Senior Research Manager

Chicago - LOOP, (none selected)

Job Category: Marketing Research & Insights Job Number: 3216 Annual Salary: $75,000-85,000 Industry:

Are you a strong custom researcher ready to take on a new challenge? If so, keep reading to learn more about our client’s new opportunity! 


A growing full-service custom research firm is seeking a dynamic Senior Market Research Manager to join their office in downtown Chicago. This person will be an integral part in the design and execution of primary research initiatives for a range of clients, collaborate closely with team members of varying levels, and help build strong client relationships.


Desired Skills/Experience:

  • 5-9 years of hands-on custom marketing research experience
  • Ability to successfully execute research projects from start-to-finish, including proposal, designing a research plan, questionnaire development, analysis, reporting, and presenting
  • Must also have experience with a wide variety of primary research methodologies (segmentation, A&U, pricing, brand innovation, product innovation, concept testing, etc.)
  • Strong communication skills essential – must be comfortable working closely with a range of external clients at varying levels and working closely with the team lead of the Chicago office
  • Experience managing and mentoring junior staff; this person may have the opportunity to take on direct reports
  • Skilled at collaborating with a team, as well as managing projects independently
  • Familiarity with a mix of client industries (CPG, food & beverage, durables etc.)
  • Innate curiosity; desire to keep a pulse on clients’ businesses, industry trends, etc.
  • Bachelor’s in Marketing, Business, or related field; Advanced Degree preferred


This role is located in downtown Chicago in the Loop (local candidates only, please). Salary is commensurate with experience and ranges $75-85k.



Keywords: marketing research, market research, full-service, custom research, primary research, consumer insights, quantitative, survey research, brand research, project management, research supplier, consulting, segmentation, brand strategy


Karla Ahern
Executive Recruiter, Market Research

After working in Marketing Research roles and in business development, Karla joined Burtch Works helps to lead our marketing research and consumer insights practice.
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