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Research Manager, FMCG, North West, Hybrid working

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
North West England
£30000 - £35000 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Sales & Marketing
Business Sector
Other Business Sector
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Exciting opportunity to develop ambitious innovation plans with a leading consultancy working in the food and drink sector with consumer at the heart.

This successful innovation consultancy specialising in FMCG are seeking an experienced Researcher to develop strategic plans with businesses across the food and drink sector.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team as Community & Research Manager, providing expert support for one of my client's key customers. Working alongside the Founder, key stakeholders, and the wider team this role is integral to the success of my client's key customer.

My client works as a friendly and focussed team providing rapid and exciting innovation solutions for high profile food and drink customers. They blend insight with consultancy to provide consumer and commercially grounded innovation.

As the Research Manager you will work closely with the unique consumer community to spearhead research projects for one particular high-profile customer. Your responsibilities will cover both traditional qualitative and quantitative research utilising the consumer community to deliver creative solutions that will drive future-facing innovation in food.

Day-to-day you'll be: -
  • Engaging with the consumer community to deliver "best in class" key insights
  • Planning innovative and strategic activities with the community
  • Designing, running, and delivering qualitative and quantitative projects
  • Analysing quantitative research data / qualitative insights and building commercial insight stories to present to clients
  • Acting as the research ambassador for the business and developing relationships within key customer business teams
  • Working on research design for proposals and managing projects
  • Managing, motivating, and developing the Research Executive

To qualify for consideration your skillset will cover: -
  • A minimum of three years of research experience, ideally in food and beverage
  • FMCG research experience
  • Research design and implementation
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Analysis and story creation skills
  • Client management and relationship building
  • Report writing and delivery of presentation
  • Creative and flexible thinking
  • Strong implementation skills
  • Confident communicator
  • Articulate, expressive, credible, and easy to work with
  • Being a foodie would be an advantage

In return the company offers a competitive salary, bonus of up to 8%, pension (after 3 months), 25 days holiday, private medical insurance, optical and dental cash back, cycle to work, taste-card - purchased on company credit card along with the opportunity to grow and develop within this exciting business.

If you would like to be considered for the Community & Research Manager role, please apply today with your CV.

REF. NAH49527


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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