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  • Posted: Aug 30, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Kantar is home to some of the world's leading research, data and insights brands. Individually, brands such as Kantar Millward Brown, Kantar TNS, Kantar Media, Kantar Worldpanel, Kantar Added Value and Kantar Futures are famous and highly respected experts in their fields. Collectively, they offer the most complete view of consumers - the way they live, shop...
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    Senior Research Executive

    Job ID: R041164
    Location: Ikorodu Road, Lagos

    Role Description

    • Purpose is to be a key point of contact for clients on a specific area of their business.
    • To handle all data requests and project briefs ensuring timely, accurate delivery of information and offering good levels of insight, whilst also contributing to the growth of the client’s business within Kantar Worldpanel by identifying potential revenue opportunities.

    Client Relationship:

    • Be a key point of contact for a specific area of the client’s business, attending on-site days and owning all related client data requests and project briefs
    • Deliver a highly responsive service to clients, continuing to build good relationships and trust with your contacts
    • Understand where Worldpanel complements and competes with other information your client buys
    • Further develop the client relationship by seeking out opportunities to introduce other Worldpanel capabilities and services to your contacts

    Account Handling:

    • Demonstrate real curiosity and a willingness to go the extra mile in dealings with your clients
    • Be responsible for managing your own day-to-day workload on the area of the business you have responsibility for and establishing priorities with the client as needed
    • Anticipate client demands and proactively find solutions, rather than just answering requests
    • Support Manager in client meetings/whilst on-site by preparing meeting material and handling follow-up requests
    • Personally de-brief key contacts on any requests/project briefs that you have completed
    • Demonstrate commercial awareness by understanding revenue targets, identifying and acting upon potential revenue opportunities
    • Manage client expectations if demands are unreasonable or you can see a better approach
    • Demonstrate an inquisitive nature and desire to go the extra mile for your client contacts
    • Anticipate client needs and be cognizant of the Worldpanel plans for developing the account
    • When faced with a problem adopt a positive, solution-driven attitude
    • Train client users on software and data interpretation

    Service Development:

    • Highlight and escalate client concerns with any Worldpanel deliverables and help identify potential issues as they arise
    • Offer your opinion and recommendations to your team manager regarding the relevance and effectiveness of regular deliverables and general client servicing in order to ensure the service’s high standard is maintained.
    • Share best practices and efficient ways of working with other team members

    Basic Data and Tracking:

    • Assume responsibility for checking and reviewing any regular reports that are sent out to your client contacts to ensure their accuracy and relevance
    • Production and interpretation of Big 6 analyses with a focus on finding patterns in the data, highlighting key points and making recommendations
    • Confidently use the more advanced capabilities within Powerview such as level groups, distributions etc
    • Build a network of contacts within Worldpanel Operations who can help you resolve difficulties with the data or systems if they arise

    Analysis & Insight:

    • Attend on-site days and de-brief key contacts on any requests/smaller project briefs that you have completed
    • Discuss briefs with clients, challenging appropriately to make sure requests have been properly thought through and offering advice on how best to tackle issues
    • Be conversant in the methodology and deliverables of all the panels and services run by the division - e.g building a good working knowledge of Expert Services capabilities in order to introduce them as relevant to help solve client issues
    • Recognise patterns, draw logical conclusions, consider implications and make recommendations based on your analysis and knowledge of the client’s business
    • Always add value to basic ad-hoc client data requests by adding commentary and drawing out key findings
    • Draw on your understanding of your client’s business, brand plans and category goals in order to ensure your recommendations are relevant
    • Begin applying the ESI insight principles and including wider “truths” from across the business to add a greater context and depth of insight to your work
    • Be responsible for managing client briefs from start to finish ie – designing correct methodology, running the required analysis, adding interpretation and insight based on category knowledge, delivering back to the client
    • Where appropriate and required by the client, work with the retail data provider and other Worldpanel counterparts to produce multiple source presentations in order to deliver the complete picture

    Team, People & Self Development:

    • Highlight and escalate client concerns with any Worldpanel services to aid senior management with prioritising investment and development efforts
    • Actively participate in your Academy training programmes to develop the required skills
    • Seek opportunities to practice and apply what you have learned in training
    • Take part in your own performance management using the KWP appraisal system
    • Ensure you maintain an up-to-date PDP with your line manager – monitor your progress and find solutions for your development needs
    • Engage with your line manager – seeking their feedback, input and contribution to your development – act upon it appropriately asking for advice when relevant
    • Build relationships internally, specifically with immediate team with the view to willingly offer help and support to others in the team where possible
    • Understand your personal impact, and build your reputation as a member of the team who has the confidence to work independently when required, but who is also an active, flexible, confident and trusted team member
    • Show that you are a positive, inquisitive individual who is prepared to go the extra mile and get involved
    • Seek out opportunities to grow your client and category knowledge by reading trade press, making store visits, having an opinion on your clients’ products and advertising (and their competitor products/advertising) for example

    Role Requirements
    A person in this role is likely to have the ability to:

    • Gather facts and figures, monitor self and others, and achieve goals in a timely and factual manner
    • Seek ways of perfecting things, raising standards, reducing errors and overcoming omissions
    • Bring a sense of urgency to situations, demonstrating an active approach, and a willingness to get involved in order to increase the pace, achieve goals and meet objectives
    • Take decisions as appropriate, and ensure others do likewise
    • Provide satisfactory solutions in situations involving the new and unexpected
    • Have a flexible approach in changing situations and be adaptable in difficult circumstances, continuously striving to achieve a result
    • Work independently when required, while remaining responsive to feedback and direction received from their line manager
    • Be curious, demonstrate a real desire to learn, seek out training opportunities and actively participate in meetings (both internal and external as appropriate)
    • Show dedication to both the client and the client service team, demonstrating a professional work ethic and willingness to go the extra mile when required

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Kantar on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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