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  • 13 Sep 2019 4:41 PM | Shelley Krasnick
    For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.

    Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

    Job Description

    The Research Manager assists in leading and managing multiple quantitative market research projects from the proposal stage through to final report delivery. Specifically, Research Managers are expected to input on design specifications (including sample/weighting construction, questionnaire construction, analysis and reporting plans), manage the project to these specifications, contribute to report findings, and participate in client management.

    Click here to access our LinkedIn Posting


    Essential Duties And Responsibilities
    • Research Instrument Design – Assist in the design survey research that will answer business questions and will meet the research and business objectives as defined in the proposal stage. Strong understanding of question and questionnaire construction is a must.
    • Full Cycle Project Management – Manage the day-to-day aspects for the research program from design and programming through to report analysis and production. Monitor and report out on study performance in terms of schedule, quality, and budgets.
    • Data Analysis Planning/Execution – Design and prepare data analysis plans, oversee data checking/tabulations, ensure quality of data, design report visuals.
    • Data Interpretation and Reporting – Contribute to the integration of large amounts of data into compelling, concise deliverables that meet the client’s needs/expectations. Participate in research insight discussions with clients.
    • Client Management – Work with mid to senior level clients on various aspects of the research (design, timing, reporting, etc.), providing project updates, and delivering above and beyond client expectations. Anticipate clients’ needs/requirements and proactively manage situations to expectations and resolve any issues. Understand and advise on research issues including ad hoc requests as appropriate. Recognize opportunities for new business development.
    • Mentor – Demonstrate capability to lead, train, and mentor junior staff.

    Experience And Skills
    • 4-5 years within the market research industry on either the client or supplier side
    • Outstanding client management skills; outstanding project management skills; excellent understanding of data analysis tools and techniques
    • Experience in the technology industry a plus

    Education
    • Bachelor’s degree in economics, marketing, mathematics, or social science.
    • MBA, Master’s Of Market Research, or Advanced Degree in Social Science – preferred

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

    We are not responsible for any fee related to unsolicited resumes from 3rd party staffing and recruiting agencies (whether submitted through this website or sent directly to employees) unless a written agreement is in place between the agency and GfK (“Company”) and an authorized Company representative makes a written request to the agency to assist with this requisition. Similarly, no fee will be paid for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency. Any unsolicited resumes, CVs, or other candidate information submitted by an agency will become the property of GfK, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.

    We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

    Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to getting to know you!

    Click here to access our LinkedIn Posting


  • 13 Sep 2019 4:35 PM | Shelley Krasnick

    For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.

    Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

    Job Description:

    The Senior Research Associate (SRA) is responsible for project coordination and supporting management through all phases of the research project. The SRA must be detailed-oriented and able to reliably and efficiently run survey data for the purposes of report production. The SRA is responsible for the overall quality assurance of client deliverables that are eventually delivered. The Senior Research Associate will be overseen by a Research Director. The SRA will work with the team in communicating with the client on the progress of research studies and working closely with the client and the research team to implement and complete a survey project with utmost quality in a timely fashion.

    Click here to access our LinkedIn posting.  


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    With general supervision, has independent responsibility for executing assigned projects.
    Take direction from the Research Director and team and then independently investigate the dataset to address specific business questions. Ability to do the following tasks:

    ·         Assist the project team throughout research projects, from design to report analysis and production

    ·         Interrogate survey dataset to address client business questions.

    ·         Ensure quality of data.

    ·         Populate and QC reports/presentations.

    ·         Provide the day-to-day management of research projects

    ·         Monitor study performance in terms of schedule and quality, raising concerns when necessary.

    ·         Communicate study progress to internal teams and external clients.

    ·         Edit questionnaire/survey items.
     

    Experience and Skills:

    ·         2-3 years’ experience at a marketing research provider or consulting organization

    ·         Experience with SPSS, SAS, R, Python or other data analysis software

    ·         Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

    ·         Strong organizational and project management skills

    ·         Strong written and oral communication skills

    ·         Strong skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

    We are not responsible for any fee related to unsolicited resumes from 3rd party staffing and recruiting agencies (whether submitted through this website or sent directly to employees) unless a written agreement is in place between the agency and GfK (“Company”) and an authorized Company representative makes a written request to the agency to assist with this requisition. Similarly, no fee will be paid for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency. Any unsolicited resumes, CVs, or other candidate information submitted by an agency will become the property of GfK, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.

    We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

    Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to getting to know you!

    Click here to access our LinkedIn posting.


  • 16 Aug 2019 3:21 PM | Angela Smith

    Marketing | Preston/Issaquah, Washington | Full Time

    Who we are

    We’re Talking Rain, and we’re so much more than water. We build flavorful brands, like Sparkling Ice and Talking Rain Sparkling Waters, creating connections with every sip!

    Want to get to know us better? Click to learn about us and our careers. You can also follow us on LinkedInInstagramTwitter and Facebook.

    When it comes to success, we know we’re only as strong as our team, so we empower our Rain Makers to forge the way—finding opportunity at the intersection of what they love, what we need, and where they thrive.

    What to Expect

    Data is more than stats to our Consumer Insights and Engagement Team — it’s a story waiting to be told. Innovating new ways of gathering critical insights, they bring the voice of the consumer to help guide strategy across the organization.

    You’ll be a collaborative partner, looking for stories that answer questions across the enterprise. This is the opportunity to grow—learning new research methods, partnering with teams across the organization, and getting exposure to machine learning techniques.

    • Dive deep into existing research, fully utilizing our data platforms to analyze data statistical results, identify trends, and proactively lead exploration into the findings.
    • Field incoming requests, independently completing analysis and returning the data to internal customers (e.g., Marketing, Sales, R&D, Business Transformation, Innovation).
    • Manage ongoing research projects, including those led by vendor partners as well as impromptu DIY research (e.g., focus groups, ethnographic studies, shop alongs, intercept surveys, end use studies, brand trackers, sampling surveys, social listening).
    • Build out data visualization presentations in PowerPoint, telling a story to internal and external stakeholders.
    • Socialize insights across the organization, educating our Rain Maker population on the views and impact of the consumers.
    • Ensure food safety, quality, and SQF practices are followed at all times, notifying immediate manager of any food safety and/or quality issues.
    • Complete other responsibilities as assigned.

    Reports to: Insights Manager

    What You Bring

    • Master’s degree in Business, Marketing Research or related field preferred; Bachelor’s degree in Business, Sociology, or related field accepted.
    • Minimum of two (2) years of market research experience, ideally in consumer packaged goods (CPG) or retail.
    • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Integrity is at the core of who you are. You earn people’s trust, with the ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information as you field inquiries.
    • You’ve got drive in spades and can easily manage through ambiguous situations, collecting all the facts and forging ahead without the benefit of written procedures.
    • Your curious mindset enables you to interpret complex data, developing and communicating value-add solutions.
    • You’re approachable, actively listening and adapting your style to the audience.
    • You’re flexible. You pivot on a dime and embrace the change.

    To help ensure a safe, positive work environment, this role may be subject to random drug testing (including alcohol, cannabinoids, cocaine, methamphetamine, opiates, phencyclidine).


    Apply Today!

    https://www.talkingrain.com/job/market-research-analyst/

  • 06 Aug 2019 7:35 PM | Susan Haussmann-Collins (Administrator)

    Research Project Manager

    Description:

    Do you want the opportunity to help shape future product investments for some of the largest technology brands in the world? Are you intellectually curious and do you love to explore new ideas? Do you like to foster and manage relationships with clients or with a team of other research professionals? Do you like to find the answer when things just don’t fit and do you find solving complex problems rewarding? As a Research Project Manager, your role is to bring customers and products to life, helping our partners get as close to them as possible and leading research that answers the most challenging marketing and communications challenges.  

     

    PSB is a global team of exceptional people who deliver world class services for our clients, earning their confidence, trust, and loyalty by delivering actionable insights that help large organizations to better understand their customers and build solutions that delight them.

     

    Level: Manager

    Location: Seattle – Bellevue, WA

    Hours: Full Time

    Role:

    Your job will be to:
    The Research Project Manager (PM) is responsible for leading strategic research initiatives and executing that research, while mentoring Analyst-level team members and managing day-to-day activities that meet and exceed client demands.  The PM will not only manage research delivery and execution, drive predictable client experiences with tangible outcomes and ensure high quality results and deliverables. They will have the opportunity to manage programs and projects end-to-end (strategy to execution), as well as gain depth of expertise across products and clients. The PM must apply strong program and project management standards and best practices to ensure successful execution of projects on scope, on schedule and on budget, always staying on top of shifting priorities across clients and projects.

     

    Qualifications:

    You must have:

    ·         A bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of demonstrated corporate experience in public relations, market research, political campaigns or a related position in the communications industry

    ·         Experience executing quantitative and qualitative research studies (hands-on from design through reporting)

    ·         1-2 years of direct people management experience with strong desire and ability to lead teams

    You should also bring:

    • Solid communication, writing and presentation skills; commitment to quality and creativity
    • Superior analytical capabilities; detail-oriented and comfort working with numbers
    • Interest and ability to translate numbers into actionable recommendations for clients
    • Demonstrated initiative and ability to manage full life-cycle of projects
    • Ability to identify risks before they occur and to develop mitigation and avoidance strategies
    • Excellent oral and written communication, including strong client facing presence
    • Exceptional team building and mentoring skills        
    • Broad understanding and experience with the Microsoft Office platform or equivalent      
    • Demonstrated self-sufficiency and ability to “walk in the grey” without precise instruction        
    • Passion for leading-edge tools and technologies      
    • Experience with statistical software (specifically SPSS) is preferable but not required

    APPLY

    To find out more about the role click here to apply

     

    About Us:
    PSB is a global custom research and analytics consultancy that merges a deep understanding of PEOPLE x SCIENCE x BUSINESS to create human insights that inspire leaders to make more informed decisions with confidence. We use our customized approach we go beyond the who, the what, the when, the where, and the how, to focus on the why, to create Insights That Count™. For more than 40 years, PSB has been providing strategic guidance for blue-chip corporate, technology, healthcare, financial, entertainment and government/public sector clients across more than 100 countries. PSB is a member of the BCW Group of companies, which is a part of WPP (NYSE:WPP), a creative transformation company. For more information, visit www.psbresearch.com


  • 18 Jul 2019 10:03 AM | Sara Keats

    Insight Space, a division of Blink, is a market research firm that specializes in qualitative research services for variety of clients from technology to consumer package goods. We organize research studies in which participants are recruited to give their feedback on new products/services/advertising and get paid for their time and opinions.

    We are seeking a National Technical Field Manager to collaborate with internal Blink project teams, clients, and external vendors on national recruiting projects, with an emphasis on projects in the technology sector. The Field Manager will be responsible for selecting and managing external vendor partners as they recruit for and provide other services to Blink research studies. In addition, the field manager will manage communications, bids, logistics, and follow-through with external recruiters and research facilities.  

    If you are interested - please submit an application here: https://blinkux.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk036wt/


    Responsibilities:

    • Partner with Blink project teams; serving as an internal consultant regarding participant recruiting and external partner options, prospective challenges, and timely solutions
    • Understand client recruiting needs in the technology sector and the roles of people working in technology such as cloud developers, security operations professionals, and data scientists.
    • Advise project teams and external fieldwork partners regarding recruit feasibility, including proposed fielding schedules, locations, and audiences
    • Assist project teams with new business proposals by requesting, negotiating, and analyzing external partner bids, and using costs to estimate pricing for proposals
    • Select external fieldwork partners based on service level, ability to deliver quality participants, timeline, recruiting approach, and cost.
    • Manage field operations for domestic and international qualitative research projects, including overseeing recruiting, managing logistics, and acting as a liaison between external partners and project teams.
    • Liaise with external fieldwork partners to ensure quality results, including escalating and working to resolve recruiting problems as they occur.
    • Support screener development and maintain a repository of screener templates.
    • Develop and nurture relationships with external fieldwork partners (e.g. facilities, recruiters, moderators, translators); overseeing partner availability and performance.
    • Build personal knowledge of both traditional qualitative recruiters as well as emerging online methods.
    • Proactively seek and identify new potential external partners as needed to meet project needs; build and maintain a network and internal database of domestic and international partners.
    • Seek and track feedback from internal Blink teams on quality of external partner recruits.
    • Managing internal approval processes and reconciling invoices

    Qualifications:

    • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in a qualitative research field management role for a market research firm or on the external partner side.
    • Experience working in the tech industry.
    • Deep understanding of client-side needs and operations.
    • Experience within event planning and management, is a plus.
    • Interest in and understanding of qualitative market research and logistics management.
    • Exceptional attention to detail.
    • Working knowledge of online recruiting platforms/systems.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to build strong relationships with colleagues, clients, and external partners.
    • Strong problem-solving skills coupled with the ability to learn quickly and think creatively.
    • Strong work ethic and time management skills.
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, within a fast-paced environment with numerous complex and simultaneous studies.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple requests and projects at a time, delivering accurate, top-quality work with quick turnaround and limited supervision.
    • Willingness and ability to travel periodically.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and Power Point.


    If you are interested - please submit an application here: https://blinkux.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk036wt/



  • 24 Jun 2019 3:15 PM | Lissa Dashe (Administrator)

    Do you want to work for one of the largest and most innovative research companies in the world? Do you want to help Fortune 500 companies make memorable customer experiences? If so, then the CX team within Ipsos may be right for you. Our clients make the products you use every day, probably including the browser that led you to this posting and the beverage that is sitting next to you. We help build stronger brands and are behind the reason that you (and we) buy them.

    Tracking Code13464

    Job Description

    We are Ipsos  

     

    We help some of the largest companies solve their biggest problems. We dominate the market research world. We are everywhere: in 88 countries and counting. Our clients make the products you use every day, probably including the browser that led you to this posting and the beverage that is sitting next to you. Pick a sector and we are there, on the ground helping our clients make the most of their advertising in technology, media, consumer goods, automotive, you name it. We help build stronger brands and are behind the reason you (and we) buy them. We pat ourselves on the back anytime there is an uptick in the economy. 

     

    Position Summary

     

    The Research Manager (internally known as Account Manager) will be an integral part of the Customer Experience team in the Seattle office. The successful candidate will hold considerable responsibilities and play a significant role in the maintenance and growth of long term client relationships. The Account Manager will report to the Vice President of the team and will be responsible for the management and analysis of research projects across a broad array of categories and industries.

     

    Key Responsibilities

     

    • Manage and coordinate all aspects of the research process from questionnaire writing and research design, analysis and interpretation of results through to preparation of reports and presentation 
    • Liaising on a regular basis with all key internal operations groups (data collection, data processing and results reporting) to ensure that reliable results are delivered to client in a timely, cost-efficient manner
    • Build and maintain relationships with key clients by responding to queries and providing updates per client requests
    • Coordinate and manage data entry of project costs into our internal costing program based on research target specifications
    • Maintains project budget and works with team to ensure all aspects of the study continue to operate smoothly; responsible for quality assurance throughout the life-cycle

     

     Ideal Candidate has the Following Skills & Experience 

     

    • Completed Bachelor’s Degree in related field, master’s level education an asset
    • 3-5 years of market research experience; customer experience research an asset
    • Advanced proficiency with MS Office Suite; specifically, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
    • Superior organizational skills, unflagging attention to detail & demonstrated commitment to the accuracy and completeness of information
    • Data savvy with a strong attention to detail and accuracy
    • Basic knowledge of SPSS and/or other quantitative reporting tools
    • Prior experience using Voice of The Customer (VoC) tech platforms (Qualtrics, Medallia, InMoment)
    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining a strong client service orientation
    • Ability to manage complex, multi-faceted project budgets and to create, manage, and commit to a project plan, schedule and budget
    • Highly motivated, self-directed & possess a driven personality capable of working within tight deadlines
    • Thrives within a team environment
    • Excellent written & verbal communication skills with well-developed interpersonal and presentation skills

     

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other protected class and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

     

    Job LocationSeattle, Washington, United StatesCompany LocationUS - Seattle - 1201 3RD AVENUE (7488292)Company Location DescriptionUS - Seattle - 1201 3RD AVENUEDepartmentUS Customer Experience (509512)Position Type


  • 30 May 2019 5:10 PM | Lissa Dashe (Administrator)

    DATA SCIENTIST

    For over 25 years, The Hartman Group has been a recognized thought leader in the food industry. We’re focused on culture as the pathway for food and beverage companies to understand the broader contexts that create consumer demand in the marketplace. In a highly collaborative work environment, we leverage expertise, frameworks, insights and data built through years of ethnography, national surveys and sales-data analysis to uncover growth opportunities for our clients. 

    We’re seeking an experienced data science professional with strong analytic and strategic thinking skills, problem-solving creativity and a demonstrated curiosity about culture and industry. You’ll be the data science lead on a small team of social scientists and marketing consultants, tasked with supporting and improving our existing analytic processes, contributing statistical analysis and interpretation, and developing data-driven approaches to address evolving business needs. You’ll help us meet and exceed the needs of our clients today and help us anticipate evolving opportunities to do it better.

    Objectives of this Role

    Collaborate with colleagues to develop an understanding of business needs

    Conduct appropriate statistical procedures to identify and/or validate trends in consumer behaviors and attitudes, and patterns in business performance

    Interpret and communicate findings using best practices for data visualization

    Maintain and enhance proprietary algorithms and tools for industry analysis 

    Enable more efficient business processes by programming routine tasks

    Build and extract value from large, proprietary survey-based data sets through creative data manipulation, data mining and machine learning

    Keep larger organization informed of industry-relevant innovations in data science

    Skills and Qualifications

    Degree or certificate in Data Science or related discipline (e.g., Statistics or Econometrics)

    2+ years experience in data science or statistical analysis in a workplace setting

    High proficiency with R (tidyverse) and at least one programming language (Python, Java, C++)

    Intermediate proficiency with SQL and with a data visualization platform (Tableau, PowerBI or the equivalent)

    Creativity, critical thinking, ability to interpret “beyond the data,” with aptitude for qualitative hypothesis generation, data modeling, proficiency with tools for hypothesis testing and demonstrated judgment for distinguishing among conclusions with different levels of confidence

    Strong writing and verbal communication skills

    Comfort working both independently and within the context of a collaborative, research-oriented team, managing several ongoing concurrent projects

    Preferred Qualifications

    Experience with survey-based social science research or marketing strategy

    Proficiency with STATA, Visual Basic/Excel macro programming

    Demonstrated interest in food, health or sustainability


    Key Employee Benefits at The Hartman Group

    90% of the cost for medical insurance paid for by The Hartman Group and 100% of the cost for dental insurance for employees.  

    401(k) Profit Sharing Plan after 6 months of full-time employment which The Hartman Group matches up to 50% of the employee’s first 5% of salary deferral per pay period.  Employees are 100% vested after 3 years of vesting service. 

    Employees receive 20 hours of Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) available each year. Additionally, there is the opportunity to participate in company-wide volunteer events throughout the year. 

    Every employee receives an annual Professional External Learning credit.


    Interested and qualified applicants can apply via The Hartman Group career page: https://www.hartman-group.com/careers

    Or, please email resumes and cover letters directly to Renee Wheeler at renee.wheeler@hartman-group.com


  • 16 Nov 2018 1:21 PM | Anonymous

    JOB TITLE:                                          Research Project Coordinator

    JOB LOCATION:                                 Seattle, WA

    EXEMPTION STATUS:                        Non- Exempt

    REPORTS TO:                                     Associate Research Director

                                                                 Project Manager or Research Lead on      individual projects

     

    Summary of job description : This position is responsible for supporting the management of research projects, working closely with department seniors and directors to assist them in meeting client needs, and assisting with:

    • Implementing research
    • Analyzing data
    • Writing reports

     

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Project Management

    • Assist with analyzing data (charts and descriptive statistics) and writing reports that communicate findings to clients
    • Manage focus group and interview recruitment and hosting
    • Coordinate research implementation (working with vendors, scheduling facilities, program online surveys, monitor responses, answer participant inquiries, and provide participant reminders)
    • Manage assigned tasks under the direction of senior associates and directors

     

    Client Relations

    • Establish effective communication with clients, vendors and communities
    • Assist with managing client expectations
    • Anticipate client needs
    • Provide best possible solutions to client, as directed by supervisor, project managers, and research leads
    • Maintain confidentiality of client information

     

    Productivity/Efficiency

    • Assist with acquiring estimated project costs (working/coordinating with vendors)
    • Work efficiently to stay within project budgets
    • Maintain or exceed billability goals

     

    Quality Assurance

    • Set and maintain high, “error free” standards for all communications to clients and project staff
    • Meet deadlines and respond to requests in a timely manner

     

    Administrative

    • Provide accurate and timely billing information to accounting department

     

    Business Development

    • Assist senior staff and directors to solicit and win new projects
    • As directed, represent firm and work with prospective and current clients

     

    Knowledge/Skills required:

    • Interest in public opinion, behavior, and communications research (surveys, focus groups, and usability)
    • Ability to summarize and analyze research results in a meaningful way
    • Introduction and familiarity with statistics and social science research methodology
    • Know and are resourceful with different ways to find information
    • Ability to work with data in Excel, particularly organizing and charting data (Preferred but not required: Stata, SPSS, Tableau, Access, SQL, SAS, R, Python, etc.)
    • Can apply critical thinking skills to understand and question data and information
    • Ability to coordinate events, and work with people of diverse backgrounds
    • Ability to multi task: cope with distractions, and handle numerous functions simultaneously
    • Ability to write concisely and quickly in a variety of styles, appropriate to the communications objectives of a project
    • Ability to work independently
    • Ability to work on a team
    • At minimum, intermediate knowledge MS Word and PowerPoint
    • Excellent telephone skills
    • Ability to stay on task and meet deadlines
    • Confidentiality/dependability/mature judgment
    • Ability to handle stressful situations
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities
    • Ability to travel up to once or twice per month
    • Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English

     

    Experience/Education:

    • Undergraduate degree in a social science with courses in research methodology and statistics (or commensurate experience)
    • Two or more years related experience

     

    Physical Requirements:

    Ability to:

    • work extended hours as projects require
    • speak and hear
    • sit for extended periods
    • operate office equipment

     

     

    PRR, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

     

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.

     


  • 18 Oct 2018 6:34 PM | Susan Haussmann-Collins (Administrator)

    UW - MARKET RESEARCH ANALYST

    Req #:

    160892

    Department:

    UW CONTINUUM COLLEGE (UWC²)

    Job Location:

    Other Location

    Job Location Detail:

    UW TOWER 

    Posting Date:

    10/03/2018 

    Closing Info:

    Open Until Filled 

    Salary:

    Salary is commensurate with experience and education 

    Shift:

    First Shift 

     

    As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. 

    UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for five consecutive years. 

    UW Continuum College (UWC²) expands the reach of the University of Washington with programs like UW Professional & Continuing Education, International & English Language Programs, Summer Youth and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW that meet the needs of various learners at all phases of their lives. We’re focused on removing obstacles to relevant educational opportunities by addressing geographic, financial, length of commitment and time constraints, increasing access to knowledge for more people. As a diverse community that values inclusivity and collaboration, we foster a respectful, supportive workplace where innovation comes to life. By looking ahead and experimenting with new approaches, we’re creating new educational opportunities to help people thrive in a world of change. 

    UWC² has an outstanding opportunity for an entry level Market Research Analyst to join their Market Research team.  

    Continuum College's Market Research unit is the University’s only full-service market research functionality. It provides decision support for the University effort to develop professional training and learning programs such as fee-based degree programs, UW Summer Quarter, certificate programs, UW Online Learning, UW International Outreach Program, and single classes serving 55,000 students in a single year. 

    RESPONSIBILITIES: 
    • Independently design, implement and complete market research projects that meet professional market research standards. In particular, this job requires candidate independently use online survey tool to collect recurring survey data, conduct analysis, generate reports, and communicate both internally and with others outside the organization to distribute reports and answer questions. 
    • Independently work with research vendor to collect secondary data (government data sources, UWC² contracted vendors, other sources), compile, analyze, and prepare project-based research reports to address business requests pertaining to the use of secondary data, communicate both internally and with others outside the organization to distribute summary statistics, reports, analytics, and answer questions. 
    • Supervise student research assistants who support primary and secondary research data collection, information preparation, and reporting. 
    • Support research unit for report archiving, research procedures development,  research WIKI update. 

    REQUIREMENTS: 
    • At least one full-year paid professional experience with primary and secondary data collection, evidence-based report development to provide analytical insights to clients. 
    • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Business, Political Science, Public Health, Public Administration, Sociology, Psychology, Education, or other academic areas preparing candidate a solid training background in quantitative research methods. 
    • Professional experience with both primary and secondary research projects. 
    • Professional knowledge and experience using online survey tools, programming languages, data analytics and visualization tools, and related applications. 

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. 

    DESIRED: 
    • Ability to effectively work on multiple research projects, project management experience. 
    • Ability to independently distill complex research requirements from a variety of requestors, define tasks, discuss with research director and make actionable research execution plan, and follow through. 
    • Excellent analytical, communication, writing and documentation skills. 
    • Professional experience using online survey tools such as Qualtrics. 
    • Professional experience using SPSS, R or similar statistical applications. 
    • 1+ year experience working full-time in paid position in professional research firm or similar setting. 
    • Knowledge of educational institution business rules. 

    As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, 
    click here. 

    Application Process: 
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.


  • 19 Sep 2018 6:16 PM | Susan Haussmann-Collins (Administrator)

    Job Title – Strategist   

    Location – Seattle, WA

    Role Headline- Coaches a team to deliver strategic work to clients that will surprise and delight.

     

    Who we are

    We help our clients build brand relationships that matter, that are commercially and emotionally rewarding. We do this by understanding people and closing the relationship gap between businesses and people.

    Our positioning is as a strategic brand consultancy, powered by data and insight. We work with some of the world’s biggest companies shaping their brand relationships for them.

    We do this through disciplined strategic thinking. This then acts as a driving force to extract hidden insights from further research investigation and data analytics.

     

    Role
    We have an exciting opportunity for a Strategist to join our team. Strategists have executive support on each account and have line management responsibility for our talented Senior Analysts. Alongside day to day management of your accounts, you’ll play an active role in developing new business for your existing clients. You will also be expected to be actively involved in pitch teams, managing the creation of proposals and pitch presentations.

    We love to experiment in our approach and delivery, and we’re looking for someone who is energized by this. We are looking for someone who embraces change and is hungry to grow their skills in line with the business strategy. Experience (or at least a keen interest) in blended research approaches (e.g. qual, quant, mobile, social) is a must.

    You’ll be working across a portfolio of accounts so you’ll need to be proactive and have excellent organizational skills to respond to a wide range of client needs.

    Core responsibilities
    Manage positive client relationships day to day and contribute to strategic problem solving against client’s business challenges, powered by research and data.

    Embrace our digital transformation in a local office or business area driving our new way of working through the Hub.

    Identify new business opportunities, particularly with current client accounts and proactively builds client relationships.

    Line manage and coach team members in their day to day work, helping them to grow their skills and ensure high quality, on time work.  

    Incorporate new ways of working, technologies and methodologies across client accounts including the Hub, Adapt, Social Reading and Annalect, Tempo, Rapid, Living Lens.

    Lead the design and planning of presentations and pitches, identifying the insight story and telling it in clear and inspiring way.

    Demonstrate expert key research skills and ensure the quality of the work being done by the team.

    Show a passion for the digital media landscape and integrate digital in solutions proposed to clients. Oversee analysis of social listening and other digital data sources; understand use and role of cultural tools including semiotics, cultural reads.

    Stay up to date and can talk knowledgably about developments in our industry and beyond, identifying and sharing new ways of doing things.

    Work collaboratively with the PM to implement efficiencies and increase automation on accounts.

    Key attributes

    5+ years of experience in blended research approaches (with a focus on quantitative brand research) is a must.

    Courageous. Proactive, gets involved and makes decisions when needed.

    Creative. Demonstrates a love of people and brands, steps outside the ordinary to surprise and delight clients. A problem solver, thinking pragmatically to make the complex simple.

    Curious. Shows a hunger to learn, innovating and experimenting at work. Embraces new ideas and ways of working.

    Collaborative. Great at working within team environments and getting stuff done together.  Actively participates in company initiatives.

    Knowledge of blended research methods. Strong expertise in more than one research area.

    Shows a strong understanding of the evolving media and consumer landscape (e.g. digital channels), knowledgeable about how to use various types of data to answer business questions.

    Strong management skills. Able to lead and prioritise to deliver outstanding quality on time and coach team members to do so.

    Strong presentation and storytelling skills.

    Highly motivated and driven, with a hunger to win and grow our business.

    Able to travel occasionally as the job requires.

     

    What we offer you

    We believe we have a unique culture. It’s a difficult thing to put into words but it’s all about being challenging yet treating each other with respect. We are naturally curious and we love to learn and discover new things.

    We nurture opinions and really respect people who have a point of view and aren’t afraid to share their thinking. We work as teams and responsibilities sit with everyone in that team, whatever their job title. A can-do attitude goes a long way in our business and we don't tolerate egos!

    We are passionate about helping our people to learn, stretch and grow. We want this to be a place where people feel challenged, as well as guided and supported.

    We have a Learn calendar packed with opportunities to attend interactive training sessions. From “OutsideIn” sessions with industry experts to “15 minutes of Fame” sessions with colleagues to share the amazing work we do, there are lots of ways to build your skills for the future.

    Benefits

    We want our people to feel rewarded for the great work they do. Here are some of the benefits we offer:

    Comprehensive benefits program (including medical, dental and vision coverage)

    401k program

    Group life insurance

    Generous vacation policy

    Discretionary summer Friday bonus days

    Employee Discount programs

     

    To find out more about Hall & Partners click here to check us out online.


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