Are you naturally curious? Do you love solving a good mystery or puzzle? Do you feel compelled to seek out the true meaning of things? Would you like to work with a team of passionate problem-solvers dedicated to bringing research insights and compelling data to life? If so, the Mintel Comperemedia Research team is looking for a Director who is passionate about connecting the dots and telling stories with the data and looking to mentor a team to do the same.

The Comperemedia Competitive Intelligence team acts as a trusted advisor to clients by providing thought leadership, strategic analysis, and insights. The Director is responsible for overseeing a team that gathers and synthesizes market and competitor intelligence into deliverables to support the client businesses. As a whole, the group is responsible for recurring market and competitor intelligence deliverables, while also balancing ad-hoc requests. The Director should relish leading a team in solving problems and finding connections amongst multiple data sources, including Comperemedia’s proprietary marketing-tracking database, client data, and other best-in-class sources of competitive marketing intelligence. The primary goal is to provide clients with new understanding of their industry, market and product category to inform business decisions.

The majority of the work is in financial services, but is not limited to that industry. A key component of the role is driving toward expansion. This is a highly visible role, providing intelligence in support of this client’s current and future initiatives. This person will work from Mintel’s Chicago office.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Overseeing a team of six Analysts
  • Proactively developing and maintaining perspective on strategic implications of key developments in the competitive landscape and industry trends
  • Guiding the team in regularly publishing, presenting, and communicating insights and findings to a broad audience on both a proactive and reactive basis
  • Developing and managing the firm-wide annual competitive research agenda, which requires strong cross-enterprise consensus building, stakeholder management, and prioritization skills
  • Developing strong relationships across the company and with clients


What We Are Looking For:

  • 8–10+ years of work experience in competitive intelligence, consulting, or internal strategy; experience in financial services strongly preferred
  • 3+ years managing a team of 5 or more people and client projects
  • High degree of comfort dealing with ambiguity in a dynamic and fast-moving work environment
  • Intense level of intellectual curiosity, and creativity in problem solving
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness, with an intuitive understanding of leveraging personal network and navigating a matrix organizational structure
  • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal, with demonstrated ability developing and materials and effectively presenting to executive audiences
  • Strong and demonstrated teaming skills, with experience leading others both directly and indirectly
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong interest / passion for the financial services, telecom, or insurance industries

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets



Apply for this Job

* Required
File   X
File   X
When autocomplete results are available use up and down arrows to review
+ Add Another Education

U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary)

Individuals seeking employment at Mintel are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

Race & Ethnicity Definitions

If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:

A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.

Form CC-305

OMB Control Number 1250-0005

Expires 1/31/2020

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities1. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary, but we hope that you will choose to fill it out. If you are applying for a job, any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way.

If you already work for us, your answer will not be used against you in any way. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we are required to ask all of our employees to update their information every five years. You may voluntarily self-identify as having a disability on this form without fear of any punishment because you did not identify as having a disability earlier.

How do I know if I have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Major depression
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair
  • Intellectual disability (previously called mental retardation)
Reasonable Accommodation Notice

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

1Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.