Market Research Analyst

Marketing
Eagan, MN
At Marvin Windows and Doors, we have Careers – Built around you.™  We are a world-class designer and manufacturer of wood windows and doors that relies on our years of experience, advanced technology and the entrepreneurial spirit of our employees to continually grow our business.  We are currently seeking a Market Research Analyst for our Market Information department in Eagan, MN.  Join our team and experience an upbeat, challenging, and fun work environment.  
 
The Market Research Analyst position provides the necessary support to the Market Intelligence & Marketing Operations team through efficient and effective project management, secondary research, questionnaire programming and data analysis. This individual will work closely with department peers and internal clients to assist on research projects both qualitative and quantitative in nature along with the analysis of secondary research and market demand data. This position is accountable for being well-informed of trends in the fenestration and construction industries, local and national economic housing conditions, as well as any other external factors impacting The Marvin Companies’ business. A successful individual in this role will be inquisitive in nature, have the storytelling ability to highlight key themes and trends from a variety of data sources, work collaboratively, and have dynamic verbal and written communication skills.
 
Essential Job Functions
 
Secondary Research and Reporting (60% time allocation)
• Monitor industry newsletters, articles, webinars, and information from customer facing employees to keep up-to-date on the fenestration, construction, and housing industries
• Synthesize, filter, and summarize market data from a variety of sources in a concise and compelling manner and how insights link to overall company strategy
• Share and timely communicate information in effective mediums, including organized webinars, article distribution, and department newsletters
• Arrange methods to capture key trends in the industry and collaborate with internal communication partners and stakeholders to share learning
• Read/comprehend secondary research reports, prepare top line summaries of the reports, and distribute reports to appropriate internal parties
• Produce competitive profiles of The Marvin Companies’ top competitors
• Thoroughly understand, compile, report, and oversee sources of market data and assess the best resources to use
• Organize and manage a central library to house market research data

Primary Research (40% time allocation)
• Solicits bids from potential vendors on various projects
• Assists in the design of research instruments such as discussion guides, screeners and questionnaires
• Programs basic surveys using web-based survey software
• Analyzes raw data to identify key insights, including the coding and analysis of open end survey responses
• Prepares draft reports containing key insights, detailed findings and recommendations
• Gives presentations of results when necessary
• Manage and monitor vendor fieldwork to ensure quality and timely data
• Works with other team members to share and help integrate key findings into other key research initiatives

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
• Thinking and Deciding:
o Natural curiosity; solution-oriented; reasoned thinking abilities
o Ability to quickly learn and understand technical product information; must be able to translate and effectively communicate technical information
• Business Acumen
o A strong understanding of how businesses operate and the ability to link insights/analysis to the business
• Achieving:
o Conduct business with a high level of ethical standards, integrity, and business acumen
• Relating to People:
o Fluid and confident verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills with an ability to convey engaging, clear, and concise messages to target audiences in a variety of mediums
• Managing Work:
o Demonstrated planning, time management, and organizational skills
• Managing Self:
o Responsive, professional persona
o Aptitude to manage ambiguity and lead change; self-starter; ability to anticipate potential issues,
Computer Knowledge
• Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite, strong capabilities in Excel and PowerPoint
• Comfort in learning new systems
 
Required Experience

• Minimum 2+ years work experience in marketing or market research; additional consideration will be given to individuals who also have industry experience in construction, building materials, or related industries
• Basic understanding of qualitative and quantitative research applications
• Demonstrated success in translating research data into actionable conclusions and recommendations
• Proven talent in creative writing and storytelling
 
Education

• Bachelor’s degree in related field is required
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee.
 
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee.
 
EOE