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R&D Analyst

Chicago, IL


NCSolutions is hiring a R&D Analyst

When brands ask “Is my advertising working? Am I reaching the right audiences? Are my efforts driving incremental sales? Which of my efforts are driving the most sales among a particular buyer group?” – they turn to NCS for solutions. With an unrivaled 10+ years of experience advancing advertising, we help brands, improve their advertising effectiveness on every platform, channel and device. Our research-based insights, collective wisdom and proven techniques help brands target the right segments based on in-store purchase behaviors, optimize campaigns while in-flight and measure the resulting incremental sales. 

As an analyst, you will use an industry-leading dataset to help CPG marketers optimize media schedules and quantify advertising effectiveness. 

The R&D team is focused heavily on internal clients and capabilities research to improve existing methodologies and develop new products, as well as to execute custom research for external clients.  All of this tends to be within the Marketing ROI and or audience targeting space.  

As an R&D Analyst, your objective is to help a)drive the company’s constant effort to create new products and improve existing offerings, and b)drive client value by assisting in the analyses and preparation of highly custom client deliverables. To do this, you will have a set of powerful analytical tools, thorough job training, a supportive peer network and experienced manager to help guide your work. You will be expected to develop a thorough understanding of our data, products and capabilities, as well as all steps of the analysis process and make modifications as needed to fulfill internal and/or external client needs.


  • Contribute internally to the ideation, development, and validation of new, and continuous improvement of existing analytical products and processes

  • Contribute to custom client deliverables and develop integrated analyses using proprietary tools and processes 

  • Perform due-diligence on analysis results for accuracy and relevancy

  • Provide insights in response to client inquiries and deliver high level of service

  • Become a subject matter expert on NCS methodology and capabilities

  • Participate in cross functional teams/projects

  • Participate in knowledge sharing across the organization


  • 0-2 year’s experience 

  • Applicable bachelor’s degree in STEM, business or ability to demonstrate equivalent skillset

  • Strong quantitative skills and statistical knowledge; experience working with statistical software (R, SAS, etc) a plus

  • Ability to learn and apply new analytical methods and tools

  • Curiosity, critical mind, and self-starter; comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty

  • Ability to work under time pressure


  • Base Salary plus Performance Bonus

  • Our comprehensive benefits package is effective day 1 of employment

    • Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability 

  • 401(k) Plan with company match and Employee Stock Purchase Program

  • Paid time off to encourage time for you to find balance, rest, and re-energize: 

    • Unlimited PTO 

    • 11 company holidays, 

    • Quarterly Mental Health Days 

    • Maternity leave (12 weeks) and paternity leave (12 weeks)

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Wellness program with activities, education, gym discounts, etc. 

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with free support and counseling

  • Laptop will be provided

  • Adoption and fertility coverage 


EOE (equal opportunity employer) statement:

NCSolutions is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.


Joe Christopher
215-932-4185 (cell)

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