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Search Analyst

Date: Sep 16, 2022

Location: Hybrid, IL, US, N/A CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013 LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.


Position Details:

You will execute strategies to optimize the multi-channel product search experience. The role includes direct management of search optimization tools, terms management tools, business processes, and product search analytics.

You will report to the Manager, Onsite Search.


You Will:

  • Participate in strategic planning to improve the product search experience
  • Analyze onsite search activity; identify opportunities for improvement
  • Review technical product information, keyword research, and competitor terms to create relevant search terms for our products
  • Manage internal tools and business processes that optimize the onsite search experience
  • Collect and respond to all onsite search feedback; execute and measure search improvement tactics
  • Implement search term standards, guidelines, and best practices to optimize the onsite keyword search accuracy
  • Develop search measurement plans and dashboards; monitor and report on onsite search metrics
  • Benchmark the onsite search experience versus its competitors


You Have:

3+ years of experience in large data-focused organizations with complex business processes. Additional requirements include:

  • An inquisitive nature and a passion for research – with an emphasis on industrial products
  • Experience with faceted online search engines
  • Demonstrated expertise in data analysis and analytical thinking, coupled with the ability to translate data insights into tactical execution. Experience with web analytics packages (Adobe) preferred
  • Understanding of Product Information Management systems and methodologies
  • Systemic thinking skills
  • Experience working with complex data sets
  • Ability to translate detailed technical information into easily understood concepts and actions


Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs


DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.