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Research Analyst at The NPD Group

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Port Washington North, New York

Job Description:
Learn and work on meaningful initiatives with some of the best and brightest in the market research industry. The NPD Group provides the world's most successful brands with leading market research, combining consumer and retail point-of-sale data with analytic solutions to interpret today's market trends while anticipating tomorrow's. In addition, we offer a career filled with innovation and growth to the forward-thinking problem solvers who join our team.

Position Overview

The Research Analyst is responsible for leading the day-to-day methodologies, processes, procedures, and data quality review for both Consumer surveys and POS (Point-of-Sale) data in the US across multiple industries. He/She will focus on identifying and resolving all data quality issues related to methodology.

Additionally, the Research Analyst will be responsible for assisting in developing data analysis and presentations to internal and/or external clients.

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Maintenance of the consumer and POS data methodologies to ensure the most accurate representation of the industry size and trends.
  • Accountable for data validation and issue investigation on all consumer survey data during every production cycle.
  • Execute changes to consumer or POS methodology (i.e., calibration, projection, editing, new categories, etc.) during scheduled upgrades.
  • Provide insights and make value-added contributions toward the improvement of methodologies and processes.
  • Maintain all documentation on methodologies, processes and procedures to ensure a reference log of decisions made.
  • Routinely interact with Business Unit and Operations Management.
  • Partner with Client Development, Retail Business Group, Panel, and Operations teams to achieve goals.
  • Maintenance of new Point of Sale (POS) projection methodology.
  • Deliver internal and external client presentations regarding methodology and data challenges.

  • Minimum of a BA/BS degree, preferably in social sciences, market research, statistics or equivalent.
  • Understanding of multiple key Consumer and POS methodologies, processes and procedures.
  • Strong understanding of data collection and analytical processes.
  • Strong presentation skills to both small and large groups.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organization/project management skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities/deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of analytical tools such as SPSS or SAS is desired but not required.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word).

The NPD Group, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.