Statistical Analyst
Chicago, IL 
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Statistical Analyst, Product Team

Chicago, IL

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.

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 openness, collaboration, creativity, equity, inclusivity and growth for all.

What will I be doing?

The Data Scientist will report to a Principal as part of a team of individual contributors. This position is part of Global Data Science within IRI's Product division. Global Data Science is responsible for researching, developing, and maintaining the statistical algorithms / methodologies that fuel IRI's core Advantage deliverables. This particular position is part of a team within U.S. Data Science whose principle focus is extending existing solutions related to market measurement and market tracking.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop processes to extract data across a multitude of platforms.
  • Use Hive, R, SQL, Python to write, validate and maintain code to support research and data analyses.
  • Define customized research projects to develop and enhance IRI methodologies and algorithms
  • Maintain codebase for newly developed systems.
  • Document processes and procedures
  • Independently investigate and resolve production and client data issues
  • Provide accurate and timely data analysis and methodology support focused on internal and external client requests

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's in Applied Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or a related quantitative field, Master's preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of Hive, R, SQL and Python.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Previous experience in independent problem-solving
  • Basic knowledge of Unix shell scripting.
  • Well-rounded statistical knowledge including:
    • Sampling/Re-Sampling Methodology
    • Statistical Modeling and Forecasting
    • Data Mining
    • Data Integration and Data Fusion
  • Previous professional and/or academic experience in developing statistical methodologies
    • Statistical development in Python or R
  • 0-2 years of professional experience in a quantitative role.
  • Previous market research, CPG, or retail experience preferred.

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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: 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 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
0 to 2 years
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