London

Are you looking to develop a career in within one of the world’s largest Research Organisations?

As Innovation experts, we help clients identify, qualify, optimise and forecast the business potential of innovations, products and packaging. We advise on how to develop and optimise innovations, becoming more agile in successfully bringing products to market.

The role…
In this role you will have full responsibility & accountability for one of the teams in Innovation – a team of circa 25 people. This team is focussed on innovation research including consumer goods, financial services and technology clients. You’ll be directly managing some of the Director and AD level individuals, but be responsible for the success of the overall team. Priorities are driving engagement, morale, and embedding a culture that drives the team to success.

You also have a personal portfolio of clients that you are responsible for managing, delivering for, and developing business. You will be a leader and truly embody the Director Behaviours.

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What will I be doing?
This will be a varied and interesting role including: -
  • We are looking for an experienced Research Director; with a proven background in Innovation research including early stage screening, concept testing, product testing, volumetric forecasting, pack testing, and more. experience of online communities a bonus
  • You’ll also bring experience of international / multi-country programmes / projects;
  • You’ll not only be an expert in innovation, but also be able to talk knowledgably in other related arenas, ensuring that all opportunities are capitalised on advising clients and team members alike;
  • You’ll have an appetite to learn more;
  • You’ll have a positive demeanor and be easy to engage with, and make time for others;
  • And you’ll be trustworthy, open & honest;
  • You’ll have a proven record of creating & growing client relationships;
  • You’ll drive commercial success;
  • You’ll be passionate about and have proven experience leading & inspiring people, and driving a team to success;
  • You’ll consistently deliver with impact and maintain the highest professional standards

What do I need to bring with me?
To be successful in this role you will need the following skills and experience: - 
•’ Be an experienced Research Director
A proven background in Innovation research including early stage screening, concept testing, product testing, volumetric forecasting, pack testing, and more;
•Experience of online communities a bonus;
•You’ll also bring experience of international / multi-country programmes / projects;
•You’ll not only be an expert in innovation, but also be able to talk knowledgably in other related arenas, ensuring that all opportunities are capitalised on advising clients and team members alike;
•You’ll have an appetite to learn more;
•You’ll have a positive demeanor and be easy to engage with, and make time for others;
•And you’ll be trustworthy, open & honest;
•You’ll have a proven record of creating & growing client relationships;
•You’ll drive commercial success;
•You’ll be passionate about and have proven experience leading & inspiring people, and driving a team to success;
You’ll consistently deliver with impact and maintain the highest professional standards

About us…

We are one of the world’s largest research companies and currently the only one primarily managed by researchers. With offices in 90 markets, Ipsos brings together research, implementation, methodological, and subject-matter experts from around the world, combining thematic and technical experts globally with local knowledge to deliver top-quality research.

Our culture is unique - we have the entrepreneurial spirit and quirkiness of a small boutique, but we also have the resources, scale and diversity of a large global agency. We have more bright, friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic people, from more backgrounds, with more interests, skills and experiences to learn from. Our values are based on our diverse cultural backgrounds, helping us to be responsive, client-focused and flexible.

We are committed to equality, treating people fairly, promoting a positive and inclusive working environment and ensuring we have diversity of people and views. We recognise that this is important for our business success - a more diverse workforce will enable us to better reflect and understand the world we research and ultimately deliver better research and insight to our clients. We understand the importance of choice and offer a blended work environment, office and work from home. We also realise you may have commitments outside of work and will consider all flexible working applications - please highlight what you are looking for when you make your application.

If this is what you are looking for from your next role, we look forward to hearing from you!