London

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

As Market Strategy & Understanding experts, we are passionate about helping clients identify, qualify, optimise and forecast the potential of innovations, products and packaging. As well as understanding their market, where the best growth opportunities are, and optimising their brand positioning. Our rapid and validated end-to-end solutions enable clients to be faster in seizing opportunities and being more agile in bringing their products to market.

The role..
In this role you will be central to client engagements, working in partnership to deliver great studies that have a tangible impact on their business. You will also help us in developing and achieving the business growth plan through building and strengthening client relationships, winning, designing and delivering successful studies and leading and supporting team members.

What will I be doing?
This will be a varied and interesting role including: 
  • You will help us in developing and achieving the business growth plan for our No. 1 client through building and strengthening client relationships through the delivery of insights with commercial impact. You will do this while leading, coaching and supporting team members:
  • Deliver impactful end to end quantitative research from set-up, design and execution of projects to delivery of commercial insights
  • Work as part of an account team driving  revenue & profit from existing and new client stakeholders
  • Lead the development of client partnerships through added-value
  • Lead the design of innovative, winning proposals & pitches in response to briefs
  • Lead the team to confidently deliver stories, narratives and presentations based on insights and tightly structured around clients’ business questions
  • Oversee development of project team members by providing guidance, support and coaching
  • Effectively manage resources/workloads across your project teams
  • You will have the support of a market leading global agency as you contribute to our success with one of our largest clients.  This isn’t just any big global agency; we are pioneers – named by GRIT as the most innovative large agency for the past two years. This is an opportunity to make a real impact across the industry.
  • You also have the support of a fantastic team – bright, enthusiastic, friendly and dedicated! We are serious about doing great work but it’s important that we enjoy what we do!

What do I need to bring with me?
To be successful in this role you will need the following skills and experience: 
  • Experienced, enthusiastic and driven Associate Director who thrives on being on a fast-paced large client account, with a proven, strong track record working in a research agency in a quantitative role.
  • You’ll have a desire to contribute important work for the health of society, helping our client convert cigarette smokers to reduced risk products.  And the opportunity to be part of a client account that spans different specialisations.
  • You’ll need to demonstrate a strong commercial drive and understanding of the factors which contribute to business success (revenue & profitability). Working closely with the Directors in the team, you’ll contribute to the development of and be responsible for delivering elements of the business plan.
  • Experience in building great relationships with clients beyond the transactional, demonstrating a genuine interest in them and their business issues
  • Good knowledge and experience of working with longitudinal data and, ideally, experience across a range of studies covering different business needs
  • A passion for uncovering an insight and always thinking “so what? What should the client do with this insight? What impact would it have on the client’s business?
  • Lead by example, be a role model who works well easy to work with and has time for others, enjoying coaching and mentoring.

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!