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Associate Manager, Research & Insights

Location: 

Buffalo, NY, US, 14213

Req ID:  23470

Rich’s has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values.  That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy.  Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .

PURPOSE STATEMENT

The Associate Manager, Research & Insights provides support for research initiatives and projects for the USC region to drive business outcomes.  Support the development of insight to enhance business planning and decision making across various levels and functional groups of the organization.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES

Position will be responsible for supporting and/or leading the following major initiatives:

  • Industry, Segment and Customer performance
  • Consumer Insights
  • Segment and Customer Insights
  • Competitive Insights
  • Sustaining and Breakthrough Innovation
  • Market Assessment

 

This will be achieved through the following activities:

  • Execute research projects in a timely and efficient manner from planning through completion within a given budget.
  • Completing analysis, leveraging primary and secondary research information and other sources of intelligence
  • Proactively work with business partners on assigned projects to define problems/issues/opportunities, the scope and a project plan
  • Ensure clear definition of objective and scope of the research.
  • Evaluate and select most appropriate sources of acquiring data (internal and external sources)
  • If internal, find creative ways of gathering information from internal sources.
  • If external, work with research suppliers to deliver comprehensive analyses, conclusions, and recommendations that address project objectives.
  • Share the required budget, communicate realistic timelines and specify deliverables
  • Draw conclusions from any conflicting or ambiguous data
  • Proactively provide on-going analysis and data gathering as it relates to Industry performance,  Operator/retailer performance and customer experience metrics.

 

Project Management

  • Partner with various functional groups to define problems/issues/ opportunities, where market research can be used as a tool to make better decisions or to create demand.  
  • Ensure clear definition of objective and scope of the research
  • Evaluate and select most appropriate sources of acquiring data (internal and external sources) 
  • Recommend and manage appropriate budget, communicate realistic timelines and specify deliverables

 

  • Execute research projects independently in a timely and efficient manner from planning through completion within a given budget
  • Analyze most appropriate sources qualitative and/or quantitative research
  • Draw conclusions from any conflicting or ambiguous data

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred with 3+ years of market research experience
  • Demonstrated experience using various market research methodologies and techniques.
  • Experience analyzing and interpreting data to inform recommendations.
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills to include written and oral presentations to both internal associates and to customers
  • Solid project management/time management skills
  • Experience with syndicated data applications required (i.e. IRI, Nielsen, NPD, Spectra, Technomic).
  • Developing ability to be a strong business partner and team collaborator – demonstrated ability to work with all levels within the organization
  • Solid software proficiency including Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint – Advanced proficiency Excel
  • Ability to travel 5%

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

 

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.


Nearest Major Market: Buffalo

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