Account Associate, U.S. Fashion Apparel
The NPD Group

New York, New York

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Learning and growing with NPD

Combining consumer surveys, retail point-of-sale data, and cutting-edge analytics, The NPD Group delivers trusted retail industry research to the world's most successful brands and retailers. We also offer careers that reward innovation and provide growth opportunities for forward-thinking problem-solvers who join our team. Speed your career growth, while working with the best and brightest in the market research industry.

Position Overview

The Apparel business at NPD works with some of the most exciting companies in the Fashion industry. This team is currently seeking an Account Associate who is responsible for managing and growing the relationship between NPD and a strategic portfolio of Apparel manufacturing clients in the basics and kids' categories. In this role, you will build strong client relationships, provide actionable insights for decision making and help to drive revenue growth across your assigned group of accounts.

This position will be based in Greensboro, NC or Port Washington, NY.

Overall Responsibilities:
• Manage all client contract deliverables to ensure that they are delivered on an on-time and accurate basis
• Handle any on-going ad hoc data requests from clients
• Develop a keen understanding of the client's organization/strategies and use this knowledge to support account service plans that align with client objectives
• Build strong, long-term relationships with existing client contacts
• Assist in expanding the client base to include a broader mix of end-users and to uncover new buying centers
• Effectively use POS, Consumer and other NPD sources to help clients grow their business and gain market share.
• Prepare and deliver impactful and engaging presentations that weave NPD data sources together to tell a story that delivers value and provides actionable insight to NPD clients.
• Enhance manufacturer and retailer collaboration through the use of NPD Account Level Reports (ALRs) and other NPD tools in line reviews and joint business planning

Qualifications:
• 1-3 years of experience in market research client servicing and sales.
• Bachelor's degree
• Demonstrated ability to work with POS/consumer panel data to generate impactful and engaging analyses and presentations.
• Apparel or Fashion industry knowledge a plus.
• Category Management / Brand Management experience within a manufacturer or retailer desired.
• Ability to weave together diverse data sets into succinct, cohesive, and impactful stories.
• Expert in all MS Office products, Excel, PowerPoint, & Word.
• Experienced proficiency in data access tools
• Ability to travel (typically 10% - 15%)

Communication
The ideal candidate must be able to conduct engaging and impactful presentations that deliver value to the client while telling a compelling story in a concise and polished manner to a diverse audience. Most importantly, the candidate must demonstrate the ability to listen to the customer and appropriately match the customer's needs with NPD's products and services or be willing to direct the customer to the best solution.

The NPD Group, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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