Director of Market Research

Chicago - downtown, IL

Job Category: Marketing Research & Insights Job Number: 3138 Annual Salary: $90,000-110,000 Industry:

Does the idea of designing and leading primary research to help solve Fortune-500 clients’ business problems sound exciting to you? If so, keep reading to learn more about our client’s brand new opening! 

A growing full-service custom research firm is seeking a dynamic Director of Market Research to join them in their beautiful downtown Chicago-Loop office. This person will lead the design and execution of primary research initiatives for a range of clients, collaborate closely with team members of varying levels, bring in new business and build strong client relationships, and consistently work on nurturing and growing existing client accounts.

 Desired Skills/Experience:

  • 6-12 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 (A&U, white space analysis, trackers, concept testing, ad/messaging testing, etc.)
  • Strong communication skills essential – must be comfortable working closely with a range of external clients at varying levels and translating their business concerns into research initiatives
  • Experience managing and mentoring junior staff
  • Skilled at collaborating with a team, as well as managing projects independently
  • Familiarity with a mix of client industries (CPG, food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, financial services, etc.)
  • Strong client development and new business experience
  • Innate curiosity; desire to keep a pulse on clients’ businesses, industry trends, etc.
  • Ability to travel at least 25% to meet with clients located in the Midwest and on the East Coast
  • Bachelor’s in Marketing, Business, or related field; Advanced Degree preferred

 This role is located in downtown Chicago (local candidates only, please). Salary is commensurate with experience and ranges $90k-$110k with potential for bonus.

 

 

 

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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