Research Manager, Illuminas, New York City

Posted on September 29, 2010. Filed under: Jobs, Market Research, Marketing, New York City, Qualitative, Quantitative, Research |

Illuminas, a member of the UK company Media Square plc, has gone from strength to strength since first opening over 20 years ago. Illuminas’ reputation has been built upon its ability to provide excellence in marketing research and consultancy, always delivering strategic insight in a succinct and actionable format.  With offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Austin, Texas, Illuminas has the ambition to be a top 20 global research consultancy within the next few years.

To support and grow the client base of multinationals firms, we’re seeking an enthusiastic research practitioner with 3 – 5 years agency research experience. You will work as part of an existing small New York team to service and grow the New York client base. You will also join other global team members to support client needs derived from Illuminas offices in London, Austin, Hong Kong and Shaghai as required. Illuminas only hires qualiquants – those who are method neutral in their skill set and approach to delivering the right tailored solution for a client challenge. 

The candidate’s technical skills in qualitative and quantitative research, analysis will be augmented by engaging and actionable recommendations. Illuminas seeks SWANs not stars – i.e. candidates who are Smart, Work hard and are Nice – talented but collaborative.

Job Responsibilities

  • Involved in projects spanning a range of sectors, particularly but not exclusively financial services, (mobile) telecoms and CPG
  • Qualitative and quantitative – candidate must be open to doing both and, particularly, to have experience in qualitative group moderation
  • On qualitative jobs, responsibilities will include:
    • Development of field materials – stimulus, screeners and discussion guidelines
    • Liaison with suppliers to organize fieldwork
    • Conducting fieldwork
      • Depth interviews
      • Viewed group discussion – consumer and business
      • Workshops
    • Assisting with analysis and report writing
    • Costing
  • On quantitative jobs, responsibilities will include:
    • Design, write and/ or revise questionnaires – both online and CATI
    • Liaising with data collection agencies
    • Checking questionnaire scripts and interim data to ensure accuracy
    • Check final data/ tables
    • Perform core data analysis from both tables and SPSS files
    • Create charts in PowerPoint with explanatory context for the findings
    • Costing 

Job Requirements

Have a keen interest in consumer behavior, and be an enthusiastic and inquisitive researcher.

Be confident in front of clients and should require minimal supervision when dealing with clients on day-to-day project-specific tasks

The right candidate will ideally have a base level experience of both qualitative and quantitative research techniques and have experience in:

  • Carrying out desk research
  • Writing project set up documents – screeners, guidelines/ questionnaires
  • Help writing proposals
  • Moderation
  • Analysis
  • Chart design/ report writing
  • Presenting
  • SPSS

The selected candidate will have good communication, organizational and strong analytical skills as well as good energy and enthusiasm, a strong work ethic and sense of fun.

Do you fit the qualifications? Forward your resume to talentsleuth(at)gmail(at)com.

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