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Strategic Insight Director
Location: London, Westgate
Posted: 0 Days ago
Job Type: Regular
Ref: R087696
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We are looking to speak to experienced insights/research managers who are looking to take on a leadership role with one of our key client portfolios. You will lead and develop your team and help shape future success at Worldpanel.

About Worldpanel

We’re the world’s leading data, insights, and consulting company; we shape the brands of tomorrow by better understanding people everywhere.

Worldpanel provides brands and retailers with a unique, 360-degree understanding of consumer behaviour across the globe. We are shopper-centric, continuously monitoring the purchase and usage behaviour through the largest omnipanel in the world. With unparalleled datasets, pioneering technology and expert analysts, we partner with brands and retailers of all sizes, empowering them to reimagine what’s possible, and change the landscape to create a better, healthier, more sustainable and inclusive world.

Role Purpose

This role will give the right candidate autonomy to run your own team and portfolio of clients whilst working closely with a Business Unit Director. You will be a key part of the team, developing and nurturing the talent in your team, fostering great senior relationships within strategically important clients, and creating thought leadership pieces to elevate our position in the industry. Leading your own part of this team you will have the opportunity to shape your own team and work closely with New Business and Expert Services to expand our impact across the industry.

What you’ll get from us

  • 25 days annual leave (excl. bank holidays), plus your birthday off!
  • Performance-related Sales Commission scheme.
  • Private Medical Insurance.
  • Flexible benefits across health, wealth, and lifestyle.
  • Extensive training and excellent scope for career development.
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.

What does success look like?

  • Lead a strategic or portfolio team to support the delivery and implementation of the team vision, purpose & strategy.
  • Implement activities that proactively drive the evolution of client relationships, whilst ensuring the team employs KANTAR behaviours.
  • Delivery of team revenue targets and account plan(s), ensuring effective pipeline management to deliver against strategy.
  • Champion the quality of the insight work for your clients by continuously developing your team's knowledge of our capabilities and how to bring them to life for our clients.
  • Connect with clients at a deeper level and taking them beyond a transactional relationship, proactively identifying and effectively resolving challenging client situations.
  • Be responsible for your own development by maintaining a live dialogue with your line manager and working with your manager to seek out training that meets your needs.
  • Responsible for formal line management processes including ownership of resource planning and recruitment, performance management, career development, performance reviews, change requests, disciplinary process etc.

Key Capabilities:

  • Proven experience in market research, insights or consumer/category roles.
  • Leadership skills to engage a team behind a set of goals and the broader aspiration of the business.
  • Expertise to help clients understand their shoppers and consumers through a consultative approach and to deliver with impact.
  • Consistent track record of building deep client relationships with senior partners.
  • Capable of balancing a complex combination of priorities from clients and the internal business.
  • Able to lead the short-term delivery of commercial targets, medium term forecasting/influencing of commercial success and long-term planning for growth.
  • Strong commercial and negotiating skills with a proven track record of success in delivering against targets.
  • The skills to deliver outstanding line management and 1:1 people development.

Reasonable Adjustments

Kantar is committed to offering equal opportunities to all individuals including during the recruitment process. If you require any reasonable adjustments or assistance, please advise us in advance of your interview so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

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