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Account Manager - Innovation & Commerce

Posted: 6 May 2022 Closes: 5 Jun 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 1181320503

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Job Details

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

As an Account Manager in the Innovation and Commerce team you would be required to provide specialist domain related insight to both internal and external stakeholders. This role is client-facing and provides an exciting opportunity to help our clients identify and prioritise innovation opportunities to drive business growth, and to help clients develop commercial shopper strategies to influence shoppers along the path to purchase and at the point of conversion.

You will suit this role if you have a passion for learning and developing knowledge and skills across a range of innovation and commerce solutions, both strategic and tactical. Having existing experience in innovation or commerce is beneficial but not a prerequisite for success in applying for the role. We're looking for someone who is passionate about both domains, passionate about developing their skills and quantitative research experience, has strong attention to detail and can work independently, managing their own time, and taking ownership of managing internal and external stakeholders. You will suit this role if you have strong communication skills, presentation skills and team management skills.

Key Outcomes
  • Successfully manage all projects responsible for: Oversee the execution of research projects from study design to final reporting and analysis and manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.
  • Apply advanced level of innovation and commerce knowledge in delivering consultative and strategic insights to clients and their business in all interactions.
  • Maintain a high level of client satisfaction: Ensure client needs are met and their questions are answered in a timely fashion. Help to prioritize tasks across the team to deliver against project timelines and client needs.
  • Grow client relationships: Contribute to revenue growth for assigned clients by listening to business opportunities and proactively recommend potential research solutions. Actively write proposals.
  • Drive positive team culture, support other team members when under pressure, and act as a leader to junior staff, including guiding them through their career.

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum 3-5 years' experience with direct involvement in analysis of research or interpretation of data sources, additional skills & experience in innovation and commerce domains will be advantageous, but not a prerequisite.
  • Advanced analytical abilities to answer client questions with data.
  • Advanced problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to manage own time, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, takes ownership and accountability for tasks and responsibilities, and keeps seniors informed regularly.
  • People & team management experience

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 www.kantar.com.

Location
Johannesburg, BryanstonSouth Africa

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 competitiveand alsoto 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 andwell beingis 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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