Data Recognition Lead at Label Insight

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We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter who can thrive in a fast-paced startup culture. The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of professional experience in a data-centric software environment. A successful candidate will be able to navigate multiple priorities, create strong business use cases thinking about both short and long term strategies, and lead both small and large change initiatives. Ability to thrive with minimal direction and escalate critical decisions and events will be essential. The candidate should have experience managing teams of external contractors, responding to changes in business priority, and possess the ability to communicate, improve processes, capture performance metrics, and have a strong interest in the CPG industry. Experience in data analysis and team management is preferred and a bachelor’s degree is required in Management Information Systems, Business Management or a related field (e.g., Linguistics, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics). The person who fills this role should also be an extremely quick and independent learner.


  • Manage external contractor teams to drive accountability for accuracy, cost, throughput, and overall budget management.
  • Hire, track performance, provide feedback, and manage external contractor teams, processes, and internal software applications.
  • Write, run, and interpret SQL query results.
  • Help to manage a database of ingredients, claims, and nutrient data.
  • Build data visualizations to showcase metrics and trends, using BI / Analytics tools and Excel.
  • Perform high quality, independent work on team initiatives.
  • Support projects led by Data Transformation Manager and other Data Team members.
  • Create reports for both clients and internal management.
  • Work alongside industry experts on cutting edge projects, including Machine Learning, NLP, and Data Science
  • Develop business use case proposals and present to management
  • Lead individual quarterly projects as assigned.

Preferred Qualities:

  • High proficiency in SQL, Excel, Data Visualization Tools (i.e. Tableau, Kibana, etc.)
  • Optional: experience with NLP, Solr, Elasticsearch, search technology, R programming
  • Prior management experience
  • Motivated and conscientious self-starter
  • Data-driven decision maker
  • Intellectually honest
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced team environment
  • Passionate to drive product transparency
  • Desire to grow in your career at Label Insight

Who we are:

Label Insight is a high-growth technology company founded with the mission of helping CPG companies and retailers to help their consumers understand what’s in the products they use and consume. Our world class SaaS data platform is transforming the way brands and retailers interact with and share product data in order to bring product transparency to the consumer.

Our team is unique because it’s comprised not only of tech engineers and data scientists, but food science, nutrition experts and product formulation specialists, that enable the enriched attribution capability of our tools. We’ve also attracted top senior executive talent with decades of leadership experience to help manage our rapid growth and scale.

Our Values:

As a team, we share a common set of values: We are innovative problem solvers. We believe in transparency, both in our product and in our work. We have curious minds and aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo. We value scientific inquiry. We aren’t afraid to take risks, and fail fast to learn fast and improve fast. We embrace uniqueness. We are lifelong learners and we value intellectual honesty.


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Whether you're driving or taking public transportation, our West Loop location is easy to find!

An Insider's view of Label Insight

What does your typical day look like?

My day starts with our team's daily stand, and I'll usually have another agile ceremony (grooming, sprint planing, etc.). I also sync with the designer and PM to review upcoming features, user interviews, and wireframes. The rest of the day is spent working on new features, tackling tech-debt, and contributing to shared front-end infrastructure.


Software Engineer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Accessible is equal parts attitude and action. It starts with valuing all people and being intellectually curious, then living out actions like sitting with the team in open workstations, hosting lunches and weekly 360s, joining team events, and engaging in platforms like Slack. But the most important is the attitude that everyone's input matters.



What makes someone successful on your team?

We look for friendly people who are happy engaging in healthy, vigorous debate, and who have the drive and courage to proactively learn and try new things. We really value autonomy, so we want people who will also appreciate and take advantage of that. In my experience, these traits naturally come out over the course of the hiring process, and are


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What are Label Insight Perks + Benefits

Label Insight Benefits Overview

The Benefits & Perks of Joining Us:
Competitive salary and stock options
Flexible work hours
Flexible paid time-off on top of 12 business days for standard holidays (Label Insight is closed for 1 week during the winter holiday season)
Company subsidized health insurance, dental and vision benefits
Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave
401(k) Plan
Employer Paid Basic Life Insurance Policy and STD/LTD
Transportation/Commuter benefits
Employment Referral Bonus
Educational Assistance and Management Training Programs
Casual and collaborative, open-layout work space - dog-friendly office in Chicago
Catered team lunches - every other week
Cold brew and beer on tap
Regularly scheduled team gatherings

We embrace diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds and qualifications. We’re proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other personal characteristic.

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Foosball, Darts.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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