Research Director

<p>Material is a leading integrated marketing services company that leverages deep human understanding to help brands deliver material outcomes and experiences for their customers and the communities they serve. We build B2C and B2B brands from the insight out by providing a seamless journey that combines data and analytics, insights-led consulting, and experience activation into one integrated offering.</p>

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Material

<strong>Material is a collaborative built from legendary practices across research, strategy, design, and brand building. Eleven pioneering companies united as one to solve wider, deeper, and more innovative challenges together.</strong><br /><br /><strong>We uncover what&rsquo;s important to people and create experiences that pull them in and open our worlds. We seek curious, experienced, and deeply empathetic humans to enrich our diverse teams of leaders and do-ers. Want in?</strong><br /> <h5>LRW | Kelton | T3 | Karma | Greenberg | Tonic | MotiveQuest | Salt Branding | Killer Visual Strategies | Strativity | Aruliden</h5> https://materialplus.io/

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Full-Time

Overview: As a Research Director, you will bring your leadership, research expertise, business intelligence, and analytic thinking to successfully manage multiple projects, grow and develop your project team, effectively provide business insights through analyzing data, and build client relationships. Using your flexibility and discretionary judgment, you will lead and develop your project team as they manage and execute research projects, as well as be the lead analyst on your own studies. You will also provide guidance to team members on various research methodologies and project management techniques. Applying your research expertise and strong organizational skills, you will assist in developing proposals to design, and subsequently lead, complex studies that produce high-quality client deliverables and support our unique ability to use market research to have business impact, while achieving strong financial results. Applying your business expertise and strong analytic thinking, you will discern meaningful patterns and connections from complex data, help extract meaningful insights and recommendations, and communicate the findings to clients in a clear and concise fashion. Your ability and initiative to solve problems, mentor teams, analyze data, manage budgets, and support proposal development will be met with growth opportunities.<br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>About Us<br /><br /></strong></span>We are a fast-growing market research firm with an entrepreneurial culture. We&rsquo;ve spent the past 40 years using analytics and research to help businesses understand their customers, and we work across industries in more than 80 countries with some of the largest brands in the world. We value diverse perspectives and believe that different voices and viewpoints make us stronger. We&rsquo;re also proud to have a helpful and supportive culture, where we take time to celebrate accomplishments both large and small. And while we&rsquo;re grounded in our rich history, we never stop searching for new approaches and tools; we were named the #1 Most Innovative Insights Firm in North America by the GRIT Report in 2019. With offices around the world, our 500+ teammates work across a dozen business units, collaborating with clients in entertainment and media, pharmaceuticals, technology, consumer packaged goods, and more.<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><br /></strong></span>
Responsibilities: &nbsp;In this role, you will: <ul> <li>Guide a team as they execute the project process from study design through analysis and reporting, producing thorough, high-quality deliverables while achieving excellent financial results.</li> <li>Effectively perform the Lead Analyst role on a variety of projects.</li> <li>Direct multiple projects for you and your team simultaneously, while ensuring they remain efficient, on schedule and within budget</li> <li>Apply solid business understanding to deliver actionable, impactful findings to clients.</li> <li>Demonstrate a strong sense of teamwork while providing growth and development opportunities for team members, including building morale and supporting company initiatives and efforts.</li> <li>Provide mentoring and coaching to create an inspiring environment; maintain a positive attitude in challenging situations.</li> <li>Be available to serve as a team resource for decision making and guidance.</li> <li>Proactively lead problem solving efforts; provide suggestions and take action on areas needing improvement.</li> <li>Develop client rapport and manage expectations through communications that develop trust and build strong relationships.</li> <li>Collaborate with Business Developers by assisting in the proposal and bid process.</li> <li>Effectively manage people managers in direct reporting relationships.</li> <li>Typically directly supervise at least one employee.</li> <li>May facilitate training workshops.</li> </ul>
Requirements: ABOUT YOU <ul> <li>B.A. in related field such as Business, Economics, or Social Sciences. M.A. or MBA preferred.</li> <li>At least 4 years of prior experience in market research.</li> <li>Able to lead project managers, multiple projects and teams simultaneously to deliver quality deliverables with strong financial performance.</li> <li>Demonstrate strong leadership skills of direct reports, project team and broader project members.</li> <li>Excellent verbal and written communication skills.</li> <li>Proficient analyst and report writer.</li> <li>Capable of managing workload priorities for self and team.</li> <li>Strategic thinker with strong business acumen.</li> <li>Proficient in building and maintaining client relationships.</li> <li>Preferred expertise in one or more business verticals or study methodologies.</li> </ul>