Strategic Analytics Consultant...

IRI Strategic Analytics works with clients in consumer packaged goods and
retail to fuel their sustained, profitable growth. We combine our expertise in
advanced analytics, marketing, sales and strategy, empowered with big data and
technology, to develop practical insights and actionable recommendations. We
leverage IRI’s granular and proprietary data to develop scalable, data-driven
and robust analytical solutions for real business problems. Our work spans a
diverse group of client companies, from iconic brands to high-growth startups.
Our team includes specialization in three focus areas: retail productivity;
marketing productivity; and growth management. #LI-KV1

The Role:

The Consultant Analytics role is a client-facing, trusted business partner who
is regarded as a domain expert, able to translate expertise into actionable,
analytic insights to drive IRI’s clients’ business performance. The
Consultant understands how to leverage existing and new, innovative approaches
to address potential new clients’ business challenges and market opportunities
( i.e. brand equity, trade marketing, pricing and promotions). The
Consultant develops and maintains a deep understanding of clients’ businesses
cross-functionally and a strong knowledge of new and emerging analytic solutions
( both IRI and industry) that anticipate and strategically position IRI’s
clients for success.

The Consultant participates in the development of new service offerings by
building and enhancing the value and breadth of the current solutions. This
individual builds and maintains a strong working knowledge of current trends in
the Marketing, Market Research, and CPG Industries including Trade, Pricing and
Promotion and other analytic techniques that will be the foundation to drive
actionable insights. The Consultant applies superior business savvy and
consultative sales capabilities to client engagement in order to covert
insights into revenue and margin contributions to IRI Analytics.
Additionally, the Consultant develops best practices, templates and deliverables
around the data.

Qualifications:

– 8-10 years experience

3-5 years practical experience with Trade Planning for Manufacturers; either
as practioneer or vendor

Working knowledge of trade planning process and familiarity with key TPM
systems, features, terminology and best practices

Vision for defining and maintaining internal and client roadmap for Trade
Planner solution. Ability to balance and prioritize feedback from multiple
stakeholders

Product Management experience using Agile development process

  • Consultative application of analytic solutions to solve business issues.

    – Able to engage in a consultative manner across multiple levels ( c-suite to
    end user) with a strong executive presence, demonstrating strong

    presentation and influencing skills.

    – High level of strategic competency.

    – Superior understanding of client issues at both strategic and
    business-building levels.

    – Exceptional problem-solving skills and high-level business savvy.

    – Demonstrated ability delivering results ( i.e. financial, client satisfaction)

    – Broad business perspective with the ability to articulate meaningful ROI and
    financial impacts.

    – Operational discipline including proven skills managing for revenue and
    profit targets.

    – Demonstrated leadership, communication and interpersonal skills: the ability
    to manage and mentor functional experts and lead cross- functional

    teams

    – Demonstrated ability to manage projects and balance competing client
    priorities.

    – Highly organized

    – A Bachelor’s Degree is required. An advanced degree in a quantitative
    discipline is preferred.

    About Us

    IRI is a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking
    insights that help CPG, OTC health care, retailers and media companies to grow
    their businesses. With the largest repository of purchase, media, social,
    causal and loyalty data, all integrated on an on-demand cloud-based technology
    platform, IRI helps to guide its more than 5,000 clients around the world in
    their quests to remain relentlessly relevant, capture market share, connect
    with consumers and deliver market-leading growth. A confluence of major
    external events—a revolution in consumer buying, big data coming into its own,
    advanced analytics and automated consumer activation—is leading to a seismic
    shift in drivers of success in all industries. Ensure your business can
    leverage data at www.IRIworldwide.com .

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