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Research Manager/ Associate Director

£38k - £55k DOE | Greater Manchester |  Market research agency/consultancy |  Permanent  | Ref:887597

The Role

Our client is looking for an experienced Research Manager or Associate Director who can lead a team of associates and analysts to ensure quantitative and qualitative research projects are designed, analysed and delivered successfully. The company is a market research agency which views itself as a catalyst for customer-centric growth.


The Company

Our client is a global leader in strategic marketing consulting that provides state-of-the-art analytical methods and market research to help clients make better business decisions. Our client operates across multiple industries including , healthcare, retail, financial services and consumer goods. The company offers:

  • Competitive salary and bonuses

  • Chance to work in an international company- working collaboratively with colleagues from India and the US

  • Company prides itself on its core values of accountability, integrity, respect, learning, collaboration and diversity.

  • The company sets itself apart from other research agencies- in its aim to go beyond the "who" and the "what" to provide an in-depth insight into the "how" and the "why" behind customer decision making.

  • A great team to work with- the company has an emphasis on personality and looks for candidates with a great attitude.


The Role

The role as a Research Manager or Associate Director will involve the following key responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day activities involve interacting with clients and ensuring their needs are well met.

  • Manage all aspects of projects delivery from kick-off to delivery of final presentation to the client, including creation of study materials and strict adherence to project timelines.

  • Experience managing and mentoring junior level staff.

  • Ensure project objectives are met and findings are presented with a high degree of professionalism, in a timely manner - making sure clients are delighted with the work we do and the manner in which we do it

  • Managing multiple client interactions.



To apply for this role as a Research Manager or Associate Director our client is looking for someone with the following skills and experience…

  • A number of years of primary market research experience with a market research firm or equivalent.

  • Experience in managing qualitative and quantitative research, with strong skills in writing surveys.

  • Experience with multi-variate statistical methods and advanced statistical modelling

  • Strong people management skills and the ability to develop and grow team members

  • Academic qualifications---MS/MBA

  • Advanced degree in Business, Market Research, Management Science, Social Science or Mathematical Statistics preferred


What should you do next?

This Research Manager or Associate Director role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to lead a team of associates and analysts to ensure research projects are, designed, analysed and delivered successfully. 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 and area do you work/specialise in?

I work in the Market Research team specialising in market research, business intelligence and consultancy roles.

What are some of the typical roles you cover?

I work across a wide variety of roles! Some of the most recent roles I have worked on are:

Strategic Consultant

Market Research roles mid-level – Research Managers and Associate Directors

Business Development roles (for both Business Intelligence and Market Research Agencies)

What’s 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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