Account Manager, Client Development

The NPD Group Bentonville , AR 72716

Posted 2 months ago

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

The Manager within the Checkout Team is responsible for managing all aspects of client support, from on boarding, to providing training on the data and deliverables, to uncovering new uses and growing Checkout adoption and business at Walmart and Sam's Club. You will develop and present ad hoc reports as well as engage clients in ongoing subscriptions. You will support key Walmart and Sam's Club stakeholders on an ongoing basis, incorporating all available information into insightful presentations and making analytical recommendations.

This position will be based in Bentonville, AR.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Provide on time and accurate data reports using Tableau and other related analytic software as directed.

  • Ensure overall client satisfaction by proactively relating the category and consumer insights and industry trends to business opportunities.

  • Provide assistance in day-to-day servicing support across receipt harvesting clients.

  • Develop best practices for analyzing and presenting data insights and share these across the Checkout organization.

  • Leverage learnings from clients to help inform data product development.

  • Coordinate with cross-functional team to execute client projects.


  • 4-6 years' experience in market research or equivalent.

  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities.

  • Ability to synthesize data and develop meaningful conclusions/insights from consumer data sources.

  • Understanding of how panel data can be used to identify business building opportunities for clients.

  • Ability to generate/support creative ideas and effectively sell those ideas.

  • Strong presentation skills with a high comfort level presenting to large groups and senior audiences.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong organizational and project management skills.

  • Highly proficient in all MS Office products (strong Excel, PowerPoint, Word.)

  • Detail oriented .

  • Previous experience in a Retail environment is a plus.

  • Experience with national consumer panel data preferred

  • BA/BS or equivalent. Market research, economics, statistics or marketing background preferred.

  • Travel typically 10-20%.


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 ideal candidate must be comfortable and effective when talking with a broad range of decision influencers and decision makers within an organization. The candidate will be able to effectively understand and build relationships throughout the customer's organization.


The ideal candidate will be competent in managing their time and activities and must embrace our proven opportunity and customer management processes and systems. Candidates must possess a "can-do" perspective in their professional attitude. They will be detail oriented and demonstrate a strong work ethic. They will be sticklers for accuracy in their own work as well as their colleagues. They will be ready to back up their assertions with facts.

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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