Senior Account Manager needed at NielsenIQ

Job title : Senior Account Manager

Job Location : Lagos

Deadline : May 03, 2024

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Job Description

  • The Account Developer is a part of NIQ/GfK’s ‘Consumer and Marketing Insights’ team responsible for East West Africa (EWA) and serves as link to our FMCG clients. The role is to be a trusted adviser to our FMCG customers in the EWA region, matching CMI solutions to the clients’ key business questions.
  • This encompasses business growth targets for existing clients and overall responsibility for driving revenue growth of the assigned FMCG Vertical.
  • Candidates will need to have at least 6-7 years of experience in market research or account management.
  • They will also have strong interpersonal skills and use these to dive deep into the clients’ businesses, truly understanding the challenges and questions.
  • They live and breathe clients and can demonstrate the value of CMI solutions, thus driving engagement and growth in the business.

You will…

  • Lead and develop a defined list of FMCG accounts on behalf of NIQ/GfKs CMI EWA region, i.e. act as the main point of contact and trusted advisor for key clients
  • Conduct regular business reviews with clients and develop & execute strategic account plans
  • Understand client strategies, structures and key business questions to build sustainable client relationships and intimacy
  • Develop new and existing relationships (up to senior level) with customers to achieve sales growth
  • Understand and sell the value of the CMI portfolio
  • Lead contract negotiations both for new sales and renewals, incl. proposal writing, price calculations and pitch presentations
  • Grow the revenue base of your accounts, ensuring targets are met or exceeded
  • Work with CMI customer success teams to meet and exceed client expectations and identify opportunities for upselling and cross-selling.
  • Liaise cross-functionally with other NIQ/GfK brands & teams with a focus on a holistic client centric experience
  • Build and maintain an accurate and reliable pipeline within the CRM tool (Salesforce/MSD) and provide accurate sales forecasts on a regular basis
  • Involve yourself in project set-up and delivery when needed for enforcing/ building a client relation and/or due to capacity shortages within the CMI customer success teams
  • Keep abreast of market research methodologies, clients’ industry trends, and competitor activities

You have…

  • A bachelor’s degree or post graduate qualification
  • Minimum 6-7 years work experience in market research or account management
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of market research methods
  • Experience in sales or consultancy role would be very welcomed but is not necessary
  • Strong client-oriented attitude
  • Ability to build and maintain long-term customer relationships
  • Able to “actively listen” to clients, identify business opportunities and understand how to commercialize them
  • Strong pitch and proposal writing skills
  • Willingness to go the extra mile
  • Passion, energy and drive, enthusiasm to learn and develop
  • Able to work autonomously and establish own priorities and objectives
  • Comfortable working across teams, bringing together people from different areas of the business
  • Highly organized, with strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Software skills/ MS Office, especially PowerPoint

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