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Research & Development Director
Cincinnati OH; Chicago, IL

You will be responsible for managing a diverse array of projects using an industry-leading dataset to help CPG marketers optimize media schedules and quantify advertising effectiveness. The Research & Development (R&D) team at NCS is focused heavily on internal clients and capabilities research to improve existing methodologies and develop new products, as well as to execute custom research for external clients. All of this tends to be within the marketing ROI and or audience targeting space.

Your objective is to help:

  1. Drive the company’s constant effort to create new products and improve existing offerings
  2. Drive client value by leading the analyses and preparation of highly custom deliverables for internal and external clients
  3. Drive optimal use of the R&D team to meet these objectives.

To do this, you will have a set of powerful analytical tools, thorough job training, a supportive peer network and eager analysts to help facilitate your work. You will be expected to develop a thorough understanding of NCS’s data, products and capabilities, as well as all steps of the analysis process and make modifications as needed to fulfill internal and/or external client needs.

  • Contribute internally to the ideation, development, and validation of new, and continuous improvement of existing analytical products and processes
  • Oversee custom client deliverables and develop integrated analyses using proprietary tools and processes, both with and without the help of analysts and interns.
  • Perform due diligence on analysis results for accuracy and relevancy
  • Distill analytic insights in response to client inquiries and deliver a high level of service
  • Become a subject matter expert on NCS methodology and capabilities
  • Manage/Lead R&D participation in cross-functional teams/projects
  • Lead knowledge sharing across the organization
  • 6-8 years experience in an analytics role
  • Applicable bachelor’s degree in STEM, business or ability to demonstrate equivalent skillset
  • Strong quantitative skills and statistical knowledge; experience working with data manipulation and statistical software (SQL, R, Python, etc) a plus
  • Ability to learn and apply new analytical methods and tools
  • Curiosity, critical mind, and a self-starter; comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Prior experience leading teams is a plus
  • Ability to work under time pressure
  • Base salary + performance bonus
  • Comprehensive health insurance benefits package effective on day one
  • 401(k) with company match and Employee Stock Purchase Program • Unlimited PTO, 11 company holidays, quarterly mental health days and maternity/paternity leave (12 weeks)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Wellness program with activities, education, gym discounts and more.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with free support and counseling
  • Adoption and fertility coverage
About Us

At NCS, we help consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands, publishers and retailers improve advertising effectiveness across almost every platform, channel and device – delivering solutions to their biggest challenges.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We all have different backgrounds, experiences and qualities that make us unique. At NCSolutions, we’re wholeheartedly committed to hiring and retaining talent that reflects the diversity and uniqueness in our neighborhoods and communities. That’s why we’ve always been and are committed to being an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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Research & Development Director