Weekend Selection from Research Talent Hub

20 May 2016 Joanna Byerley

Happy Friday! We’ve got there, eventually, and now we really look forward to trying a fairly newish London’s restaurant for dinner and drinks after work today! My colleagues have been singing praises about their food (too much time on Instagram if you ask me), the fabulous ambience and (shush shush) celebrities who regularly frequent this establishment! Whilst we are on the subject of food and drink (my favourite!) did it escape your notice that what’s claiming to be London’s largest gin bar opened about a month ago in the big smoke? Well, we thought we’d wait for the initial excitement to die down before heading to over there next weekend to see what all the fuss about. The bar stocks over 400 different types of gin and over 25 different types of tonic, and of course they don’t just give you the option of G&T with a slice, oh no, the gin cocktail menu is quite something to write home about too, naturally!

Maybe catch you there….but, in the interim, we have a nice dinner to look forward to tonight. As it is almost Friday afternoon it shall now be a smooth ride with everyone at Research Talent Hub HQ feeling rejuvenated, happy and in a cheery weekend’s mood. We still have got our 3 out 5 Goals to accomplish today though so let’s crack on with these! One of the top priorities for me is to find an experienced Quantitative Sector Head for one of the world’s best known consumer research agencies!

So what can you expect from Head of Quantitative market research job we are currently recruiting for? A lot actually …

First of all it’s a very senior and high profile research role and these don’t come along very often!

As Head of Quantitative division of a global agency, you’ll provide leadership to c100 market research professionals. You’ll be responsible for the overall direction of the business including strategy development and activation, profitable business growth through P&L management, implementing a client-focused approach and inspiring leadership. The business focuses on a wide range of methodologies and covers a variety of sectors including CPG, Financial Services, Technology and Durables. Reporting directly to the Managing Director UK, you’ll be an active member of the UK Leadership team. You’ll be primarily working from the agency’s Central London office with occasional travel to other locations.

And what about you? How are you going to fit in…?

The role will suit a strong leader with a mix of client and agency side jobs who is currently managing a team of c 30-40+ people and comes from market research or innovation background. You are someone who yearns to have an impact and who will not only create a new vision for the agency’s leading business unit but will also play your part in defining the direction, value preposition and future of the market research industry!

You must demonstrate excellent people leadership skills and ability to drive staff engagement through clear and decisive strategic leadership. You are relentlessly client orientated and posses strong commercial abilities with credibility amongst peers and gravitas with clients. Proven track record of management of P&L is essential; you must showcase a deep understanding of key metrics and leavers to achieve profitable growth, balanced alongside strong and efficient team structure.

Ideally, your past P&L experience focused on innovation (including idea development, concept testing, product testing & forecasting), consumer journey & shopper, brand launch, building & development, customer segmentation and U&A. Experience within a matrix organization is crucial as you’ll be working in a fast-paced business with a wide range of stakeholders. You are entrepreneurial, have a strong commercial drive, and are an inspirational leader who people believe in!

Send us your CV via Research Talent Hub website for a smooth ride to this dream senior market research job! Enjoy your dinner, drinks or just a quiet chilled evening…. Happy Friday again. We’ll be updating our @researchtalenthub Instagram account with hopefully some pics of delicious food later.