Innovation Hub Sales & Marketing Analyst

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Title: Innovation Hub Sales & Marketing Analyst
Location: US-NJ-Hoboken
Job Number: HOB001ML
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset - their people. Mercer''s 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. If you thrive on challenge, are passionate about ideas, love solving problems and truly enjoy connecting with people, we encourage you to explore the hundreds of job opportunities available through Mercer. Our core strengths place Mercer in a unique position to help our clients achieve the extraordinary - and extraordinary results require extraordinary people. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital.
The innovation hubs teams are being created to simultaneously evaluate the business potential of 4 innovative ideas for new and disruptive solutions (2 ideas per team) that could turn into significant new businesses for Mercer. Primary team responsibilities include: market research, customer interviews, product development, strategy development, competitive/competitor research, feasibility analysis, pricing and cost analysis, pilot testing, and commercial viability. Each team will comprise of one team leader and 2-3 team members. A functional group of 2-3 people (each focused on either technology, sales/marketing or research) will support both groups. Teams will be expected to present regularly to Julio, who will be the innovation hub sponsor. The final deliverable is a recommendation in the form of a presentation to Julio and the EC about the feasibility or infeasibility of the innovative ideas, including a full business case of the viable solutions. Team members will be expected to make a minimum commitment of 1 year to the innovation hub. The first innovation hub will be run out of the New York area; all team members will be asked to relocate if they do not already live in the NY area.
The purpose of this role is to support both innovation teams by evaluating sales and marketing issues related to the innovation hub ideas and developing related strategies and solutions. . Responsibilities include customer segmentation, pricing, branding, communications, and new market identification and evaluation. This role requires creativity, knowledge of effective advertising programs and an understanding of the evolving digital and social space. Individuals in this role will be asked to:
Leverage customer data analytics to develop B-B and B-C marketing and customer relationship management strategies
Analyze and mine customer data
Develop short-term and long-term plans that ensure the adoption of identified strategies; assess implications of the plans, including the risks
Create measurement plans and determine optimal metrics
Learn and identify the customer needs and manage the sales cycle, from prospecting to selling to maintaining
On an as needed basis, become involved in helping to create and review documentation associated with the project
Present and develop presentation materials for Julio and the EC
Bachelor's Degree Required
Level F with strong performance history (4 or 5 rating)
Demonstrated knowledge / expertise in sales & marketing
7-10 years of experience
Ability to identify the customer needs and outline the sales cycle, from prospecting to selling to maintaining
Ability to draft sales proposals and to deliver professional customer presentations
Thrive in a fast-paced environment and have impeccable attention to detail
Ability to structure ambiguity and think creatively
Excellent verbal and written communication ability
Willingness to learn and adapt to new responsibilities
Ability to collaborate, work as part of a team, and build credibility
Comfort working in a non-hierarchical environment
Plus: international exposure, experience in a start-up or entrepreneurial venture, passion in technology or innovations
Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including: health and welfare, tuition assistance, pension and 401K, employee assistance program, domestic partnership benefits, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs. For more information about our company, please visit us at: . We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. For more information, please visit us at: .

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