Career Opportunity – Senior Research Director

 

Career Opportunity – Senior Research Director

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Description of Position

Senior Research Director at Zeldis Research Associates is a critical position within the organization.  He/she is an experienced project director, with strong internal and external communication skills.  He/she is often the primary point of client contact and, as such, responsible for building relationships and maintaining Zeldis’ high level of client service.  Additionally, a Research Director supports our marketing efforts by preparing proposals, budgets, and attending sales calls.  A Research Director is expected to be well-versed in the design, execution, and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative research.

A Senior Research is expected to perform all of these tasks at an independent level, with an emphasis on account management of multiple accounts, a consultative approach, and a deep level of research knowledge and expertise.

Summary of Position
  1. Directs and supervises all functions and activities of the project to achieve the client’s goals and the successful completion of projects on time and on budget.
  2. Acts as a liaison between the client and Zeldis Research Associates, serving the client in a friendly and professional manner.
  3. Manages selected accounts, assists with setting sales/growth targets, and participates in marketing activities (however, this is not a sales position).
  4. Manages all project-related communication with internal staff as well as vendors.
  5. Participates in budgeting, proposal development, and client relationship-building/marketing activities.
  6. Is highly familiar with a variety of quantitative methodologies, including online and telephone
  7. Is able to manage/analyze the financial status of accounts/overall client relationships.
  8. Leads sales meetings/capability presentations , client kick-off meetings, and presentations
  9. Develops questionnaires and/or topic guides independently
  10. Moderates qualitative one-on-ones and groups (in-person, online/webcam, telephone, bulletin boards).
  11. Can mentor and help train junior staff
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • At least 7+ years of marketing research experience (supplier-side preferred but not required)
  • Experience managing qualitative and quantitative research studies
  • Moderating groups and one-on-one in-depth interviews
  • Experience interacting with clients successfully and managing them throughout the research process
  • Excellent communication– both written and oral
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent problem solving and project management skills
  • Competence in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience in creating visually appealing reports (e.g., infographics or data visualization) a plus
  • Experience with SPSS and or knowledge of statistical methodologies a plus

Title and salary commensurate with experience and expertise; salary range $80,000-$120,000. Benefits include medical and dental (100% employer-paid), flexible work environment, work-at-home opportunities, and generous company holiday and vacation policies.

 

Sound interesting or want to know more?

Send your resume to Christine DiMeola.

 

 

 

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