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Associate Research Director

£very competitive salary + bonus | France |  Market research agency/consultancy |  Permanent  | Ref:886040

The Role

Associate Research Director, Pharmaceutical Market Research

Our globally recognised client is recruiting for an Associate Director to join their growing team. Their preferred location is Lyon, France but exceptional candidates will be considered for their London office (or even a combination of the two locations).


The Company

The company was founded over 25 years ago and has been continuously led by technically minded researchers who are leaders in their field. What makes them different from a lot of their competitors is the level of internal integration - avoiding the silo-type working environment. Everyone is given the chance to work on a variety of projects without any geographical barriers. Specialising in primary market research for the healthcare industry, they:

  • Are truly international with offices around Europe and the USA, benefiting from 15 different nationalities!

  • Are real quantitative experts with a consultative led approach to problem solving

  • Demonstrate real innovation, utilising complex, innovative methodologies. This has resulted in strong growth over the last few years


The Role

Reporting directly to the Business Unit Director, the successful incumbent of this position will:

  • Supervise quantitative (and some qualitative) market research studies, with responsibility for project delivery from proposal through to debrief

  • Take full responsibility for accounts you are assigned to, developing client relationships and winning new projects

  • Work closely with the BUD, strategically identifying new ways of improving performance and increasing revenue

  • Work in a hands on manner on certain projects, including writing proposals, creating documents, moderating interviews, analysing data and presenting information to clients



In order to be successful in this position:

  • You will ideally be based in or willing to relocate to Lyon. However, candidates based in London will be considered, particularly if willing to travel to Lyon reasonably frequently in the short term

  • You will be a market research expert with pharmaceutical experience. Quantitative MR skills are required and qualitative skills are preferred

  • You will possess strong client engagement and presentation skills

  • You will have excellent English language skills, with (ideally) knowledge of French.


What should you do next?

This Associate Research Director job is a great role and won't be around for long! So don't delay. If you are unsure and need some advice, give me a ring, otherwise just click apply, upload your CV and send, it's really that easy!

Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the European Union, you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there. Carrot Pharma Recruitment Ltd acts as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency on behalf of our client in recruitment for this role.



Matt Goldrick

Which team and area do you work/specialise in?

I work in our market research and consulting team, specialising in senior vacancies within both pharma companies and external agencies

What are some of the typical roles you cover?

The roles I cover range from Associate and Research Directors, Senior Consultants and Business Intelligence Managers and Directors. I also cover C-suite roles.

What are the hot issues in your sector currently?

We’re seeing a real shift from ‘traditional’ market research agencies who are recognising the need to provide more than just research solutions for their clients. In a marketplace that is becoming increasingly  competitive, the ability to stay ahead of the curve and provide more consultative, insightful, actionable solutions covering the whole marketing mix is paramount.

What’s makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?

I don’t give up easily and I’m very detail orientated – love a good spreadsheet!


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