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Senior Research Manager, Home based with national travel

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
£35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Other Job Function, Sales & Marketing
Business Sector
Other Business Sector
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Great opportunity to be part of the journey to grow and develop an ambitious forward-thinking consumer insight business who specialise in food, beverage, and FMCG brands.

Are you a savvy, forward-thinking consumer insight professional who can lead from the front? Do you want to make a difference? Want to be part of the journey to grow and develop with an ambitious forward-thinking qualitative and quantitative consumer insight business who specialise in food, beverage, and FMCG brands.

As the Senior Research Manager, you will be part of the Operational Team managing the day-to-day running of fieldwork and project management with the rest of the research team. You will play a key role in the future development of the business, particularly through introducing and implementing processes, developing the fieldwork offer as well as training and developing the team on project management skills.

One of your key focusses will be to manage two of the largest accounts as the main point of contact for all their needs. The role will involve project managing all the elements of the fieldwork program for one of these clients as well project managing all elements of the ad-hoc research projects for the other clients within the time frame allocated and budgets allocated.

Along with account management your focus will also be to grow, accelerate, and build upon the fieldwork and recruitment strategy within the UK having full responsibility for growing the consumer community nationwide and supporting the rest of the research team with their qualitative and quantitative recruitment requirements where needed.

You will also work closely with the Head of the business and the Commercial Director to further develop, improve, and differentiate these offerings for current and new clients and build the strategy for this part of the business going forward. You will have full responsibility for your projects and the accounts that you manage along with P&L responsibility.

To qualify for this role, you'll need to have three to four years Research Management experience, be a self-starter, have initiative and resourcefulness along with the confidence and ability to make decisions.

You will also:-
  • Have a friendly, confident, and professional manor
  • Be customer-facing with great presentation skills
  • Have a precise and methodical approach to all tasks
  • Have the ability to train and manage staff as necessary
  • Be organised and a self-starter
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office programs

This is a home-based role with flexibility needed towards working hours and the ability to travel when needed.
In return for your hard work the company offers, private medical insurance, optical and dental cash back, 25 days holiday, pension (after 3 months), bonus of up to 8% taste card - purchased on company credit card.

If you have a sharp eye on the future and are hungry to make your mark in a business where you can improve and differentiate their offer whilst championing change, then apply with your CV today.

REF. NAH45933


Since 1990, Focus Management has been changing the face of food and drink recruitment. 

During this time we have excelled to become the sector's leading recruitment consultancy in both UK and international markets.

If you're a candidate looking for food industry jobs, you've come to the right place. If you're a food or drink business looking for new talent, let's talk.

We have a wealth of experience working closely with a diverse range of food and drink manufacturers, food retailers, ingredients companies and food service businesses. In addition to placing candidates into Manufacturing, Technical, Engineering, Product Development, Sales, Marketing, HR, Supply Chain and Purchasing functions, we have built entire teams for some of the largest blue chip food companies in the world today.

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