Senior Executive/Manager, APAC



Job Family

Client Solutions

For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Analyze and present the product/industry data to potential and existing clients.
  • Lead and direct all the countries in the region for the related tracking business.
  • Support the countries and advise them on quality issues or panel recruitment.
  • Understand and maintain all deliverables to ensure client satisfaction.
  • Identify potential problems and propose pro-active solutions to meet client needs.
  • Ensure that the quality of the product remains at a very high level.
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with key decision-makers within existing and potential clients.
  • Achieve sales and manage accounts with new and existing clients.
  • Liaise with internal operations and research departments to ensure client reports are timely and accurate.
  • Efficiently manage and analyze large proprietary databases.
  • Provide regular high-level presentations to clients and in-depth analysis of GfK data.
  • Keep abreast of latest developments in local and global markets and economies.


  • Ability to quickly grasp and understand markets, methodologies and techniques.
  • Good organiser with the ability to prioritise and multi-task.
  • Ability to maintain a positive, motivational, “get things done” attitude, especially when faced with difficult circumstances.
  • Excellent sales/negotiation skills and a hunger to develop new business.
  • Good interpersonal and relationship building skills (internal, external, and cross-cultural).
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Able to deliver accurate, compelling and insightful presentations to clients.
  • Proficient in English and Chinese, to liaise with multi-lingual speaking clients and overseas offices.
  • Excellent track record in business development.
  • Able to communicate effectively with all levels within GfK and client’s organization.

Personal Attributes

  • Goal and action oriented.
  • Ability to work under pressure of deadlines and targets.
  • Thorough with a strong attention to detail.
  • Even temperament.
  • High energy with a positive ‘can do’ attitude and optimism.
  • Prepared to take ownership of issues and responsibility for actions.
  • Strong work ethics and reliability.
  • Team oriented.
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Patient, tolerant and flexible.

Specific Qualifications

  • A good degree preferably in Business/Marketing/Economics.
  • Candidates with experience in Market Research/ Product Marketing/ Business Development, within Home & Lifestyle, Consumer durables, Technology, Telco, Imaging industries preferred.
  • Candidates with at least 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Candidates with less experience will be considered for placement in Senior Executive/Assistant Manager role.

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to getting to know you!

Posted: 23 days ago

City: Singapore

Work Area: Client Solutions

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00007735