SVP of Research (Financial Services)

Boston, MA

Job Category: Marketing Research & Insights Job Number: 3111 Annual Salary: $150,000-$200,000 Industry: Financial Services and Insurance

Our client, a well-established mid-sized research firm, is looking for a senior-level marketing research executive with expertise in the financial services and insurance verticals to join their Boston office.


The ideal candidate will have strong client-service skills, and be able to oversee project execution while managing several direct reports. This person will handle a significant book of business with the expectation of growing existing clients and bringing in new business.


All candidates must have:

  • 10+ years of experience at a reputable research consultancy or research supplier
  • A solid primary research foundation across quantitative and qualitative research methodologies
  • Industry expertise within Financial Services and Insurance REQUIRED
  • Proven experience forging and maintaining long-term client partnerships
  • Ability to bring in new business and expand existing client engagements (sales quota are $3M+)
  • Experience using research and data to address clients’ objectives and drive strategic businesses decisions
  • Executive presence with previous experience managing direct reports
  • Ability to travel ~20%


This role is based in Boston and some relocation assistance provided for qualified candidates. Salary is commensurate with experience and can go into the low $200k’s.





Keywords: marketing research, market research, client service, client services, consulting, full-service, custom research, primary research, consumer insights, customer insights, quantitative, qualitative, surveys, project management, financial services, insurance, business development, sales




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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