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Date: Feb 13, 2019

Location: Brussels, BE

Company: Nielsen

As a global leader in measurement and information, we believe providing our clients a precise understanding of the market developments is the key to making the right decisions that can lead to profitable growth. In 100 countries around the world, Nielsen provides clients with the most complete understanding of what consumers watch and buy. 
So when the world asks, “What’s next?” you’ll have the answer:  



You understood it well; we are changing, innovting, and developing ourselves. In this context, for our Commercial team in the Brussels office, we’re looking for a


New Business Developer



The New Business Development (NBD) team is a key team in Nielsen’s strategy. Focused on accelerating our business growth, the NBD team concentrates its efforts to generate short-cycle revenue opportunities for small and medium clients and to grow existing ad-hoc clients. By being part of this team, you will take contact with potential prospects, visiting all your clients and negotiate data access and consultative analyses to help them better understand their market and drive their growth.


As New Business Developer, your core responsibilities are:

  • Own your individual revenue target, monitoring it with tenacity and reacting quickly when necessary
  • Develop go-to market strategies that will deliver maximum reach across the target client portfolio to attract new clients and develop ad-hoc ones
  • Create new leads, including from cold calling, and prioritize client visits based on sales potential
  • Identify upselling opportunities by creating leads for more advanced / customized Nielsen services and transform ad-hoc relationships into continuous contracts.
  • Utilize with creativity the tools available within the wider organization to generate leads and develop engagement plans, such as Marketing & Communications calendars, commercial sales drives, category sales data and CRM toolkits.
  • Ensure that all syndicated sales materials, including proposals and marketing information are consistent and demonstrate best in class within the industry.
  • Work with other Nielsen departments to ensure alignment and buy-in.



-      Have a master degree or equivalent experience (Business, Economy, Marketing, or related field)

-      Have experience of 2-3 years in the FMCG industry or in a New Business/Sales role, preferably consultative (as our team is small and need help asap, we need someone able to jump in the role rapidly this time)

-      Be fluent in Dutch, French is an asset

-      Be fluent in Business English


On top of these requirements, you’ll have an advantage if you possess one or more of these skills and attitudes:

  • Good understanding of FMCG preferably in Market Research and/or Trade/Category management
  • Ability to create new leads from cold calling and to prioritize client visits based on sales potential
  • Skillful in driving client interest and new business through creative proposal
  • Strong negotiator and a deal closer, comfortable in challenging and influencing client at all levels
  • Short-term results oriented
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to read other’s styles and adapt behavior accordingly




Benefits. We offer a contract for an undetermined period. Besides the salary, you will get the following benefits package: meal vouchers, enrolment to our insurance group program (pension fund, hospitalization, disability insurance…), company car, mobile phone, and as we work 40h/week, you will also get 1 compensation day per full month (up to 12 extra days for a full year).

Training & Development. Nielsen employees are also encouraged to pursue growth opportunities and are provided with professional training to enable them to stay at the fore-front of latest marketing trends.

Culture. Nielsen offers flexible working hours, helping you to create a work/life balance that is right for you. Moreover, you will experience a dynamic, open, international and solution-oriented environment. Being open, personalconnected and useful is woven into Nielsen's DNA. As part of our culture, our promise to you is that at Nielsen, you can: Be yourself, Make a Difference & Grow With Us.









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We will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and we will close the ad once we have hired our new colleague. Therefore we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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