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Senior Statistician


Posted on July 5, 2018

3 - 5 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Any Nationality

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Do you want to be a part of a dynamic journey?
GfK is expanding its operations and looking for Senior Statistician with excellent analytical skills.
We need Senior Statistician with experience in Statistics, sampling methodology and statistical software like SPSS, R and Python within the Market Research Industry.
First preference would be to UAE based candidates and candidates who can join us immediately.
The role is responsible to monitor & implement the right statistical methodology in our data processes for universe, sample and extrapolation setup. The role is responsible for supporting the Statistician Manager in ensuring that we follow GfKs globally approved methodology to ensure the statistical quality of the data is maintained and rightly represents the regional market.
Key Responsibilities:
• POS Universe estimation by distribution channel in the country of interest. Presentation of the results of the universe study, comparison to previous years' results and definition of the required changes to extrapolation model based on the study conducted. Calculation of the impact from the proposed changes on the currently conducted panel study.
• Management and updates of the address database of all shops that constitute the retail universe by distribution channel.
• Target sample calculation based on the reporting requirements, and defining recruitment targets for the team responsible for recruitment, in order to fulfill target sample quota.
• Maintenance of the current sample status information by distribution channel in accordance with client reporting requirements.
• Analysis of the results of applied data corrections/modifications in each period after data processing for the period has been completed. Preparation of a report based on the checks and analysis highlighting the necessary changes to extrapolation matrices and/or standard compensations used in data production.
• Development and adaptation of data modelling approach for companies not cooperating with GfK.
• Ensuring data quality issues are investigated and appropriate actions on extrapolation and representation of sample is taken.
• Hands on experience in handling market data QC queries and issues for challenging markets and product groups in order to be able to resolve quality issues as part of client operations.

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Desired Candidate Profile

• Typically 3-5 years of statistical market research experience
• Retail POS Methodology experience within the region
• Advanced knowledge in MS Office, MS Excel, MS Access
• Advanced knowledge in Statistics, Sampling methodology,
• Excellent language skills in English
• Preferred knowledge of Statistical Software like SPSS, R, Python
• Database Management


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