Research Manager

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Marketing

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £36k - 45.5k per year

  • Job ref:

    25506

  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Duration:

    Permanent

  • Expiry date:

    2018-12-26

  • Startdate:

    2018-11-28 00:00:00

Research Manager                        

Salary: £36,000 - £45,500

Based: West London

About the Company

Our client is the world’s largest independent healthcare market research and consulting agency. They are working within the pharmaceutical, MedTech and biotech industry, proving research intelligence and strategic recommendations that elevate healthcare brands and help them thrive in a complex and challenging environment.

What you will be doing

The Research Manager is the main client contact on projects.  Management of the project team is key, as is the analysis and interpretation of data to best meet the client's objectives. Responsibilities broaden to include some supportive sales activities. The individual must possess significant Market Research experience, ability to work independently as well as in a team and previous healthcare experience is essential.

Key responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Responsible for managing a range of research projects - approx three projects at any one time
  • Act as main point of contact for the client on practical issues through the life of the project
  • Management of project teams in order to meet project management and research objectives
  • Write persuasive proposals - propose and justify methodology and cost
  • Key tasks: client briefs; proposal writing; input into project design and implementation; managing day to day project; providing actionable feedback to Director; presentation preparation
  • Writing of guides / questionnaires to a high standard requiring senior level consultation rather than rewrite
  • Costing projects (with input from Director)
  • Preparation of presentations to a high standard requiring little or no input from senior management
  • Client presentations to clients at a high level with strategic recommendations
  • Provide support to senior management day-to-day with regard to the management of junior staff; development and implementation of company procedures / practices
  • Develop and maintain positive team performance and attitude
  • Ensure all team members receive appropriate training, personal development
  • Ensure all team members meet their objectives
  • Ensure all support the aims of RP
  • Lead and input into training courses
  • May be 2nd in control of management team / provide significant support to team leader / input for team, specifically (but not limited to):
  • Day-to-day management of team members

Who you will be

Qualifications and Technical Skills Required

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Significant Market Research experience
  • Good appreciation/understanding of marketing / client issues
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Previous healthcare experience is essential

Competencies Required

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to multi task
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • Commercially focused
  • Presentation experience

Why you should apply

  • A competitive salary package including benefits
  • Wellness programme, which includes subsidised fitness activities, free monthly meditation sessions, free head and neck massages every quarter, and access to the cycle to work scheme
  • A comprehensive training and development programme for all staff, from graduate trainee to senior management
  • The opportunity to work on creative and challenging projects, including overseas travel
  • Fantastic HQ location in West London which boasts on-site café, outdoor cinema, panoramic river views, landscaped gardens, free state-of-the-art gym with showers and regular social events
  • Fortnightly lunch-and-learn sessions open to all staff, where you can learn new techniques and approaches in market research
  • Employee awards for contributions above and beyond the call of duty - voted for by the staff
  • Social events - including a summer day out, a community day and Christmas party, along with regular social events after office hours
  • Wine on a Friday afternoon
  • A relaxed and friendly working environment