Chicago, IL

Budget Consultant (Bidding - BASES Innovation Team) at NielsenIQ

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Company Description

The NielsenIQ BASES team is the worldwide leader in analyzing and consulting on new consumer products and we are at the core of our clients’ new product launch strategies. We work with clients at all stages of new product development, from early-stage ideation to optimizing communication and positioning, package design, and predicting and growing in-market sales.

Job Description

About the Job

Budget Consultants provide consultative guidance to our commercial teams as they propose to clients, supporting the research teams by providing guidance for fielding methodologies and panel feasibility, supporting panel partners throughout the life cycle of our projects. This enables us to ensure the projects run smoothly, are profitable to our company, and provide good useful data to our clients.

Duties & Accountabilities

  • Fully versed on all services, methodologies & requirements.
  • Clear, concise and professional in communication with internal departments and with external agencies.
  • Demonstrates accuracy in use of scheduling, bidding and project management tools as necessary (i.e. Workbench, Bidding, Studio, etc.)
  • Solution-oriented in resolving feasibility issues and recommending solutions.
  • Accurately manages feasibility and supplier bid requests including all relevant information, consulting on missing or inaccurate information and flagging watchouts.
  • Actively consults with commercial teams on a wide range of studies regarding sample needs and methodology specifics.
  • Seeks opportunities/shows enthusiasm for value added projects beyond the ‘normal’ project specific work
  • Offers up clear solutions and potential impacts from implementation to Commercial teams.
  • Proactively identifies High Priority studies and works with internal teams to execute successfully.
  • Works directly with 3rd party vendors to successfully manage expectations for sampling requirements and executing projects. Ensure that vendors understand and follow best practices as set forth by leadership.
  • Provides feedback to vendors and internal leaders as appropriate.
  • Records accurate and timely data for metrics tracking and financial reporting
  • Willing to work as a team regionally and globally by taking on shared tasks such as vacation coverage, etc.
  • Contributes in team discussions and non-production projects as needed.
  • Works well with other internal partners across Commercial and Operational teams in order to deliver on time and high quality study execution. Foster a professional and friendly environment while working with others across the business.

About you

You are a creative problem solver that takes pride in your ability to manage multiple inputs into user-friendly and data-driven recommendations to our internal teams. You are someone who values working on a diverse, inclusive team and can provide our clients with innovative solutions. You constantly seek to learn new things.


    Requirements & Skills

    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and databases
    • Attention to detail
    • Customer service / consulting skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Multi-tasking skills
    • Oral and written communication skills in English

    Education and Experience Required:

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Minimum of 1-2 years experience in an office environment
    • Ability to handle stress well
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Assertive, but flexible and positive attitude
    • Ability to work individually as well as in a team environment

    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!)

    Technology we use

    • Engineering
      • C++Languages
      • JavaLanguages
      • JavascriptLanguages
      • 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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