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Innovation Business Partner - Associate Manager (m/w/d)

Date: May 24, 2019

Location: Hamburg, DE

Company: Nielsen

Innovation Business Partner - Associate Manager (m/w/d) - 37937

Client Services and Sales - Germany Hamburg, Hamburg 

At Nielsen, we set the standard for measurement. We did it 94 years ago when we invented the market research industry, and we’re still doing it today. But we don’t stop there. We’re focused on your future, and we know the next big thing can come from anywhere. Together, we’ll invent, test, fail, reinvent and test again until we find it. That’s because we’re a company of scientists. Not the lab-coat kind — the truth-obsessed kind. From analysts in front of clients to engineers behind the scenes, each of us brings a passion for precision. That’s why we are now the leader in market research.
Innovation matters. With best in class research and predictive analytical tools, Nielsen's Innovation Practice remains at the core of our client's new product ideation. We work with leading brands within the consumer package goods industry to identify breakthrough product ideas, product messaging that inspires action, fresh packaging designs and optimal product launch strategies. 
For our Innovation Team in Hamburg, we are looking for:
Innovation business partner - Associate Manager
As Innovation Business partner, you’ll be in charge of finding new clients and help them to develop their new products, using our insights, data and capabilities in terms of Innovation. You’ll help the client to grow their innovation business by advising them studies to determine the best strategy to launch new products, or you could work with industry leading marketers to evolve new products into a success. 
Have you ever wanted to help modernize the brand and bottle design for an iconic beer company? How about discovering the next big energy drink? In Nielsen's Innovation Practice, you can.  
How can you make a difference? You’ll:

  • Deliver on revenue goal for Germany client portfolio.
  • Consult with clients regarding their business questions and turn it into actionable research designs.
  • Design and estimate costs of new projects.
  • Establish high standards of client deliverables.
  • Lead client meetings and handle sensitive client discussions where necessary, including senior level and procurement.
  • Drive client satisfaction by providing business insights and actionable recommendations during presentations or business reviews.
  • Attend client planning meetings and contribute by providing Nielsen insights and solutions to the client’s business needs.
  • Develop strategic understanding of industry trends, competition and opportunities for other Nielsen areas.
  • So the next time someone asks you "What's next?", you'll have the answer.

The candidate will have at least:

  • University degree in Business, Marketing, Economics or related field
  • 6+ years’ relevant work experience (marketing, research, agency, CPG manufacturer, etc)
  • Knowledge in market research & FMCG industry
  • Strong Business English and fluent German
  • An understanding of growth & brand strategy
  • B2B sales experience with challenger selling skills
  • Able to identify & develop opportunities in a complex B2B sales process
  • Negotiation skills 
  • Strong problem solving skills and analytically curious
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Advanced Analytics knowledge
  • Strategic planning & account management

Be curious. Be collaborative. Be forward thinking.  Join Nielsen's Innovation Practice Business team and unlock the potential of new products for existing and new clients in Germany.

Your opportunity to grow:
Nielsen is a fast growing multinational organization where customer services are the priority. We operate in a dynamic market which is reflected in both the organization itself and the people within it. Nielsen's employees are also encouraged to pursue growth opportunities and are provided with professional training to enable them to stay at the fore-front of the latest marketing trends and forecasting technology.
Why? Our values, our commitment to you:
Within our teams we emphasize the importance of diversity and inclusion because we know they are crucial to our growth, strength and ability to innovate. Our international teams work together to create an uncommon impact. Being open, personal, connected 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.


What we offer you:
An attractive salary package with extra-legal benefits, a company car and a mobile phone. We offer a challenging and international working environment in a strong and pleasant team of colleagues.


About Nielsen:

Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. Our approach marries proprietary Nielsen data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what’s happening now, what’s happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation,continually developing new ways to answer the most important questions facing the media, advertising, retail and fast-moving consumer goods industries. An S&P 500 company, Nielsen has operations in over 100countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit

Job Type: Regular 

Primary Location:  Hamburg

Travel:  Yes, 10% of the Time 

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