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Specialist, Client Development

Company: The NPD Group
Location: Bentonville
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Learn and work on meaningful initiatives with some of the best and brightest in the market research industry. The NPD Group provides the world's most successful brands with leading market research, combining consumer and retail point-of-sale data with analytic solutions to interpret today's market trends while anticipating tomorrow's. In addition, we offer a career filled with innovation and growth to the forward-thinking problem solvers who join our team.

Position Overview

Join NPD's Walmart team and help NPD expand our impact across Walmart Inc. You will analyze NPD data to develop insights and recommendations for the General Merchandise industries NPD measures. In this role, you will work directly with our contract holders - the Walmart Customer Science team, support the activation of some of our most strategic products and enable the expansion of our advocacy outside of our core client base.

As part of NPD's Walmart team in Bentonville, you'll support one of NPD's most strategic clients, join a fun team that includes both year-round team engagement events and philanthropic activities when the social environment allows. We enjoy a small office culture where we pitch in to help each other, while also drawing on the benefits of being part of a mid-sized, privately held, global company.


  • You can be described as: Inquisitive, lifelong learner, independent thinker, collaborative, adaptable, accountable.
  • You are quick to respond to the needs of others by offering cooperation and assistance with a project, program or effort. You naturally provide the human assistance that is required in any endeavor, and not just on your own terms.
  • You ensure that a given project, program or effort is taken to completion and achieves the desired result. You push for required standards of excellence and live to see the impact of your work.
  • 2 - 3 years' experience managing relationships with retail or manufacturer clients, preferably in an insights function.
  • Strong project management skills, solid attention to detail.
  • Good written and oral communication skills, with willingness to improve both.
  • Demonstrated critical thinker and problem solver.
  • Fluent in MS Office products, including but not limited to:
  • Creating engaging presentations in PPT that communicate data, insights and, abstract concepts in a succinct way.
  • Deep proficiency in most of the following excel - Pivot tables and reporting. Creating and debugging complex, nested formulas. Conditional formatting. Macros/VBA. Experience with the Analysis Tool Pack.

Preferred but not required

  • Experience working with/for Walmart or Sam's Club General Merchandise business (any department)
  • Experience with retail disciplines of pricing, assortment, or product marketing.
  • Experience with point of-sale data and panel-based buyer measurement data.
  • Experience telling stories with data.

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.

Keywords: The NPD Group, Springdale , Specialist, Client Development, Other , Bentonville, Arkansas

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