RCS Analyst
Chicago, IL 
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For IRI colleagues, we focus on the moments that matter. From meaningful work and impact to continuous improvement we challenge ourselves to grow both professionally and personally. You'll feel a true sense of connection and purpose in your work and will craft the direction of your career in a highly personalized way. No matter the department you join, you'll find yourself constantly growing and developing the skills of the future to deliver client growth. We believe in the undeniable strength that diverse people, culture, thought, and skill bring to our business, our clients, our people, and our communities. We are committed to nurturing a dynamic culture that embraces and celebrates growth, feedback, recognition, flexibility, belonging, and wellbeing for all.At IRI, we deliver growth to clients based on big data-our predictive analytics and forward-thinking insights help CPG, OTC, health care, retailers, and media companies remain relentlessly relevant, capture marketing share, connect with consumers, and deliver market-leading growth. The convergence of our proprietary, on-demand cloud-based technology and our client-focused colleagues leads to a seismic shift in drivers of success in all industries.

General Summary:

Supports IRI's business through quality delivery of insights and data for a top Retail client.

  • Role will develop targeted expertise against assigned area of support (Business divisions such as Grocery, Beauty, Health & Wellness...)
  • The objective of this role is to support Category Merchants and senior executives (Division leaders) with market and customer insights that can inform their business strategy and enable critical business decisions.
  • Works closely with the Category Merchant team to produce ad hoc reports and presentations that address business questions relating to the market and customer behavior within the CPG and Retail industry.
  • Coordinates, executes, analyzes, and presents findings from a variety of research projects purchased by the client; recommends potential action steps and additional research
  • Interact with clients at multiple levels, build strong collaborative partnerships with the client stakeholders, and drive successful project delivery
  • Able to apply a hypothesis driven problem-solving approach by leveraging knowledge of broader market trends, the client's business situation, and best practices learnings related to the strategic business issue
  • Develop comfort in leveraging IRI's proprietary data (Point-of Sale scanner data, consumer panel, etc.), and household purchase behavior analysis, surveys, audits, data modeling, in-market testing etc.
  • Present to key client stakeholders and participate in discussions to drive adoption of IRI solutions within the client organization
  • Identifies and develops new project opportunities with client contacts; writes proposals to gain new business.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Familiarity with the consumer-packaged goods industry, CPG retail, syndicated data, category management, market research are highly preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail and analytic/numeric fluency as demonstrated by quality output
  • Able to learn new analytical tools/solutions and continuously improve market & shopper analytical knowledge through self-serve learning modules and internal training resources
  • Ability to effectively work with virtual and diverse teams
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to use the right approach and method to communicate with clients,
  • Professional presence, ability to understand and respond to another's point of view
  • Ability to escalate issues to the right people appropriately
  • Able to engage in consultative manner with clients when helping solve/manage content deliverables
  • Strong technical skills / aptitude required. Working knowledge of programming language software preferred.

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent required

Work Requirements:

  • Ability to work on-site at the client as per client requirements
  • Ability to work remote as per client requirements
  • Weekend or off-hours work may be required

Type of Supervision Received:

Analyst typically have: General -Leader provides continuing or individual assignments by indicating generally what is to be done, limitations, quality and quantity expected, deadlines and priorities. Additional, specific instructions are given for new, difficult, or unusual assignments. The employee uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments. The leader assures that the work is accurate and in compliance with IRI norms.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Analyst typically have: Individual Contributor- Does not have direct leadership responsibilities. May direct others working on a specific project or assignment.

Role Specific Core Competencies:

  • Analytic capability
  • Quality Control
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Client Focus
  • Leadership Competencies as per specific role

About Us

As one of the original innovators in Big Data, IRI integrates the world's largest set of otherwise disconnected purchase, media, social, causal and loyalty data to help CPG, retail, over-the-counter health care and media companies grow their businesses. We combine this data with predictive analytics to uncover new consumer insights and integrate them on the most technologically advanced, cloud-based visualization platform. Learn more

Our Benefits
We offer a comprehensive benefit package (health, paid time off, 401(k), etc.) with additional unconventional offerings such as volunteer time off, flexible work arrangements, virtual doctor access, etc., along with the unrivaled benefit of working with our people - the best in the business.

Our Culture
We're thrilled we get to work on the most interesting business challenges facing the CPG and retail industries. We regularly uncover new "aha moments!" by closely collaborating with our colleagues and developing competencies centered around the following values: Integrity, Servant Leadership, Inclusivity, Accountability, Discipline, Entrepreneurship, and Respect.

IRI is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: DOL Poster. IRI is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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IRI is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: DOL Poster. IRI is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to Talent.Acquisition@iriworldwide.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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