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Research Manager: brand development and strategy; quant; focus on consulting

This role will be of interest if you want to play a key role in driving the growth of both leading global brands and newly-created, category-defining brands, in an agency which is at the cutting edge of tech development such that the day-to-day routine work is automated – enabling you to focus on consulting and adding value. All in an environment full of bright, sparky, passionate people, brilliant senior leaders who are experts in their fields, and where training and development opportunities are second to none.

This role will expose you to all things “brand”: creating meaningful, current and powerful brand positioning, ensuring connection and standout with key audiences, identifying opportunities in the changing marketplace, honing strategy, informing tactics and monitoring and evaluating performance. You will play a critical role in ensuing your clients’ brands create impact and dominate their categories. At this level, as well as supporting directors on big-budget (£multi-million) brand programmes, you can expect to lead your own smaller clients – with appropriate support. You will get much opportunity to shine as you wish – and you can really make your mark and drive your career forward.

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.

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. Exposure is huge.

In this role we need to see people 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.

You will need to have strong quant background;  as well as looking for people from a research agency background, we are also open to ad agency planners and client-side candidates. Diversity is key here on all levels. 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.

Business is absolutely booming in this agency and it is a hugely exciting time to join this very successful and highly regarded business.

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

£40,000 – £50,000 plus excellent benefits



Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 plus excellent benefits

Type: All , Quantitative research
Sector: All , Consumer , FMCG
Ref: SF202376