Global Food Analyst

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Mintel is an international leader in providing consumer market research and competitive intelligence tools as well as in delivering customized consulting solutions to top-tier organizations. With group headquarters in the United Kingdom, and U.S. headquarters in Chicago, Mintel has been a market leader for over 40 years.

Mintel seeks a Global Food Analyst to be part of our Chicago-based Mintel Food and Drink team.  The Mintel Food and Drink platform focuses on providing thought-leading insights and analysis for an international base of clients. Our Global Analysts are tasked with challenging our clients’ thinking by providing fresh insight and analysis based on our proprietary data and market research.


  • Work with Mintel’s international client base of major global food and drink manufacturers, retailers, and ingredient and packaging suppliers. Engage with clients by presenting insights in person and via webinars and analyst calls. [Approximately 50% of your time]
  • Deliver insight and analysis at the category and broader consumer level through monthly articles and presentations. [Approximately 50% of your time]
  • Speak at conferences, briefings and major industry events.
  • Act as a spokesperson for Mintel on topics related to food and drink, including interviews with trade press and other media.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of experience working for a manufacturer or brand within the food industry, or relevant brand knowledge gleaned from working directly with the industry
  • Experience working for a packaging manufacturer, brand, research firm, advertising firm or as a journalist for a trade publication is required
  • Strong client development, presentation and consultancy skills
  • Ability to analyze multiple sets of data and write concise, insightful analysis
  • Ability to think creatively when analyzing and presenting data
  • In depth experience of disciplines such as NPD/competitive intelligence, brand development and consumer trends
  • Superior presentation skills and ability to be forward looking
  • Multi country knowledge and experience an advantage
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Ability to travel within the US or internationally up to 30%

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets

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