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Research Manager

Upto £41k | Greater Manchester |  Market research agency/consultancy |  Permanent  | Ref:888601

The Role

Research Manager- Innovative full service research agency- Central Manchester- Upto £41k

A fantastic opportunity to work for a leading market research agency based in Manchester city centre as a Research Manager.


The Company

A very innovative and forward-thinking market research agency who are currently looking for a new researcher to join their team. My client is based in a fantastic building in the centre of Manchester. The environment is that of a company that works collaboratively. They encourage you to take a break for some mindfulness or and have rooms that are set up for this and allow you to enjoy some quiet time.

  • A mixed sector research agency that has key relationships with major names in the pharma and consumer sectors.

  • They work on a mix of qualitative and quantitative research techniques

  • Have offices around the globe and you will have the opportunity to work with and visit other teams.

  • Great benefits and a real emphasis on work/life balance


The Role

This Research Manager role is working on one of my clients' key accounts in their travel research team. It will be responsible for managing a project from proposal to project debrief. You will be tasked with story telling and bringing data to life. My client is an industry leader in quantitative research techniques.

  • This role will be working with one of my client's keys accounts. Because of this there will be travel involved to be on-site with them for a couple of days a month. If anything, this is of benefit to you as you can really understand them and get the know their processes and ways of working.

  • You will be integral in using unique methodologies including online communities, mobile surveys and ethnography to provide insight to questions your clients urgently need answering.



Being motivated, passionate and driven are all qualities that really are needed in this role. the company is fantastic, and their clients are brilliant, but you will need to be a real self-starter as there is always lots of projects on the go and this doesn't really seem to stop.

  • Ideally have experience of working on market research projects within the Travel sector.

  • A specialist in quantitative research methodologies, design and analysis is key.

  • A researcher who has experience of being client facing, building relationships internally and a desire to enable and steer the development of key accounts.

  • Experience of online communities (ideally international) would be a massive bonus, but this could also be taught if required.

  • Experience of working on international projects would also be good.


What should you do next?

This Research Manager role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to join an expert in quantitative research methodologies. 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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