RCS Consultant
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Innovate. Disrupt. Challenge. Grow. Work with the best.

IRI reinvents how people make decisions, take action and optimize performance by unifying technology, analytics and data. Our clients are among the largest, most respected and most innovative manufacturers, retailers, agencies and consultancies in the world, and they use our solutions and cloud-based leading technology platform to drive greater growth in their business. Our data is also used from Wall Street to The White House - by anyone who wants the most accurate and current market information.


We are not only a certified Great Place to Work, recognized leader in equality (with us, you always can bring your full self to work), and have a global firmwide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we also achieve consistent year-over-year increases in customer satisfaction and business growth.

Flexible time off (yes, you read that right: we offer unlimited days off), a generous benefits package to meet your health, financial and wellbeing needs, and a hybrid work environment are just a few more reasons to join IRI.

We bring the sophistication, expertise and resources of a 40+ year-old global firm built on a history of innovation coupled with the grit, drive and mentality of an entrepreneurial startup. Our work matters, not just in the grocery aisle, but also in the economy at large.

But don't just take our word for it. As one of our clients who knows us well said, "IRI lives up to the hype."

Join us and be part of the next evolution of fueling industry growth, inspiring creativity and driving greater achievement for our employees and our clients. You can help us shape what comes next.

Job Responsibilities

IRI is looking for a vision led insights professional who thinks beyond the data, focusing on developing actionable insights and strategies. This individual will be a leader in strategic storytelling, with strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills as well as a demonstrated ability to synthesize analytical findings into coherent, relevant, actionable insights appropriate to addressing clients' needs. The position will analyze market, supply chain, consumer and customer trends from multiple data sources consisting of IRI data sets.

The Client Insights Consultant works as a strategic partner with multiple clients in the CVS Merchandising Organization by serving as a leader of these critical client relationships - building rapid rapport and consultative partnerships with them along with IRI colleagues and internal CVS business partners. The primary aim of this role is to increase merchant utilization and adoption of IRI data insights, the Unify platform, and overall satisfaction with IRI programs and services. This will be achieved by continually demonstrating measurable value through actionable business insights that help our clients' achieve their goals.

Successful candidates will have previous experience with and exposure to advanced data analysis, an understanding of the retail or CPG industries and relevant management consulting experience in a client-facing capacity.

Required Skills:

  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
  • Intellectually curious creative thinker with the ability to think both conceptually and practically
  • Comfortable with ambiguity - able to effectively cope with change, shift gears comfortably, decide and act without having the total picture, and handle risk and uncertainty with poise and polish
  • Actively reviews climate across clients' business(es) and continually provides the appropriate level of solutions
  • Proactively provides analytical solutions and business insights to identify and address any business issues/gaps and/or opportunities and create value for the client
  • Able to correctly frame business problem (both strategic and tactical), formulate hypotheses to test and develop analytical plans
  • Applies statistical techniques to answer business questions/issues as appropriate
  • Able to analyze data and interpret the findings/trends and translate them into relevant and actionable insights appropriate to clients' business needs
  • Able to communicate complex ideas effectively - both verbally and in writing
  • Able to develop and deliver clear, concise, persuasive and highly polished communications and presentations (both oral and written) that drive understanding and change
  • Inspires commitment and excellence and drives for results
  • Strong executive presence and ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization
  • Acts consistently with clients' needs and satisfaction in mind, following through on commitments in a timely and responsive manner
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Able to work collaboratively in a team environment, effectively managing virtual and diverse teams

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of professional experience
  • Proven ability to consult with clients to solve business problems and influence thinking; previous Management Consulting experience with a top firm, in a client-facing capacity
  • Bachelor's degree in a business, economics, or other quantitative field required
  • Experience in Big Data analytics such as consumer panel, customer loyalty program, marketing analytics, and/or supply chain
  • Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) company, or Healthcare experience preferred
  • Experience with IRI or another syndicated data solutions provider preferred
  • Advanced degree preferred

About Us

IRI is a fast-growing, leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help CPG, OTC health care organizations, retailers, and financial services and media companies grow their businesses. With the largest repository of purchase, media, social, causal and loyalty data, all integrated into an on-demand, cloud-based technology platform, IRI is empowering the personalization revolution, helping to guide its more than 5,000 clients around the world in their quests to remain relentlessly relevant, capture market share, connect with consumers, collaborate with key constituents and deliver market-leading growth. For more information, visit .

Our Values

There are seven key values embedded in our DNA and that embody everything we do:

Integrity, Servant Leaders, Inclusive, Accountable, Disciplined, Entrepreneurial and Respect

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.

We care about our IRI family and are committed to their wellbeing. Our benefit plan options reflect our commitment to provide resources that promote mental and physical health. With the opportunity to provide tailored benefits to your specific situation, offerings include:

Benefits Package

Financial Benefits

Work Life Benefits

+ Medical Coverage

+ Dental Coverage

+ Vision Coverage

+ Short Term Disability

+ Long Term Disability

+ Basic Life Insurance

+ Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)

+ Supplemental Life Insurance

+ Dependent Life Insurance

+ Voluntary Benefits (Critical Illness, Accident and Hospital Indemnity Insurance)

+ 401(k)

+ Flexible Spending Accounts

+ Health Savings Account

+ Commuter Benefits Program

+ Adoption Assistance

+ Educational Assistance

+ Flexible Time Off (exempt employees

+ Accrued Vacation Time (non-exempt employees)

+ Personal Time (non-exempt) employees

+ Paid Parental Leave

+ Family Medical Leave

+ Sick Time

+ Volunteer Paid Time Off

+ Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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 can we insert a link to the poster that works or is this line necessary? 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
5+ years
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