The Senior Research Analyst will leverage data, information management tools, subject matter experts and competitive intelligence to develop critical research that will be used to support enterprise-wide strategic decision making at manufacturers, service providers, regulators and researchers.
Bachelors’ degree (Business, Infomatics, or Data Science), graduate work preferable (MBA, MLS); at least 5-7 years of experience in a data, analytics or research environment.
Excellent skills in managing large amounts of data, extracting, transforming and loading data, and exploring, mining and graphing data.
Exceptional writing skills and the ability to turn data into narrative content that is appealing to a wide variety of audiences is required.
The ability to organize data and information into client-useable formats is beneficial, as is experience synthesizing and analyzing data, and interpreting data into recommendations and actions.
Ability to manage complex projects and meet deadlines and excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required.
Data-driven, fact-based and consumer-focused
Leverages knowledge of the competitive landscape, marketplace trends, best practices and technology to improve CR’s ability to compete
Able to synthesize multiple sources of information into concise, clear and compelling summaries
Communicates clearly and confidently on a consistent basis
Builds cross-functional support for initiatives, shares vision and priorities with all stakeholders
Seeks and leverages connections and interdependencies, promotes collaboration and inclusion
Keeps current on external trends and developments
Delivers the data, research, analysis and recommendation needs of the Data Intelligence Program with a focus on writing compelling reports for external audiences (manufacturers, regulatory bodies, researchers, service providers, etc.).
Works closely in collaboration with CR’s Statistics & Data Science leader as well as other key subject matter experts to ensure best practices and consistent analyses.
Makes Consumer Reports mission, vision and strategic plan the lens through which research is conducted and recommendations are made.
Contributes to the development of Tableau dashboards and in partnership with department, supports data collection and dissemination.
Partners with key liaisons on the collection, aggregation, and analysis of data from multiple internal and external sources to drive insights into business actions.
Provides reporting solutions and respond to ad-hoc report requests, leveraging team resources to prepare comprehensive analysis using the optimal data sources
May review the preparation of research by colleagues or mentor them on best practices.
Performs other duties as assigned but not those of a higher level