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Account Manager

Remuneration:Basic salary 
Location:Johannesburg
Company:Kantar TNS


Build relationships with the client and internal operational departments to ensure research delivery that best meets the clients’ needs. Train, mentor and manage junior team members to promote and develop their growth. Manage and develop insights on strategic research projects while supporting junior team members in their management of more tactical projects.

At Kantar TNS, we understand consumer behaviour like nobody else. One of the world’s largest research agencies, we drive growth by helping our clients make the most of the moments that matter. Our global teams advise on everything from brand, communications and innovation to shopper activation and customer relationships. Join us and you’ll be part of 30,000 colleagues and 12 world-leading research, data and insight brands at Kantar. At the heart of WPP, our unique consumer insight inspires clients to flourish in an extraordinary world.

Key outcomes 
  • Develop a strong understanding of the clients business, industry and the challenges that they face
  • Fully own, manage and understand at least two strategic trackers for a client, e.g. Brand Health Tracking.
  • Manage and mentor up to three junior team members, use them to assist on strategic projects while also providing guidance, checking and support on smaller tactical projects that they own
  • Build trusted relationships with the client.
  • Build relationships with internal operations to ensure buy in and timeous delivery of high-pressure timelines
Capabilities 
  • Ability to quickly learn TNS processes and then own research projects from start to finish including, proposal writing, research design, questionnaire and sample design, field monitoring, analysis planning and insights generation
  • Ability to run both tracking and ad hoc quantitative projects
  • Ability to motivate, teach and develop junior researchers skills
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment that relies on collaboration with clients, within the team and across departments
Join us

At Kantar, we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based on a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and also to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver.

We go beyond the obvious, using intelligence, passion and creativity to inspire new thinking and shape the world we live in.

Apply for a career that’s out of the ordinary and join us.

Posted on 15 Aug 13:50

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