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Qualitative or Quantitative Associate Director

£45k - £60k | London, West London |  Market research agency/consultancy |  Permanent  | Ref:888259

The Role

Associate Director - Qual or Quant, £45k - £60k DOE plus bonus and benefits - South West London


The Company

Our client provides a full range of qualitative and quantitative market research services to support products and strategy throughout the product/drug lifecycle. They pride themselves on listening to their client's needs and coming up with creative solutions to help them meet their marketing objectives. The high value consultancy they provide is based on their extensive experience in the pharma industry and cutting-edge data tools.

With offices in London, the US and the Far East, our client can offer the global reach and resources associated with a large organisation, whilst maintaining the personalised touch that is at the heart of the company's ethos.


The Role

The purpose of this role is to contribute towards the growth of the company's offering. You will also be responsible for managing existing accounts and ensuring the smooth delivery of projects. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Generate business either alone or with key directors

  • Involved in pitches, company presentations and follow up of potential clients

  • Lead and support sales effort of marketing team

  • Generate RfPs and build sustainable relationships with clients

  • Manage and lead significant projects with director consultancy

  • Management of project teams in order to meet project management and research objectives

  • Write persuasive proposals - propose and justify methodology and cost

  • To produce presentation to high standard requiring senior level consultation (rather than re-write)

  • Give presentations to clients at high level with strategic recommendations

  • May be (where appropriate or when required) Team Leader for general management purposes.

  • Run training courses for senior level staff

  • Contribute significantly to non-project related activities - proactively suggesting ideas / improvements / etc.



The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level, highly motivated, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. The following are also highly desirable:

  • Strong adhoc quantitative OR qualitative research experience

  • Experience in healthcare/pharma research

  • Highly developed project management skills

  • Some sales experience and exposure to pitches

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with a solution-orientated mind-set

  • A very strong understanding of all stages of the market research process

  • Excellent organisational skills


What should you do next?

This Associate Director role is one not to be missed; To discuss further, please submit your current CV.

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.



Chris Newall

Which team do you work in?
The Market Research team.

Which area do you specialise in?
I work across all market research and business intelligence positions

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?
I keep up to date with issues in my sector by staying well networked. Our team holds yearly networking events which gives us all a chance to meet with candidate and clients. I also read industry articles and stay well networked on LinkedIn. I think it really helps that I have good relationships with the clients and candidates I work with!

What's your favourite film and why?
My favourite film has to be all the Matrix films! I love all the martial arts scenes and special effects. I've recently watched the Kill Bill films too, so they're also up there with my favourites!

If you could invent one thing what would it be?
I'd invent a machine that makes me unlimited money.

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?
What makes me distinctly different is that I make sure I understand the motivations of people moving jobs. Understanding motivations can sometimes open up opportunities people hadn't previously thought of. 


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