PwC Research is based across 3 sites Belfast, Leeds and London. We are an expanding full service market research agency within the largest professional services firm in the world, and so this creates a unique positioning in the market offering exciting local and global research opportunities for our team. Put simply, we help our clients to better understand their customers, employees and stakeholders.
We work with a wide range of clients including the PwC firm across the world, major high street banks and retailers, media and technology companies, leading energy providers and a range of large scale public sector bodies and regulators.
Who we are looking for?
We are looking for bright, inquisitive and proactive individuals to join our team as Senior Associates. For comparison to traditional Market Research Agencies we are looking for experienced Senior Research Executives through to Associate Director level. We want individuals who have at least three years experience of working within a research environment, ideally with some experience within a market research agency or as social researchers in a public sector environment.
We are looking for candidates with quant expertise and welcome applications from single or dual practitioners (quant and qual).
The roles can be based in London, Leeds or Belfast, with the expectation that team members will travel and be present in all three of our offices on a regular basis. From time to time there may be an opportunity to travel internationally.
Strong quantitative research design, analysis and reporting skills
Ability to synthesise findings, extract compelling stories / insights and adapt communications dependent on audience
Excellent spoken and written communication skills, with ability to present ideas / solutions clearly and concisely to technical and non-technical audiences
Experienced in writing winning proposals and delivering pitches to clients
Competent project manager for small to medium sized projects, including briefing of teams, management of logistics, liaising with the client and monitoring commercials
Managing multiple stakeholders and suppliers eg translators, panel providers
Strong survey design, exceptional analytical skills and impactful delivery of results
Ability to manage high volume workload, often multiple projects and work independently within a fast paced environment
About the role
If you have a curious mind, a passion for looking for the story in the data and you are able to think creatively and analytically to communicate the ‘so what?’ value of data, articulating the key messages through meaningful presentations and persuasive arguments, then this is the opportunity for you.
Core activities will include
Project management including managing colleagues within the team and having day to day client contact
Involvement in all stages of the research project lifecycle including proposal preparation and costings, pitching, research design, fieldwork, analysis, reporting and client presentations
Contribution towards business growth through business development activity
Mentoring more junior team members
Essential skills needed for the role
The specific technical skills we are looking for include
Professional experience within the market research industry
Significant experience of all stages of quantitative research projects, either ad hoc or continuous
High level of accuracy and attention to detail
Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills
Good at drawing the story from the data and communicating this creatively
Good project management skills
Good written and oral communication skills
Proven ability to produce quality work under pressure and to tight deadlines;
Effective prioritisation of tasks and personal time management
Experience of working as part of a successful team
Desirable skills sought for the role
Degree level qualification
International research experience