Global Market Data Manager - Global Business Insights Analytics

    • Brentford, United Kingdom

Site Name: USA - New Jersey - Warren, UK - London - Brentford
Posted Date: Oct 14 2020
Are you looking for a truly global role that will help to accelerate business performance and drive growth, by optimising our market data purchase operating model and relationships with external continuous market data agencies? If so, this Global Market Data Manager role could be an exciting opportunity to explore.

This role sits within the Consumer & Business, Insights and Analytics (CBIA) team part of the Digital Organisation. The CBIA team is accountable for integrating cutting edge approaches in deep human understanding and advanced analytics to identify new levers of growth and competitive advantage and shape Consumer Healthcare of the future.

Reporting to the Reporting & Data Management Lead in the Global Business Insights & Analytics team, the Global Market Data Manager role is pivotal in ensuring we optimise continuous market data coverage and usage across the enterprise to ultimately support the development of advanced reporting capabilities to understand and to accelerate business performance and driving our consumer and customer obsessed culture.

This role has a global remit which requires not only the ability to effectively manage relationships with teams across different countries as well as global data agencies, but also a good understanding of the differences in terms of market data landscape and data suppliers across countries.

To be successful in this role you will have proven expertise in managing relationships effectively with external data agencies as well as coordinate effectively internal requests and budget across several markets and drive cost efficiencies.

You will enjoy the challenge of problem solving to engage with teams and understand how to best deliver and implement the data purchase operating model in collaboration with the rest of the CBIA organisation as well as the procurement and finance teams.

You will need experience of operating at a strategic level and proven thought leadership, coupled with a strong financial and business acumen.
This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following...

  • Manage global relationships with retail and panel data suppliers in constant interaction with the rest of the CBIA organisation and the procurement team, to optimize coverage and implementation of an effective and efficient data purchase operating model globally.
  • Own relationships with global market and consumers' data vendors ensuring SLAs are consistently met and services are leveraged and used effectively across the business.
  • Lead global negotiations and own budget at global level for local continuous/syndicated data and market data services vendors, closely collaborating with procurement and finance teams and adhering to global guidelines and contracts to drive cost efficiencies.
  • Work collaboratively with regional and local CBIA teams to gather and assess data needs and consult on specific requests as needed.
  • Ensure rigorous tracking of data purchased and provide regular updates and summary on data landscape and cost to relevant stakeholders to drive data purchase decisions, annual budget process and negotiations.
  • Identify opportunities to optimise data coverage and select best partners to close the key gaps.
  • Continuously look for data cost optimisation opportunities without compromising on quality of data and reporting capabilities.
  • Ensure alignment of data contracts and global budgets.
  • Partner with the rest of the team for Pricing / MMM / Other budget tracking, in addition to data contracts.
  • Manage PO's / budgets / invoices for global BI&A teams.

Basic Qualifications:
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Bachelor Degree in relevant field: Marketing Science/Analytics/Finance.
  • Extensive experience in managing relationships and negotiations with external continuous market data agencies at global level and across different sets of data and effectively managing the external suppliers' contracts ongoing.
  • Strong previous experience in managing and knowledge of syndicated/continuous market data at global level is required (e.g. Nielsen, IRI, etc).
  • Good knowledge of different markets and consumer data sets available globally and data providers to optimise data coverage and utilisation.
  • Experience in developing and implementing optimal data strategies and purchase operating models in global organisations including leading global budget annual processes.
  • Finance experience / extensive prior experience in managing large budget and coordinate budget spend across several markets.
  • Previous FMCG experience is required.
  • Experience in working in a matrix structure and across teams globally and influence without authority
  • Ability to partner effectively with business teams as well as technical teams
  • Strong oral and written communication
  • Skills and ability to influence peers/upwards

Preferred Qualifications:
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Masters in relevant field: Marketing Science/Analytics/Finance

Application Details :
Please take a copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available post closure of the advert.

When applying for this role, please submit a cover letter with your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity!

Why GSK?
Our values and expectationsare at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.
These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:
  • Agile and distributed decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk
  • Managing individual and team performance.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Implementing change initiatives and leading change.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally.
  • Developing people and building a talent pipeline.
  • Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.
  • Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen.

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