Data, data management platforms or real-time decision systems. At least 5 years of statistical analysis or analytical modeling experience.
  • Experience within banking or financial services industry desirable.
  • Experience with real-time decision systems or E-Commerce experience desirable.
  • Experience mining transaction and event streams.
  • Demonstrable specialization, expertise, or thought leadership in scientific/analytical concepts or techniques such as Decision Theory, Time-series Analysis, Multivariate Statistical Models, Sampling Designs, Probability Modeling, Econometric Models, Information Retrieval and Meta-analysis, Data Mining, Statistical Classification, Predictive Analytics, Behavioral Sciences, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.
  • Experience applying advanced analytics and knowledge to marketing activities/initiatives.
  • Strong mathematical modeling skills in the following software:


  • SAS Enterprise Miner
  • SAS Enterprise Guide
  • SAS Model Manager


  • Practical experience with statistical modeling procedures, including Linear Regression, Logistic Regression, GLM, Mixed models, and ARIMA models, machine learning and cognitive self-learning models.
  • Proficiency in data cleansing and transformation in the creation of predictor variables from complex data structures.
  • Knowledge of marketing program scorecard development, performance measurement and business intelligence software solutions.
  • Experience with IBM Interact software platform.
  • Experience with marketing science and 3600 marketing process.
  • IMPORTANT: Though this is person needs a quantitative background they will not be building models, but interpreting results to help guide marketing projects. Of extreme importance is having the complete marketing science understanding and experience to help drive campaigns.



  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to coordinate amongst different functional groups.
  • Ability to take ideas and put them into action.
  • Ability to explain results to wider audience.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational, time management, and collaboration skills with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated aptitude and willingness to learn new science, software applications, and tools.



  • MA in Statistics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Econometrics, Data Mining, Machine Learning or related field.
  • PhD is desirable.



  • SAS Predictive Modeling
  • SAS Forecasting



LOCATION(S):  Birmingham, AL

WORK TYPE:  6-Month Contract-to-Hire

WORK MODEL:   Full-time, M-F, 40 hours per week, all On-site



Pinnacle Solutions is a trusted SAS Alliance & Resell Partner, Amazon Web Services Partner, and creator of The Backpack Solution, an all-in-one, unprecedented, and must-have specialized toolkit solving all our client’s data demands.  To attract the most sought-after, elite SAS technology professionals, we specialize in flexible career models with above market compensation.  Our specialists serve as a member of our internal development team, or they may provide on-site consulting expertise for our key Client positions.  Join our talented and elite SAS Consulting Team now by applying to this job posting or contact us via email at: and learn more about us at:

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