Associate Analyst - Chicago, IL
Affinnova - Chicago, IL

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Associate Analyst
(Chicago, IL)

Company Overview

Affinnova is revolutionizing how the world innovates. Our patented technology dramatically expands the field of creative ideas and reliably identifies the products, advertisements, or designs with the greatest market potential based on the preferences of consumers. The global leader in marketing innovation software and services, Affinnova delivers higher innovation success rates, accelerates speed to market and generates unprecedented return on investment.

Affinnova’s SaaS optimization platform combines an interactive evolutionary algorithm with the real-time preferences of consumers. Every product, advertisement and design has numerous potential attributes that impact the buying decision and appeal for consumers. Affinnova is the only company that truly considers all possibilities and reliably identifies the optimal approach.

Affinnova is highly profitable and one of the fastest growing marketing software and service companies in the world with a five year growth rate of 628%. Fortune 500 companies in the CPG, life sciences, retail, technology and financial services industries, including Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Nestlé, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Walmart, Microsoft, MasterCard and Citibank, depend on Affinnova to grow their businesses.

Corporate Culture

Our philosophy at Affinnova is simple: you cannot revolutionize the way global companies innovate with anything less than an all-star team. We believe in smart, driven people who have a proven record of success and have great potential to grow. We believe that collaboration supercharges the performance of people resulting in a dynamic workplace, the best outcomes for our clients and continuous improvement in what we do.

Position Description

Start your career in a rapidly growing and dynamic business. This highly visible position is a natural entry point into one of several career tracks for the employees who demonstrate strong performance, leadership and ability to innovate.

The Associate Analyst is responsible for leading the execution of multiple, simultaneous research projects. Working alongside the Research Manager and Research Director, the Associate Analyst is an integral part of the cross-functional project team with direct responsibilities in delivering the highest level of execution and quality for every project, within defined deadlines.

Specific responsibilities include:
Leading the execution of successful projects that are on-time and of highest quality from client kickoff to results delivery
Implementing multiple simultaneous web-based market research projects, including programming, field management and client report generation
Coordinating and effectively communicating across functions including Design, Analytics and Development
Communicating regularly with management on matters concerning product and process enhancements

Reports To:
Research Manager

Candidate Profile

Skill Set

Understanding of data analysis and how to turn data into actionable insights
Ability to analyze a problem and create a solution
Strong math and/or analytical skills
Ability to handle multiple complex projects simultaneously
Superior written and oral communication skills
Attention to detail, creativity, and innovation
Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
Strong Microsoft Office experience including Powerpoint and Excel


Optimistic, passionate, and committed
High integrity
Confident and persuasive
Resourceful, self-reliant
Collaborative, inclusive
Intelligent and innovative
Strategic and analytical


Undergraduate degree from a reputable school in business, marketing, or a related field
High academic achievement (GPA - 3.5+)

Affinnova is an equal opportunity employer

Start Date for Associate Analysts will be June 10, 2013

About this company
Affinnova is revolutionizing how the world innovates. Our patented technology dramatically expands the field of creative ideas and reliably...