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Associate Category Manager (Retail Insights & Analytics)

Company: NielsenIQ
Location: Ankeny
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

NielsenIQ is the leader in providing the most complete, unbiased view of consumer behavior, globally. Powered by a ground-breaking consumer data platform and fueled by rich analytic capabilities, NielsenIQ enables bold, confident decision-making for the world's leading consumer goods companies and retailers.

About This Job

Be curious. Be collaborative. Be forward-thinking. Join the Retail team and collaborate with our clients as a consultant, a problem solver, and the voice of NielsenIQ at our clients.

In this role, you will work with a leading retail client and use NielsenIQ solutions to drive client satisfaction by providing market intelligence, business insights to help them understand their consumers and to optimize their business down every store or virtual aisle. You will be responsible for independently and actively engaging with major retail decision makers and leverage NielsenIQ solutions from identifying the best product assortment to executing pricing strategies. You will need to partner with internal teams across multiple NielsenIQ business units working on solving client challenges and business needs.

When you join the NielsenIQ team, you're signing up for an experience that requires flexibility, curiosity, and passion. This is an opportunity to be part of today's fastest growing retail industry.

Daily point of contact for clients while managing multiple deadlines and projects. Collaborate with client stakeholders to understand their strategic business priorities and opportunities then proactively introduce creative thinking and Nielsen solutions and analytics to those situations.
Independently complete thorough analyses using NielsenIQ's proprietary tools and multiple data sources to develop insights that drive value-added decision making and differentiated client outcomes
Track the end-to-end process across multiple internal teams to ensure market share deliverables to the client are on time and high-quality
Build strong partnerships with clients through ongoing engagement, establishing yourself as a trusted advisor and strategic business partner
Identify opportunities to collaborate across NielsenIQ teams and bring new solutions and thought leadership to your client stakeholders
Drive engagement with the client regarding NielsenIQ strategic projects and initiatives
Develop a strong understanding of industry trends and competitive landscape
Ongoing education on NielsenIQ data and solutions with your clients while sharing fresh perspectives and innovative thinking
Ensure pro-active insights and action-oriented solutions are delivered to clients

General Skills
Strong sense of urgency and accountability to drive client outcomes
Able to synthesize data & simplify findings to solve client business issues
Capable to maintain positive client relationships in complex situations & resolve client issues
Able to work collaboratively with internal & external teams
Strong logic, deductive reasoning, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills
Skilled & polished communicator, including client presentations.
Intermediate project management skills and ability to manage multiple priorities
Experience using large data sets to finding insights and make recommendations
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and/or GSuite (Docs, Sheets, Slides) and BI Tools (Power Bi, Tableau).
Experience in SQL is a plus

a Little Bit About You

You confidently manage data, and you care about the people behind every number. You constantly seek to learn new things and lean into new capabilities. Change excites you. Curiosity, communication, and critical thinking drive your work--whether you got your start in sales or consulting analytics, or consumer goods. Now you're ready for what's next.

Bachelor's Degree Required
4-6 years of experience with demonstrated expertise in syndicated data analysis in the FMCG, CPG and/or Retail industries
Strong analytical aptitude
Ability to articulate your point of view or recommendations in a clear and concise way both verbally and in writing
Strong project management and organizational skills
Experience working with market trends/consumer behavior/panel insights
Preferred experience with working with syndicated data and tools, e-commerce
Related industries experience to include: Consumer Packaged Goods, Retail, E-Commerce, Consulting, Category Management, Analytics

Additional Information

While our team members are currently working remotely, once we are safely back to an in office work environment, this position will have an onsite presence with our client in Des Moines, IA

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

About NielsenIQ

Additional Information

NielsenIQ is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. We provide consumer packaged goods manufacturers/fast-moving consumer goods and retailers with accurate, actionable information and insights and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that companies need to innovate and grow. Our approach marries proprietary NielsenIQ data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what's happening now, what's happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge. We like to be in the middle of the action. That's why you can find us at work in over 90 countries, covering more than 90% of the world's population. For more information, visit

NielsenIQ is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

Keywords: NielsenIQ, Ankeny , Associate Category Manager (Retail Insights & Analytics), Hospitality & Tourism , Ankeny, Iowa

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