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

Semiotics works across the full range of Service Lines, supporting teams to meet their clients semiotics and brand challenges.  We also work with other countries with their client work.
Semiotics is having a significant impact in research and we are committed to investing and developing its application.  

The role
The semiotics team sits centrally, working alongside the range of business units (Service Lines, including typical qualitative, quantitative teams).  You will be reporting to the Semiotics lead in the small and growing team.
The focus will be on helping to propose and deliver semiotics work in coordination with other business units. We are sometimes called upon to provide consultancy services to meet our client business questions.

What will I be doing?  

You will involved in the following:

Helping to organise the semiotics network within Ipsos :
These are individuals from different Service Lines who understand how to use and sell semiotics and sometimes to work on projects.   There is a need to ensure semiotics have people on each team which ‘hold’ semiotics – with whom we can share learnings, give updates, organise training, socialise case studies etc. 

Manage the resources teams needed to sell and deliver:
 You will be dealing with freelancer contracts, analyst briefing templates, proposal and reporting templates, case studies and providing R&D support. We work with teams to develop and sell Semiotics and as such you will be part of this process

Manage the proposal pipeline
We have a wide range of questions and proposals coming into the team – we need someone able to help manage and co-ordinate this process

Project support and Delivery: 
We have projects active across the organisation at any one time.  As such there is a range of support activities needed including: 
    • Collation of project materials (e.g. proposal and reporting templates, typical timings etc
    • Managing our working bank of approved semiotics freelance suppliers
    • Ensure follow-ups in place to help assess impact as input for case studies
    • Managing timings along project set up and delivery
    • Manage the day to day relationships with the client.
    • Assisting with the analysis and delivery of outputs

Marketing support
The team undertakes a wide range of marketing activities including client webinars, thought pieces, POV. We need support on all aspects to grow our market presence.
You will be involved in helping to tackle the client challenges themselves, 
You will work alongside other members of the  project teams, exposed to the ways in which we address the client challenges, involved in internal and client facing meetings

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Must have experience in Cultural Insights/ Semiotics
  • The attributes we are keen to see demonstrated are:
    • Culturally observant thinker
    • Observer of trends and culture
    • Great organisational skills: ability to be organised and manage process while being interested and contributing to the content of the work
    • Capacity to operate in a flexible and adaptable way given the competing demands of a fast paced commercial environment
  • 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 client liaison on projects is essential
  • Able to demonstrate capacity to arrive at Cultural Insights
  • 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 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!