Job Details

Requisition Number 20-0010
Post Date 1/28/2020
Title Data Quality Analyst
Organization Concordia Plan Services
Job Grade 12
City St. Louis
State MO
FT/PT Full Time

Mission and Vision

  • Concordia Plan Services ‘walks together’ with LCMS ministries in caring for workers and their families…so that the Word of God continues to spread!
  • Our 2020 vision is to transform CPS from being solely a benefits provider to the most widely recognized source of employer and worker-related solutions for LCMS ministries.


Reporting Relationships

Quality Assurance Specialist reports to the Director, Enterprise Business Architecture.


General Summary

Quality Assurance Specialist reviews and analyzes data to discover inconsistencies and other anomalies in data, as well as performing data cleansing activities to improve data quality. 


Essential Job Functions

  • Interpret, build upon, and comply with company quality assurance standards.
  • Carefully maintain complaint and nonconformance processing through records and tracking systems, including root cause and corrective actions.
  • Recommend improvements in data structures with an emphasis on consistency, high performance, and reduced duplication.
  • Maintain proper documentation of data flows, processes, and procedures.
  • Ensures data integrity and reliability for stakeholders.
  • Document quality assurance activities with internal reporting and audits.
  • Provide input on system design, process improvements, and education for external users.
  • Identify training needs and take action to ensure company-wide and external compliance.
  • Plan, execute, and oversee testing of data against rules in various system set ups.
  • Analyze and investigate customer complaints or reported quality issues to ensure system quality
  • Contribute to regular quality assurance reporting for COO.
  • Develop or update company complaint and inspection procedures to ensure capture and investigation, as well as proper documentation of complaints.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to define data audit requirements and specifications to translate into automated audit reports.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience as a data analyst, business analyst or closely related skillset.
  • 1-3 years SQL Server experience, preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in previous role.


Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Has substantial knowledge of quality assurance processes and project management tools.
  • Has relational database knowledge.
  • Has strong command of system and collaborative tools—MS Office suite, websites, social media, SharePoint, etc.
  • Knowledge of one or more business functions such as customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), human resource information systems (HRIS), enterprise content management (ECM), business intelligence / data analytics.
  • Prioritize effectively: Realize that tasks are not always completed in the order they are requested.
  • Shows Humility:  Allows others to serve in the capacity to which they have been called.
  • Assumes Ownership:  Takes responsibility for one’s actions and objectives.
  • Builds Authentic Relationships:  Appears empathetic, attempts to understand others, and treats others with compassion.
  • Collaborates:  Displays interest in others' involvement and offers encouragement and support for their initiatives.
  • Influences:  Shares own thoughts and are willing to foster two-way dialogue when he/she differs from the group.
  • Analyzes Issues:  Effectively utilizes relevant information to develop realistic solutions.
  • Diagnoses Problems:  Looks beyond symptoms to identify and address root causes.
  • Thinks Strategically:  Looks beyond the present situation and sees what is possible in the future.
  • Adapts/Flexible:  Can adjust to changes in the business, customer, and/or goals.
  • Seeks Improvement:  Does not settle for maintaining the status quo.
  • Exhibits a Growth Mindset:  Helps establish an environment that is open to change.
  • Fulfills the Mission:  Understands the responsibilities of stewardship in support of LCMS ministries.
  • Is Customer-Service Oriented:  Anticipates and responds to customer needs with compassion.
  • Gets Things Done:  Provides focus, makes the tough decisions, and secures alignment to achieve objectives.
  • Sets Challenging Goals:  Establishes high expectations for self and others.
  • Confronts Challenges:  Responds to obstacles and takes appropriate action when faced with adversity.
  • Displays Professionalism:  Displays high personal and professional standards.
  • Acts with Transparency:  Makes sure that his/her actions match his/her words.
  • Is Politically Astute:  Acts appropriately during professional and interpersonal interactions.


Supervisory Responsibility

  • Quality Assurance Specialist does not have supervisory responsibility.
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