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Jr. Personal Care Data Specialist

| Chicago

About us

Label Insight is the industry leader in powering product attribute-driven growth across the consumer-packaged goods ecosystem. Their patented technology harnesses data science and machine learning to create best-in-class product attribute data with more than 22,000 high-order attributes per product.

Covering more than 80 percent of top selling food, pet, and personal care items in the U.S., Label Insight enables companies to unlock new growth opportunities and power digital innovation across their business while empowering consumers to make more informed purchasing decisions with better product transparency.

The company, with locations in Chicago and St. Louis, supports industry leading clients including Unilever, ConAgra, Pepsi, Walmart, Target, Albertsons, Petco, Meijer, Dole and numerous other CPG brands and retailers.

About the Team

The Data Transformation team is a highly driven team of subject matter experts who specialize in the creation of customer-facing data insights (high order attributes) via the strategic development and maintenance of Label Insight’s taxonomical product data. The team is composed of a food and non-food subsection which operate closely together to build cohesive solutions. It is this team’s responsibility to apply thought leadership and industry expertise across regulations and trends, enabling Label Insight to provide cutting-edge insights to our customers. The Data Transformation team's primary focus is the development, organization, and quality analysis of data in order to build new high-order attributes and customer insights. The team also dedicates approximately 1/3 of its time liaising with both internal stakeholders and customers to better understand their goals and challenges to help shape solution recommendations.

About you

This position is an entry-level position on the non-foods team which is primarily focused on cosmetics, OTC medications, household cleaners, and dietary supplements. A degree in a scientific field and proven ability to conduct thorough research is highly desirable as non-food ingredients can be very technical in nature. The ideal candidate is a natural communicator, has an eye for detail and a passion for getting things right. You should enjoy learning new things and have the ability to develop and manage independent projects. Top candidates will have experience supporting customers. Familiarity with syndicated data is a plus. The ability to multitask, manage numerous priorities, and a strong interest in the CPG industry and/or one of the applicable product types (cosmetics, OTC medications, household cleaners, and dietary supplements) will help a candidate to succeed in this role. The candidate will gain a deep understanding of Label Insight’s data structure and product offerings in order to help assist Senior-level team members or internal stakeholders, and support customers.


  • With support, demonstrate how Label Insight’s solutions can solve customer business objectives and meet end goals, all the while overcoming any challenges throughout the sales cycle in order to increase sales process velocity and customer demand.
  • Meet a business requirement with a technical solution, including but not limited to managing and executing customer pilots and proof of concepts with support as needed.
  • Work with internal and external customers to design new offerings using existing data sets, with the ability to strategically advocate for prioritization of new datasets based on customer demand with support as needed.
  • Complete in-depth research from numerous scientific sources, summarize findings and create recommendations for database applications. Research typically surrounds regulation and industry trends.
  • Understand FDA and EPA regulation as it impacts personal care, household cleaners, and medicine products.
  • Develop familiarity with product formulation on an ingredient level and functional composition.
  • Help to manage a database of ingredients, marketing claims, and active ingredient data.
  • Utilize our multiple internal platforms to access product information and gather meaningful insights or answer customer questions
  • Lead individual quarterly projects as assigned
  • Create reports for both clients and internal management.
  • Provide status updates to management addressing project status, risks, and issues


  • A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a scientific field.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.
  • Proven ability to perform research.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to quickly learn and grow under the mentorship of industry experts.
  • Drive and communication skills necessary to work with customers to create solutions which meet business use cases.
  • Experience with data analysis.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and knowledge of business intelligence tools.
  • Ability to thrive working in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Desire to grow and develop a career.

Our Values

  • Transparency: We share information freely and concisely as a team
  • Collaboration: We respect diversity and work toward the solution together
  • Iteration and Innovation: We speak up early, are honest about our limits, and leverage failure as an asset
  • Intellectual Honesty and Humility: We encourage open debate and favor the best ideas
  • Accountability: We own the successes and failures of our team
  • Quality Driven: We hold our work to the highest standards and embrace problems as opportunities

Our Perks

  • Flexible paid vacation
  • Flexible work hours
  • Kitchen stocked with snacks, drinks, a kegerator and more!
  • Casual, dog-friendly, open-layout workspace
  • Company subsidized Health Insurance, and 401(k) and commuter benefits
  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Catered team lunches every other week
  • Regular team events and happy hours
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave

Does this sound like you?  We'd love to talk to you!

 Label Insight is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

An Insider's view of Label Insight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It is amazing to me that transparency is at the center of our product AND our values. I think it is really unique to be at a company that is so open and honest with all of its employees. I feel lucky every day to work for Label Insight where I am surrounded by smart people solving real problems for consumers.


Senior Product Manager

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

What is your vision for the company?

My vision is for Label Insight to be the industry leader in providing derived product data. I want all consumers to be able to access our data, through programs with retailers and brands, so they can enjoy curated shopping experiences that align with their personal preferences and dietary needs.


Chief Executive Officer

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


Lead Software Engineer

What are Label Insight Perks + Benefits

Label Insight Benefits Overview

Our Benefits & Perks:
Company subsidized health insurance
401(k) and commuter benefits
Flexible paid vacation
Flexible work hours
Maternity/Paternity Leave
Competitive salary and stock options
Kitchen stocked with snacks, drinks, a kegerator and more!
Casual, dog-friendly office
Open-layout work-space
Catered team lunches every other week
Regular team events and happy hours

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
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 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
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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