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Digital Research and Data Acquisition

Are you interested in working in a new analytical and strategic center of excellence for a trusted brand? Scholastic has big plans for its approaching centennial and its Data & Analytics practice is playing a pivotal role as a data driven engine for the incubation of high value strategic and operational initiatives.


The Senior Manager of Digital Research & Data Acquisition will play a critical role conceptualizing and delivering innovative solutions in research and data acquisition, and linking those to the realization of business value. The ideal candidate excels at research, digital and third-party data acquisition and integration, and has solid commercial acumen, data handling, statistics and project management fundamentals. The candidate will take the lead on multiple business-critical initiatives and interface with key stakeholders in a highly visible and exciting environment.

What’s the job?


• Manage quantitative and qualitative primary research projects, including writing and implementing surveys and running focus groups.
• Develop and manage an enterprise survey strategy and data solution.
• Manage and execute digital, social survey and social listening implementation.
• Develop a digital and third-party data strategy for Scholastic, working with Scholastic's business units, data engineering and infrastructure experts.
• Identifying vendors, managing RFPs, negotiation and vendor management.
• Evaluate, recommend and source digital and third-party data
• Initiate, manage and execute strategic and business intelligence projects, especially projects that utilize Scholastic's new data assets.
• Writing and delivering research reports to a variety of audiences – from data scientists to executives.

What Skills Do We Need?


• At least 7 years of relevant experience.
• Exposure to digital data collection tools e.g. UserZoom, OpinionLab, Qualtrix.
• Proven track record in managing and executing quantitative research and strategic projects.
• Commercial experience e.g. in e-commerce role, digital analytics, strategy consulting
• Familiarity with the key players in the social measurement ecosystem, with a clear vision for leveraging social data to delivering actionable insights.
• Solid fundamentals in data handling (SQL, PROC SQL) and statistical analysis.
• Exposure to large third-party data sets, offline and online, leveraged for building custom targets e.g. Acxiom, Experian, Epsilon, Datalogix, Exelate, and BlueKai.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Scholastic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam veteran.

Those factors shall not influence the determination of qualifications for a job or other opportunity within the company. Further, all personnel actions (such as compensation, tuition aid, benefits, transfers, promotions, and dismissals, company-sponsored training, social and recreational programs) shall be administered without discrimination. To view the full EOE policy, click here.

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