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Organization: RKF
Title: Manager of Market Research
Location: 521 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10175
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2017-08-21

Position Description:

Currently we are seeking a Manager of Market Research. The ideal candidate is a seasoned research professional with experience in GIS Analysis, real estate and/or retail research with strong knowledge of national retail markets. The individual will be responsible for project management, strategic planning, implementing services and products, and directing and managing the market research team.


-Provide strategic direction and oversight of all firm market research initiatives and service delivery, including but not limited to data collection; GIS mapping and analytical techniques; customer, store and other retail analyses; and sales forecasting and modeling.
-Oversee the development, implementation and ongoing maintenance of new proprietary databases.
-Establish standards and criteria for data collection and presentation to firm professionals and clients.
-Assist in the development of market entry and in-fill strategies for retail clients.
-Develop a system for generating and analyzing market data for the regular production of internal/external reports.
-Set department policies and procedures to ensure optimal service delivery.
-Assimilate and filter data and literature to gain and maintain industry expertise.
-Provide leadership and management of the market research team, including hiring, coaching, mentoring and developing staff.


-Five plus years of experience in a research role within business-to-business service, commercial real estate and/or retail organizations.
-Strong management skills.
-Must be creative, flexible, detail oriented and independent with ability to work under pressure.
-Bachelorís degree in related field.
-Excellent project management and communication skills.
-Extensive knowledge of ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Server, Portal for ArcGIS, ESRI Business Analyst, Access, SQL, SPSS and Microsoft Office.
-Experience with Python or other scripting language (VB, C#...) a plus.

For consideration, submit resume with cover letter and salary expectations to hr@rkf.com.

For more information about RKF, visit our website at www.rkf.com.

The leading independent real estate firm in North America specializing in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting services, RKF serves a broad spectrum of domestic and global clients in services ranging from national tenant and owner representation to advisory, consulting and dispositions. With approximately $20 billion in aggregate real estate transactions to its credit, RKF has been responsible for identifying scores of real estate opportunities throughout the United States for leading American and international chains, retailers, developers and institutional clients. RKF is headquartered in New York with offices in Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Northern New Jersey, San Francisco and Toronto.