Associate Director – Qualitative Job at Kantar, Monday 23, January 2017
Kantar is home to some of the world’s leading research, data and insight companies. Individually, companies such as Millward Brown, TNS, Kantar Media, Kantar Worldpanel, Added Value and The Futures Company are famous and highly respected experts in their fields. Collectively, they offer the most complete view of consumers – the way they live, shop, vote, watch and tweet – in over a hundred countries worldwide. For the benefit of our clients, Kantar connects these spe…ts as well as providing access to the wider WPP group of companies and other partners.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR QUALITATIVE
ROLE MISSION STATEMENT:
The Associate Director – Qualitative in Nigeria will be responsible for the complete management of business, with direct responsibility managing client relationships and projects and building a strong qualitative team. This role encompasses covering strategic planning, talent management, and delivery of financial targets.
At Kantar TNS we understand consumer behaviour like nobody else. One of the world’s largest research agencies, we drive growth by helping our clients make the most of the moments that matter. Our global teams advise on everything from brand, communications and innovation to shopper activation and customer relationships. Join us and you’ll be part of 30,000 colleagues and 12 world leading research, data and insight brands at Kantar. At the heart of WPP, our unique consumer insight inspires clients to flourish in an extraordinary world .
Develop measurable business/financial goals for self and others
Be accountable for and drive financial performance for your business unit – achieve annual agreed revenue growth and profitability
Develop an expertise led organization that aims to exceed client expectations, anticipate future needs and deliver excellence
Engage in high level client interaction to hunt and lead the development of big business opportunities
Actively promote a learning culture that accelerates the development of expertise
Demonstrate excellence as a Qualitative practitioner and view Qualitative as a strategic, consultative tool
At least a HND/B.SC or equivalent in Statistics, any of the sciences, 10 – 15 years of market research – related industry experience
Strong marketing (research) knowledge – at least 5 to 10 years’ experience Good leadership skills with a particular emphasis on coaching and mentoring
Passionate about solving strategic problems through creative, custom solutions
Previous working in an environment where you can partner with clients on their most critical business challenges
You have developed your capability to the point where you can confidently challenge clients and help them ask the right questions – not just take client orders
You are driven by excellence and want to grow client relationships through providing outstanding results
You have depth of experience in strategic qualitative work, in ethnography based research and in using cultural insight to solve client problems
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 the shape the world we live in. To apply for a career that’s out of the ordinary, please join us.
This role will be based in Nigeria, but may require working with multiple geographies including occasional travel as needed.