Manager, Analytics Solutions

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 Manager, Analytic Solutions oversees project delivery for NPD's analytics team, working closely with our commercial teams to develop insights for clients that will help them take successful actions. This role contributes to growth by delivering high-impact results that drive successful client outcomes, leading to retained or expanded sales to existing clients.  The Manager position also supports the sales process for new and existing clients, mainly by refining the understanding of a business issue in order to design the best approach to address it. Key Responsibilities This is a client-facing leadership role in the Client Impact & Delivery team within NPD's Analytic Solutions group.  It includes a mix of project management, team leadership, and proposal support, with hands-on modeling and custom research work and delivery.  The Manager role will also support product development efforts such as identifying new approaches, testing, development, process automation, process documentation, training, etc.  Specific responsibilities include: Support and manage large-scale analytical research projects through all stages. This includes client engagement; proposal development and support; study design including statistical methodology, data management and preparation; project analysis and refinement; reporting of results, including business implications; and support in presenting final research reports.  Work with our commercial (client development)  teams to understand client needs and translate those needs into research questions that can be analyzed and reported in an engaging, scalable way Develop project plans and support the development of clear, concise proposals to explain and sell the work Support questionnaire design, sampling specification, field management and data extraction/cleansing for custom studies, with supervision Data preparation, analytical planning (project design), reporting, visualization, and results interpretation Analyze data to identify opportunities for client action Tell great visual and written stories to inspire client action Consistently deliver complete and error-free work, personally and in conjunction with your team Give input on ways to make our work faster and more simple to provide greater client impact; collaborate as needed with R&D teams to develop processes and software platforms to enable more scalable delivery Contribute to product discovery activities by keeping informed on industry and academic developments in your field and sharing with our teams Participate in recruiting and training efforts for our team Skills and Other Requirements:   Curiosity Passion (willingness to work hard) to find creative ways to helps clients succeed Proactive and collaborative work style Proven time, project, and team management skills Experience using analytics and data to solve client problems Experience working with large, structured data sets Knowledge of key methodologies such as time-series analysis, segmentation techniques (factor, cluster, discriminant, CHAID analysis), regression/drivers analysis, price evaluation, and forecasting   Experience in SAS Enterprise Guide, Excel and PowerPoint Experience with other programming languages and statistical packages a plus: SQL, R, Python, etc. Experience with Tableau development or similar a plus Demonstrated ability to listen and clarify client objectives to translate their needs into clear and feasible plans for resolving their business issues Comfort presenting to, proposing to, and negotiating with clients and sales teams Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to explain complex methods to technical and non-technical audiences Ability to manage multiple concurrent priorities effectively 4-6 years of related experience in marketing analytics or similar field Bachelor's degree or equivalent in related field, masters or higher preferred Willingness to travel <20% as needed   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. R001080
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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