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Research Director | Retail & Financial Services

Manchester From GBP 50700 Research Consulting Services
Your role

What is it about

Our UK team is located in Manchester and London. As Research Director, using your in-depth industry expertise, you will be able to build a long-term partnership with your clients, providing them with actionable and advanced marketing recommendations which will impact their decision making and leverage their business. As part of a team, you share your marketing (research) expertise with your colleagues. You act as a source of inspiration, and actively develop and support internal knowledge transfer. Furthermore, you apply your coaching skills to motivate and guide project teams.
Your responsibilities

What you'll do

  • You are accountable for the complete set-up, organisation and execution of market research projects
  • You translate business problems into concrete and actionable research designs and methods
  • You develop insightful reports based on the research consultants’ analysis and on both quantitative and qualitative research techniques
  • You present recommendations to clients and animate creative client workshops where, together with the client team, you transform insights and recommendations into a concrete action plan
  • You identify and pursue business opportunities with both existing accounts and new prospects
  • You develop and deliver convincing proposals to clients
  • You are responsible for an existing porfolio of accounts, as well as for the further development of existing accounts
Your profile

What you'll bring

We are looking for an experienced colleague, with a proven track record in online market research, developing consumer insights. You have a solid understanding of the market research industry and research methodologies. You are proficient in English (both oral and written); knowledge of any other language is an asset. A strong client network in the local market will give you a headstart, as well as experience at agency side.

Why this is(n't) for you

  • You have an entrepreneurial and market-driven spirit with strategic vision and focus
  • You have a high level of pro-activity, energy and professionalism
  • You’re a relationship builder and know how to connect with clients and colleagues
  • Coaching and guiding junior colleagues makes you nervous
  • You prefer slides in bullet-point black-and-white style
Our offer

What’s in it for you

We believe the best work comes from happy people.
Here are just a few of the professional and personal benefits you’ll experience at InSites Consulting.
Can’t get enough? Check out more of our favorite company & team perks!

Pay & benefits

  • 36 days holiday
  • Wellbeing days
  • Pension scheme up to 6% match
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity scheme
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Happy moments celebrations
  • Charity day
  • Bonus plan based on team and company performance

A great place to work

Hear from the team

“I’m co-leading our Media & Entertainment research team and as every team within the business, we are a company in the company. We have the liberty to decide which clients we work for, which subsectors we go after, decide on the strategy, how we meet our objectives and also how we design and deliver projects.”

Vincent Konings, Research Team Director

Each team at InSites Consulting feels like a little family, full of members you can trust and build upon every single step of the way. And it’s not all work and no play, we make plenty of time for fun as well. Think team buildings, company events… both on- and offline, and on a global scale as well.

Thomas Cnudde, Junior Research Consultant

One of the things I really like about working at InSites Consulting is our global presence. I get to know other culture better as our studies take place in markets all over the globe. This past year, for example, I’ve been involved in studies in over 50 markets, in America, Europe and Asia.

Erik Geerlink, Research Manager

One of the aspects I’ve most enjoyed working at InSites Consulting is the flexibility you have as an employee. Everyone is really keen to make sure that your schedule works for you. Not only does that make work enjoyable, because you can fit it around what you need to, but also the colleagues here are some of the best people you’ll meet both from a research perspective – being able to learn from such brilliant people -, but also from an enjoyment perspective.

Greg Alexander, Senior Research Executive

There’s lots of opportunities and support at InSites Consulting to take your career in the direction you want to, as and when you want to. Personally my favorite part of InSites Consulting is the people I work with. Everyone is supportive, really kind and genuinely fun to work with.”

Elle Gallon, Senior Research Manager
Our location

Where you'll work

Our selection process

What to expect when you apply

  • Our recruiting team will review your application and follow up on whether we’ll move forward with your application or not.

  • We will take the time to learn more about you and share more details about the career opportunity.

  • In this stage, we will combine a skill-and-knowledge test (related to the role you are applying for) with an interview, with two of your future team members.

  • You will meet your soon-to-be Team Leader.

  • After a positive evaluation, you receive an offer. In other cases, we always provide candidates with thoughtful feedback.



Chris Hine


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