Research Analyst


For over 50 years, Technomic, a Winsight Company, has provided foodservice clients around the globe with the research, insights and strategic consulting support they need to enhance their business strategies, decisions and results. Our services range from major research studies and management consulting solutions to online databases and simple fact-finding assignments. Our clients include food manufacturers and distributors, restaurants and retailers, other foodservice organizations, and various institutions aligned with the food industry.

Position Objective

Are you a data-driven foodie? Or perhaps, an avid storyteller who loves sharing a recent restaurant experience in detail? Come and join the Technomic Consumer team as we support the foodservice industry with essential consumer intel. Each day is a new opportunity dive deep into consumer data and tell stories about consumer behavior as we support our clients from chain restaurants and the companies who aid them.

Technomic is looking for a highly motivated Research Analyst (RA) to join our Product and Services team, supporting the ongoing management of Technomic’s consumer insights platform. The RA will work directly with senior consumer research staff to analyze consumer demographics, preferences and behaviors at restaurant and convenience-store chains to identify occasion drivers and how brands perform on key attributes. The RA will generate reports with consumer analysis and insights and collaborate across department to assist client needs. The ideal candidate will have data analysis experience, a love of restaurants and a track record of working successfully both independently and as part of a team.

Position Responsibilities

  • Produce syndicated reports using Technomic’s consumer insights data tools
  • Make data come to life by providing editorial content and assisting with the identification of trends, insights, implications, key recommendations and next steps
  • Test/review consumer surveys and data for accuracy
  • Assist clients and internal team members with questions about the online insights platform
  • Work across teams to support program research and ad hoc internal and client requests
  • Adhere to timelines created by senior staff
  • Ideal candidate would possess an equal balance of analytical skill and creativity (PowerPoint design, storytelling, resourcefulness)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge or experience in the foodservice industry preferred
  • Strong storytelling skills, especially in converting data trends into actionable insights
  • Knowledge or interest in brand marketing is desirable
  • Strong user of PowerPoint with data visualization skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to execute multiple tasks and work within given deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High skill level using Microsoft Excel; PowerPivot experience a plus (requires familiarity with Pivot Tables, common analytical formulae)


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Interest in the foodservice industry is essential

Technomic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Technomic does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs.

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