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Research Science Product Strategy Specialist I

General Information

Ref #:

20240037444

Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time

Location:

Montevideo - Uruguay - Uruguay

Company Overview

Here at UKG, our purpose is people™. Our HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions help organizations unlock happier outcomes for all. And our U Krewers, who build those solutions and support our business, are talented, collaborative, and innovative problem-solvers. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people – both at work and at home. Our benefits show that we care about the whole you, from adoption and surrogacy assistance to tuition reimbursement and wellness programs. Our employee resource groups provide a welcoming place to land, learn, and connect with those who share your passions and interests. What are you waiting for? Learn more at www.ukg.com/careers  #WeAreUKG 

Description & Qualifications

Description

Company Overview
Here at UKG, our purpose is people™. Our HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions help organizations unlock happier outcomes for all. And our U Krewers, who build those solutions and support our business, are talented, collaborative, and innovative problem-solvers. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people – both at work and at home. Our benefits show that we care about the whole you, from adoption and surrogacy assistance to tuition reimbursement and wellness programs. Our employee resource groups provide a welcoming place to land, learn, and connect with those who share your passions and interests. What are you waiting for? Learn more at www.ukg.com/careers #WeAreUKG


About the Team:

This team, Catalyst, is highly visible inside UKG with an innovative culture. It has an outsized impact on our organization and the market at large and is responsible for accelerating innovation at UKG. We conduct primary and secondary market research and facilitate innovation across the organization, enabling market experiments. The team is accountable for delivering written research and insights on our market and creating innovation opportunities including internal generative AI enablement, innovation competitions and hackathons for developers and non-developers, startup collaborations, and invention evaluation for strategic investment.

About the Role:

We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented part market research analyst and part innovation program specialist to support the development and execution of our research and innovation activities. This role provides a great opportunity for an analytical and dynamic individual to be part of a high-performing team, gain experience in a range of HCM market research and insights methodologies, and to support a large corporation in its innovation efforts.
The ideal candidate will be comfortable moving between researching and identifying market insights to influence the organization in the flow of their work. This is an exciting opportunity for an analytical thinker who is passionate about staying ahead of the competition and market needs and providing strategic insights to drive informed decision-making.

As a Research Science Product Strategy Specialist you will:
• Conducting in-depth research and analysis on competitor strategy and market positioning, and industry and market trends
• Proactively staying up to date on industry conferences, events, and publications.
• Clearly articulating and presenting actionable insights and recommendations to executive, product, and engineering leaders, and other cross-functional partners to shape ongoing product strategy, market positioning, and execution plans.
• Strategically evaluate new business and product opportunities.

Additionally you will have the opportunity to:

• Support our UKG Labs program, company-wide innovation and hackathon events including fostering AI innovation, and our patent program efforts and promoting key learnings from these engagements.
• Support the team’s research and innovation work by compiling, reviewing, proofing, and editing documents, reports, videos, sessions, and other content or presenting and publishing to our innovation platforms, SharePoint, and
other internal sites and through other targeted content delivery mechanisms
• Gathering success metrics and engagement stories.
• Working with vendors to create more innovation opportunities internally.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree or currently pursing degree in a related field
• Background in market research, competitive intelligence, or related field.
• Familiarity in researching, identifying and presenting industry trends using external sources.
• Familiarity with Human Capital Management (HCM) or Workforce Management (WFM) solution industries

Preferred Qualifications:
• Highly analytical, curious, and data driven with thirst for knowledge.
• Proven ability to use storytelling through narrative impact and influence decisions related to research and innovation work.
• Comfortable navigating global organization structures and working across cross-functional teams.
• Ability to use PowerPoint, SharePoint publishing, and Excel use are beneficial
• Ability to learn new technological/analytical tools and methodologies quickly.
• Highly strategic thinker with an adaptive mindsets.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Detail-oriented, team-player, and multi-tasker.

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ultimate Kronos Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. 

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Disability Accommodation

For individuals with disabilities that need additional assistance at any point in the application and interview process, please email UKGCareers@ukg.com.

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