Data Specialist

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As Data Specialist for Wunderman Data Products iBehavior Co-op database, you will be involved in the front-end of the database update process. The primary functions are to coordinate and fully support the client input data stream beginning from the maintenance of the master List of Lists, new client setup, importing and retrieving data files, logging information into the Tape and File logging system, setting up FTP accounts, troubleshooting data transmissions, and prepping all inbound data for conversions. Internally, this position plays a major role in Wunderman Data Product’s extensive quality assurance procedures. Externally, this position is the first contact other than the Sales team from a client’s point of view; therefore you must maintain a professional attitude all the time.


  • Work with the programming team, file receipt coordinator, and sales teams to assure proper conversion of data files.
  • Quality assurance relating to readability and quantities of records received.
  • Extensive Quality assurance and report validation of converted data files.
  • Support over flow work for inbound data receipt as well as others areas as needed.
  • Identify and catalogue inbound data files.
  • Update the file receipt database.
  • Maintain master Co-op member list, and related suppression lists and special requests.
  • Work with the business development team to setup new member list codes through CRM.
  • Contact clients to coordinate file shipments and work through data formats and conversion specific requirements.
  • Resolve related issues before and after receipt of data in a professional manner.
  • Liaison between clients and the technical team for contingencies and ad hoc requests. 

Specific Duties include:

  • Works closely with the new business development team regarding new clients’ data to determine the best way to convert, warehouse, and model data.
  • Categorize incoming item level information from members to apply I-Behavior product classification and coding structures.
  • Approve the application of data to the cooperative for a set account load.
  • Compiles all necessary information for conversions and turns it over to the programmer. This includes layouts, decodes, dumps, and match instruction (as multiple tables are frequently received).
  • Maintains the competitive blocking list and standalone suppression list.
  • Creates member/list codes for new members and any company listed in competitive blocking.
  • Conduct initial data calls with new clients to work through data questions and conversion requirements.


  • Must have of 1-3 years experience in an office environment
  • Ability to work in highly dynamic changing environment
  • Data entry & 10-key experience
  • Technically adept
  • Have excellent interpersonal, communications, and customer service skills
  • Type 60+ words per minute
  • Strong Excel skills
  • PC proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Access, and PowerPoint
  • Prioritize tasks and manage time to meet deadlines
  • Manage multiple tasks and high volume workload
  • Receive work direction from multiple people
  • Detail oriented relating to data entry, problem solving, and information/process analysis
  • Previous Linux experience a plus
  • Ability to thrive in a demanding, quick turnaround environment


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