Research Specialist
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Research Specialist, Automotive Retail Division – J.D. Power and Associates
Orange, CA

      J.D. Power and Associates (JDPA) is currently seeking a Research Specialist, Automotive Retail division who can be based out of our Orange, CA office location. This individual will support the Automotive Retail division’s proprietary and syndicated projects, producing client deliverables and providing strong analytical support. Ideal candidate will possess an aptitude to interpret data and demonstrate the ability to succeed in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment.

      Key Responsibilities:

      •Timely and effective execution of project requirements for Automotive Retail Division. Responsibilities include but not limited to project design, analysis and project execution.

      •Analysis and production of client deliverables (Particular emphasis on strong PowerPoint, Word and Excel skills).

      •Develop more efficient capabilities while improving quality of deliverables (reports, presentations, etc.)

      •Provide strong analytical support to clients related to automotive retail processes.

      •Assistance with client ad hoc requests.

      •Personal development of core consulting skills and knowledge of department operations.

      •Ability to use Excel, mTAB and SPSS for data analysis and validation. Improve analytical quality of reporting and presentations delivered to clients.

      Required Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities:

      •Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university required
      •One to two years of market research/automotive related work experience strongly preferred
      •Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint (data graph creation) and Word required
      •Computer skills with data analysis tools such as mTab and SPSS preferred
      •Strong mathematical (statistical), analytical and writing skills
      •Excellent communication and organizational skills


      Regular full-time employees of The McGraw-Hill Companies routinely receive the following benefits:

      •Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, Flexible spending accounts with company contribution
      •401K with company matching, long-term and annual incentives, stock purchase program
      •Many work/life benefits such as low-cost emergency child- and elder-care, parental leave for birth or adoption, flexible work arrangements, volunteer opportunities, employee assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, and much more

      About the Company:

      Can you channel the Voice of the Customer? Join J.D. Power and Associates, a global marketing information services company operating in key business sectors including market research, forecasting, performance improvement, Web intelligence and customer satisfaction. The company's quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually. Help us inform people about the choices they make, and show businesses how they can better meet consumers' needs. J.D. Power and Associates is a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

      The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) is a Fortune500 corporation with over 20,000 global employees and over 10,000 U.S. employees. Around the world, McGraw-Hill provides people with the information and insights they need to adapt and grow in changing times. Our business spans the fields of financial services, education, and business information with leading brand names such as Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, Platts, and J.D. Power and Associates. By working together with our customers and partners, these brands are laying the foundation for a smarter, better world.

      The McGraw-Hill Companies is an equal opportunity employer. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment. For special accommodation due to disability, please email webmaster -at- and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate individual.

      Schedule Full-time
      Primary Location US-CA-Orange

      Organization J.D. Power and Associates
      Corporate Brand J.D. Power and Associates