Associate Principal (Quantative Expertise Center)

ZS Associates
  • Chicago, Evanston, Princeton, San Mateo
  • Confidential
  • 10-15 years
  • 09 Jun 2015

  • Market Research, Business Analytics

  • Management Consulting
Job Description


We are currently seeking applicants for our Associate Principal (Quantitative Expertise Center) position to join our Chicago, Evanston, Princeton, or San Mateo office. The person in this role will be responsible for building and leading ZS' Quantitative Research Methods Expertise Center to support our Marketing Services Consulting business. The person in this role will have the responsibility of identifying and developing a team of consultants to sell, design and deliver quantitative market research. The individual in this role will also be responsible for elevating ZS's marketing research offerings to be "best in class" across the industry. In addition, the individual will be expected to enhance ZS's quantitative research reputation and credibility in the pharmaceutical industry and among market research professionals. This role will not have direct revenue generation responsibilities but will be evaluated on performance against defined objectives. The person in this role will join at an Associate Principal level.

Additional role responsibilities include:

*Building and shaping the QRMEC
*Managing QRMEC on a day-to-day basis
*Leading delivery on quantitative research through the QRMEC team
*Establishing and executing on a vision of innovation and credibility building in the industry
*Elevating ZS' quantitative MR capabilities within our consulting organization
*Collaborating with client leads to advance business opportunities in quantitative research


Graduate degree (M.S. or PhD). in Statistics, Economics, marketing or related quantitative discipline Minimum of 10 years of marketing analytics experience with demonstrated experience in statistical and econometric analysis, applied to healthcare industry.

Required Skills:

*Intellectual curiosity, entrepreneurial drive, structured thinking and problem solving skills
*Analytically creative with a passion for innovation
*Deep knowledge and experience with advanced analytic techniques, such as multivariate regression analysis, predictive modeling, factor analyses, cluster analyses, latent class segmentation, and conjoint analyses / discrete choice modeling; the understanding of advanced analytical research techniques should be at both theoretical and practical level.
*Strong interpersonal skills
*Executive-level presence and communication
*Prior leadership experience in developing marketing science teams in a consulting organization will be preferred
*Ability to work collaboratively and build relationships with external clients and internal colleagues across the organization
*Demonstrated success in business development would be desired.

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