Global Fielding Solutions Manager/Senior Manager
( Chicago, IL)
Affinnova is revolutionizing how the world innovates. Our patented technology dramatically expands the field of creative ideas and reliably identifies the products, advertisements, or designs with the greatest market potential based on the preferences of consumers. The global leader in marketing innovation software and services, Affinnova delivers higher innovation success rates, accelerates speed to market and generates unprecedented return on investment.
Affinnova’s SaaS optimization platform combines an interactive evolutionary algorithm with the real-time preferences of consumers. Every product, advertisement and design has numerous potential attributes that impact the buying decision and appeal for consumers. Affinnova is the only company that truly considers all possibilities and reliably identifies the optimal approach.
Affinnova is highly profitable and one of the fastest growing marketing software and service companies in the world with a five year growth rate of 628%. Fortune 500 companies in the CPG, life sciences, retail, technology and financial services industries, including Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Nestlé, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Walmart, Microsoft, MasterCard and Citibank, depend on Affinnova to grow their businesses.
Our philosophy at Affinnova is simple: you cannot revolutionize the way global companies innovate with anything less than an all-star team. We believe in smart, driven people who are experts in their field, have a proven record of success and have great potential to grow. We believe that collaboration supercharges the performance of people resulting in a dynamic workplace, the best outcomes for our clients and continuous improvement in what we do.
The Global Fielding Solutions Manager plays a crucial role at Affinnova by enabling all client projects across multiple market verticals and geographies. Reporting to the Director of Global Fielding Solutions, this position ensures that Affinnova has (1) robust global access to e-panel and CLT capabilities, (2) a strong client facing competence to appropriately tailor panel solutions to meet client needs, and (3) an appropriate systems infrastructure to support multiple simultaneous fieldings. This person has a strong understanding of the market research process and current fielding best practices around the globe, and is adept at evolving operations to leverage developing best practices.
Specific responsibilities include:
Managing global fielding operations and panel resourcing for 1,000+ projects per year
Building and managing relationships with multiple global partner/suppliers
Supporting and consulting with a 70+ person sales team and our clients to define requirements, determine feasibility and provide costs
Working closely with the Director of Global Fielding Solutions to monitor and control annual field costs
Defining and implementing a management dashboard to track results and creating a feedback loop to continuously enhance quality, reduce costs and shorten timelines
Defining requirements and liaising with the development team to implement the appropriate technical infrastructure to support high growth operations including new methodologies, verticals and geographies
Training and supporting a 40+ person operations team across a broad range of panel and fielding related issues
Continuously upgrading our practices to ensure that Affinnova has industry leading competencies
5+ years of market research experience (supplier side experience is a plus)
Deep understanding of and experience with providing fielding services
Proven track record of developing and managing multiple supplier relationships
Specific experience using technology to consistently improve operational results
Experience requesting and evaluating partner/supplier bids
Experience with central location testing or offline methodologies in emerging markets is preferred
Experience with CPG companies preferred
Entrepreneurial experience a significant plus
Strong leadership - people, thought and action
Exceptional high level, consultative selling skills
Highly strategic with the ability to identify opportunities and problem-solve
Excellent at networking and building relationships
Excellent verbal and written communication
Ability to understand and communicate with any function or level
Strong analytical and quantitative skills
Effective project management skills
Intelligent - strategic, analytical and innovative
Driven by achievement and results
Leads by example, highly accountable
Entrepreneurial (self-motivated, persistent and resourceful)
Open, collaborative and inclusive
Mature, self-aware and self-confident
Desire to continuously learn and improve
Undergraduate degree from reputable school
High academic achievement (GPA - 3.5+)
Affinnova is revolutionizing how the world innovates. Our patented technology dramatically expands the field of creative ideas and reliably...