Senior Analytic Innovation Director

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Chicago, IL
Senior Analytic Innovation Director

Job Description

Marketing Jobs / Chicago, IL jobs at Kimberly Clark

Job Title: Senior Analytic Innovation Director

Area/Division: Global Research, Media, Analytics & Social: Global Marketing Capabilities

Location: Chicago, IL or Neenah, WI

Geographical Scope: Global


The Sr. Analytic Innovation Director is responsible for the vision, framework, strategic development, and socialization of K-C's Analytical and Behavioral Research capabilities. They are responsible for the continued expansion of our capabilities based upon advances in the areas of behavioral economics / science, market / media mix models, multi-touch attribution, pricing and other business drivers, brand equity, segmentation, consumer & predictive analytics, and 1:1 marketing

This person will be a thought leader; identifying, aligning, and embedding these capabilities into the K-C Way of Brand Building to enable teams to leverage these capabilities to drive business results. They will regularly interact with a wide variety of senior level stakeholders including regional presidents, global sector leaders, regional sector leaders and the CMO and their team.

List of Job Positions under direct supervision

* Sr. Data Driven Marketing Manager

* Sr. Analytics Innovation Manager

* Sr. Research Innovation Leader (2)

* Sr. Data Enablement Manager


* Internal: Sr. Global Research, Media & Analytics Sector Directors, Global Sector Leads, Region Sector Leads, Regional & Local Market Research & Analytics Leaders / Practitioners, ITS, CMO + Team

* External: Analytics & Research Vendors, Industry Peers, Industry Share Groups


* Net Sales

* Operating Profit

* Operating Budget

* Framing / Establishing the capability


* Problem Solving: Problem solve and drive through industry challenges / barriers to exceed norms, especially where currently established methods and means are not meeting evolving business challenges / needs

* Driving Predictive Outcomes: Break through discipline / methodology siloes, data challenges, shifting industry/ category/ brand landscapes to work internally and with partners to drive holistically predictive measurement & business outcomes

* Driving integration: Weaving together Data Driven Marketing, Behavioral Science & Predictive Analytics into the holistic backbone of the K-C Way of Brand Building

* Field Vision: Understanding the future needs of our Sectors and shifting work priorities in a rapidly changing landscape

* Governance: Compiling all capabilities development plans globally and working with IT to scorecard / benchmark their progress, ideally in an automated way


* For the K-C Way of Brand Building, architect and infuse our research & analytics practice: frameworks, language, best practices, partner evaluation & selection criteria & training, etc. Identify future areas of analytic expertise and lead world-class analytic & research tool development.

* Train practitioners on new techniques as they arise

* Identification of future areas of research & analytic expertise

* World-class research & analytic tool development

* Impact and evolve internal processes and collaboration models for a unified, integrated approach

* Identify, codify / standardize & socialize global research & analytics best practices for segmentation, pricing and promotions analysis, marketing / media mix modeling, front end innovation, program measurement, brand equity measurement, behavioral science, precision targeting, content / creative testing and program / media optimization

* Collaborate and enable two-way connection with all Global Sector Research & Analytics leads; ensure that Global Sector Leader priorities are represented on the strategic capabilities plan

* Drive advances in our core methodologies leveraging advances, learning and tools in the fields of Behavioral Sciences and Predictive Analytics.

* Drive analytic efforts to optimize business results for price strategy and price setting; optimize marketing investments across products and channels to drive the right balance between ROI and volume.

* Own business requirements and a capabilities innovation plan with our ITS partners; work with IT ensuring appropriate data and technology support for capabilities innovation initiatives.


Education: Bachelor's Degree, MBA or graduate level degree preferred


* Minimum 15 years of experience in all aspects of market research & analytics

* Minimum 8 years of experience in senior leader roles

* Minimum 5 years of experience successfully working in global role(s)


* In-depth knowledge of a comprehensive range of statistical techniques and world-class methodologies for analytic practices.

* Proven leadership among cross-functional and global teams

* Hands on experience with qualitative and quantitative market research methods

* Ability to analyze, distill and integrate multiple data sources into strategic marketing recommendations.

* Deep knowledge of consumer and media trends and implications for analytic and measurement advances.

* Outstanding communication skills, especially the ability to make complicated analytics and statistical results accessible, understandable and actionable.

* Ability to strategically negotiate and manage large global contracts.

* Prior experience leading global analytics initiatives

* Demonstrated ability to articulate and defend strategy and its implications to Sr. executives

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

This position may require a post-offer/pre-hire Physical Abilities Test (PAT) to confirm that individuals are able to perform the essential functions of the job.

K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship. This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.



Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:K-C will support global relocation for the chosen candidate for the role, including assistance to obtain proper work authorization. The benefits provided will be per the terms of K-C's applicable mobility policies. The benefits/policy provided will decided in K-C's sole discretion.

Primary LocationUSA-IL-Chicago

Additional Locations

Worker TypeEmployee

Worker Sub-TypeRegular

Time TypeFull time