Chicago, IL

Associate Client Director at NielsenIQ

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Job Description



The Retail Client Business Partner is responsible for client management and relationships, delivering on the client’s strategic priorities, the revenue management process, business development while managing and cultivating a high-performance team.


Client Management & Strategy

  • Consult with clients to understand strategic business priorities and opportunities for engagement

  • Work collaboratively with clients to identify and deliver analytical insights that translate into actionable strategies and tactics to improve performance and deliver value against our products.

  • Support and execute assigned new services or service level changes with clients

Financial Leadership

  • Own the entire revenue management process including financial targets, RBA spends and co-op, cash flow optimization, billing, pipeline from BUs, and contract process.

  • Monitor revenue plans and takes action to close gaps through a combination of account plan execution, relationship building, and new business development

  • Effectively manage Nielsen business processes relative to revenue and expense management

  • Be aware of opportunities to improve operational efficiencies in alignment with cost leadership and drive results of process improvement initiatives

Leadership, People Management & Personal Development

  • Provide oversight to work-load, prioritizing and allocating resources as required

  • Provide direction to teams to devise recommendations, coach team members in the development of analytic proposals and project design, and ensure proactive insights are delivered to the client

  • Assess and support the professional development of a high performing team by modeling Nielsen Leadership traits, sharing expertise, coaching and mentoring junior level associates, and providing timely, regular feedback

  • Set clear goals that create impact and drive results and hold individuals accountable to deliver against these goals.

  • Act as a role model for the Nielsen Values of Simple, Open, and Integrated and instill values in the broader team

  • Recognize and reward exemplary performance, celebrate team accomplishments

  • Champion a culture of strategic collaboration across the NielsenIQ organization

  • Contribute to an environment team members are proud to be a part of and others want to join

  • Continue to develop skills, competencies, knowledge base, and service capabilities 

  • Scope

Budget Responsibility

  • Limited, varies by the team (typically less than $4M)

  • Key interface relationships (internal and external): Client Partners varying from VP to Manager, Internal Leadership including Finance, Legal, Product Leadership, HR, etc 

  • Number of employees managed: May or may not include direct people management, typically 1-3

  • Number of employees indirectly managed: Limited 

  • Number of third-party employees (contractors/outsourced) managed: varies by team.

  • The role is global/regional/local: Regional or Local


You’re the first to recognize an opportunity, then turn it into a client solution. You are flexible and easily adapt to a dynamic work environment.

You confidently manage data, and you care about the people behind every number. In fact, you’re a person who feels energized by successful collaboration. You manage relationships and expectations as well as you manage projects, and your experience speaks for itself. 

You are creative in leveraging existing data sources to answer tough client questions.


  • College/University Undergraduate or Masters Degree

  • 5-7 years experience in Client Service– CPG, consulting, information, technology, and analytics

  • Proven track record in market research and project management

  • Demonstrated ability to author sound client communications and effectively present to senior level audiences

  • Prior experience with successfully managing/motivating lower level associates

  • Prior experience with Nielsen solutions

  • Proven experience in successfully leading complex client relationships

  • Experience in financial and contract management

  • Proven track record of building client engagement

  • Experience building relationship and consensus with clients

  • Ability to successfully influence and negotiate with clients, colleagues, and Executives/management. 

  • Proven success working in a major management professional consulting firm

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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!)

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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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