Chicago, IL

Associate Account Manager - Client Development, BASES Innovation Specialty at NielsenIQ

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Job Description

Have you ever wanted to modernize the brand and bottle design for an iconic beverage? How about discovering the next big new snack product? Have you seen an ad and wondered “how did they decide to talk about the product that way?” At Nielsen’s Innovation Practice (BASES), you’ll use your analytical and consultative skills to help some of the biggest consumer packaged goods companies in the world launch better new products more quickly, effectively, and consistently.

With best-in-class research and predictive analytical tools, the Nielsen BASES team is uniquely positioned to consult with clients and provide insights and intelligence to drive more effective decision making. We are 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. At Nielsen, you will work with industry-leading marketers and see your work come to life in stores. 

Our Client Development team is responsible for helping our region achieve our revenue targets by building and growing our client relationships. As an Associate Manager on our Client Development team you will:

  • Assist senior account owners (at the Director and VP level) in growing the Nielsen BASES business with two large global consumer packaged goods manufacturers to ensure revenue goals are achieved.
  • Collaborate on the development and execution of the account strategy 
  • Build relationships with the existing partners at your clients and work to identify and establish new relationships.
  • Design and propose research projects (including project elements, cost and timing) to address client business questions, working closely with Client Service and Analytics/Delivery teams to ensure the most appropriate Nielsen BASES solution
  • Work with the Client Service Manager(s) to initiate projects, extract insights and deliver recommendations that meet the client’s needs

A Little About You

You are comfortable looking for ways to grow relationships with clients and passionate about helping them to be successful. You are able to confidently manage client expectations and ensure client satisfaction by providing feedback, insights and updates in a timely manner. You are analytical and curious and like problem solving. Your project management and communication skills are top notch! You are someone who values working on a diverse team and enjoys providing clients with innovative solutions.

General Skills

  • Able to establish and build client relationships and be viewed as a trusted advisor
  • Consultative selling capabilities, ability to uncover client needs and frame Nielsen BASES solutions in a compelling light.
  • Project management and cross functional team management abilities in order to manage client expectations through the life-cycle of a project
  • Strong analytical and communication skills 

Background and Technical Skills

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • ~3-5 years’ experience in market research or consultative selling ideally of complex solutions 
  • Strong mathematical and analytical aptitude
  • Marketing or Research/Consumer Insights background strongly preferred 
  • Related industries include: Consumer Packaged Goods, Consulting, Consumer Insights, Consumer Analytics

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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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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