Strategy & Planning Leader, North America at NielsenIQ

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Job Description

The role of Senior Vice President, Strategy & Planning, North America will work in close partnership with the North America, G13 & BASES President and senior business leaders that are responsible for different line of business by facilitating the identification of growth drivers and challenges across the organization and providing strategic thought partnership and project management on a broad range of topics. In addition, this person will evaluate organic and inorganic strategic opportunities for North America, helping to achieve growth, differentiation, and transformation.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and drive strategic initiatives: Expand coverage of retail, eCommerce, analytics and Meta Data. Partner with business leaders to support development of business strategies including market entry, growth, and portfolio strategies. Collaborate with the executive committee and key business leaders to develop strategic priorities and plans. 

  • M&A Strategy: Develop inorganic strategies. Identify target opportunities, cultivate potential acquisition targets, and engage with external parties to gain market knowledge, analyze trends, and support the execute of inorganic growth strategies for North America, G13 and BASES. 

  • Enterprise strategic planning: Manage & coordinate North America + G13 process to refresh the rolling 3-year plan and strategic initiatives to move NielsenIQ forward in its transformation.

  • Ad-hoc strategic projects: Support the North America, G13 & BASES President in a variety of special projects that may include but are not limited to; select business initiatives and/or building/presenting decks for the NielsenIQ Leadership team. 

  • Chief of Staff to the North America President : Coordinate North America President’s Calendar, engagement with NIQ’s Executive Committee and our Board of Directors. Coordinate North America Leadership team agenda, 


This role reports to the President, North America, G13 & BASES. This individual will also work closely with other senior leaders within the organization to execute on the most critical strategic initiatives.


  1. Strategy Consulting Experience: The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years post MBA strategy experience from a top tier strategy consulting firm. 

  2. Relevant Industry Experience: The ideal candidate will have had exposure to consumer packaged goods, retail, or information services industries. 

  3. Relevant Functional Experience: Experience across organic and inorganic growth strategy projects is required. 

  4. Structured and Logical Thinking: The ability to dissect a problem into an organized approach and quickly form a hypothesis against which to run test analyses as well as the ability to present complex concepts/ideas in concise, easy-to-understand terms is critical. 

  5. Analytical Rigor: Analytical, methodical, and rigorous approach; ability to independently take apart complex business issues, perform research and analyses, synthesize conclusions into a value-maximizing business strategy.

  6. Executive Presence: The candidate will have a strong executive presence and the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization. 

  7. Project Management: The candidate should be able to mobilize plans around key workstreams and drive execution in a strategic manner and provide comprehensive updates to senior leaders on status of integration, challenges, and successes 


  • Creative, out-of-the-box thinker, with the ability to work across all levels and geographies of the organization

  • A high level of curiosity, and a true desire for learning

  • “Nose for the money”; ability to identify opportunities through business judgment and pattern recognition

  • Self-motivated and high energy; can easily function in a high-demand, performance-driven environment

  • Change Agent; comfortable designing for the future and challenging the status quo.

  • Must be willing to roll-up sleeves and get work done; this position requires tactical, hands-on execution and a personal drive for results

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, particularly the ability to communicate at the CEO level, lead multi-discipline teams, and influence key stake holders

  • High degree of initiative and desire to work in a fast past and dynamic environment

  • Capable of moving past barriers, being self-directed/motivated

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and to handle multiple constituencies/priorities with minimal supervision 

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

About NielsenIQ 

NielsenIQ is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. We provide consumer packaged goods manufacturers/fast-moving consumer goods and retailers with accurate, actionable information and insights and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that companies need to innovate and grow. Our approach marries proprietary NielsenIQ data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what’s happening now, what’s happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge. We like to be in the middle of the action. That’s why you can find us at work in over 90 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit

NielsenIQ is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

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