Directions Research, Inc.
  • Analyst
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Comprehensive Benefits Package

Directions Research is seeking passionate analytical candidates who are motivated by a fast-paced, challenging and rewarding work environment. 


  • Take full ownership and responsibility for the analysis of survey results - developing insights that clients will use to move their business forward
  • Write reports that communicate key insights and strategic recommendations in a clear, creative, and compelling manner
  • Excel at formulating hypotheses, searching for patterns, and critically interpreting data with a goal of unearthing the deeper story
  • Consistently deliver wow data visualizations by designing and developing deliverables which are highly actionable and meaningful
  • Produce deliverables as efficiently and effectively as possible
  • Have a client-first approach and a strong desire to exceed client expectations
  • Regularly staying abreast of and think critically about key client industries and marketplace developments; Developing a solid understanding of client business, strategy and direction
  • Continually develop new, creative ways to deliver insight and strategic recommendations to our clients

The ideal candidate believes in using data and analytics to help customers drive strategic decisions and business improvements. 


  • Be a self-starter and self-reliant; proactive, can do attitude; enthusiastic, high energy
  • Have an endless curiosity about behavior and an ability to understand the consumer
  • Have an interest in pursuing a career in data analytics and visualization
  • Have solid written and analytic skills; adept at writing clear, concise analyses; and have outstanding verbal communication skills
  • Have excellent problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Be a nimble thinker who can balance both big picture and tactical ideas
  • Demonstrate advanced proficiency with MS Office Suite; specifically, PowerPoint and Excel; and data analytic tools


We offer a highly competitive compensation package including bonus potential, medical/dental/life/disability insurance, 401(k) match, paid vacation benefit, and an energetic, supportive work environment. 
We are very proud of the high level of employee engagement and dedication to our overall success. Our employees are treated with respect, given the right tools to succeed and are surrounded by some of the best talent in the industry. Everyone participates in the annual bonus system and is motivated-rewarded based on their contribution to the company's success. 


Directions Research is independently recognized as one of the top business decision insight firms in the nation.  Our firm combines a highly experienced staff with a unique mix of innovative and proven approaches to answer pressing business issues.  Based in Cincinnati with multiple regional offices, Directions is a privately held company founded 1988. 

Directions' staff has an excellent mix of client-side and supplier-side experience people who understand the time and budget pressure in client organizations and can quickly apply creative approaches and experience in a practical way.  The organization is structured to allow senior researchers to work with clients on a day-to-day basis, doing research, rather than handing it off. Directions' staff averages more years of market research experience per person than most other research firms in the industry making its mix of talent and experience unique in the industry.

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