Junior Analyst
Chicago, IL 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

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.


Information Resources Incorporated (IRI)


IRI 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. With the largest repository of purchase, media, social, causal and loyalty data, all integrated on an on-demand cloud-based technology platform, IRI guides over 5,000 clients globally in their quests to remain relentlessly relevant, capture market share, connect with consumers and deliver growth.


Item Coding Operations


Title: Junior Analyst (Data Entry Specialist)

Full or Part-Time: Full-time, 40-hours per week

Compensation: Salaried

Location: Remote

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm, with scheduling flexibility post on-boarding

About the Role

Item Coding Operations serves as the architects and owners of item coding, which entails the capture of observable product characteristics for items moving within the CPG (consumer packaged goods) industry, with item coding ultimately supporting all syndicated and custom product attribution maintained by IRI.

As a Junior Analyst within Item Coding Operations, you will spend your time working with IRI's proprietary item coding platform, assigning attribute and value pairings to individual items. To do this, the Junior Analyst position requires you to recognize an item's product characteristics through retailer POS (point-of-sale) descriptions and product images, in order to complete an item's coding in an accurate and efficient manner, all the while following IRI's item coding methodology.

You will be required to action against high volumes of item sets in an independent fashion, ensuring that you meet your quality and efficiency targets. In addition to physically coding items, you will be expected to engage with other internal partners to provide subject matter expertise and to help problem solve potential quality and/or process issues. With this, many of your interactions within your team, and across the organization, will be done through a virtual work environment.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated and able to efficiently execute their work with accuracy. It is important that the individual can quickly assess a scenario, identify a course of action, and implement it with success. And the right candidate must have a desire to become an expert within their assigned product categories, Item Coding Operations, and with IRI.


  • High school diploma or equivalent, plus relevant work experience
  • Ability to learn and effectively use one (or more) of IRI's proprietary information systems
  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately, while adhering to company guidelines
  • Ability to type rapidly and accurately, both numerical and text data
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook

IRI Core Values

  • Collaboration: Partners across the organization, shares ideas and listens, supports and encourages others; Demonstrates charisma and the ability to find solutions that best meet client/team(s) needs; Faces conflict head-on, leveraging rationale and composure, ensuring timely and positive resolution
  • Client Growth: Provides value and impact to clients/teams, anticipates needs, drives efficiency, and growth; Takes complex information and makes it easy to understand; Advocates their point-of-view, inspires trust, helps stakeholders make decisions with confidence
  • Executional Excellence: Gets it right on time, delivers high quality outcomes, pushes beyond expectations; Demonstrates analytical acumen and the ability to dig deep into processes, platforms, and data; Ensures critical business objectives are met while adhering to the constraints of the project
  • Innovation & Creativity: Demonstrates strong intellectual capabilities, with a practical sense of how to solve problems; Is resilient and adaptable, willingness to step out of their comfort zone and take calculated risks; Continuously seeks out new information, forms unique points-of-view, and openly shares knowledge with others
  • Personal Development: Takes accountability to learn, pursues growth opportunities, continuously improves skills & behaviors; Demonstrates courage to seek and give constructive feedback, celebrates the defects, acts in the spirit of transparency; Takes initiative to bring people together and inspire action, all in service of positive change

Additional Information

We're thrilled we get to work on the most interesting business challenges facing the CPG and retail industries. We regularly uncover new ahas! by closely collaborating with our colleagues and developing competencies centered around our values: Collaboration, Personal Development, Executional Excellence, Client Growth, Innovation and Creativity.

We offer a comprehensive benefit package (health, paid time off, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, 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.


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 or Part Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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