Market Research Specialist

Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Opening ID: 19658
Job Family: Marketing and Communications
Date Posted: Mar 25, 2019


Job Description

Why Join Altec?

Altec Inc., founded in 1929, is a privately held company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

Altec specializes in the manufacture, sale and service of aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes and specialty equipment for the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, construction, and light and sign maintenance industries in more than 120 countries throughout the world.



Altec is currently looking for a Market Research Specialist in Birmingham, AL to collect and analyze data to evaluate existing and potential markets for products and/or services. This position also identifies and monitors competitors and researches market conditions or changes in the industry that may affect sales. Major responsibilities include the following:


  • Monitor and forecast marketing and sales trends

  • Measure the effectiveness of marketing programs and strategies

  • Devise and evaluate methods for collecting data, such as surveys, questionnaires, and opinion polls

  • Gather data about consumers, competitors, and market conditions

  • Analyze data using statistics and statistical software

  • Convert complex data and findings into understandable tables, graphs, and written reports

  • Prepare reports and present results to internal customers and management

  • All other duties as assigned


Education, Experience, and Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.  Marketing, Economics, Business or related field preferred

  • Minimum two years experience in a business intelligence, marketing, or sales role

  • Must possess Analytical skills in order to understand large amounts of data and information. 

  • Must have strong communication skills to gather, interpret, and present information.

  • Must be detail oriented. 

  • Microsoft Office Suite skills required

  • Ability to compile information in manner that is easily understood and conveys data and statistics

  • Ability to develop relationships with peers to ensure teamwork within the Marketing area

  • Travel 0-15%

Should the selected candidate meet the qualifications of a more experienced level in the career path, the job level may be adjusted.



Altec offers a competitive salary that rewards performance and dedication, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

          • Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug Program
          • Retirement 401(k) Program
          • Vacation and Holidays
          • Flexible Spending Accounts
          • Tuition Assistance Program
          • Employee Assistance and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program
          • Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

EEO Statement

Altec Industries, Inc. and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain affirmative action plans to recruit, retain, develop, and promote qualified individuals without unlawful consideration of race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Altec strives to maintain a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment, where associates are treated with respect and dignity.