North America / United States / IL / Chicago


#: 106424-en_US / 106424



Senior Manager

 (Job Location: Chicago, IL) – (Job ID # 106424)


Nielsen Global Media collects billions of data points on what consumers watch and buy. We study consumers in more than 100 countries, and help our clients globally identify unmet needs, develop new products and deliver them in an engaging way.  We are constantly evolving, not only in terms of where we measure, or who we measure, but in how our insights can help drive profitable growth. 


Develop and test statistical model specifications to meet client needs. Perform research design using statistical software and other analytical tools and regression analysis. Apply independent judgment in creating new statistical models, analyzing and connecting model results to client’s business questions and hypotheses. Exercise discretion in deciding whether additional model runs are required, and determine if financial performance measures are reasonable. Describe analysis results, interpret insights and discuss managerial implications with internal clients directly. Review and finalize statistical model results with minimum, high-level feedback from manager. Advise Software Engineering on refinement of software and web services tools. Develop and apply statistical and quantitative analysis, modeling, and optimization. Oversee and provide feedback on modeling progress and deliverables preparation by junior team members. Lead problem-solving for new clients. Perform complex mathematical formulations to solve large scale business problems and conduct time-series analysis. Execute SAS code to read input data and present results in business meaningful formats. Independently prepare deliverables and presentation decks to report results to clients.  Involves the opportunity to telecommute from home from within the Chicago area as feasible. Involves domestic travel once per year for 2 days.  Tools used include: SAS, Microsoft Office, including Excel and PowerPoint.





Minimum requirements: Bachelors’ degree in statistics, econometrics, mathematics, operations research, engineering (industrial, computer or electrical), management information systems, or related field (foreign equivalent degree acceptable), plus 4 years of experience in complex data modeling and statistical analysis using large and complex data (point-of-sale, customer-level and/or marketing data) (would also accept a master’s degree plus 2 years of post-baccalaureate progressive experience). This must include 3 years of experience with the following: development and application of applied statistical, and quantitative analysis; research design using statistical software and other analytical tools, regression analysis; performing mathematical formulations to solve business problems and conduct time-series analysis; training, providing direction to and reviewing the work of junior analysts and special project teams; managing clients, managing projects from initiation to implementation; and use of Microsoft Office, including Excel and PowerPoint and 1 year of experience in: development and application of modeling;  and executing SAS code/processes to read, audit and review raw input data and create meaningful data transformations to normalize, align and scale data to address specifics of a client’s business. 





As the arbiter of truth, Nielsen Global Media fuels the media industry with unbiased, reliable data about what people watch and listen to. To discover what’s true, we measure across all channels and platforms—from podcasts to streaming TV to social media. And when companies and advertisers are armed with the truth, they have a deeper understanding of their audiences and can accelerate growth. Do you want to move the industry forward with Nielsen? Our people are the driving force. Your thoughts, ideas and expertise can propel us forward. Whether you have fresh thinking around maximizing a new technology or you see a gap in the market, we are here to listen and take action. Our team is made strong by a diversity of thoughts, experiences, skills, and backgrounds. You’ll enjoy working with smart, fun, curious colleagues, who are passionate about their work. Come be part of a team that motivates you to do your best work!  


Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.


JOB TYPE:  Regular

PRIMARY LOCATION:  North America-US-Chicago, IL


SCHEDULE:  Full-time