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Culture & Trends Consultant

Singapore Research Support Services
Your role

What is it about

The Culture and Trends team are experts in taking emerging consumer trends and making them practically relevant to brands. At InSites we are fortunate to have a window into the lives of thousands of consumers from across the world via our ongoing research communities, meaning we’re able to spot trends which emerge as needs in people’s lives. Our trend expertise coupled with our closeness to real consumers makes us ideally positioned to address the complex challenges arising in today’s world. With our own Illume Network of experts across the globe and access to talented researchers, the team helps clients to understand people and their changing lives, wherever they are. Our unique Human Drivers Framework enables cross-cultural understanding based on people’s desire to satisfy basic human needs and in particular the need to increase happiness. The role itself will range from mining cultural insights and identifying trend-led platforms for innovation, to deftly combining trends with primary research to deliver foresight that is grounded in human reality. You’ll guide and shape the direction of projects for household brands in global markets. Leading the analysis, identification and development of insights from primary and secondary research to understand consumer behaviours and uncover the most valuable opportunities. You’ll find effective ways to approach each project, drawing from the fields of ethnography, semiotics and trend forecasting. You will also be interviewing leading-edge consumers and delivering engaging workshops on how a trend might impact a client business in the future. You’ll join a rapidly growing team within a fast-growing business, working for leading consumer brands cross the globe.
Your responsibilities

What you'll do

  • Work alongside primary researchers at each key stage of the research project (briefing, research design, analysis and reporting) to independently provide cultural insights and trend analysis to a high standard, to time and on budget;
  • Carry out desk research and interview leading-edge consumers in our Illume Network, our global network of cultural commentators and trend spotters;
  • Apply the Culture + Trends offer to client briefs, supporting sales activities, attend pitches / renewals;
  • Help develop the InSites Consulting consumer trends framework and keep it up to date by identifying the best local market examples of new product launches, brand campaigns and tech innovations, and spotting emerging consumer trends to be added to the knowledge base;
  • Share expert knowledge on market understanding, cultural insights and local trends with the wider team and the global business;
  • Promote individual expertise to clients via our blog, reports, client workshops and briefing sessions;
  • Present at conferences and InSites Consulting seminars and write articles for marketing;
  • Input into the annual Culture & Trends department plan and support its day-to-day implementation.
Your profile

What you'll bring

We are looking for a self-starter, with a demonstrated interest in culture and trends. You are proficient in English (both oral and written); knowledge of any other language is an asset.

Why this is(n't) for you

  • Be able to demonstrate a genuine passion for people, cultures and brands and a clear interest in consumer trends
  • Able to deftly combine multiple sources (primary and secondary research), delivering fresh insights and strategic recommendations
  • Able to engage, enthuse and inspire clients and researchers with the latest cultural and trends insights
  • Have excellent writing and presentation skills, including ability to write and deliver inspiring content
  • Social media and desk research make you nervous
  • Helping colleagues is not your primary goal in life, you prefer focusing on your own projects
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.
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Pay & benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexi benefits
  • Bonus plan based on company and team performance
  • WeWork office space with meeting rooms, free coffee & beverages, play room, shower facilities, etc.
  • Happy moments celebrated

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

The biggest thing that I truly love about InSites Consulting is how inclusive the company is; they are very people-cultured so you’re coming into a family of people that truly just care about each other.”

Puleng Thutlwa, Junior Research Consultant

One of the things that’s always been really great at InSites Consulting is the career path. I started as a Junior Researcher, and I worked my way up through the ranks, and this has given me the opportunity to coach people, lead accounts, be a team lead, input into company strategy.

Kev Lacey, Research Development Director

InSites Consulting provides great opportunities for growth, based on your desired career path and your skills. We are a group of friendly and fun people to work with, and we help each other out to achieve our goals.

Iuliana Rus, Project Manager

As soon as you join InSites Consulting, you are immediately allocated to your coach. A coach to help you settle within the organization, but also to help with both your personal and career-related issues. The organization puts you in the driver’s set of your career. You determine whether you are ready for a promotion or not.

Honest Muchabaiwa, Senior Data Analyst
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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.

Are we a match?

Join the team!

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