Product Principal
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Data Science Leader - Chicago

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 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. A confluence of major external events-a revolution in consumer buying, big data coming into its own, advanced analytics and automated consumer activation-is leading to a seismic shift in drivers of success in all industries.

Our Product Team is growing fast to meet the demands of a dynamic marketplace. IRI continues to deliver innovative products across the range of marketing activities, including media, price, promotion, assortment, new product innovation, retail, and omni-channel distribution.

We've developed and integrated the world's largest purchase data sets to help our clients maximize sales and ROI for marketing investments. Our Data Science Leaders develop and deploy products to CPG manufacturers, retailers, and media to provide a view of what consumers and shoppers do, an understanding of why and recommendations to optimize sales performance.

Do you have deep analytic acumen? Can you meet and exceed revenue and profitability goals? Can you develop profitable, long-term, and material client engagements and establish the IRI brand as an indispensable partner within the CPG, Retailer and Media communities? Then this position is for you! Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.

Skills and Experience

To be successful you must possess the ability to execute upon the following:

  • Advanced statistical understanding of variance, estimating bias, statistical weighting, and projections
  • The ideal candidate will have experience and understanding in the following areas:
    • Media and marketing measurement such as marketing mix, attribution, Lift, and A/B testing with a digital media focus in addition to TV.
    • Digital media audience creation and targeting, including look-alike modeling
    • Retail and CPG revenue growth management, including price and promotion
    • Supply chain optimization
    • Product and channel assortment optimization
    • Product innovation and trend spotting, including market structure
    • Machine Learning and AI
  • Understanding of online and offline marketing, CPG industry, and client objectives to design the analytical framework for data scientists
  • Strong communication skills, including verbal and written
  • Ability to effectively lead and motivate teams across multiple time zones including US and international

Role

  • Manage a Data Science team to develop and deliver products including:
    • Media measurement and optimization (e.g., market mix modeling, MTA, Lift, A/B test and others),
    • Digital audience modeling
    • Price optimization
    • Promotion, optimization
    • Assortment optimization
    • Product innovation and portfolio optimization
  • Work with clients and partners to address challenges.
  • Advanced ability to communicate with CPG, Retail, Media, Agency Data Science teams to explain statistical concepts and methodologies. Partners include Google, Facebook, Tik Tok, Live Ramp, Experian and many others
  • Ability to explain statistical and technical subject matter to non-technical audiences.
  • Present insights and strategic recommendations to clients.
  • Manage existing client and partner relationships, including proposal development.
  • Knowledge of shopper, panel, POS and external data sets (such as demographic, causal, and exposure data) to help teams design products effectively for clients.
  • Minimum bachelor's degree in a STEM field (statistics, mathematics, or other). MBA or other master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of full time, business-based experience leading data science teams in the CPG space.

What does IRI do, and who do we serve?

At IRI, we work with over 95% of the Fortune Global 500 in CPG and retail, providing them with:

  • Market, consumer and shopper intelligence
  • Retail Tracking information
  • Online and offline marketing ROI strategy and effectiveness
  • Predictive analytics and modeling
  • Pricing, trade promotion and brand portfolio maximization
  • Store level and merchandising insights
  • Strategic consulting and thought leadership

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:
Integrity, Servant Leadership, Inclusivity, Accountability, Discipline, Entrepreneurship, and Respect.

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
10+ years
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