Current Openings

Research Associate

Research Associate

Does working with retail and real estate professionals interest you?

 
Retail Strategies is seeking a highly motivated, self-starting, detail-oriented, curious, and creative professional with experience in data collection, data analysis, data management, and organization skills to support our growing initiatives. Knowledge of real estate fundamentals is preferred.
Responsibilities

Use in-house tools to create demographic overviews, create maps and analyze localities. 

  • Run Demographic reports
  • Use GIS and research tools to draw a retail trade area
  • Identify communities of smaller size and makeup to our client communities 
  • Give an overview of community analytic findings to the client manager once the research is completed
  • Write conclusions summarizing research findings using company tools
    • New businesses return on investment reports
    • Retail Leakage reports 
    • Walkability assessments
  • If applicable, find local, state, and/or federal data to be used for client deliverables or prospect proposals 
  • Field data challenges or data escalations from clients 
  • Provide ad-hoc research requests
 Industry Research
  • Research retail trends and expansion plans (geographically) and create innovative ways to make that information accessible to the Recruitment Services team
  • Manage custom quantitative and qualitative research projects 
  • Support team members with internal partner consultations, project coordination and execution 
  • Provide weekly/ monthly internal updates for the team based on current/ new industry information
  • Collaborate with multiple team members within the organization to identify and prioritize research topics in a fast-paced environment 
  • Data entry, verify data accuracy, contacting participants to correct submissions, developing various grant opportunities 
  • Data quality checks 
CRM Software Research- Hubspot Management 
  • Database management 
  • Build dashboards 
Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
  • Provide retail news, insights, updates, and research on a dashboard created by Retail Strategies with an audience of community leaders
      • Retail Expansion Plan
      • Retail Sales Volumes
  • Research on requests on proposal [RFP] or request qualifications [RFQ] releases and analyzation of what products we do have in house or could develop in house 
  • Manage new datasets 
Qualifications
  • Microsoft Suite-advances Excel 
  • Excellent written and verbal skills 
  • Tableau, DataPoint, Smart Sheet or business intelligence software
  • Customer Relationship Management [CRM] software such as Hubspot