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Seattle WA Full Time Posted: Wednesday, 15 January 2020
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Director - Retail Engagement and Analytics - 54747

Analytics - USA Seattle, Washington

Have you ever walked down an aisle in your local retailer and wondered why your favorite beverage or food product moved? At Nielsen, we work with U.S. retailers to help them understand their consumers, and to optimize their business down every store or virtual aisle. On the Nielsen Retail Team, you engage directly with major retail decision makers and leverage Nielsen solutions to answer their most complex business questions from identifying the best product assortment to executing advanced pricing strategies. Every day brings a fresh and exciting challenge when working in today's fast paced retail industry.

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 Nielsen at our clients. When you join the Nielsen team, you're signing up for an experience that requires flexibility, curiosity, and passion.

In this role you will:

  • Drive business impact and results across client relationships, develop and grow engagement and add value to establish Nielsen as a valued thought leader and strategic partner.

  • Consult with client stakeholders to understand their strategic business priorities and opportunities then proactively introduce innovative thinking and Nielsen solutions to those situations.

  • Lead and penetrate the client organization through your deep and thorough knowledge and application of advanced analytic solutions and applications.

  • Lead integrated analyses in support of client s strategic initiatives. Present analyses to senior level client contacts complete with actionable insights and recommendations for the client s business.

  • Work collaboratively with other Nielsen teams to identify revenue opportunities outside of contracted services.

  • Recruit, build and maintain a strong, diverse team of people to meet ever shifting business needs, as well as, continuously assess organizational structure and alignment of talent to strategic business objectives.

  • Exhibit highly developed probing, listening and feedback skills, resulting in clarification and confirmation of client needs while leading others to do the same.

  • Act as a role model by demonstrating Nielsen's Operating Principles of Trust & Accountability; Engage, Include & Decide and Fewer, Faster, Bolder with your client and broader team.

  • Foster a culture of strategic collaboration across the Nielsen organization.

  • Handle all sensitive client discussions and strive for win-win and timely solutions.

  • Own and manage the operating plan including revenue, expense and cash flow targets for your respective client(s).


  • Mastery in leading positive client relationships in complex situations, resolving client issues & growing client engagement

  • Proven track record in market research, project management, sales/business development and/or consulting

  • Accomplished thought leader and influential client partner leveraging industry, operational and analytic-savvy knowledge and experience

  • Demonstrated ability to apply analytic solutions to uniquely solve retailer business/operational issues

  • Working knowledge and use of retailer syndicated data or similar preferred.

  • Superior in senior level communications, influencing & negotiation

  • Revenue accountability. Expert in financial & contractual management

  • Able to manage, motivate, develop & inspire large teams

  • Excellence in developing & executing strategic plans for a business unit

  • Able to work collaboratively with internal & external teams

  • Strong sense of urgency and accountability to drive client outcomes while managing multiple priorities

Background and Technical Skills

  • Bachelor s degree required

  • MBA preferred

  • 8+ years' experience

  • Preferred industries: Consumer Packaged Goods, Consulting, Information, Ecommerce, Analytics

  • Strong analytical aptitude

  • Previous management experience working in a Retail corporate environment preferred

Position based onsite with our client in Seattle, WA


We're in tune with what the world is watching, buying, and everything in between. If you can think of it, we're measuring it. We sift through the small stuff and piece together big pictures to provide a comprehensive understanding of what's happening now and what's coming next for our clients. Today's data is tomorrow's marketplace revelation.

We like to be in the middle of the action. That's why you can find us at work in over 100 countries. From global industry leaders to small businesses, consumer goods to media companies, we work with them all. We're bringing in data 24/7 and the possibilities are endless. See what's next with us at Nielsen:

Nielsen 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.

Job Type: Regular

Primary Location: Seattle, Washington

Secondary Locations: ,

Travel: Yes, 10% of the Time

Seattle WA, United States of America
1/15/2020 12:15:49 AM

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