Data Manager - SPINSscan Services

| Chicago

SPINS is seeking a world-class Data Manager - SPINSscan Services to drive the growth of our growing portfolio of Retail Measurement and Natural Industry data solutions. 

Who We Are

For 20 years, our mission has been to increase the presence and accessibility of natural and organic products to encourage healthier and more vibrant living. By leveraging SPINS’ industry-leading proprietary data and analytics, our technology enables deeper, more engaged relationships between Retailers, Brands and Consumers through our platform, web, and mobile products. At the core of our work lies a passion to create a culture of sustainable health & wellness.

What You Will Do

As a Data Manager, you will be responsible for driving the growth of our growing portfolio of Retail Measurement and Natural Industry data solutions. The role requires you to possess a combination of product or brand management functional expertise along with strong data management knowledge. You have a go-getter personality and are capable of working closely with customers, senior executives, technology, sales and marketing.

Product Development

  • Gather, synthesize and develop product requirements for SPINSscan PLU and other data services
  • Lead, provide direction, and responsible for cross-functional teams; identifying project requirements and applicable resources to achieve product goals
  • Works closely with development to identify technological challenges and new product feasibility
  • Works with Development, QA, Operations, etc. to refine, develop and deliver new products
  • Prepares product concept proposals and life-cycle plans for potential new products

Product Introductions

  • Create Release/Product Launch Plans and coordinate events with Marketing Communications, Sales & Ops
  • Lead cross-functional teams, identifying project requirements and resources to achieve product launch goals
  • Review and approve Marketing Communications tactics from a product and brand strategy perspective

Research

  • Synthesize results of research to determine customer needs, market trends and new product functionality
  • Understand research data to align product functionality with branding, customer needs, and market trends
  • Conducts/analyzes research to understand customer satisfaction, brand awareness and perceptions
  • Plan, coordinate and conduct competitive analysis

General Product Management Activities

  • Understands market trends, anticipate competitive threats and make adjustments in product/marketing plans
  • Works with Sales/Marketing Communications to understand customer purchase process and usage patterns
  • Works with Technical/Customer Support, Ops, etc. to identify support implications and training requirements
  • Clearly identifies the problem(s) their products solve and sustainable competitive advantages
  • Establishes, builds and develops relationships with business partners

Working hours and times will fluctuate based on business needs and the right candidate will be expected to perform in an ever-changing environment. This role will require travel, up to 25% domestically.

What You Bring

  • BS/BA Degree in Business, Marketing, Mathematics, Information Technology (or related degree)
  • 3+ Years of Brand or Product Management Experience
  • 3+ Years of Experience in Data Management
  • Experience with API’s is a must
  • Experience in B2B environment is must
  • Experience with Grocery Retail data and PLU is a plus
  • Excellent analytical, planning, project management and process development skills
  • Good communicator (written & oral) and teamwork skills
  • High level of initiative, strong/efficient business judgment, and creative problem-solver
  • Passion, leadership, intelligence, and determination to succeed
  • Ability to:
    • Lead through influence and create/maintain credibility and positive relationships
    • Work well within independent, team, and unstructured environments
    • Deliver consistently with priorities changing in a fast paced technology environment
    • Influence technical direction, strategy, and resource allocations across multiple groups
  • Knowledge of SQL, SaaS and/or Web Technologies

The SPINS Way

  • Vibrant – Passionate about driving health and wellness
  • Disruptor – We aren’t afraid to do things differently
  • Connected – Work as a team with others; build strong relationships with colleagues
  • Be Yourself – We are open & honest with each other; we take responsibility for our actions

Why SPINS?

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401k (Traditional and Roth), plus company match
  • FSA for medical and dependent care expenses
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Bike storage
  • Fresh and healthy fruits and snacks
  • Vibrancy 360 wellness program
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Location

We are just steps from the Merchandise Mart, located in the bustling River North neighborhood of Chicago.

An Insider's view of SPINS LLC

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

If you work on the engineering team, you get to understand the end to end process. You are not siloed to one team, you can move into areas you’re interested in. It helps you understand the business

Subha Adusumalli

Engineering Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’ve worked with corporate companies for many years and I really love the organic feel of SPINS. I have opportunities and encouragement to do what I need to do to get my work done. If you’re willing to put in time and work hard and passionate, you can do so much more than your job, I get to touch so many things.

Janice Yee

Senior Software Engineer

What are SPINS LLC Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours

Additional Perks + Benefits

Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave: SPINS provides six weeks of paid maternity leave (or more broadly speaking, primary caregiver leave), and two weeks of paid paternity leave (or secondary caregiver leave).
Flexible Schedule: Our teams offer flexible options to serve business goals and accommodate personal needs.
Full access to SPINS’ comprehensive wellness program "Vibrancy 360" which includes: chef led cooking demonstrations, yoga, natural/organic fare in kitchens, office gym with personal training sessions, running club, volunteer opportunities, massages, meditation, in-office happy hours

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