Research Analyst at Designalytics

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Employer: Designalytics

Expires: 06/30/2020

RESEARCH ANALYST – Chicago, ILWe are seeking a highly motivated, insanely detail-oriented, progress-obsessed individual to join us as a Research Analyst. As our business expands, there will be no limit to continued growth opportunities within the Analytics team and the broader organization.As a Research Analyst, you will be the engine that drives decision-making and recommendations within our internal team and to our clients. This role requires the ability to balance deep-dive, thorough investigation of quantitative and scanner (sales) data, but with the critical application of logic: “does this make sense?” Your analysis and recommendations will incorporate the perspective of the shopper, consumer-packaged goods (CPG) manufacturer, and retailer lens.We look for exceptionally responsible and productive talent who have an insatiable thirst for knowledge, process improvement, and personal growth. We offer a highly flexible working environment to enable you to both grow professionally and enjoy what life has to offer.Experience in data analytics is a must. Fluency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry and market research is a major plus. Desire to learn, credible communication skills, and the tenacity to “figure it out” are all must-haves.RESPONSIBILITIES:• Lead the programing and quality assurance of our highly sophisticated research• Monitor the fielding process and make real-time decisions for their successful completion• Curate and publish our proprietary reports with the aid of automated analytics and report building processes• Develop category inclusion recommendations using a variety of techniques, incorporating the shopper, manufacturer, and retailer perspectives for use in our syndicated research model• Analyze annual scanner data (e.g. IRI) to help define category subscriptions and identify the representative SKUs• Develop shopper navigation and shelving strategy expertise for your portfolio of categories• Support the development of our massive visual database of package designs for use in tracking and research execution• Work with product development to help develop automation that can improve efficiency, job satisfaction, and scalabilitySTRETCH OPPORTUNIITES:• Own end-to-end research execution: input development, data collection, analysis, interpretation, and delivery• Champion meta analyses across categories, publish findings via whitepapers, blog posts, and industry presentations• Contribute to special cross-functional projects that advance the company’s field operations, process automation, marketing, and new product development• Help establish the operations model for global expansionREQUIREMENTS• Proven market research and/or scanner data analysis experience• Strong analytical and critical thinking• Ability to understand, absorb, and interpret a broad array of disparate data with an uncanny ability to ‘connect the dots’• Propensity for switching gears quickly, turning on left-and right-sides of the brain when appropriate• Strong empathy for your clients and colleagues• Credible and persuasive communication skills• Advanced experience with MS Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint• Familiarity with shopper psychology and shopper decision trees• Adequate knowledge of data collection methods (polls, focus groups, surveys, etc.)• Working knowledge of data warehousing• BS degree in Statistics, Marketing or related fieldPOSITION DETAILS• ROLE: Full-time• REPORTS TO: Vice President of Analytics• BENEFITS: Company health plan, unlimited PTO• LOCATION: ChicagoABOUT DESIGNALYTICSDesignalytics provides the industry’s first system for monitoring the performance of CPG package designs.Subscription-based analytics and “always-on” tracking enable brands to manage designs more proactively— with significantly less effort and expense than custom research solutions.The team behind Designalytics is a smart, passionate, fun family of innovators. We work in the space between creativity and analysis with skill and respect for both disciplines. We are fast-growing and always looking for top talent who want more than a job, they want to make a permanent impact on an entire industry.Learn more about us at www.designalytics.comJob Type: Full-time