InsightsKantar is the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company and our Insights colleagues are experts in human understanding. They help clients define what brands should stand for, how to disrupt and renew their offer, how to connect with audiences and how to win with consumers and customers.Job DetailsJob Title: Senior Consultant, Strategic Advisory EngagementsJob Location:Remote or Hybrid (Preferably candidates in East Coast or Central Time Zone)About KantarKantar, the world’s leading marketing data and analytics company. We understand more about how people think, feel, shop, share, vote, and view than anyone else. Combining our expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies. Kantar’s25,000 people based in more than 100 countries help the world’s leading organisations succeed and grow. Nobody knows people better than Kantar. We provide insight and inspiration to help our clients, our people and society to create and flourish in an extraordinary world.For more information on Kantar, please visit www.kantar.comAbout the division:Kantar Retail is a specialist growth consultancy. With over 1,000 analysts, thought leaders, software developers and expert consultants we help clients develop and execute brand, marketing, retail, sales and shopper strategies to deliver growth. Kantar owns market leading assets including PoweRanking, GrowthFinder, Global Monitor, RetaiI IQ, RichMix, XTEL and Marketing, Insights and Purpose 2020. We track 1200 retailers globally, have purchase data on over 200 million shoppers and forecast social, cultural and consumer trends across the world.For more information about the Kantar retail practice, please visit https://www.kantar.com/expertise/consumer-shopper-retailAbout the Role:This is a dynamic, client-facing role with significant growth potential.The Senior Consultant will lead the commercial planning and execution of a key service offering for our clients, working in collaboration with a range of analysts, subject matter experts, and consultants on delivery.The Senior Consultant will architect and co-deliver research solutions focused on the $25 trillion global retail industry, supporting the strategic initiatives of global CPG/FMCG companies.This individual will help clients explore planning questions and business challenges, scope and codify ‘applied research’ solutions, and apply data-driven insights to solve a variety of strategic planning needs.Experience identifying relevant data and insights to curate and draw on from syndicated sources, is key to success. This role will primarily focus on mining existing content from KRiQ.com, the Retail Group’s global platform housing all macroeconomic data, retail industry analysis, shopper and category data and insights, special research reports, and more.Candidates for this role should have experience in applying data and insights to answer business planning questions; product management (both strategy formation and execution); project management; and cross-functional or matrixed team management. Experience in the rapidly evolving omnichannel retail sector will expedite success, as will an ability to analyze client queries and client satisfaction data to inform our product and services innovation roadmap. Ideal candidates will be adept at applying data and insights to improve short- and long-term business planning.ResponsibilitiesDevelop and innovate our offer; set growth goals; inform annual plan objectives.Define and refine our long-term and annual plans; analyze solution mix; optimize delivery methods to enhance profitability; craft the marketing toolkit (case studies, success stories, one-pagers, etc.).Plan and manage projects and retainer relationships, coordinating resources and delivery.Curate, mine, and apply syndicated data and insights to respond to client queries and business planning questions.Capture KPIs and analyze client feedback to measure business health and improve performance – e.g., pricing, resourcing, margin/profitability, client impact, client satisfaction, etc.Additional duties & role details:Own marketing, managing, and delivery of strategic advisory solutions.Serve as offering evangelist internally and externally to identify needs, innovate, and refine our solutions.Support product positioning, messaging, and overall go-to-market execution – including creating compelling sales enablement tools.Analyze client queries and engagement types to inform offer innovation as well as tactics the direct sales team will use to introduce, sell, and upsell new offers.Apply feedback from client directors to craft engaging communications and marketing campaigns – including working with creative and marketing teams to improve messaging and activate campaigns.Build partnerships with an array of research teams in N. Am. and with Kantar’s research groups globally.Capabilities:4-5+ years’ experience in applying research and data-driven insights to solve client needs -- leading consulting engagements, developing advisory relationships, or managing retainers.Expert communication skills, especially working across functions and teams -- using a variety of modes and media, and bridging multiple functional teams (e.g., research, marketing & sales, finance, more).Abundant curiosity – ideally to explore and uncover unmet client needs, learn our subject matter, and share and teach others.Customer/client focused -- developing interactive and productive client relationships, building trusted advisor relationships, deriving solutions proactively - before clients have asked for help, etc.Proficiency in time management – self-directed, interacting ad hoc across teams, remote and hybrid work spaces, multi-deadline task management.Growth mindset – seeking improvements, new ways to deliver work, develop solutions, delight clients.Performance measurement – what to track, how to apply learnings. Preference to work in an environment in which financial performance is tracked and measured.Experience in or passion for retail, manufacturing, fast-moving consumer products, direct-to-consumer business models, healthcare, regulatory changes, technology evolution, more – tracking industry dynamics helps anticipate the challenges our clients face today and in the future.Kantar BenefitsWe provide a comprehensive, highly competitive benefits package, includingMedical plans with comprehensive, affordable coverage for a range of health servicesHealth Savings Account/FSADental, Vision and benefits to cover unique healthcare needsWellness Program401k with matchingTuition Reimbursement, Commuter benefitsUnlimited PTOAt Kantar we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver.We go beyond the obvious, using intelligence, passion and creativity to inspire new thinking and shape the world we live in. Apply for a career that’s out of the ordinary and join us.We want to create an equality of opportunity in a fair and supportive working environment where people feel included, accepted, andare allowed toflourish in a space where their mental health andwellbeingis taken into consideration. We want to create a more diverse community to expand our talent pool, be locally representative, drive diversity of thinking and better commercial outcomes.At Kantar, the diversity of our employees provides a richer environment for our employees and broader depth and breadth of thinking for our clients. Kantar is committed to inclusion and diversity; therefore, we welcome applications from all sections of society and do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status or any other legally protected characteristics.Privacy and Legal StatementPRIVACY DISCLOSURE: Please note that by applying to this opportunity you consent to the personal data you provide to us to be processed and retained by The Kantar Group Limited (“Kantar”). Your details will be kept on our Internal ATS (Applicant Tracking System) for as long as is necessary for the purposes of recruitment, which may include your details being shared with the hiring manager.The salary range for this role in Massachusetts is $72,600 – $121,000. Your final base salary will be determined based on several factors which may include but are not limited to location, work experience, skills, knowledge, education and/or certifications. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
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