Vacancy Details

Head of Research – FMCG/Grocery/Beverage

This is an exciting leadership role suited to a director looking for the next step in their career.

Sue Hill Recruitment
Date Posted 16/06/17
Reference: CA-062017-24863

About the company

Our client is going through an exciting period of growth and is seeking a Head of Research to join their most profitable business area. This International consultancy role sits within their European HQ providing in strategic business advice to FTSE/Blue chip clients to companies across the globe. The company has been voted one of the best companies to work for in the USA!

What you'll be doing

As the Head of Research, you will be maximising the talent in your team by coaching a team of managers. In addition to leading the team, you will be getting involved in strategic conversations at board level and influencing the Industry by being the go-to-figure with expert knowledge in the FMCG/Grocery/Beverage sectors.

Your commercial awareness and through direct client contact. You will be experienced in leading and collaborating with a wide range of teams. You will be responsible for client service, project planning, resourcing, account management, business development, team development and disseminating sensory knowledge.

This role requires a unique combination of three key skills:

Commercially aware and good with data-you are brilliant with understanding data/trends and how clients can use insights at the highest strategic level.
Brilliant and Inspiring Leader - you are very comfortable leading a team of managers and inspiring them to make the best decisions for their teams. In addition to leading the team, you are also leading the industry by speaking at national/international conferences on behalf of the business
Agency/Client side- you understand what it is like on both sides; market research agency and client.

Why you’ll be hired

You are an accomplished researcher and with extensive experience of leading large teams and managing multiple projects at one time. You are an ambitious and an entrepreneurial thinker with a ill have some agency experience in your career to date, you will have an excellent Quant/ Qual research grounding.

You are:

You are a professional manager with great experience in managing and developing teams in a market research agency or client side role
You have proven effectiveness in coaching, challenging and developing research personnel at all levels
You are comfortable speaking to a small group or a conference of 1000+

Why you should apply

The company offer a competitive salary, excellent work environment, enhanced private healthcare and pension, plus generous holiday allowances.

To apply or to learn more about other exciting Market Research job opportunities please call Charlotte on 020 7378 5469 or email

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