The NPD Group Summer Associate, SupplyTrack - R001104 in Rosemont, Illinois

This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/6177173 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.

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nPosition Overviewn

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As a Summer Associate at NPD you will gain a winning advantage. Our Associates learn through immersion, what it means to be innovative, client-centric and continuously growing.

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nThe Opportunityn

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This is a ten week program designed to give participants an opportunity to broaden their knowledge and develop a solid foundation in the field of market research through a variety of disciplines: consumer research, custom research, quantitative analysis, strategy and broader market insights. The program consists of one week of classroom training followed by placement in a specific business unit, where you will learn the day-to-day responsibilities and activities of that department. The program features senior management speakers, networking events, a performance evaluation, a mentorship program and a business project.

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nOn The Jobn

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Summer Associates are placed with an experienced business leader who you will be working with side-by-side. You will quickly become an integral member of the team, contributing to real world business challenges with your own day-to-day responsibilities. Regardless of where you are placed, you will have the opportunity to work with internal and external clients.

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nTraining Programn

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Your training experience will begin with a one day orientation focused on getting you acquainted to the company and our business. The remainder of your first week will focus on developing the essential knowledge and skills needed for a successful summer. The curriculum includes basic product knowledge, business specific overviews, technical and professional skills training and career development.

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nQualificationsn

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+ You are pursuing an undergraduate or advanced degree as a junior with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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+ You have advanced knowledge of Excel (pivot tables, v-lookups & advanced formulas)

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+ You are analytical, innovative and insightful, possess a growth mindset and are a collaborative team player with strong verbal and written communication skills.

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+ A market research background is not necessary as we are looking for distinguished students from various academic disciplines, and are interested in your potential, mindset and passion for the industry.

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+ nCommercial and Retail Business Groups:n

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+ Our commercial teams have an impact on some of the most well-known brand manufacturers; our retail teams work hand-in-hand with several of the biggest and most innovative retailers in the world to collect, analyze, understand and learn from data. That is one reason we are seen as the leading expert in how to sell to consumers. The market analysis and client development teams perform industry data analysis and manage projects, field client questions, provide training, and develop client presentations. Manufacturers and retailers rely on our unique perspective to enhance collaboration and grow business. The investment community, government agencies and the media also turn to us for information and expertise. Is there a particular industry that you love? Technology? Beauty? Apparel? Food? Have fun and work hard with some of the best and brightest in the market research industry, learning about a market of interest and how we partner with our clients to help them grow their usiness. If you have an interest in working with clients to influence their business decisions while building relationships, these business groups are for you. These teams also contribute to revenue goal attainment and increase NPD's value and relationships with client contacts.


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+ nSolutions:n

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+ Our Solutions Group includes a range of professional teams: Custom, Advanced Modeling, Research Science, Panel and more. The team combines NPD's POS and consumer information, industry expertise and custom survey research...then adds state of the art disciplined research techniques and methodologies to explain the "why behind the buy." Through advanced modeling and analytic services, the team offers insight into what will happen in the future, not just what happened in the past, answering our clients' most pressing business questions.


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+ Our Product group is made up of product development and product management professionals who work with some of the most well-known and exciting retailers, manufacturers and distributors across multiple industries around the world. If you have a passion for shopping or watching how people shop, and would like to learn more about "showrooming", e-commerce, multi-channel shopping and go-to-market strategies, then the Product Development team may be a good fit for you. If you have an interest in learning about the lifecycle of a product and the deve