Urban Science

  • Associate, Expert Analytical Services

    Location US-MI-Detroit
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Analytical Services
  • Overview and Summary


    Urban Science is a business-solutions company focused on supporting the needs of the sales and marketing function of the automotive industry. We leverage a scientific methodology to help our client partners sell more vehicles, improve profitability and increase customer loyalty.  And we do that by helping solve their toughest challenges including planning an optimal dealership network, improving individual dealer performance and efficiently converting sales leads into sales. In short, we guide business through science—and we’ve been doing this since 1977.


    Expert Analytical Services (EAS) conducts market and dealer analysis to determine optimal dealer network performance and to assess dealer operation performance.  These analyses are created using proprietary software and processes, and are intended to provide independent litigation support.

    The Associate is focused on using technical skills to execute high quality data-related projects and assignments with a high degree of accuracy in a timely manner.  This position requires direct supervision and oversight from management, however some independent judgment is required by the person in this role.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Creates exhibits using our proprietary software, internal automated system, Excel, SQL and/or Access and other software as needed.
    • Actively participates in quality control process.
    • Compiles necessary data required for the project.
    • Participates in client and attorney meetings where the scope and expectations of the project(s) are determined.
    • Participates in ongoing meetings with internal team members to ensure that the project is on track and deliverables are correct, timely and appropriate.
    • Communicates project information and details to entire project team in a timely manner.
    • Updates the necessary process/software with direction and mentorship from a Sr. Consultant or Manager.
    • Collaborates with other teams within the company in order to generate ad-hoc analysis and/or exhibits.
    • Ongoing identification and implementation of process improvements.
    • Organizes documents/data sent to Urban Science by the client or representing attorneys.

    Qualifications - Education and Experience

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or competency needed for successful performance in the role.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Math & Statistics: Requires knowledge of basic descriptive statistics and ability to execute simple statistical analyses, create scatter plots, bar charts and histograms; requires ability to  apply the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem
    • MS Office: Requires demonstrated knowledge of MS Excel for charting and graphing of data, writing formulas, utilizing functions, and filtering, sorting and formatting of data; intermediate knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, and Access is preferred

    • Database: Working knowledge of relational database concepts, which require gathering and manipulating data manually is preferred; knowledge and experience with SQL is preferred

    • Analytical Thinking:  Requires the ability to understand a situation by breaking it apart into smaller pieces, and/or tracing the implications of a situation in a step-by-step causal way

    • Verbal Communication:  Requires the ability to compose and verbally deliver information of varying levels, using appropriate grammar, tone, inflection and non-verbal cues, while also listening to and correctly deciphering verbal communication delivered by others
    • Written Communication:  Requires the ability and capacity to communicate ideas, facts and data in writing using appropriate grammar, syntax and sentence structure
    • Results Oriented:  Requires the ability to strive for optimal results by taking responsibility for timeliness, commitment to task and adherence to performance standards
    • Teamwork & Cooperation:  Requires the ability to work cooperatively with others and be part of a team
    • Self-Control:  Requires the ability to keep emotions under control and to restrain from negative actions or behaviors

    • University degree required; technical degrees are strongly preferred (i.e., engineering, applied math, statistics, applied science, information systems, operations research, etc.) from an accredited college or university, or equivalent foreign institution.  Non-technical degrees will be considered if candidate possesses appropriate level of analytical and technical knowledge required for the role.



    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    This description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this position.  It is NOT an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified. The job may require additional hours beyond the normal 40-hour workweek.



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