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Natural Products Researcher

| Chicago

SPINS is seeking a world-class Natural Products Researcher to contribute to the quality, accuracy and evolution of the SPINS Product Library.

Who We Are

For 20 years, our mission has been to increase the presence and accessibility of natural and organic products to encourage healthier and more vibrant living. By leveraging SPINS’ industry-leading proprietary data and analytics, our technology enables deeper, more engaged relationships between Retailers, Brands and Consumers through our platform, web, and mobile products. At the core of our work lies a passion to create a culture of sustainable health & wellness.

What You Will Do

The Natural Products Researcher is a major contributor to the quality, accuracy and evolution of the SPINS Product Library. This inspired critical thinker builds on prior natural or conventional grocery industry experience and is responsible for thoroughly researching products, ingredients, trends and issues related to the Natural, Organic, Specialty and Conventional Products Industry. This position is responsible for library growth through data entry and accuracy.

  • Enter data in web-based application according to SPINS protocol
  • Meet accuracy targets provided by manager
  • Research and audit product information on natural products utilizing images, manufacturer data, SPINS partners, and other sources
  • Update Product Library database with product information
  • Perform data entry outside of standard framework, as needed
  • Generate status reports on assigned tasks and projects
  • Communicate Product Library initiatives as needed
  • Contribute to new content initiatives and perform other ad-hoc assignments as required by management
  • Participate in product store tours to review merchandise and assist with new product launches

What You Bring

  • High School Diploma, College Degree preferred
  • 2 years’ experience in a natural/organic/specialty gourmet grocery retail environment
  • Strong oral, written, interpersonal, organizational and project management skills
  • Demonstrate proficiency in utilization of the software data entry tools set
  • Attention to detail
  • Exposure to natural/organic/specialty gourmet grocery product sales data
  • Adept at learning new technologies and business functions
  • Maintained focus on customer satisfaction

The SPINS Way

  • Vibrant – Passionate about driving health and wellness
  • Disruptor – We aren’t afraid to do things differently
  • Connected – Work as a team with others; build strong relationships with colleagues
  • Be Yourself – We are open & honest with each other; we take responsibility for our actions

Why SPINS?

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401k (Traditional and Roth), plus company match
  • FSA for medical and dependent care expenses
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Bike storage
  • Fresh and healthy fruits and snacks
  • Vibrancy 360 wellness program

The Best Candidates - will address each of the bullets above with concrete examples from real work experience

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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Location

We are just steps from the Merchandise Mart, located in the bustling River North neighborhood of Chicago.

An Insider's view of SPINS LLC

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

If you work on the engineering team, you get to understand the end to end process. You are not siloed to one team, you can move into areas you’re interested in. It helps you understand the business

Subha Adusumalli

Engineering Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’ve worked with corporate companies for many years and I really love the organic feel of SPINS. I have opportunities and encouragement to do what I need to do to get my work done. If you’re willing to put in time and work hard and passionate, you can do so much more than your job, I get to touch so many things.

Janice Yee

Senior Software Engineer

What are SPINS LLC Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours

Additional Perks + Benefits

Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave: SPINS provides six weeks of paid maternity leave (or more broadly speaking, primary caregiver leave), and two weeks of paid paternity leave (or secondary caregiver leave).
Flexible Schedule: Our teams offer flexible options to serve business goals and accommodate personal needs.
Full access to SPINS’ comprehensive wellness program "Vibrancy 360" which includes: chef led cooking demonstrations, yoga, natural/organic fare in kitchens, office gym with personal training sessions, running club, volunteer opportunities, massages, meditation, in-office happy hours

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