Principal Innovation Consultant
Report Services Inc. - Chicago, IL

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Job Descriptions:
Mintel is an international leader in providing consumer market research and competitive intelligence tools as well as in delivering customized consulting solutions to top-tier organizations. With group headquarters in the UK and US headquarters in Chicago, Mintel has been a market leader for forty years.

Mintel is in search of a Principal Innovation Consultant with a background as a researcher, consultant and innovative thinker and a distinguished career in the CPG industry. Experience working effectively at the senior executive level and a passion for consumers, strategy, markets and brands is essential for success in this role.

Mintel Consulting expects the Principal Consultant to demonstrate an area of expertise that enhances the capabilities of the team to build new consulting business. Examples of such expertise include, but are not limited to, new product development, innovation design, brand management, shopper insights, design strategy, white space thinking, strategic market evaluations, trend immersions, and opportunity landscaping.

Responsibilities :
Work with Account Manager to develop new consulting business and build client relationships

Collaborate with global consulting team and work alongside Mintel regional account teams to ensure all consulting projects and accounts are effectively managed

Use innovative thinking and entrepreneurial skills to spot opportunities, stretch a client’s thinking and validate opportunities

Prepare custom analysis and insight for clients and customize deliverables to fit client needs using original research, a library of pre-published content, and external quantitative and qualitative agencies

Apply experience with a wide range of client-types (e.g. manufacturers, retailers, and suppliers) to present future thinking, deliver research results and conduct innovation strategy workshops

Required Experience:
Minimum 10 years of consumer research and / or consulting experience

Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred

Understanding of brand building, innovation processes, strategic NPD and methodologies for each

Highly developed analytical skills, ability to interpret a wealth of information from different sources to build compelling stories with a commercial conclusion and the capacity to develop and execute a consulting brief

Expertise working with syndicated sales data, such as IRI or Nielsen

Absolute fluency in written and spoken English with first class communication skills

Flexibility to travel regularly within the US and globally to meet with clients

Keyword: custom research, consulting, market research, strategic innovation, strategic insight, thought leader
From: Report Services Inc.