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Operations Associate, Data Classification


Job Description


Learn and work on meaningful initiatives with some of the best and brightest in the market research industry. The NPD Group provides the world’s most successful brands with leading market research, combining consumer and retail point-of-sale data with analytic solutions to interpret today’s market trends while anticipating tomorrow’s. In addition, we offer a career filled with innovation and growth to the forward-thinking problem solvers who join our team.



  • Adding, matching and redirecting retailer POS records within the company’s proprietary database based on industry rules
  • Ensuring the delivery of quality, timely raw data files, according to production schedules
  • Improving accurate attribute coding and quality data deliveries for assigned categories and industry
  • Strong focus on achieving set deliverables which includes, immediate incident reporting, and appropriate communication of data issues – seeing them to a successful conclusion
  • Managing multiple categories/retailer assignments – implementing efficiencies through constant questioning of the data and the processes currently in place – always looking for better ways of working
  • Foreseeing and escalating potential issues before they arise and troubleshooting

Qualifications and Skills

  • Work experience in a team environment. Retailer knowledge/data processing experience is a plus but not a requirement
  • Third level qualification (to a maximum of undergraduate level) is preferable
  • Strong attention to detail, with problem-solving and decision-making skills essential
  • Ability to deal with ambiguous information e.g. analytical thinking skills
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability – an individual who takes pride in their work
  • Strong communication, problem-solving and decision making skills
  • Improvement mindset displayed on projects, implementing time saving/cost saving initiatives
  • Ability to multitask and meet strict deadlines – needs to have an organised and rigorous approach to work
  • Being curious and open to learn technical process
  • Ability to find appropriate and accurate information (searching for documentations, and/or web research)
  • Self-motivated and deadline focused with an ability to work under pressure
  • MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Advanced knowledge of these applications is a distinct advantage and/or

Language skills

  • Written proficiency in at least one of the following languages: Russian, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Polish, Turkish a distinct advantage


Other information

  • To be successful in this role you must have a collaborative approach to work, with strong communication skills, a solid technical knowledge of MS Office, particularly Excel. You need to have strong attention to detail, be flexible in your work approach and work schedule. We work in a fast moving, time sensitive work environment. You need to be enjoy working with changing priorities, changing work dynamics and have a growth mindset – willing to learn and adapt.


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