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Research Manager - Quant

Research Manager - Quant

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    £38k - 45k per year

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    over 3 years ago

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This is an amazing opportunity to join the fastest growing practice in one of the leading specialist pharmaceutical global research agencies.

My client is looking to recruit a Research Manager - Quant to manage the day to day tasks of Quantitative projects form proposal to final presentation.

The perfect candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a Market Research agency with a focus on pharmaceutical. A strong knowledge of market research methodologies and good understanding of pharma and healthcare industries. The role will involve frequent international and domestic travel.

Accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • Together with the Project Team, deliver projects on time, within budget and to client satisfaction.
  • Participate in discussions regarding the purchasing and selection of service suppliers and freelancers.
  • Manage all project resources including staff, freelancers and costs.
  • Develop and maintain good communication with the client from briefing meeting to debrief and final report.
  • Decide on the approach and methodologies in order to fully meet the client's requirements.
  • Write the proposal for the client, involving others as necessary, and responsible for delivering the final proposal to the client.
  • Set up and decide on projects in terms of costings, resourcing, and decide with Field on supply costs and choice of supplier.
  • Brief agencies and freelancers, ensuring adequate control remains with the company.
  • Write and deliver final questionnaires utilising input from the team where necessary.
  • Write final DP specification and code frame and ensure tables are set out appropriately and accurately.
  • Direct the analysis of the project data and run the "brain bash", ensuring that all objectives are fulfilled by the research.
  • Write and deliver the debrief document and final presentation ensuring that the team contribute when necessary, both for client satisfaction and staff development.
  • Present the final results to the client using relevant members of the team but maintaining accountability for the content and presentation.
  • Ensure that all outputs delivered to the client from the project are of the highest standards within the constraints of deadlines and budgets.

Key skills:

  • Decision making: Make daily decisions on methodologies needed to deliver client brief, suppliers for fieldwork, recruitment criteria, questionnaire design and recommendations to the client. This is a consultant role where you will be expected to make all decisions concerning the management of a project and refer on only when no further options are available, or diplomacy has been exhausted.
  • Cross-functional working: Daily, frequent contact with other employees, clients and suppliers, providing advice and consultancy on all aspects of projects, influencing and negotiating.
  • Complexity: Involves both creativity and a methodical approach. Creative input to the proposal and the final presentation of results is very important. Multi-country projects, especially quantitative projects are more methodical as results need to be comparable across all centres.
  • People Management:  No direct responsibility for staff, except on a project basis.  Responsible for providing input to inform the appraisal of staff who have worked on projects.
  • Planning: Mainly autonomous so deadlines are largely self-imposed. Requires project management and planning skills. Takes a long-term view of the Company's plans as well as project plans. Responsible for all plans associated with own projects. Projects can last from 2 weeks to 1 year.

To discuss this interesting role in full then please contact mark on 0207 378 5476 or mark.leigh@suehill .com