Strategic Analytics Analyst at Information Resources, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Other 1 day ago.

Job Description:

RI is a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help CPG, OTC health care, retailers and media companies to grow their businesses. With the largest repository of purchase, media, social, causal and loyalty data, all integrated on an on-demand cloud-based technology platform, IRI helps to guide its more than 5,000 clients around the world in their quests to remain relentlessly relevant, capture market share, connect with consumers and deliver market-leading growth.

What we do:
IRI Strategic Analytics works with clients in consumer packaged goods and retail to fuel their sustained, profitable growth. We combine our expertise in advanced analytics, marketing, sales and strategy, empowered with big data and technology, to develop practical insights and actionable recommendations.

We leverage IRI's granular and proprietary data to develop scalable, data-driven and robust analytical solutions for real business problems. Our work spans a diverse group of client companies, from iconic brands to high-growth startups.

Chicago, IL

The Analyst role is a trusted business partner who is regarded as a data expert, able to translate data into actionable, analytic insights to drive IRI's clients' business performance.

The Analyst plays a key role in project delivery, actively participating in the development of insights leveraging IRI data and solutions. This individual builds and maintains a working knowledge of current trends in the Marketing, Market Research, and CPG Industries including Trade, Pricing and Promotion and other analytic techniques that will be the foundation to drive actionable insights.

The Analyst applies consultative capabilities to client engagement in order to convert insights into business implications and strategy.

Key Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's Degree required in Economics, Statistics, or business related quantitative field. An advanced degree in a quantitative discipline is preferred

  • 3-5 years of experience solving business issues with the application of analytics, leveraging data in a research or consultative setting, or applicable Master's degree

  • Ability to engage in a consultative manner with the team, demonstrating strong analytical skills and ability to translate data into insights

  • A technical foundation that includes a conceptual understanding of modeling techniques and a grasp of statistics utilizing programing languages such as R or Python

  • A high level of initiative and responsibility, dedication to quality, a strong work ethic, creativity, and a positive attitude

  • Demonstrated ability in data mining, working with large data sets

  • Ability to glean and integrate insights from a variety of data sources

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

Why Strategic Analytics:
We are passionate about tackling tough challenges and creating breakthrough strategies.

We believe that our success hinges on our team members' ability to foster innovation, embrace change and keep pace within a fast-moving environment. In order to get there, we provide multiple training programs, including but not limited to on boarding trainings, subject matter expertise training and training for the various tools that we use. We're committed to helping you build the right skills to meet your career goals.

Our leaders serve as capable mentors who transfer insights and knowledge through a strong apprenticeship program. The mentorship program within the team is a great tool to leverage. Our workplace is a highly collaborative, supportive environment. With our diverse solution offerings, you can choose to develop deep expertise in one subject matter or rotate amongst different practices e.g., revenue management, marketing mix, and in-store execution, and become a broader subject matter expert.

If work hard play hard is your philosophy, then you're in luck because we offer multiple informal events such as creativity sessions, team outings and team lunches.

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, back-up child care, 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: Collaboration, Personal development, Executional excellence, Client growth, Innovation and creativity.

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 info.