Kantar drives transformational growth by anticipating, unlocking, and activating human-centric demand for businesses and brands. The Consulting Director will accelerate the growth of the organizational performance consulting practice, to help clients build futureproof marketing capabilities. They will lead client relationships, oversee project delivery, inspire and develop teams, and expand the client portfolio.
Kantar, backed by Bain Capital, is one of the world’s leading data, insights and consulting businesses. They know more about how people think, feel, shop, share, vote, and view than anyone else. And they inspire their clients’ growth worldwide by combining their expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies. Kantar employs about 25,000 people, has access to over two billion data profiles, and helps leading organizations in over one hundred different countries.
Kantar is active across three domains: Consulting, Insights, and Analytics and Technology. Combining deep human understanding with solid expertise in marketing and branding is the foundation of their powerful consulting proposition. Kantar’s consulting division helps its clients define consumer-centric growth strategies, brand purpose and architecture, sustainability strategies, marketing operating models, and marketing training academies.
“We understand people more than any consultancy, we understand growth more than any research agency, and we have access to an unparalleled global ecosystem of data, insights, and capabilities.” – Mark Visser, Managing Partner
The Amsterdam-based consulting team is made up of about forty people with twenty different nationalities. Local clients include JDE, Unilever, Heineken, Shell and Adidas. The office is responsible for expanding the consulting business across EMEA. The presence of numerous international headquarters makes the Amsterdam consulting team one of Kantar’s key growth units. Their goal is to more than double local consulting revenues in the next couple of years.
Vacancy: Consulting Director
The Consulting Director will be instrumental to expanding the Amsterdam Consulting team. They will be responsible for increasing the client portfolio and leading project delivery, with a key focus on organizational performance – the largest practice in Amsterdam. To accelerate growth, the Consulting Director will leverage existing client relationships and the available data, insights, and expertise in Kantar’s other practices and domains, both locally and internationally.
As their main focus is on the organizational performance practice, the Consulting Director will help organizations define their marketing approach, design operating models, and develop and deliver tailored capability-building programs. Potential projects include developing a marketing and sales growth academy, creating a segmented marketing strategy and streamlining cross-country marketing plan. This scope will require someone with a strong conceptual view on marketing and branding.
“We mainly focus on clients with revenues north of two billion euros. That asks for a Consulting Director who can level with senior executives, navigate corporate complexity, and has a good feel for the global-local dynamic.” – Marriëtte Leenhouts, Partner
The Consulting Director will lead project teams, each with two to five consultants. They will inspire them and provide ample opportunities to grow and develop. As part of Kantar’s leadership team, the Consulting Director will also contribute to an environment that is supportive, inclusive, caring, human and honest. They will embody the company’s unique and people-centered culture, internally and toward clients.
Collaboration is the key to success for this opportunity. The Consulting Director will work closely with colleagues from other practice areas, offices, and domains (Insights, and Analytics and Technology). They will partner with C-suite clients, become a trusted advisor, and inspire through thought leadership. They will harness the power of Kantar’s collective expertise and client-centric perspective to deliver profitable growth.
For a critical and creative thinker who gets is passionate about brands and marketing, this position offers an ideal opportunity to craft impactful strategies, grow a business inspire clients and teams.
Kantar is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy. To express your interest, please contact Roland Vetten at Roland.Vetten@topofminds.com .