Associate Director
Millward Brown - New York, NY

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Position Summary
Recognized by the industry as a premiere brand strategy consulting firm, Millward Brown Optimor is seeking highly motivated, strategic thinkers who are interested in joining its team as Associate Directors.

Associate Directors will be responsible for managing all areas of client engagements including client interaction, problem solving approaches, team management, development of strategic recommendations and supervision of junior team members.

Associate Directors take an active role in managing projects, developing existing clients and developing the practice to include training, development and recruiting. Travel is expected to be a part of all client engagements, but usually does not exceed 25% of time requirements.

  • Consumer insight-driven market strategy
  • Brand strategy
  • Brand/business valuation & strategy
  • Brand portfolio optimization
  • ROI measurement
  • M&A, licensing & co-branding strategy development
  • Marketing investment planning
  • Brand architecture
The ideal candidate will bring a unique blend of interests in strategy consulting, marketing/branding and financial analysis. The candidate should be a self-starter with a proactive attitude who is motivated to excel within an entrepreneurial environment. This position will provide the right candidate with the unique opportunity to grow into an industry expert in a cutting-edge area of consulting and to lead larger client engagements and practice areas.

Job Qualifications
  • MBA from a top-tier business school
  • Strong academic background
  • Prior experience in a related field is a plus, but is not required. Fresh MBAs with a strong interest in strategy consulting, finance and marketing are preferred
  • Strong project management skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Strong business acumen and critical thinking skills
  • Brand sensibility
  • Very strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to take initiative and to work independently and within a team
Millward Brown has, and continues to have great success at promoting quality individuals from within. To assist in our employees' continued development we provide extensive in-house training. Additionally, Millward Brown provides comprehensive benefits offerings to all full-time employees. Our benefits include several options for medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan with Company matching provision, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, health and wellness benefits, and an enhanced paid time-off program. We are confident that Millward Brown offers a unique chance to join a dynamic and innovative organization that is continuing to grow.

Our Values and Culture
Our name is synonymous with innovative products and services, and we continue to lead the industry in developing new techniques and models to better serve the needs of our clients worldwide. But it doesn't stop there. We believe in bringing together results-oriented people and providing them with the tools and resources to succeed. To support this, we offer comprehensive training that includes a combination of informal hands-on and more structured group sessions as well as numerous opportunities for career growth. By cultivating an environment in which our employees can succeed and are valued for their contributions, we have built a solid reputation for developing, recognizing and promoting our employees.

Millward Brown is an EEO Employer

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Millward Brown provides market research services, specializing in brand performance, from more than 75 offices in someĀ 50 countries. Its...