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Research Analyst- Jobs Ohio

MRE Secretary

JobsOhio seeks a research professional to support its mission of attracting new jobs and capital investment to Ohio. The Organization’s research capability and delivery is an important aspect of what differentiates it from other statewide economic development groups around the country. This role helps deliver customized data relevant to company decision makers when considering investment in Ohio. Additionally, research fuels statewide marketing and business development by creating insights about what Ohio has to offer to new and existing businesses.

Duties and Responsibilities:

 The Research Analyst position will provide technical assistance to internal and external clients and works in coordination with each of the six regional Network Partners. The Research Team provides support for client requests, but also supports strategic planning and business intelligence efforts at JobsOhio. The mission to attract and retain businesses depends on having accurate and timely information.

This position will participate in project strategies, planning, development, and coordination. In addition, a variety of project management and tracking duties will be performed.

The Research Analyst will have a strong, working knowledge of data resources with the ability to understand the problem or task, analyze and extract relevant data points from the appropriate tools and provide succinct information using charts, graphs and other formats that are easy for the audience to comprehend.

 Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Utilize Research Tools and Methods

  • Utilize new and existing public and proprietary data tools and research methods.

  • Assist in transfer of knowledge to other teams.

  • Analyze Data

  • Identify industry trends, suspects and leads both for existing and new opportunities for Ohio.

  • Analyze trends and recommend solutions for increasing efficiency and effectiveness of data synthesis.

  • Document processes used in transforming raw data to meaningful information. Ideally this will include an analysis of the results, and the process used to create the information.

  • Interpret and Present Data

  • Interpret research results and translate into clear recommendations with strong quantitative components and insightful business analysis.

  • Identify trends, establish/utilize benchmark data, and present information in clear, concise, and useful formats.

  • Identify opportunities and threats to Ohio’s strategic position, market share and business opportunities

  • Present key assets such as utilities and supplier network

Other Expectations:

  • Perform primary or secondary responsibilities including but not limited to: drafting of research reports and articles; researching information; compiling statistics; collecting data related to projects; analyzing and/or forecasting data; preparing scheduled and/or ad hoc statistical and narrative reports and summaries; and making appropriate recommendations.

  • Help to develop product and process improvements and innovations that enhance the efficiency and productivity to consistently ensure the accuracy and integrity of all deliverables.

  • Participate in strategy development; help ensure effective integration of research function; learn research tools, best practices and collaborate as a team.

  • Assist with analytical work for active client projects with project team members. Provide data and presentation materials and actively participate in client presentations, as appropriate.

 Education, experience and skill requirements include, but not limited to:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in data analytics, public administration, public finance, planning, business, economics, finance, accounting, computer science or urban studies.

  • Knowledge of the tools and techniques necessary to perform the work of the Research Analyst include, but are not limited to:

    • Economic Research

    • Statistical Analysis

    • Employer/Industry Research

    • Financial Reports Analysis

    • Financial Modeling

    • Competitive Landscape Analysis

    • Occupational Research

    • Supply Chain and Logistics

    • Spatial Analysis

    • Tax Climate Benchmarking

    • Strong analytical and quantitative skills

    • Strong communication and cross-functional team work skills

    • Strong project management and presentation skills

    • Ability to prioritize and multi-task

    • Ability to work in an environment in which priorities may shift rapidly

    • Ability to work under tight deadlines and maintain work quality/attention to detail

Market Research Manager, Secondary Analytics- Abbot Nutrition

MRE Secretary

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Stewardship of secondary research data sources:

  • Maintain the accuracy and integrity of secondary data sources (POS data and Panel data - for e.g. Nielsen/IRI, 8451, InfoScout) for Pediatric BU.

  • Manages weekly and monthly Pediatric database new items placement with support from Sr. Analyst and Nielsen/IRI.

  • Manages Pediatric database yearly refresh process with Nielsen/IRI. 

  • Proactively communicate any POS (Nielsen/IRI) data issues with business partners and identify short-term and long-term resolution plans to minimize impact on weekly/monthly business reporting.

  • Coordinate Secondary Research Analytics needs between marketing, S&CI and Sales Analysis teams.  

  • Provide expertise and utilize all available data sources, including but not limited to primary MR data sets, government data, advocacy organizations, shipments, POS consumption data (Nielsen/IRI), Panel (Nielsen/8451/InfoScout), and Spectra data.


Provides Actionable Insights:

  • Enable Marketing to move from data to decisions. 

  • Identify best-in-class standards and practices for secondary analysis.

  • Provides impactful insights that shape brand and business strategy through an intimate understanding of the business and relevant brands, including financials, marketing and sales programs, distribution and customers. 

  • Provides constant feedback on strategies and tactics through secondary research by recommending appropriate data sources to assess the effectiveness of marketing and sales strategies and tactics. 

  • Challenges Marketing decisions by utilizing fact base or developing new data to specifically address significant business issues.


Develop high impact business reports:

  • Develop monthly business performance reports for Sr. Management

  • Report critical marketing activities, market dynamics and market share for Abbott and competitors. 

  • Ensure that results are translated into real world recommendations and implications for all stakeholders throughout the organization.

  • Develop report frameworks that meet critical business needs and work with marketing ABMs to ensure their ability to replicate and explain.  Automate report generation as much as possible.


Advanced Analytics

  • Manage Advanced Analytics projects (for e.g. Marketing Mix, Pricing, Assortment, Market Structure) and brand teams’ secondary research budgets. 

  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of relationship between Marketing tactics and Sales results, and develops analyses that include an integration of these data sets for comprehensive insight. 

  • Where appropriate, develop advanced statistical analysis and models to address business questions.


Engage with Internal Partners


  • Develop a strong team-based relationship with internal partners (Marketing, S&CI) to develop further insights, additional questions, and a deeper understanding of the business to form and track brand strategies and tactics. 

  • Maintains high level of engagement with internal partners and provides superior client service to assure stakeholder ‘buy-in’ of secondary data throughout the organization.

  • Addresses issues and challenges from key stakeholders with complete objectivity regarding the secondary data research and follows up with all key stakeholders throughout the organization to assure understanding and proper interpretation of the data.


Research Planning and Budgeting

  • Create and manage annual research plan for assigned brands by identifying knowledge gaps and proposing solutions leveraging secondary data

  • Manage monthly budget reporting including accruals

  • Displays fiscal responsibility by ensuring the greatest value for the project and spending within budget


Research Process

Managing the research process by:

  • Requesting multiple bids on larger projects when appropriate.

  • Manages external data vendors (evaluates performance, identifies new vendors as needed)

  • Maintaining organized project files to ensure they are easily located for future reference

  • Ensuring invoices are processed in a timely fashion

  • Updating the weekly status reports with current projects



  • Provide new to company and new to role managers with training on data and tools needed to understand their business (e.g. Nielsen/IRI, Internal POS data).

  • Work with Business Optimization team to establish training and update as needed.

  • Drive the training from an analytic perspective.

Market Research Manager, Innovation- Abbot Nutrition

MRE Secretary

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.


  • Work collaboratively with Marketing, R&D, New Ventures, and Finance to identify white space opportunities for rapid growth across all Pediatric brands.

  • Proactively identify knowledge gaps in context of current business needs, recommending and aligning management to closing these knowledge gaps.

  • Align and execute brand learning plans in partnership with multi-functional teams:

  • Work collaboratively with internal partners to ensure business issues are translated into specific research questions with clear business impact.

  • Conduct primary consumer research including but not limited to early-stage ideation, medium-stage concept qualification, and late-stage volume estimation. 

  • Identify research design and/or secondary data analysis that is appropriate to address business issue; interpret research findings and synthesize into actionable business insights and recommendations.

  • Assess vendor research designs to answer core business questions and maximize value.

  • Distil data from primary and secondary information sources to drive business decisions. 

  • Articulate market dynamics and performance, customer needs, attitudes, and behavior around assigned brands and categories.

  • Demonstrate agility in managing multiple priorities and projects in a complex environment.