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Title: Market Research and Data Analyst, Tech Armor

 Date:  January 5th, 2016

 

At Tech Armor, our mission is to provide high quality mobile solutions combined with unparalleled customer service and industry leading warranties.  We believe in empowering mobile users with highly valued products giving them complete peace of mind.

 

Tech Armor is currently sold and marketed through premium e-commerce channels including Amazon.com, eBay, and Rakuten Shopping and specialty retailers in the U.S. and also distributed globally in Europe, Canada, Latin America and Asia Pacific.  Founded by consumer electronics veterans, Tech Armor aspires to become a leading global brand and will continue to expand its product offerings into other complimentary categories.

 

The Market Research and Data Analyst is responsible for market research, demand planning and purchasing, and data analysis.  The Market Research and Data Analyst is technical (ability to manipulate data) and detail-oriented (ability to manage complex sets of data coming from multiple sources) at the same time.  The Market Research and Data Analyst needs to be skilled in data management from Excel spreadsheets to MySQL and more proper database formats.  The Market Research and Data Analyst will be a hands-on “doer” working at the micro level (data entry, data manipulation, order entry, vendor management, etc) 80% of the time and at the macro level (holiday forecasting and data analysis, new product launch purchase schedule, etc) 20% of the time.

 

Additionally, the Market Research and Data Analyst must be able to multi-task and work on other ad-hoc projects that may arise in any typical, high growth organization.

 

Objectives

  • Ensure research is conducted regularly, set benchmarks based on research
  • Weekly reporting on inventory value and under/over stock items
  • Daily vendor communication with factories overseas
  • Collaboration with marketing and customer service teams on new product-related initiatives
  • Report generation for various company functions as needed

 

Specific Responsibilities

 

Market Research

  • Research competitive landscape of screen protectors and all accessory product categories
  • Gather data on competitors and analyze their:
    • Prices
    • Sales
    • Evaluate methods for collecting data such as Amazon category research, Google keyword research and existing data collection methods
    • Measure the effectiveness of current data collection methods
    • Monitor industry trends and statistics in industry-specific publications

 

Data Analysis and Vendor Communication

  • Daily communication with overseas vendors about:
    • Existing orders
    • Order forecast
    • New products
    • Product issues
    • Scheduling of shipments

 

Report Generation

  • Inventory report weekly
    • Inventory levels in all marketplaces
    • Inventory value (total)
    • Inventory value (excess)
    • Sales report weekly
      • Sales across all marketplaces
      • Sales separated by product category
      • Sales over time by product and product category
      • Sales tax report generation monthly (5th of month)
      • Inventory valuation report generation monthly (5th of month)
      • Cost and margin analysis as needed
      • Other ad-hoc reporting projects on as needed basis

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Business or other related field required
  • Strong Excel skills (will be tested)
  • Enjoys data management, embraces the tedious challenge
  • Experience with report generation (Excel and more)
  • Attention to detail, meticulous in nature
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task in time sensitive environment and a self-starter
  • Works hard and plays hard (work/life balance) and loves the fast-paced startup environment

 

 

About the Tech Armor Team

 

Tech Armor’s team consists of successful executives previously with large corporations where they owned innovation, marketing, and the development of products generating over a billion dollars in annual global revenue.  We are seeking a pivotal member of our new team; someone that embraces the risks of a startup as motivation to build something unique and challenging, that is also dedicated to achieving the recognition, career fulfillment and financial upside not available at large corporations.  Compensation is commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications.