Director of Market Research

Chicago, IL 60631

Job ID: 2763 Job Category: Marketing Research & Insights Industry: Supply-side Market Research Firm Annual Salary: $100,000-$120,000

We are seeking a dynamic Director of Market Research for our client, a well-known full-service custom research supplier in the Chicago area. This person will lead the design and execution of custom research initiatives for a range of clients, collaborate closely with team members of varying levels, consistently build and nurture client relationships, and work to bring in new business and grow existing client engagement.


Desired Skills/Experience:

  • 12+ years of hands-on custom research experience
  • Ability to successfully execute research projects from start-to-finish, including proposal, designing a research plan, questionnaire development, analysis, reporting, and presenting
  • Proven expertise with new product testing and/or segmentation required
  • Must also have experience with a wide variety of primary research methodologies (i.e. A&U, white space analysis, trackers, concept testing, ad/messaging testing, etc.)
  • Strong experience managing and mentoring junior staff
  • Skilled at collaborating with a team, as well as managing projects independently
  • Familiarity with a mix of 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.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Marketing, Business, or related field


This role is located in the Chicago area; salary is commensurate with experience and starts at $110k.



Keywords: marketing research, market research, full-service, custom research, primary research, consumer insights, quantitative, survey research, project management, research supplier, consulting, segmentation, new product research, needs states, focus groups, IHUT, CLT

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.
Apply Online

Not ready to apply?

Send an email reminder to:

Share This Job:

Related Jobs: