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Thursday, March 4, 2010

F/T - Search Analyst, Product Information - MSC Industrial Direct

JOB TITLE: Search Analyst, Product Information
REPORTS TO: Taxonomy Mgr, Product Information
DEPT.: Product Information

- Builds controlled vocabulary and thesaurus entries; focuses on elaborating the vocabulary and the
relationships/inheritance systems amongst the terms.
- Researches products and analyzes product specification data for thousands of items.
- Pinpoints terminology, attributes and categorization structures critical to product definition and retrieval
in search.
- Analyzes and advances industry trends in classification, faceted search and data modeling.
- Optimizes data models to drive search and PIM optimization.
- Responsible for working closely with web-driven data (i.e. worst performing keywords) to
improve/enhance/expand and to associate with proper nodes of the taxonomy.
- Performs keyword level analytics and manages an overall program which may include managing an
outside partner (including QA of an outside partner’s work), integrating with Search-Related
Technology (e.g. Product Information Management System (PIM), Endeca, Core Metrics) and
- Responsible for competitor, industry and manufacturer research as it applies to improving controlled
vocabulary and thesaurus.
- Responsible for Data mapping of keyword dictionary to Nodes and Noun Modifiers.
- Supports analytics and profiling efforts for data enrichment and enhancement efforts.
- Partners with Subject Matter Experts to validate controlled vocabulary expansion and mappings.
- Helps develops reporting standards.
- Gathers insights from multiple data sources and makes informed decisions to improve performance of
- Develops analysis and make recommendations leading to improvement opportunities.
- Supports the MSC Culture in the department and throughout the company to ensure unity of vision and
fulfillment of MSC’s mission.
- Participates in special projects and performs additional duties as required.

To perform this job successfully an associate must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge experience level and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

- Bachelor’s Degree in an analytical field, or the equivalent work experience required. Graduate training preferred. Library and Information Science (MLIS) or Linguistics highly desirable.
- Minimum 3 years experience in a similar role required.
- Experience with data modeling, taxonomy and schema development required.
- Understanding of PIM and ecommerce systems and their relationship to the data model preferred.
Experience with information architecture and developing a controlled vocabulary/thesaurus required.
- Knowledge of SEO and SEM desirable.
- Strong analytical skills required.
- The ability to model, optimize and audit large volumes of product data across a broad array of industrial
products required.
- A strong interest in industrial products, including product terminology, applications and product
origins/evolution preferred.
- Top-notch analytical and problem solving skills required.
- Keen editorial skills and attention to detail required.
- Advanced Excel and Access skills required.
- Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability multitask in a fast-paced environment
- Experience with eCommerce product data strongly preferred.
- Ability to establish relationships and communicate effectively with product experts across multiple
Product Management Teams required.
- Experience with web analytics required
- Ability to execute to the detailed production plan required.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
- Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability multitask in a fast paced environment required.
- A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel are required.

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