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Research Manager/Associate Director

Up to £55k DoE | South London, West London |  Market Research & Business Intelligence, Market research agency/consultancy |  Permanent  | Ref:888803

The Role

I am currently recruiting for a qual heavy research manager/associate director with a passion for consumer and automotive research.


The Company

Industry leading market research company who have a fanatic reputation within the sector. You will be working with leading brands within the consumer and automotive sectors.

  • Projects are individual and diverse

  • You will be surrounded by hard working, experienced and knowledgeable researchers.

  • Will give you opportunities to develop and progress within the company

  • Enable clients to make informed tactical business decisions.


The Role

This role will be varied but mostly working on consumer and automotive projects, predominantly qual. You will be helping to guide and steer a team of more junior researchers as well as working closely with some key clients. Predominantly the work that my client does is repeat so there is a large emphasis on understanding your clients needs and being able to deal with sometimes complex situations. Under the banner of consumer, you could be working on a variety of different sectors: retail, media, finance- all of which have their own unique challenges.

Other elements of the role:

  • Support Head of qual with both project and team day to day activities.

  • Independently develop client relationships

  • Generate new business leads to manage and develop client base.



This role will be challenging but rewarding. If You are an RM or AD looking for a new challenge in order to grow your career, then this could be a fantastic opportunity for you. Other things that could be good for this opportunity:

  • You're an expert in qual research

  • Strong organisational and managerial skills

  • You can support the team in developing better technical skills.

  • You can demonstrate a clear understanding of a client's business needs, particularly at proposal writing stage.


What should you do next?

This Research Manager/ Associate Director role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to work for a leading consumer market research agency. 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.



Josh Hadfield

Which team do you work in?

I work in the Market Research and Business Intelligence team

Which area do you specialise in?

Junior level Market Research and Fieldwork

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?

I try and keep on top of industry specific news via LinkedIn, newsletters and media in general. I believe you can also gather most of the information that you need from conversations with candidates and clients. 

What is your favourite film and why?

Anchorman - it is one of those films where the more you watch it the funnier it gets. If not then pretty much anything with Denzel Washington in it - he doesn't do bad films!

If you could invent one this what would it be?

A time machine without a doubt! I absolutely hate both myself and other people being late so this would just solve all my issues.

What makes you distinctly different?

I have completed Tough Mudder twice, as well as other endurance events. I feel it is necessary to push yourself both mentally and physically, otherwise you never know what you can do. It hurts all the way around but you cannot beat that feeling the at the finish line! 



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