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Sr. Analyst Economic & Market Intelligence

Date: May 2, 2019

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 600455202

Company: Grainger

Responsible for delivering foundational economic, market, and competitive intelligence to Grainger and its business units

Applies statistical, econometric and mathematical techniques to the ongoing pursuit of understanding the market including: macro trends, competitive dynamics, share performance, and customer behaviors


Major Responsibilities:


  • Participates in the development and maintenance of statistical & econometric models in support of internal client objectives
  • Establishes market sizes, trends, and projections; and draws their implications for the business
  • Plays an active role in supporting the company’s strategic planning processes
  • Analyzes market data and customer information to identify patterns, trends and translates those into actionable insights 
  • Proactively consults with US and global leaders to deliver customized market expertise and solutions
  • Presents perspectives on the evolving market to various internal departments
  • Prepares materials to be presented by the Grainger Leadership Team
  • Leads global market analytics



  • Master’s degree in quantitative discipline such as statistics, economics, mathematics, or related field 
  • 4+ years equivalent work experience or PhD
  • Econometric experience including linear regression and other time series modeling
  • Experience with SPSS, SAS, R, Python, and/or SQL
  • Demonstrated ability to triangulate large amounts of structured and unstructured data
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly in presenting to large audiences
  • Self-starter; demonstrates intellectual curiosity
  • Ability to manage time, projects, and conflict independently
  • Ability to establish and sustain strong business relationships and effectively prioritize business needs
  • Strong business acumen

Impact On The Organization


The decisions and contributions made by this position have a profound impact on the organization through the development of analytical work that influences overall company strategy and enhances the success of tactical initiatives


This position represents the “central source of truth” which provides consistent, accurate, and unbiased foundational market information to Grainger and its key decision makers



Grainger is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status.

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