Consulting PwC Research Senior Insight Associate

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PwC Research

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.

Key Skills

  • 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


In Consulting we deliver practical, far-sighted advice that gets straight to the heart of clients’ business issues and delivers amazing results by helping our clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent or fundamentally change the way they do business, the work you do will be all about helping organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster. You could find yourself working with household names in a diverse range of industries – everyone from big-name broadcasters and high-street banks to multinational telecoms operators and energy companies.

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The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

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