Business Intelligence Consultant & Digital Data Specialist (Chicago)

Business Intelligence Consultant & Digital Data Specialist (Chicago)

Company profile

The merger of Scanmar and marketingQED in 2016 brought together two specialists in the field of marketing effectiveness who both possessed a series of complementary offerings.  As separate companies, Scanmar supported clients with tools and software in the field of sales and operational planning and marketing and business intelligence, whilst marketingQED created predictive analytics tools to help clients understand what was working in their marketing budget and what was not.

Bringing Scanmar and marketingQED together made perfect sense and helped us forge a new company mission: to help clients get the greatest benefit from their marketing data.  By bringing these two companies together to form ScanmarQED, we now offer data integration and analysis in one package.

Our customers are a mix of:

  • Brand owners- covering a wide variety of industries
    • International FMCG and CPG companies like Philips, Heineken, and Nestle
    • Healthcare providers
    • Consumer tech
  • Service Providers
    • Market research firms
    • Media agencies
    • Strategy consulting firms

With existing offices in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the US we are a small, but quickly growing, global firm serving multinational clients.  This newly formed position will be critical to continuing growth in the US and have the opportunity to shape the culture of the office.

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The role

As a consultant you will work for large, international companies.  In the design stage, you will assess the customers need for information and their KPI’s.  In the building stage, you support the technical realization of the information systems.  During the implementation stage, you will develop dashboards and train the customer on their effective use.  You will be supported (both on the job and in a specific training program) by more experienced consultants and work closely together in various project teams.

You will also have the opportunity to be involved with:

  • Sales / pre-sales / up-selling to existing clients
  • Development of new products and initiatives
  • Contribution to inbound marketing activities

In addition, you will serve as the US expert on the integration of digital data such as social media, search, and online advertising metrics with traditional data sources such as sales, offline marketing activity and consumer research studies.

While significant attention will be placed on the development of technical skills, you will have access to training around project management, client communication and business development skills. Quality and service are core values for us.


Candidate profile

  • You are customer-oriented and solutions-focused with strong communication skills
  • A digital native, you’re very comfortable working with technology, and learning new software doesn’t phase you
  • You tend to describe yourself as a jack-of-all trades and rather than being a hard-core specialist, you’re a generalist with BI skills and familiarity with digital data
  • Enthusiastic, you’re a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit



  • A Bachelors degree in the field of computer science, mathematics, engineering, artificial intelligence, statistics, economics or physics
  • Alternatively, you have the equivalent experience and are prepared to demonstrate solid technological and analytical skills
  • Client-facing experience in presenting analytical results, or fielding questions on quantitative reports
  • Report or dashboard design experience (Tableau, Cliq, etc)
  • Experience with scoping out project requirements
  • A working knowledge of social media, search and online advertising platforms (e.g. Google Adwords, Radian6, Google Analytics)


Preferred Skills

  • Masters degree
  • Familiarity with marketing research data and commonly used sources (e.g. Nielsen, IRI, GfK)
  • Knowledge of the technical realization of business information systems
  • Some software development experience (we’re language agnostic)
  • Database software and tools knowledge (e.g. SQL, mySQL, Oracle, OWB, OBIEE, OLAP)
  • Experience with collection, interpretation and analysis of digital data


The offer

We have a unique proposition: the advantages of a personable, highly innovative company, combined with the challenges of international, top-notch customers.  This means that you will work in an informal setting with a lot of personal attention and opportunities.  Furthermore, you will have the chance to work together in international project teams and to learn from the best BI professionals in the industry.  As the office is quickly expanding, there will be significant opportunity for advancement and increasing leadership opportunity.

The working environment is relaxed, and a strong team ethos is encouraged.  We will expect you to be based in our Chicago office, but flexible working / tele-commuting is an option.

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