PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP Market Research Consultant in DES MOINES, Iowa

Market Research Consultant - #222271Job Area:MarketingBusiness Area:Individual LifeLocation:IA - Des MoinesCareer Category:Experienced ProfessionalFull/Part Time:Full-TimeRegular/Temporary:RegularDate Posted:10/08/2018Finding the right job is all about finding the right fitAt Principal, we believe how we do things is every bit as important as what we do. We're guided by our commitment to do the right thing for customers, employees and the environment. And we're not just jumping on the bandwagon - that's been part of our culture since we were founded all the way back in 1879.We're proud of consistently receiving as a top workplace for employees. In fact, Principal made the cut in Forbes' first-ever list of "America's Best Employers!" And the best part? It's our employees who gave us a thumbs-up.But don't take our word for it; see what employees at Principal have to say by checking out our employee stories on our career site. Another great way to get the inside story is connecting with employees via LinkedIn -- learn more and get a sense of the culture.Responsibilities:If you excel at conducting primary research and are ready to take your career to the next level we want to talk with YOU!As a Market Research Analyst, you will have the opportunity to design, execute and analyze customer satisfaction and ad hoc surveys for our U.S. Insurance Solutions (USIS) business. You will recommend and use various research methodologies and tools to provide information on the needs, attitudes, and behaviors of existing and potential customers, distributors and other audiences. You will also have the opportunity to consult with business leaders regarding results and recommendations that will help support our risk-based business operations.Qualifications:Here's what we are looking for in an ideal candidate:Bachelor's degree or equivalent, plus 2+ years' work related experience, which includes designing, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting primary research results.Strong oral and written communication, presentation, analytical, and project and time management skills.Experience completing analyses with statistical software packages; SPSS is required.Strong collaboration skills to be able to consult with other researches, business and marketing partnersProven ability to tell the story of data to multiple levels of individuals across an organizationSome travel may be required.Additional Information:What's next? Innovation at its finest.We'll review your application and if you're selected for an interview, you'll receive an invite for a pre-recorded interview experience. Haven't done that before, don't worry. We've got all the tips and tricks available to help you be successful. With a pre-recorded interview, you can add your own flair and personality - at your pace.Be sure to check your email frequently. We'll communicate our decisions through the email address used on your online profile. If you receive an email from our Principal Talent Acquisition Team, you've been selected to begin your pre-recorded interview experience and have a set time to submit.Benefits designed with you in mind.Because each employee is unique, our benefit packages give you lots of choices. We offer comprehensive benefits that helps contribute to the healthy, fulfilling life and gratifying work experience you deserve, at an affordable cost. Click to see just a few benefits you'll receive once you join our team.Not an exact match for this role?We've got a lot of opportunities, so check out some of the others. And creating an email alert on our career site will help you keep you connected and informed of opportunities you're interested in with a just a few clicks!Work Authorization/SponsorshipAt this time, we're not able to consider candidates who would need sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.) However, we'd hope you continue to keep us in mind for other potentia