Checkout Data Analysis Specialist

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

As a Data Analysis Specialist in NPD?s groundbreaking Checkout Tracking group you will have the opportunity to work with large sets of data and various methodologies to classify data to our custom hierarchy.? The role requires analytical and data processing aptitude.?

This position is located in Port Washington. ?

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Analyze consumer receipt data and create data processing rules to classify to NPD?s category taxonomy.
  • Create the next set of methodologies for data classification and error detection
  • Leverage big-data technology to design, prototype, develop and optimize production algorithms
  • Partner with key stakeholders to understand their needs and build new solutions
  • Develop plans for data collection and analyses for future machine learning and natural language processing capabilities
  • Accountability for managing the Classification completeness and accuracy for his/her assigned Industries.
  • Manage metrics reporting for classification method performance, audit performance, improvement opportunities, etc.


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to work well on a team as well as independently
  • Conceptual, creative thinker with ability to discover patterns in seemingly unconnected data points, and turn them into classification rules. ?
  • Analytic experience in operational environments mandatory
  • Excellent problem solving skills with the ability to design algorithms including data profiling, clustering, anomaly detection, text analytics, and predictive modeling
  • Strong skills in statistical analyses with abilities in advanced data management and statistical programming using python, R, Java, and/or other languages
  • Experience with the Hadoop ecosystem, Spark
  • Ability to own his/her responsible assignments and lead initiatives for improvement

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.


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