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Senior Research Manager

Company: GfK Growth from Knowledge
Location: Redmond
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Client Management – Ability to interact with clients, build relationship and demonstrate client service. Meet with clien ts to understand key business questions and discuss research techniques to meet research needs. Work with mid to senior level clients on various aspects of the research (design, timing, reporting, etc.), providing project updates, and delivering above and beyond client expectations. Anticipate clients’ needs/requirements and proactively manage situations to expectations and resolve any issues. Understand and advise on research issues including ad hoc requests as appropriate. Recognize opportunities for new business development.

Research Instrument Design – Assist in designing research instruments that will answer business questions and will meet the research and business objectives as defined in the proposal stage. Strong understanding of question and questionnaire construction is a must. Has experience performing quality assurance before sending questionnaires into field. Creates tab and banner plans aligned with storytelling and client objectives.

Full Cycle Project Management – Ability to manage executional aspects of several projects simultaneously that are complex and ambiguous. Manage the day-to-day aspects for the research program from design and programming through to report analysis and production. Monitor and report out on study performance in terms of schedule, quality (including any red flags). Ability to handle complex and/or difficult issues (shortfalls to quota, missed timing, cost overruns, miscommunication of specifications etc.) with internal/external vendors and communication/negotiation with clients. Ensures data is collected and delivered accurately by maintaining a close connection with Operations Teams. Serve as liaison with project management staff to monitor the implementation of projects. Alerts Sr. team members when project will go out of budget/timeline.

Data Interpretation and Reporting – Show a clear understanding of the data/insights. Analyze complex concepts and data using a variety of statistical techniques (i.e. statistical analyses). Contribute to the integration of large amounts of data into compelling, concise deliverables that meet the client’s needs/expectations. Design PowerPoint decks to tell a story, bringing findings into insights into recommendations, helping clients clearly understand their next steps. Participate in research insight discussions with clients.

Mentor – Demonstrated capability to lead, train, and mentor junior staff.

Excellent organizational skills with a strong focus upon managing details

Experience with quantitative research methods

Exceptional written and oral communication abilities

Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

Ability to anticipate, quickly address and make correct decisions in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Ability to train and mentor team members/analysts

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to getting to know you!

Posted 30+ Days Ago

Full time

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About Us About Us

GfK connects data and science. Innovative research solutions provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media – now and in the future. As a research and analytics partner, GfK promises its clients all over the world “Growth from Knowledge”.

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