Senior Research Executive

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    £30.5k - 35.5k per year

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    11 months ago

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    2018-11-28 00:00:00

Senior Research Executive          

Salary: £30,000 - £36,000

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 Senior Research Executive will have a key involvement in all stages of research.  At this level the focus is on analysis and report generation, and client exposure is increased.  SREs will also gain management skills at this level, overseeing the work of juniors. Several years Market Research experience in a healthcare or consumer background and previous management experience would be an advantage although not essential.

Key Responsibilities

Design and client contact

  • Writing of guides / questionnaires with input from manager
  • Day to day client contact updating them on progress

Fieldwork Management

  • Responsibility for the smooth running of fieldwork briefings
  • Pro-actively find solutions to fieldwork issues in collaboration with the field team
  • In depth interviews and group discussions with key respondents
  • Management of central locations with key clients present
  • Conduct interviews with clients present


  • Oversee the smooth running of analysis process / data processing:
  • Analysis of findings
  • Ensuring analysis templates / analysis books / tab specs are optimally designed as per research objectives
  • Writing of full presentation with significant input from manager
  • Input into conclusions and recommendations / interpretation of main findings

Administrative tasks

  • Ongoing monitoring of job costs to ensure within budget
  • Monitoring / line management of junior members of project team / delegation of appropriate tasks
  • Attendance at presentations, as well as presenting small sections
  • As the role develops and the successful candidate becomes more experienced, they will start to play a greater role in proposal writing; needing to understand the methodologies and issues involved

Who you will be

Qualifications and Technical Skills Required

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Several years Market Research experience in a healthcare or consumer background
  • Previous management experience would be an advantage although not essential

Competencies Required

  • Good communications skills, both spoken and written
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Analytical skills

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