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Vice President, Analytic Solutions at The NPD Group in Chicago, Illinois

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Job Description:

Learn and work on meaningful initiatives with some of the best and brightest in the market research industry. The NPD Group provides the world's most successful brands with leading market research, combining consumer and retail point-of-sale data with analytic solutions to interpret today's market trends while anticipating tomorrow's. In addition, we offer a career filled with innovation and growth to the forward-thinking problem solvers who join our team.

Position Overview

The Vice President, Analytic Solutions works with clients and internal teams to deliver analytic solutions and recommendations that will delight our clients and help drive their growth.

The role creates NPD growth primarily by leading the design and delivery of analytics projects and resulting recommendations, in order to drive client impact, client satisfaction, and strong repeat business. This role will lead up to half of the North American analytic solutions team. As a senior leader in the organization, you will also participate directly in selling, product discovery, and training activities.


This role leads teams working across our analytics portfolio, including analytic reporting, price and promotion analytics, segmentation, market sizing, and market forecasting. You will be accountable for helping to create the environment and managing the processes needed to ensure that our work delivers high-impact recommendations, offered to clients with a clear and compelling story about the actions they should take to succeed. This includes:
  • Work with industry practice, sales, and marketing teams to ensure our capabilities are positioned correctly and matched to client situations where they can create the most positive impact
  • Synthesize, probe, and structure client needs, to design analytics projects that resolve valuable questions and lead to clear client actions
  • Provide project design, client investment, timing, and feasibility inputs into client proposals
  • Manage a process for assigning resources to projects based on skills, availability, geography, and experience
  • Coach teams and facilitate processes to ensure quality delivery of project plans, kickoff meetings, data management activities, modeling activities, client presentations, and post-project business impact and satisfaction tracking
  • Help drive an appropriate mix of highly-automated and more customized projects over time, including an appropriate level of advice in our work
  • Ensure that sufficient resources in our team are trained on the methodologies and processes needed to deliver projects
  • Recruit and retain strong talent to cover current and future project needs
  • Collaborate with product teams to prioritize development efforts to align with client needs

Skills and Other Requirements
  • Curiosity
  • Proven ability to listen, probe, and identify clients' fundamental needs
  • Track record of helping clients grow by making recommendations using analytics or research
  • Strong collaborative leadership skills
  • Strong priority setting
  • Track record of creative problem solving
  • Track record of developing people
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience
  • Working familiarity with methodologies for forecasting; marketing sizing; price and promotion; assortment; segmentation and related marketing analytics
  • Strong verbal and written communications
  • Presentation development and delivery skills
  • Proven client management and negotiation skills
  • Willingness to travel as needed, up to 40%
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent

The NPD Group, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.