Account Manager, Brand Sales


United States of America

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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

Who We Are:
MRI-Simmons Research is a leading consumer insights company. We are an established organization, with a great brand, that is aggressively reinventing itself through investments in technology and people! The innovative private equity firm, Symphony Technology Partners, also backs us.

What We Do:

MRI-Simmons measures consumer preferences, attitudes and behaviors. We do this by collecting data through surveys and passively measured data in a way that is representative of the general population, applying data science and making sense of consumer data through enterprise-grade software.  Marketers and media companies then use MRI-Simmons data and technology to develop marketing strategies, consumer segmentation schemes and media activation approaches.

Job Description:

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented sales professional to grow within a successful division of MRI-Simmons, renown as the industry’s leading consumer insights provider.

As an Account Manager within our sales team; you'll be tasked with growing partnerships with large media planning agencies, digital shops, media properties and blue-chip advertisers in New York and along the East Coast.  Using your influencing and relationship-building skills, you provide excellent client service, research and market analysis.  Beginning with a list of existing clients, you will develop deep relationships and seek opportunities to help solve their media or marketing needs using our suite of premier products and industry leading solutions.   

We’re looking for someone with drive and determination, who can be self-motivated, willing to go the extra mile and successfully grow their desk of business.  An out-of-the box thinker who can capitalize on new opportunities and thrive in a strong team-based environment. The successful candidate will be rewarded with a tremendous opportunity to raise their industry profile with an established industry leader.

As Account Manager, you will have following key accountabilities:

  • Day-to-Day management of a variety of Brand accounts from retail, finance, insurance and technology sectors to name a few.
  • Provides client service, training and hands on guidance to ensure clients are getting maximum value out of our data and software applications.                                               
  • works with the account director to upsell new products to existing list of clients   


Now that we have introduced you to the position Account Manager, what skills, qualifications and experience should you, have?

  • Minimum 3-5 years working with market research (syndicated or custom) or experience within an agency or marketer
  • Must have outstanding organizational and communication skills with attention to detail. 
  • Excel at presenting and telling a story with data. 
  • Working knowledge of syndicated consumer data.
  • Strong PowerPoint and Excel skills.
  • Excellent business acumen, problem solving, project management and analytical skills.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

We are not responsible for any fee related to unsolicited resumes from 3rd party staffing and recruiting agencies (whether submitted through this website or sent directly to employees) unless a written agreement is in place between the agency and GfK (“Company”) and an authorized Company representative makes a written request to the agency to assist with this requisition. Similarly, no fee will be paid for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency. Any unsolicited resumes, CVs, or other candidate information submitted by an agency will become the property of GfK, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.

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: 56 days ago

City: New York - Home Office

Work Area: Commercial

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00008621