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.
The Manager, Global Product Platforms, will play a pivotal role in developing and implementing the product strategy, vision and prioritization for Point of Sale services. As a member of the newly created Product Platforms team, this individual must possess a strategic, forward-thinking mindset in order to assess the competitive landscape, and make thoughtful recommendations on how NPD can further align our products, processes and policies on a global scale. The Manager, Global Product Platforms, will work closely across NPD's Global Product organization and cross-functionally with the Commercial, Technology, Operations, and Research Science teams.
This position will be based in Port Washington, NY.
Improve global alignment across products and services by developing new or standardizing existing processes and methodologies.
Develop and implement product strategy for POS services in partnership with the Executive Director, Measurement Engines
Perform regular assessments and audits of all POS services to ensure global alignment, looking closely at data granularity, cycle time, methodologies, pricing, coverage, and competitive landscape.
Follow product development processes from ideation/client discovery and prototyping to general availability launch, where applicable.
Implement global methodologies in collaboration with Research Science teams
Ensure global alignment for all new launches, acquisitions, and enhancements
Develop documentation of all policies in partnership with Research Science teams
Proactively assess and evaluate new data sets across product portfolios
Experience working with POS and/or Consumer trackers
5+ years' experience in Market Research, Consumer Goods, or Retail Buying Office.
Proven ability to analyze customer needs and goals and generate thoughtful, creative proposals that exceed customer expectations and expand revenue opportunities.
Solid organizational and project management skills; ability to manage and deliver on multiple project deliverables simultaneously.
Exceptional communication skills; demonstrates confidence, composure, and diplomacy when delivering any message.
Understands product features, components, and benefits and can translate usage to colleagues and clients with regard to particular needs.
Strong understanding of data and analysis, with the ability to translate the data into actionable business results for the client.
Ability to think and make thoughtful decisions quickly.
Expert in all MS Office products (Advanced level of Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).
Master's Degree preferred.
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.