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Vice President of Research

Job ID:2866BR
Location:Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Vice President 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.

Come see us for an open interview at our corporate office in Pleasant Prairie,
or at our recruiting office in downtown Milwaukee.

Visit for event dates and details.

Talk to us about this position and learn all about our spectacular growth, generous benefits and awesome people!

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.

Position Responsibilities
  • 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.

Minimum Requirements
  • 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.

Employee Perks
  • 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.

About Uline

Uline is the leading distributor of shipping, industrial and packaging materials to businesses throughout North America. We're a family-owned company whose incredible service, huge inventory and quality products fuel our ongoing expansion and growth. We offer same-day shipping on over 36,000 products in our 812-page catalog and on our state-of-the-art e-commerce website.

Each resume submitted gets individually reviewed by our team and retained for 24 months in case a great opportunity opens for you to join our Uline family.

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Uline is a drug-free workplace.


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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.