Precima is a company that helps large food retail businesses better understand and therefore address their customers’ needs. They allow their customers to continuously optimise their experience and increase customer loyalty. The market, available data points and sources, customers buying preferences, trends and channels are changing continuously – as are Precima’s. For this reason Precima are now looking to add an experienced Retail Insights Consultant to their team to provide additional capability during this exciting period of transition.
Supported by expert teams of data scientists and modelling specialists the Retail Insights Consultant works collaboratively with the client and client analytics team on behalf of Precima to develop insight-driven recommendations. These in turn will support business objectives such as execution of store / category management plans as well as ad hoc tactical and strategic client issues.
The Role: Retail Insights Consultant
The Retail Insights Consultant’s position entails someone to work closely with the client’s stakeholders, in order to understand all of their goals and objectives. In addition, the Consultant needs to be able to convert the clients’ needs into analytical requirements but also to align with Precima’s other teams. They will consequently translate analytical insights into strategies and tactics, in order to deliver better results for the clients.
Moreover, he/she will draft execution plans for the implementation of their recommendations into the client’s organizations and propose solutions to client’s stakeholders. Furthermore, the Consultant ensures that the analytical output and garnered insights are translated into comprehensive recommendations and deliverables for their clients into various forms.
The ideal candidate needs in-depth understanding of the business and its imperatives in terms of their clients, both from a financial and strategic standpoint. They need to be able to lend their critical eye to the analytics team when it comes to prioritizing analysis and methodology.
Last but not least, the best man/woman for the job requires expert capabilities in merchandising analytics environments. They will understand the business needs of retail or FMCG/CPG clients as well as comprehend the assorted business issues and bring an analytical approach to merchandising problems to the table when these are encountered by their clients.
- Advanced MS Office capabilities (expert level on either or both Excel and PowerPoint+VBA)
- Communication fluent in either or both Dutch and English
- 5-10 years of experience in analytics field
- Retail or analytics partner experience (e.g. retailer/FMCG/Nielsen/IRI/JDA/GfK)
- Experienced with data driven decision making
- Knowledge about CDTs & product attributes
- Retail experience is beneficial, specifically (category/assortment management, floorplanning, space management)
Length of Assignment: 3-6 months