Vice President of Research Corporate Headquarters 12575 Uline Drive, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
Uline is seeking a Vice President of Research to join our Executive Operations / Technology team.
Are you graphical, well-read, curious and enjoy presenting to large groups? If so, Uline has a job for you.
The Vice President of Research leads a team of eight top research professionals. This is a strategic research position with an emphasis on business operations, market competition, industry trends, benchmarking, technology, world events and politics. The Uline Research team is responsible for creating analyses, presentations and recommendations.
Be Uline's "front runner" for emerging industry trends, best practices and competitor strategies.
Create clear and concise executive summary memos, diagrams and presentations.
Present effectively in front of Executive Management and groups of over 400 people.
Be a benchmarking leader, essential to discovering and sharing best practices.
Perform financial analyses to determine vendor and competitor financial health.
Deliver information by generating both recurring and ad hoc reports.
Work with IT and business units to gain in-depth understanding of processes, challenges and strategies. Make recommendations.
Bachelor's degree. Master's degree a plus.
15+ years in a strategic role. Industrial supply experience a plus.
Excellent research skills a must.
Naturally curious with an interest in learning something new every day.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office.
Strong team player who effectively collaborates with other team members, departments and external organizations to gather insights.
Flexible with an ability to adapt to changing priorities a must.
Strong organizational and time-management skills.
Complete insurance coverage that includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts and wellness programs.
401(k) with 5% employer match.
Paid holidays and generous paid time off.
Bonus programs that include annual performance, sales goals and profit sharing.
Scholarship program for children of employees.
On-site café with executive chefs and seasonal dinner-to-go options.
First-class fitness center with complimentary personal trainers.
Over four miles of beautifully maintained walking trails.
Numerous employee appreciation events throughout the year.
Professional development classes and monthly in-house speakers.
Uline is the leading distributor of shipping, industrial and packaging materials to businesses throughout North America. We're a family-owned company known for incredible service and quality products. We offer same-day shipping on over 36,000 products found in our 788-page catalog and on our state-of-the-art e-commerce website.
Our quality products, huge inventory and ongoing expansion fuel our incredible growth. This is a great time to join Uline!
EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled Uline is a drug-free workplace.
Internal Number: 2866BR
In 1980, after recognizing a local need for a shipping supply distributor, Liz and Dick Uihlein started Uline from their basement. Their first product was the H-101 carton sizer (still offered today). It sold far beyond their expectations and encouraged the Uihleins to add more products to the catalog the following year.
Uline has steadily grown and continues to be a family owned and run business. The product line has expanded to include industrial, packaging, shipping, material handling, retail and janitorial supplies, including over 1,550 shipping box sizes alone. The 788-page Uline catalog reaches businesses nationwide, offering over 36,000 products with quick delivery.
Today, with over 6,000 employees in North America, Uline has distribution centers in Chicago, IL; Minneapolis, MN; Allentown, PA; Los Angeles, CA; Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX and Seattle, WA. We also have international facilities in Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver Canada, along with Mexicali and Monterrey Mexico.