Director, Research Analytics

Agency OMG Shared Services
ID 2021-3644
Location
US-NY-New York
Category
Marketing Science/Data Science
Type
Full Time

Overview

OMG Research is seeking to hire a creative and motivated Director of Research Analytics within the Primary Research team who will be responsible for working with team members in designing and executing primary research from project inception through analysis and presentation. This person will work on research for current clients, new business, and Agency thought leadership initiatives.

 

This role requires an extensive background in mathematics and statistical analysis, and a good understanding of the types of questions that will feed into the various modeling techniques that will be utilized during the analysis of the research. This individual will be leading the development of insights and implications to tell compelling stories in different presentation formats along with leading and conducting the analyses to derive the insights. Selecting appropriate research methodologies and supporting techniques to meet business objectives is a key part of the role.

 

Innately curious with a passion for understanding consumer trends and iterative processes to derive insights using statistics and modeling, the Director will help clients/client teams to crystallize research objectives and develop appropriate research designs shared through formal proposals, will develop research instruments (e.g., discussion/interview guides, questionnaires, analysis plans, RFP's, proposals, project timelines) and will work closely with vendors and internal project team members to ensure the successful execution of the research. The person in this role should be well-versed in the research process which includes research (and sample) design, overseeing project fieldwork, reviewing the collected data, authoring reports, and making business-oriented recommendations to the sponsoring client.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Mathematics/Statistics or Analytics related field
  • Background in data mining, statistical analysis, and modeling (in particular, experience conducting cluster analysis, factor analysis, structural equation modeling, PCA, etc.)
  • Experience in R/Python and relevant data packages
  • Demonstrate strong analytic and critical thinking skills
  • Interpret data, write reports, and provide actionable recommendations
  • Adhere to timelines while juggling multiple projects
  • Work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Develop solutions and trouble-shoot research problems
  • Client and vendor management
  • Work independently as well as part of a team
  • Detail oriented and demonstrate excellent organizational skills
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with words, numbers, and charts/graphs
  • Reliable work ethic
  • Experience in R/Python and relevant data packages
  • Experience with building crosstabs in survey data management platforms
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience within either a Media or Advertising agency or Consumer Insight/Market Research firm

Responsibilities

  • Conducting analyses for numerical, textual, graphical and presentation formats, using traditional and advanced statistical methods
  • Anticipating the needs of team members, as well as internal client teams, and being able to provide them with appropriate research solutions
  • Writing questionnaires, and discussion guides, RFP’s, and proposals
  • Formulating and implementing analysis plans
  • Mentoring junior staff throughout the iterative process of testing multiple approaches to find the most compelling insights
  • Reviewing data quality
  • Developing insights and implications to tell compelling stories in different presentation formats
  • Presenting findings to client teams and/or clients, as well as to Agency stakeholders
  • Keeping abreast of new methods/techniques in market and media research

 

OMG is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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