Global Data Collection Associate

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.

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<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>

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Overview: As a Global Data Collection Associate, you will bring your understanding of consumers and data collection to collaborate with like-minded professionals and support a project team&rsquo;s effort to execute research projects. Using your attention to detail, creativity, and flexibility, you will solve problems that achieve high-quality results.<br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>ABOUT US</strong></span> <br /><br />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.&nbsp; 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. Our experienced leadership team offers stability and structure, while our commitment to innovation fosters groundbreaking initiatives that help us improve our research approaches&mdash;like our Pragmatic Brain Science teams, who explore new psychological frameworks to better understand customer motivations.&nbsp;
Responsibilities: In this role, you will: <ul> <li>Creates and updates data collection materials</li> <li>Creates and updates progress reports</li> <li>Develops relationships with key vendors</li> <li>Exposure to bidding and cost management techniques</li> <li>Hires vendors and successfully negotiates costs at or under the project budget</li> <li>Analyzes data collection progress reports to identify potential problem areas</li> <li>Learns to develop problem resolution recommendations and communication</li> <li>Manages study budgets and data collection timelines</li> <li>Prioritize tasks and manage time to effectively contribute to multiple projects in an efficient manner</li> <li>Follows through on commitments</li> <li>Enters financial information in the appropriate applications and ensures it is updated throughout the course of the project</li> <li>Work effectively in a high-performing team environment and with external vendors</li> <li>Practices good teamwork by sharing the workload and willingly providing assistance</li> <li>Works well in group problem solving situations</li> <li>Contributes to a positive team spirit</li> <li>Consistently follows through on commitments and achieves excellent results</li> <li>Uses sound judgment about when to take independent action and when to seek guidance or permission</li> <li>Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner</li> </ul>
Requirements: ABOUT YOU <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s in related field (business, economics, or social sciences)</li> <li>You are able to prioritize tasks and contribute to multiple projects simultaneously</li> <li>You have strong interpersonal, problem-solving and project management skills</li> <li>You have excellent verbal and written communication skills</li> <li>You are a strategic thinker with good business acumen</li> <li>You are knowledgeable of group dynamics</li> </ul>