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

As the largest qualitative team at Ipsos MORI, we enable our private sector clients, across FMCG and Financial Services, to innovate and build their portfolio by understanding consumer motivations & providing recommendations to help maximise their sales. We deliver in-depth, human understanding of the drivers of consumer choice & behaviour. Our team deploy qualitative research methods, using traditional approaches such as focus groups & depth interviews, as well as engaging new digital tools, such as mobile diaries & online communities.

The role…

The Senior Research Executive role, is integral to a growing part of our business. We are looking for someone who is passionate about consumers and qual research, across a range of client accounts & sectors.
Ipsos works with almost all of the large FMCG brands you will have heard of, and many that you won’t. We pride ourselves in offering sophisticated research from practitioners of the highest calibre, using the most up to date approaches and delivering with style and panache.
Over the past 12 months, Ipsos Qual are proud to have won a variety of industry awards and nominations.
More broadly, in 2020 Ipsos retained its position as the most innovative research supplier globally by GRIT and currently the team is experiencing huge growth

What will I be doing?

  • Active involvement in account management with a focus on developing existing client relationships and new relationships through responding to briefs and developing responsibility for at least one client / work area
  • Running projects, under supervision, so that they are delivered within budget, managing gross margin & profitability
  • Helping to design innovative, winning proposals & pitch in response to complex, challenging briefs
  • Managing the writing and setting up of qualitative discussion guides & pop-up community discussion flow
  • Participating with moderation & fieldwork phases on UK projects, using projective and other advanced qualitative techniques; as well as management of larger, global studies
  • Creating presentations and reports focused on insights weaving stories from data, providing clear & actionable recommendations
  • Delivering end to end qual research from set-up, design and moderation of projects (UK and global)
  • Managing resources/workloads on projects effectively, provide project guidance, support and coaching to more junior team members
  • Identifying opportunities and contributing to making Ipsos MORI ‘more famous’, e.g. press releases, publications, client events, appearing at conferences, etc.

About you… 

 To be successful in this role you will need the following skills and experience: -
•Prior qual research experience is essential with a good knowledge of the industry, including commercial understanding
•Thorough knowledge of principle ad hoc research techniques, including traditional & digital qual methodologies
•Receptivity & openness to working on all manner of commercial client accounts is essential
•The ability to work creatively and think commercially. Good storytelling skills are essential, as well as a working style that is flexible, innovative and analytical
•A quick learner who enjoys breaking down complex topics and briefs into a tangible, actionable research approach
•Client-facing experience and the ability to act as key client liaison on projects is essential
•Good project management, delegation and planning skills, good at multi-tasking
•Proficient in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

About us

We are one of the world’s largest research companies and currently the only one primarily managed by researchers. With offices in 88 countries, 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 commitments you may have outside of work and we 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!