Trend and Innovation Consultant

  • Location Mumbai, India
  • Date Posted 14th August 2017
  • Category Research
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Requisition ID 259

Description

Position Description:

  • This position is required to work in a B2B environment and requires the employee to work closely with global & regional FMCG clients.
  • Working as part of the regional Asia Pacific Consulting and Client Service team this role is pivotal in promoting, scoping and delivering Mintel Consulting projects, providing clients with strategies within new product development through customised projects.
  • Examples of Consulting project scopes include brand strategy & audits, shopper insights, product category and market insight report, ideation workshops, market entry studies, strategic market evaluations, trend immersions, data analysis, opportunity landscaping and new product development.
  • It also requires the roll-out of the Mintel Insights Program across India, presenting on-site to multiple FMCG companies. The Insights Program covers key macro-consumer trends and their applicability to the food, drink, beauty and personal care spaces.
  • As such there is extensive client interaction within this position, with the candidate’s ability to identify consulting opportunities and match Mintel solutions a crucial skill.
  • Location: Mumbai

Major Responsibility Areas:

  • Provide cutting-edge insights and thought-provoking opinion.
  • Provide clients with paths for innovation through opportunity mapping, portfolio strategy and platform development.
  • Delivery of Insight Presentations in an informative and engaging manner.
  • Research into FMCG (food / non-food) innovation trends in the Asia Pacific market, with a primary focus on implications for India.
  • Evangelize Consulting capabilities within the existing client base and the regional account management team.
  • Collaborate with consultants, research analysts and account directors on the creation and roll-out of the Insights Program across the region.

Job Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications, 6+ years of experience in FMCG / consumer markets, brand strategy, marketing and/or market research/consulting.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is required.
  • Highly creative with strong content creation skills.
  • Capability to interpret data and perform product gaps analysis.
  • Superior communication skills -- including presentations, scoping projects, and writing proposals.
  • Experienced analyst as project manager and individual contributor.
  • Relevant business development experience.
  • Strong analytical skills & eye for visual detail.
  • Time management.

Enthusiastic, passionate and willing to travel pan India – up to 25% as required

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