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Market Research Analyst

Date: Oct 30, 2020

Location: Deerfield Beach, FL, US

Company: Dart Container

Dart Container sets the Industry Standard of Excellence in the development, manufacture and distribution of innovative foodservice packaging solutions. Dart manufactures cups, plates, containers, lids and straws made from such materials as paper, sugar cane, polypropylene, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), expanded polystyrene foam and solid polystyrene to national and international foodservice markets. Our goal is to provide customers with the products they need – products that meet the demands of today’s varied food and beverage applications while maintaining the highest level of quality and service. 

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Increase your familiarity with the attributes of competitive products, the strategies used to market them, and the reason why customers buy them.
  • Investigate and develop new products and programs in current and evolving markets which help to support corporate sales and profitability.
  • Development of sales/marketing materials to enhance the sales of existing products and new products which are introduced on a regional, national, or international basis.
  • When it becomes safe to do so, spend time in the field working with our salespeople to gain market information and discover sales opportunities.
  • Attendance at our regional, national and international trade shows in an effort to conduct research regarding customer needs as well as competitive strategies.
  • Assist in presenting product training to new salespeople during initial training sessions.
  • Monitor the activity & new product introductions of competitors to increase competitive knowledge & identify unique features.

Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A four year degree from an accredited college or university is required.
  • 2 years of experience in one or more of the following: Product Management, Product Development, Market Research, Foodservice Marketing. 
  • Experience in analysis, research and management of a tangible product in commercial/industrial markets preferred. 
  • Alternatively, at least 2 years in sales analysis with a medium sized supplier or manufacturer of a tangible product. A focus on developing detailed sales reports and analysis of sales data could be considered.
  • Problem solver, analytical, team player.
  • Proficiency in computer skills for word processing and spreadsheets (i.e., Excel) is required. Ability to produce graphs and charts. PowerPoint skills are also a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills with a high level of enjoyment, comfort, and understanding in working with numbers.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Detail oriented.
  • Understanding of the "selling" process would be a plus.
  • This position requires up to an average of 2 to 4 nights per month of overnight travel.
  • Due to the nature of the position, the candidate must have lived three of the last five years in the United States.

<span style="font-family:"72",Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

<span style="font-family:"72",Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">https://www.dartcontainer.com/eeoaa/


Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami

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