The Associate Director, Market Intelligence & Tracking will work with various departments within NCBA to provide current, economic-based insights related to retail and foodservice channel activity, with focus on beef and competitive proteins and assist in managing the continual tracking of consumer behaviors. These insights will be used by NCBA programs, state beef councils, retail/foodservice operators and other industry stakeholders.
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.
Under the direction of the Executive Director, Market Research, manage all aspects of all projects and tasks related to Channel Intelligence.
Serve as lead resource for beef pricing, supply/demand factors and market performance to checkoff program areas, state beef councils and other industry stakeholders.
Monitor current market conditions and economic factors impacting beef demand and the business climate for retail and foodservice operations.
Manage, analyze and report on retail sales, foodservice activity, menu trends and other data.
Mine available syndicated resources, news feeds and market research insights for added context to retail and foodservice data as well as general and beef specific behaviors.
Manage contracts with data vendors; assure work adheres to contracts, budget is properly managed, and plans are completed as scheduled.
Analyze and effectively summarize/present data insights and implications to NCBA staff, state beef councils, and external audiences across the beef supply chain as requested.
Assist with the management and facilitation of continual consumer behavior survey/tracking and share insights as appropriate.
Manage and execute activities and budgets relating to specific tactics and performance measures assigned to this position.
Travel may be included up to 10% to 15% for research development or insight dissemination
Other job duties as assigned.
EDUCATION - A bachelor’s degree or higher in Economics, Business or related field.
EXPERIENCE – 1-3 years related experience preferred. Experience in managing subcontractors and/or consultants. Thorough understanding of economic and market factors impacting supply and demand.
EQUIVALENCY – None
CERTIFICATION(S) – None
SKILLS- High level of professionalism, trustworthiness, dependability and motivation. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong ability to organize and lead productive meetings. Advanced computer proficiency including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Strong working knowledge analyzing large data sets using Excel, pivot tables or related software.
Initiated in 1898, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association is the marketing organization and trade association for America's one million cattle farmers and ranchers. With offices in Denver and Washington, D.C., NCBA is a consumer-focused, producer-directed organization representing the largest segment of the nation's food and fiber industry. NCBA works to achieve the vision: "To be the trusted leader and definitive voice of the U.S. cattle and beef industry."
NCBA was voted a Denver Post 2021 Top Work Place by employees based on several aspects of workplace culture including collaboration, execution and excellence. We are always looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team. If you think you are ready to be a part of an exciting team, then we encourage you to continue with this job application!