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Research Director - Consumer Tech

Research Director (Technology sector) / Strategy, Innovation & Insight / London / £80k-£110k

Our client is a market-leading Brand Strategy, Innovation & Insight agency. They handle a blue-chip client-list including FMCG, Retail, Consumer Tech and Financial Services. They are looking for a highly-experienced Qualitative Researcher to join them at a Director level to work with their existing Technology clients, as well as generating new business for them within that sector. You will require extensive Qualitative research skills to help manage strategic research projects, as well as excellent commercial acumen. They are particularly keen for this individual to be from a Design-oriented background (with experience of the Innovation process and UX) to help boost their capabilities within this area.

As well as managing the delivery of high-quality qualitative research projects and providing fresh methodologies incorporating proposition development and Design Thinking, the successful candidate will have a heavy hand in setting both the strategic thinking behind and the delivery of the overall projects for their clients. Therefore this agency is looking for an individual with strong client-facing and project management skills, someone who is completely comfortable deepening existing client relationships and seeking out new business opportunities.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have extensive experience of performing value-added Qualitative Research at a senior level – preferably for a boutique research agency or strategy consultancy utilising Design and Innovation techniques for their clients in the Technology sector
  • Be an expert practitioner of a number of different Research techniques and willing to stay abreast of new developments within the sector
  • Be a confident business developer, able to bring new clients into the business and win pitches
  • Demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Have a strong academic background, with a 2:1 or above from a leading university

This is a great opportunity for a senior Researcher to secure a leadership role within a challenging and exciting consultancy, while also driving a new business area. If you are strategic senior researcher and would like to find out more, please click ‘apply’ below, or contact Jon Ford at Trace Recruitment (jon.ford@tracerecruit.com)!

Research Director (Technology sector) / Strategy, Innovation & Insight / London / £80k-£110k

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