Chicago, IL

Manager, Data Science Operations at NielsenIQ

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Job Description

Our NielsenIQ teams empower our clients to make bold decisions and transform their businesses in trusted data, solutions, and insights designed to drive innovation and growth.

The NielsenIQ North America Data Science Operations team is passionate about solving complex client challenges and providing data-driven, actionable, timely, and innovative solutions. This Manager position was created to lead a team of Data Scientists focused on our consumer panel solutions, supporting both our Legacy and New products.

This position requires someone who is passionate about leading, consumer-sourced data, data quality, statistical measurement, execution efficiency, and consumer behavior.

What you’ll do

  • Lead, Engage, and Influence a team of Data Science consumer panel experts.
  • Engage with clients as a Data Science liaison for methodologies, output, and inquiries.
  • Provide thought leadership for both Legacy and New products.
  • Partner in the establishing and transferring of methodologies from development to delivery.
  • Collaborate across functions to drive the best of market outcomes.
  • Be an expert in the suite of panel solutions.
  • Continually pursue panel-based consumer measurement excellence.

We’re looking for people who have

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree with a quantitative discipline.
  • 8 or more years of industry experience, with consumer panel experience preferred.
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills.
  • Advanced proficiency in data analysis and statistical methodologies.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work cross functionally.
  • Aptitude for understanding, deciding, and executing complex challenges.
  • Translates company strategy into team objectives and action plans.
  • Experienced with programming languages such as Python or R.
  • Intellectual curiosity and persistence to solve challenges.
  • Effectively convey complex solutions to non experts.

Additional Information


About NielsenIQ 

NielsenIQ is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. We provide consumer packaged goods manufacturers/fast-moving consumer goods and retailers with accurate, actionable information and insights and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that companies need to innovate and grow. Our approach marries proprietary NielsenIQ 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. We like to be in the middle of the action. That’s why you can find us at work in over 90 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit

NielsenIQ is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

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Where we are

Our office is located in the heart of the Loop, easily accessible to multiple Metra & 'L' stops (brown, orange, pink, purple, red, & blue lines!)

Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • JavaLanguages
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    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • JenkinsLanguages
    • GitLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • AirflowFrameworks
    • SonarQubeFrameworks
    • DockerFrameworks
    • KubernetesFrameworks
    • HiveFrameworks
    • PrometheusFrameworks

What are NielsenIQ Perks + Benefits

NielsenIQ Benefits Overview

As a global employer, we’re able to influence the health and wellness of our 30,000 associates and their families—that’s a big responsibility that we take very seriously. Our innovative “The Whole You” program is built around four pillars of well-being: physical, emotional, financial, and social & environmental.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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