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Operations Data Analyst

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About You:
You’re a passionate, dynamic, and highly motivated individual who’s looking for an opportunity to have an impact on some of the most well-known companies in the world. 

 

Position Overview:

EEDAR, an NPD Group Company is the premier provider of business intelligence solutions to leading videogame companies.  We are looking for an enthusiastic, eager, professional Operations Data Analyst to join the EEDAR team at our Carlsbad office. This is a great opportunity to work in a collaborative environment among a group of fun and smart professionals. 

The ideal candidate will possess knowledge and show interest in the Video Game industry.  This integral member of the Operations team will be responsible for the quality control and automation of the identification and coding of products and product attributes for use in downstream data reporting to NPD clients. If you enjoy working with data and enjoy working through a challenge, this job is for you! 

 

This position will be based in Carlsbad, CA


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding, evolving, and overseeing the core quality processes.
  • Ensuring the quality and timeliness of video games data sets, according to production schedules.
  • Developing proficiency in NPD’s proprietary software such as NAV1, Data Collector, etc.
  • Automating data collection and validation.
  • Identifying retailer or processing problems in the data.
  • Recommending and implementing changes that will either improve quality or decrease timing.
  • Drive Process improvement in everyday work and enforce process standardization.
  • Provide guidance in the planning and launching of critical products for the practice.
  • Work in a highly collaborative environment with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work on multiple priorities and/or projects simultaneously.
  • Problem solving abilities and ability to meet reasonable deadlines.

 

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS or equivalent.
  • 1-2 years experience
  • Strong aptitude and knowledge of software programs.
  • Knowledge/familiarity with programming languages.
  • Knowledge/familiarity with SQLqueries or other languages.
  • Experience in data processing environment, retailer knowledge, category/industry knowledge and consumer/category knowledge a plus.
  • Knowledge of data collection and data analysis and interpretation methodologies.
  • Ability to think conceptually and analytically.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to flex and adapt to changing business needs.
  • Strong communication, problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Improvement mindset displayed on projects.
  • Ability to multitask and meet strict deadlines.
  • Embraces teamwork & possesses ability to effectively work cross functionally.
  • Strong MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook).
     

Communication
The ideal candidate must be able to conduct engaging and impactful presentations that deliver value to the client while telling a compelling story in a concise and polished manner to a diverse audience. Most importantly, the candidate must demonstrate the ability to listen to the customer and appropriately match the customer's needs with NPD’s products and services, or be willing to direct the customer to the best solution.


Relationships
The ideal candidate must be comfortable and effective when talking with a broad range of decision influencers and decision makers within an organization. The candidate will be able to effectively understand and build relationships throughout the prospective customer's organization.


Discipline
The ideal candidate will be competent in managing their time and activities and must embrace our proven opportunity and customer management processes and systems. Candidates must possess a "can-do" perspective in their professional attitude. They will be detail oriented and demonstrate a strong work ethic. They will be sticklers for accuracy in their own work as well as their colleagues. They will be ready to back up their assertions with facts.

 

The NPD Group, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

Company Description

The NPD Group provides market information and analytic solutions that drive better decision-making and better results.  The world’s leading brands rely on us to help them get the right products in the right places for the right people.  Practice areas include apparel, appliances, automotive, beauty, consumer electronics, diamonds, e-commerce, entertainment, fashion accessories, food consumption, foodservice, footwear, home, mobile, office supplies, retail, sports, technology, toys, video games, and watches / jewelry. For more information, visit npd.com and npdgroupblog.com. Follow us on Twitter: @npdgroup.

 

About EEDAR

EEDAR, an NPD Group Company was founded in 2006 by industry veterans who believed that gaming professionals required objective and contextual insights to make better business decisions.   Over the last decade, EEDAR has integrated its proprietary game database with market-leading industry and data management expertise to provide a full suite of video game research and data services.

 

EEDAR is based in Carlsbad, California and has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Most Promising Companies and also holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of video game facts and information.  Learn more at: eedar.com, and follow us on twitter: @eedar.

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