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9 months ago
Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP
Location: Leeds
Job type: Permanent
Category: Associate Jobs
PwC Research

PwC Research is based across 3 sites Belfast, Leeds and London. We are a full service market research agency within the largest professional services firm in the world, and so this creates a unique positioning in the market.

We bring connected insight to our clients using a variety of data sources, both primary (qualitative and quantitative) and secondary & through our business understanding. Put simply, we help our clients to better understand their customers, employees and stakeholders.

We work with a wide range of clients including the PwC firm across the world, major high street banks and retailers, media and technology companies, leading energy providers and a range of large scale public sector bodies and regulators.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a number of Senior Associates to join our team in Leeds, London or Belfast. For comparison to traditional Market Research Agencies we are looking for experienced Senior Research Executives through to Associate Director level. We are looking for individuals who have worked within a research environment, ideally with some experience within a market research agency.

We are looking for candidates with qual or quant expertise and welcome applications from single or dual practitioners.

The roles can be based in Leeds, London or Belfast and from time to time there may be an opportunity to travel both within the UK and internationally.

Key Skills

Strong qualitative or quantitative research design, analysis and reporting skills

Ability to synthesis findings, extract compelling stories / insights and adapt communications dependent on audience

Excellent spoken and written communication skills, with ability to present ideas / solutions clearly and concisely to technical and non-technical audiences

Experienced in writing winning proposals and delivering pitches to clients

Competent project manager for small to medium sized projects, including briefing of teams, management of logistics, liaising with the client and monitoring commercials

If qualitative - ability to moderate groups and depths with a range of audience including vulnerable consumers to senior B2B professionals, strong analysis skills and impactful delivery of findings

If quantitative - strong survey design, exceptional analytical skills and impactful delivery of results

Ability to manage volume workload/projects and work independently within a fast paced environment

About the role

If you have a passion for client service, are driven by high quality, and have an appetite for taking a role in an expanding team, this opportunity is for you.

Core activities will include

Project management including managing colleagues within the team and having day to day client contact

Involvement in all stages of the research project lifecycle including proposal preparation and costings, pitching, research design, fieldwork, analysis, reporting and client presentations

Contribution towards business growth through business development activity

Mentoring more junior team members


Essential skills needed for the role

The specific technical skills we are looking for include

Professional experience within the market research industry

Significant experience of all stages of qualitative or quantitative research projects

High level of accuracy and attention to detail

Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

Good project management skills;

Good written and oral communication skills;

Proven ability to produce quality work under pressure and to tight deadlines;

Effective prioritisation of tasks and personal time management

Experience of working as part of a successful team

Desirable skills sought for the role

Degree level qualification


In Consulting we deliver practical, far-sighted advice that gets straight to the heart of clients’ business issues and delivers amazing results by helping our clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent or fundamentally change the way they do business, the work you do will be all about helping organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster. You could find yourself working with household names in a diverse range of industries – everyone from big-name broadcasters and high-street banks to multinational telecoms operators and energy companies.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.


We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

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