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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Director, Marketing Science and Innovation Group - OTX (Los Angeles, CA)

Reports to the Chief Research Officer
OTX – Los Angeles

Mission statement for the MSI group

  • Provide realizable and sustainable methodological foundations for all OTX products and project insights
  • Maximize profit by balancing investment in analytics with in-house capabilities and high quality outside partners
  • Implement cutting edge innovative methods for insight
  • Develop optimization methods for our clients’ business issues
  • Use the MSI group as a point of differentiation for OTX in the marketplace
  • Expand our role as industry thought leaders
  • Continue introduction of best practices in science to market research

Scope and responsibilities

This is a key function within the Marketing Science & Innovation Group and the Director, Marketing Science will contribute across all elements of the MSI mission statement.

Specifically this individual will be a primary contact internally for new product development and the execution of project analysis for clients.

Duties include research study design, statistical and modeling analysis, creation of cutting edge methods for new products, and implementation/development of standards for tracking data and other continuous research projects.

The Director, MS will stay abreast of new data analysis techniques and applications from related scientific disciplines and consider how these approaches can improve OTX deliverables.

Experience / skills required

Qualifications must include:

  • Undergraduate degree with work in mathematics; science; quantitative business analysis - Advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum 1 - 2 years of related MR experience
  • Extensive knowledge of research computing
  • tools (Perl, Java, SQL, R, C++, etc.)
  • tasks (large data set manipulation, distributed computing, system engineering)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of multivariate statistical techniques
  • Familiarity with or interest in advanced methods such as:
    • neural networks
    • genetic algorithms
    • agent based models
    • Bayesian belief systems
  • Technical knowledge/understanding/background in SQL, Database Design, and Data Processes
  • Strong communication and follow-up skills; including clearly communicating with management, customers and vendors
  • Capable of working independently and with multiple departments
  • Complex database and data management experience

Compensation Commensurate with Experience

OTX is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are encouraged from all persons regardless of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, religious creed, medical/physical/mental condition, sexual orientation, Veteran status, or age.

Email your resume with cover letter to: lsproul [at] otxresearch.com (Lisa Sprout)

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