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Research Directors – merging strategy, insight and technology for brands serious about growth

Key stand-outs of this role include a focus on developing collaborative, strategic partnerships with your clients, the opportunity to drive the strategy of some of the world’s leading brands as well as some of the most ambitious new-comers and support from ahead-of-the-curve tech developments which both add value to the insight offer and free your time up to be a true consultant to your clients. All this in a supportive, positive, proactive, buoyant business with excellent career development opportunities, where you can expect to be properly rewarded for the results you deliver.

In this role, you will get to focus on all things “brand”: it is all about how to grow your clients’ brands and identify what they need to do in order to prioritise growth.  This means the research is broad across multiple data sources; it is very often a blend combining brand tracking (mostly automated and app based), brand positioning, brand guidelines, analytics (there is a very strong analytics/data science team here), client data, segmentation etc.

There has been a huge investment from this organisation in developing tech-enabled tools which can merge multiple data sources and automate the time-consuming and repetitive work, so the focus of the research team is on designing the best approach, consulting with clients and thought leadership.  As a result of this, client relationships are very strong – you can expect to work very closely with your clients, right from defining the issues they are facing through to providing strategic counsel which is the basis for brand growth.  Your opinion will be listened to and valued – and you will get to see the impact of the work you are doing.

For this role, we need highly strategic client consultants who are truly passionate about brands and brand development. Equally, you will need to be genuinely excited about tech and the results it can produce. And you will need to enjoy working with a wide range of expert colleagues – this agency is full of people who are leading their field – they are available to help you drive your clients’ brands forward.

We need to see gravitas, charisma and passion, a strong point of view – as well as a genuine interest in motivating and inspiring your team. This is an environment where people are encouraged to get involved and add value at every level so your personal ethos must support this.

This is a place for bright people who are interested in the work and ambitious for the agency and their clients, who are proactive, want to get involved and are role models for other team members.

There is exceptional career development in this agency – both in the UK and internationally if you wish.

Business is absolutely booming here and as a result, we are hiring for both people who are looking to step up to Research Director level – and for established Director-level people looking for more. An FMCG background is not important so long as your experience is from a fast-moving sector and you are used to working with global clients.

Please note that as well as looking for people from a research agency background, we are also open to ad agency planners and senior client-side candidates. Diversity is key here on all levels.

Please contact Stephanie Fairbank: [email protected] or call on 07595 821535 for an informed discussion. Visit our website for other great market research jobs:

c£55,000 – £70,000 + excellent benefits





Salary: c£55,000 – £70,000 + excellent benefits

Type: All , Quantitative research
Sector: All , Consumer , FMCG
Ref: SF541525