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Job Title - Associate Account Director (Kantar Insights)

Location - Lagos, Nigeria

Kantar, backed by Bain Capital, is the world’s leading data, insights and consulting 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’s 25,000 people help the world’s leading organisations succeed and grow.

Our insights colleagues are experts in human understanding. With expertise covering brand, innovation, creative, media, commerce and customer experience, 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.

ROLE DESCRIPTION

Purpose of the role

  • To manage the executive research team
  • To inspire confidence and motivate the team
  • To train and develop quality research skills
  • To improve profitability of projects

Role Deliverables

Financial Management:

  • Accountable for achievement of annual targets and profitability
  • Strong proficiency in pricing for success and profit

Proposal Success:

  • Generate proposals for local and international projects
  • Accountable for overall quality of proposals/pitches

Project Management:

  • Proactively work with team to ensure process improvement to benefit clients and the business
  • Obtain brief from client to ensure full understanding of nature of project
  • Develop and strengthen client –agency relationship
  • Ability to be a full consultant to client in terms of their category and brands
  • Manage and supervise research projects. This includes drawing up a realistic timeline, completing all the necessary administrative procedures and liaising with service departments to ensure process is effectively executed. This includes briefing the relevant service departments, oversee that timelines are adhered to and regular feedback is obtained. (Service departments include project co-ordinators, sampling, translations, field workers, and telephonic interviewers and DP)
  • Service clients and interact independently with clients on an on-going basis. This includes regular communication regarding current projects, as well as relationship building to promote client retention, enhancement and growth
  • Understand, control and monitor project transactions and costs and prepare costings for each project
  • Training and development of new staff and current team members
  • Help develop the research teams in terms of organizing trainings and motivating them in research environment

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

  • At least a HND/B.SC or equivalent in Statistics, any of the sciences or management sciences
  • Excellent knowledge of MS packages usage.
  • Strong persuasion skills
  • Strong marketing (research) knowledge – at least 3 to 7 years’ experience, at least 3 years in managing teams
  • Previous experience in Consulting and Technology sectors will be an advantage
  • Seriousness and authority within the company
  • Good communication and social skills, gravitas and authority with clients
  • A team builder – builds and maintains strong relationships with staff
  • Excellent client relationship development skills
  • Motivated to achieve business success
  • Fair but tough – happy to coach and identify under performers
  • Responsible for delivering business excellence
  • Responsible for developing senior staff by acting as a role model
  • Willing to work evenings/flexibly when required
  • Big picture thinking
  • Innovative and flexible approach

At 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 also 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 value equality and strive to create equal opportunities in a fair and supportive working environment where people feel included, accepted and are allowed to flourish in a space where their mental health and well being is 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.

Privacy and Legal Statement

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 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(s) and for consideration for potential future opportunities by Kantar and its affiliate Kantar group companies. For full details of our privacy policy please visit [...] Ikorodu RoadNigeria

Kantar Rewards Statement

At 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 also 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 and are allowed to flourish in a space where their mental health and well being is 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. 

Kantar is the world’s leading data, insights and consulting 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’s 30,000 people help the world’s leading organisations succeed and grow.


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