9 months ago
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.
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.