India / India / MH / Mumbai /

Operations

#: 743999735327938 / REF2109S

Entry Level

Full-Time

Job Description

About this Job

To manage the bidding and scheduling of vendors across the region, ensuring cost levels are
maintained at or below agreed levels. To monitor supplier costs, capacity and performance. To
contribute to the continuous improvement of the scheduling process, and ensure a seamless,
timely scheduling service is provided to the project management and commercial teams. To
provide consultation internally based on best-determined practices and learned experience.

Responsibilities

 ●Schedule global studies with vendors while balancing cost, timing, and quality
● Assist in determining study needs prior to field start and consult with the client team on
country-specific capabilities/issues, customs, standards, general scheduling issues, etc.
particularly in case of complex requests or concerns on feasibility
● Recommend appropriate field supplier or methodology, based on fielding country and
study or client requirements
● Send bid requests to external vendors
● Proactively seeks to challenge suppliers on cost and timing issues
● Share completed bids with relevant internal parties with recommendations, and advise
the project team on general and specific field scheduling issues relating to those bids
● Confirm new projects with vendors
● Communicate project-related decisions/changes to vendors and/or internal team in a
timely manner
● Monitor scheduling platform and prioritize tasks based on deadlines, factoring in time
zones and urgency of the request
● Build/maintain rapport with both external vendors & internal client teams and respond
to questions and calls promptly
● Track and analyze vendor costs and timing
● Monitors field agency performance and provides input and recommendations to project
team based on cost, quality, or timing issues
● Provide ongoing recommendations for process improvements
● Review study specifications and agency availability to determine the most time and cost
an effective method to schedule studies
● Maintain records of all agency contracts and standards & give advice on country-specific
issues (including external providers)
● Identify efficiencies and maintain consistency in scheduling external sample
● Assist the project team with the learning process of commissioning bids with vendors

 

About you

● Ability to take initiative and work independently
● Committed to the speed of delivery of costing parameters to increase overall speed & quality
of project cycle time
● Excellent attention to detail
● Customer service oriented
● Fluent in English with strong written and verbal communication
● Highly organized with coordination skills
● Problem-solving skills
● Vendor Management skills
● Negotiation skills

Qualifications

● Bachelor’s degree preferred
● Minimum of 1-2 years experience in an office environment
● Previous experience in Market Research/Budgeting/Project Management preferred

 

About NielsenIQ 

NielsenIQ is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. We provide consumer packaged goods manufacturers/fast-moving consumer goods and retailers with accurate, actionable information and insights and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that companies need to innovate and grow. Our approach marries proprietary NielsenIQ data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what’s happening now, what’s happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge.  We like to be in the middle of the action. That’s why you can find us at work in over 90 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.niq.com.

 

NielsenIQ 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

 

Qualifications

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