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Director of Research

Job ID:R2102104
Location:Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Director of Research
Corporate Headquarters
12575 Uline Drive, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

With Uline’s continued growth, we need a team that ensures we stay true to our company motto of Speed, Passion and Operational Excellence. Our Executive Operations team keeps us on track by conducting internal operational audits, analyzing company performance and reporting findings and recommendations to Uline’s President.

Better together than apart. This position is on-site, and we are looking for good people who share our passion.

Position Responsibilities

  • Lead Uline in emerging industry trends, best practices and competitor strategies. 

  • Be a benchmarking leader.  This is essential in order to discover and share best practices.

  • Create clear and concise executive summary memos, diagrams and presentations.

  • 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. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree.  Master’s degree a plus.

  • 10+ years in a strategic role.

  • Industrial supply experience a plus.

  • Research skills are essential. 

  • Must be curious and enjoy learning something new every day.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must be able to present in front of Executive Management and groups of 400+ people.

  • Strong team player who collaborates with other members of the team, other departments and external organizations to network and gather insights.

  • Must be flexible and adapt to changing priorities.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.


  • Complete insurance coverage includes medical, dental, vision and more.

  • 401(k) with 5% employer match.

  • Paid holidays and generous paid time off.

  • Tuition Assistance Program that covers professional continuing education.

  • Bonus programs that include annual performance, sales goals and profit sharing.

Employee Perks

  • Best-in-class, clean, modern facilities.

  • First-class fitness center with complimentary personal trainers.

  • Over four miles of beautifully maintained walking trails.

About Uline

Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, industrial and packaging materials. We're a family-owned company known for incredible service, quality products and same-day shipping of our huge in-stock inventory. With over 8,000 employees across 12 locations, it's time you joined Uline.

Uline is proud to operate as a drug-free workplace. All new hires must complete a pre-employment hair follicle drug screening.

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Uline challenges you to be your best. It pushes the limits of your potential and provides you with the tools you need to succeed, making it a great place to build your career.