A Hertfordshire based boutique retail specialist research agency have an opportunity for a Research Manager and an Associate Director to join their rapidly growing team.

The Company – Agency based in North London

Working with a range of high-profile blue-chip clients including M&S, Sainsbury’s, John Lewis, Monsoon and Virgin Atlantic, this agency helps tackle strategic problems around, for example, brand development, segmentation, channel /category strategy and customer experience.

They are based just north of London in a location providing a good mix of liveliness/proximity to London and a leafy, less urbanised environment. They have a culture geared towards a collaborative, adaptable and committed environment – giving you the chance to succeed anywhere in their business.

The Opportunity – Research Manager / Associate Director

This is a great opportunity to join a well-regarded and successful agency who have recently won industry awards including Agency of the Year and Most Trusted Advisor a mid-senior level. You will get to oversee key FTSE250 accounts, run high-value mixed-method projects, mentor and inspire junior team members, as well as provide valued opinion to influence future company direction.

Research Manager? You will get the opportunity to:

  • Deliver bespoke and fresh research solutions
  • Use your ingenuity to solve issues that confront leading brands
  • Get exposed to quant/qaul methodologies
  • Fast-track your career through company initiatives
  • Use emerging technologies
  • Have a real influence on business decisions

Associate Director? You will get the opportunity to:

  • Drive innovation
  • Run quant/qual projects
  • Work on strategic projects influencing the direction of major UK brands
  • Exposure to the best minds in the business to develop your career
  • Engage and be listened to for the longer term business strategy decisions internally

The Candidate(s)

Our client is looking for both a Research Manager and Associate Director.

Research Manager responsibilities and desired attributes:

  • An experienced quant researcher with a solid understanding of qualitative methodologies
  • Using quant insights to produce strategic reports to be presented to senior audiences
  • Taking complex briefs and identifying inventive methodologies
  • Creating and presenting insight reports
  • Preparing client-ready proposals
  • Managing client relationships

Associate Director responsibilities and desired attribute:

  • Primarily quant focused but mixed-method projects will be an important responsibility as well
  • Leading and overseeing client accounts and project teams
  • Ability to craft a compelling story, not just data crunching!
  • Desire to drive innovation in the business
  • Preferably would have moderated focus groups and/or other qualitative methodologies
  • Inspire and lead