NPD: Head of Global Validation & Input

Initial focus on standardizing and developing efficient processes to validate data from input through client delivery.

NPD Company: NPD
Location: Port Washington, NY

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NPD is looking for a motivated Data Validation professional to run our Global Validation and Input organization with an initial focus on standardizing and developing efficient processes to validate data from input through client delivery. The role requires strong project management and analytical skills with thorough understanding of existing business practices and information systems. This is a results-oriented and deadline-driven position where accuracy, efficiency, and strong organizational skills are all equally important. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of driving our organization to become a world class Operations center delivering the highest quality data available.

Responsibilities for this position include running day to day production, as well as implementing processes under continuous improvement framework; research and solve complex system, data, customer, and business issues; implement industry and function-specific best practices; and develop/maintain department KPIs. This position is located in Port Washington, NY and is part of the Global Operations department. While we have access to extensive video and teleconferencing technologies, travel both domestically and overseas will be needed in order to manage and lead a global team.

  • Meet weekly and monthly production schedules
  • Identify and define validation and monitoring logic to ensure that data anomalies are detected and contained within thresholds
  • Identify patterns, trends and inconsistencies; draw conclusions and provide recommendations in the form of remediation, corrective (CARs) and preventative (PAR) actions.
  • Analyze processes, document standard operations procedures, propose and implement changes to processes with the goal of operational cost reduction and quality improvement in support of department's annual plan.
  • Evaluate highly complex data for accuracy, consistency and completeness.
  • Recognize data discrepancies and draw inferences to help identify and resolve software and/or data quality issues.
  • Evaluate and prioritize workload to ensure timely and accurate completion of all tasks within scheduled timeframes.

A minimum of 10 years of experience in Data Analytics and Market Research:
  • Six Sigma Green Belt (preferred)
  • Ability to design and implement data quality metrics
    • Scorecards
    • Dashboards
    • Thresholds

  • Knowledge of tools to query and manipulate data in varying file formats
  • Knowledge of referential and large data formats and file structures
  • Ability to apply the principles of data quality standards
  • Knowledge of databases, including big data technologies
  • Ability to convey complex concepts to business stakeholders in terms relevant to the business
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent data analysis skills
  • Organized, structured, methodical
  • Creative, tenacious and diligent
  • 5+ years of relevant business experience. Solid understanding of core operations processes, including order management, inventory fulfillment, logistics, supply chain, purchasing, and basic cost accounting.
  • Advanced data and process analysis skills. Ability to form insights and recommendations from comprehensive analysis, assess and quantify risks, and model what-if scenarios.
  • Strong computer skills. Advanced MS Excel. Working knowledge of MS Access and ERP or CRM systems.
  • Knowledge of market research data preferred
  • Knowledge of Retail data preferred

  • Exceptional analytical, written, oral, and presentation skills with proven track record of delivering actionable insights succinctly.
  • Conceptual thinking with the ability to discover patterns in multiple large and seemingly unconnected data points, and turn them into actionable business insights.
  • High motivation and self-starter abilities with a strong sense of accountability and dedication to excellence.Balance responsiveness to diverse requests from many stakeholders, as well as proactive initiation of and actions on new projects and initiatives.