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PLACED: Research Director (Qual), $120-150K, NYC

Ready to join a new breed of qualitative research company?

Global insight and strategic branding group is seeking to add an inspirational Research Director to their nimble and entrepreneurial team.  These folks believe research should be creative, rigorous, and flexible.

The Research Director will have various responsibilities including client management and drafting proposals, to workshops and creation of documentaries, reporting, new business pitches, invoicing, strategic initiatives, conducting various modes of research (ethnographies, shop-alongs, in-depth interviews, moderation of focus groups, etc.), development of junior staff, operations/P&L.  An important aspect of this role will also be helping to develop and secure new business either through existing or forged relationships.  Present projects touch on myriad categories such as CPG, technology, retail, hospitality, lifestyle, etc.  Enjoyment is key; please love what you do.

YOU are a talented senior researcher, planner or strategist with an involved, passionate, connected, collaborative spirit. You are smart, ambitious, exciting, a strategic thinker up for the challenge of growth.  You’ll need to be able to win business from and work with some of the most cutting edge clients that are out there. You’ll want to work on some of the most exciting projects in research and brand development with some of the most experienced practitioners. Experienced in tackling strategic, high profile briefs and projects, you’ll be happy working in a creative, informal but intellectually demanding environment.

Further, a forward-thinking qualitative researcher with 7+ years experience (planning, brand consulting and/or research), involved in all stages of the research process, from designing and setting up projects and conducting fieldwork, through to analysis, report writing/storytelling and presenting findings. You must have experience leading projects and being the main client point of contact.  You should relish the idea of working in a small growing team that offers progression through achievement and attitude rather than moving up a static career ladder.  Please be human, creative and full of energy; resourcefulness, flexibility, individual passions, and confidence mixed with quirkiness are highly valued.

You will be fully supported by a well developed project management team, back office support team, film team and a very ambitious group of qualitative researchers and brand consultants who delight in getting on planes to go to places to solve client problems. Compensation will be competitive based on the skills and experience of the candidate and will include healthcare, 4 weeks vacation as standard, participation in the company bonus scheme and of course invitations to our various outings, shindigs and away days.

If this is you, send us your resume and a presentation showing that you are as smart as f*ck and never boring and why we would be mad not to have you on the team.  Email: hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com

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Research Director, Pharma, NYC, $90-150K

Creativity. Commitment. Flexibility. Delight.

Collaborative and thoughtful strategic research consultancy working with vibrant companies to make smart business decisions seeks insatiably curious Research Director. You’ll use research and design strategy to unearth market opportunities and enhance client’s products, offerings, customer experience, brands and business practices. Consulting on a mix of branding, innovation and customer experience projects, you’ll be part of a thriving Health & Wellness practice engaging with patients, healthcare providers, and other stakeholders to drive business decisions for pharmaceutical, biotech, publishing, and healthcare technology clients.

What you can expect from US:

· Tapping into respondents’ creativity and imagination; engaging them as co-creators in the development and positioning of brands

· Approaching each project with fresh eyes – benefiting from collective experience but never with a cookie cutter; continually evolving, inventing and integrating methods to address specific client challenges

· Recommendations always rooted in research insights, offering strategic and tactical direction to inform all aspects of marketing, branding, product development and messaging

· Passion about each project and its successful outcome; most clients partner in a long term relationship and view the agency as a part of their own team

What we hope to find in YOU:

· 4+ years of experience in qualitative research (1-on-1 interviews, focus groups, ideation sessions, workshop facilitation, UX, etc)

· Experience moderating with both patients and healthcare professionals (KOLs a plus); comfortable adjusting to in-the-moment changes and incorporating team and client feedback

· Ability to identify objectives, design and conduct research (incl. writing proposals, screeners, DGs), and present findings to industry stakeholders, clients and colleagues

· Ability to translate insights into a powerful story that can be adapted to different audiences

· Proven ability to build and foster client relationships with a healthy balance between strategic thinking and scrupulous attention to detail

· Passion for Health and Wellness as a category

· Ability and willingness to travel, including international travel; fluency in another language a bonus

Sounds great? Shoot a resume/portfolio to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Share with your network and get someone working!