Client Strategy Manager

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sales – Sales Support /
Full Time /
Hybrid
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Nielsen Sports is a trusted advisor and partner in sports and entertainment intelligence, helping our clients to maximize their commercial success. With our expansive suite of products and services, Nielsen Sports is uniquely positioned to provide insights and intelligence, which help drive more effective decision making for clients. The Account Manager / Client Strategy Manager will be part of the Nielsen Sports team in Benelux, responsible for managing existing accounts whilst also growing revenue. This position requires a highly effective account manager, used to working in a high-paced environment in a varied role. The role will also focus on developing our business by partnering with our internal teams and finding new areas of growth.

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Acting as an advisor to clients through understanding their business challenges and advising on data and insight-based solutions
    • Fully manage client accounts with a responsibility for revenue and expansion of services offered
    • Proactively develop relationships with new and existing clients, using your initiative to adapt your communication to meet the needs of the clients, and quickly resolve any issues
    • Prospecting new clients and developing the business by identifying and penetrating new potential areas of growth
    • Develop a thorough understanding of Nielsen Sports methodology and solutions
    • Fully manage the renewal process with existing clients and prospects, from developing and presenting proposals, to pricing, contracting, and internal processes such as Salesforce
    • Work collaboratively with internal subject matter experts such as Market Research, Media Solutions and Consulting
    • Creating insightful presentations with strong strategic recommendations and solutions
    • Be aware of wider industry trends and how they relate to clients’ marketing and sponsorship objectives

QUALIFICATIONS

    • 3+ years’ experience of working client facing, ideally within the sports marketing, media or research industry, and working with data and insights
    • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships
    • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and attention to detail
    • Self-starter with excellent communication skills and time management
    • Knowledge of, and interest in, the sports sponsorship and media industry
    • Fluency in Dutch and high proficiency in English is a plus
    • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office suite; PowerPoint experience required, Salesforce experience an advantage 
    • A no fuss, can do attitude with a willingness to roll the sleeves up and get things doneModel the Nielsen Values at all times – Growth, Inclusion and Courage

WHAT WE OFFER YOU

    • Working for the global market leader in sport and sponsorship intelligence
    • Work with major rights holder and brand clients in the sports industry
    •  A challenging and varied role with a focus on sponsorship insights 
    • To be part of a diverse and talented international team with opportunity for personal and professional development
    • An attractive salary and flexible working hours with the option of hybrid working
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