Senior Data Specialist

Remote Position
Are you an experienced researcher that loves to put on both your data and creative hats - processing the data AND creating new approaches?

As a Senior Data Specialist, you'll get to work among like-minded colleagues and tap into both areas to create influence among some of the world's most recognized brands.

Directions offers a Work from Anywhere environment so working remotely and/or from the office is an option.


  • Leading and owning the data processing to completion; reliably delivering timely and accurate data files by partnering with research analysts
  • Collaborating to solve problems, proactively bringing data structure questions and proposed solutions, effectively communicating data file needs and questions to others (e.g., programmers, analysts, statisticians)
  • Continuously exploring ways to develop proficiency with multiple major data software packages (e.g., Q, SPSS, Excel, Forsta, MR Tables, e-tabs), to most effectively deliver data results to stakeholders
  • Routinely conducting advanced data manipulations to solve complex data problems (e.g., transforming and connecting variables in new ways)
  • Providing coaching on marketing research principles, data software and mining techniques


  • Proven expertise in processing marketing research data (minimum of 3 years)
  • Excellent knowledge of basic statistics
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Strong understanding of business and marketing issues that research clients and their stakeholders face
  • Solid knowledge of data collection methods and common research designs
  • Basic understanding of complex marketing research techniques (such as multivariate) and their resulting data
  • Understanding basic database structure and how to interact with databases
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Experience with Python, with an emphasis on the Pandas data frame library is a plus
  • Experience with Q Research Software is a plus
  • Approachable, relatable, exhibits high level of emotional intelligence and self-awareness

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About Us

Directions is a top business insights and analytics company. We were founded over 30 years ago with the distinct mission to form long-term partnerships with marketing, consumer insight and B2B insights leaders and professionals, empowering them to impact strategic business decisions and drive action in their organizations - and we remain as passionate about living that out today as ever!

Directions is the full-service marketing research division of Directions Inc, an employee-owned firm headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, with regional offices around the country, conducting work globally.

Directions serves as the independent voice of the consumers in today's business world. Privately-held by the senior members of the firm, Directions is based in Cincinnati with regional offices around the country. The firm's work and clients are global.

Directions, SEEK Company, and Aimpoint Research® are Equal Opportunity Employers. EEO, including disability/vets.