Kantar Worldpanel

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Who we are and what we do

At Kantar Worldpanel our business is consumers and shoppers.

We are the world’s leading provider of continuous, syndicated consumer panels and market research solutions into shoppers’ purchase and usage behavior.

People are both shoppers and consumers – which is why we provide different viewpoints to build a complete picture. By the end of 2011, we’ll have increased our panel size by 20% to an impressive 30,000 UK households. Our panels currently consist of household consumer panels, individual consumer panels and usage panels – all of which give a deep insight into what products are bought and why.

As well as our consumer panels we have an innovative, industry-leading suite of specialist, tailored, high-end research consulting capabilities. Our tools allow us to deliver high definition inspiration on almost every aspect of our clients’ business.

Over 600 clients across the globe trust Kantar Worldpanel to turn the most comprehensive understanding of consumer shopping and usage behavior and attitudes into the most inspiring, actionable insights. Major retailers, manufacturers and city clients know how valuable our knowledge can be – because we’ve already helped hundreds of them to better understand their shoppers’ needs and grow their business.

Kantar Worldpanel’s largest operation is based in the UK, spanning across two offices – Epsom and London – with over 500 employees. We also have offices in Ireland and across the globe.

Our Sectors

Food may be the most obvious sector in which consumers spend their money, but that’s just one area of our business. People are spending an ever-increasing share of their income on everything from telecommunications to baby products. We currently provide expert information and inspiring insights on brand strategy, marketing tactics, retail and shopper dynamics and future-proofing to the following sectors:

  • FMCG
  • Personal care and beauty
  • Fashion
  • Telecommunications
  • Entertainment
  • Petrol

Why should you join?

2011 has seen Kantar Worldpanel listed as one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For and to ensure we consistently deliver high definition inspiration, we continuously invest in our people.

Our Graduate Scheme will give you…

  • A Structured Training Programme from day one and continuing throughout your career.

    One of our strategic principles is to attract & retain great talent, and the development of our people through training is just one way we strive to support this principle. To complement on-the-job learning, the business has access to various structured training platforms which support new starters and enable those more experienced to go further in their roles.

    The training platforms in place focus on the following key areas:

    • management and leadership
    • commercial skills
    • client relationship development
    • insight capabilities
    • technical skills
    • other general/role specific skills
  • Immediate responsibility; dealing with client queries, assisting with client presentations and developing new thinking.
  • Incomparable commercial exposure. Present your thinking, experiences and potential to the Senior Management Team as part of your ongoing Development and Progression.

What we are looking for

To develop our business leaders of tomorrow, we’re looking for top class graduates who are inquisitive, creative, passionate and driven for commercial success.

Our offices are simply bursting with some of the brightest, most passionate and experienced people in the industry. People who have a point of view and aren’t afraid to voice it.

You should have an engaging communication style, confidence in interpreting numerical information, and a genuine enthusiasm for understanding the markets our clients operate in. Of course, you’ll need to be able to work successfully in a team environment. Does this sound like you?

On application we will be looking for a 2.1 or above degree (numerical/scientifically based for Expert Services candidates), at least 300 UCAS points and GCSE, or equivalent, Maths & English at a minimum grade B.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

The assessment centre will take place on Thursday 2nd June.

To find out more about the world of Kantar Worldpanel and how you can gain high definition inspiration for your career, visit www.highlydefinedcareers.com.

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