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Senior Researcher - Marketing Research

Benefits:Medical Aid, pension fund, bonus
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid
Reference:#SRE JHB
Company:LayerCake Recruitment

Job description

Responsible for the design, execution and delivery of research projects (both ad-hoc and tracking) from taking a brief to presenting results. In collaboration with research managers and directors, the incumbent will build existing business and client relationships and contribute to the development of junior team members.

Financial management and business acumen:
  • Monitor project costs and complete within budget 
  • Assist in costing and monitoring GM and profit on projects 
Client development and management
  • Displays a good understanding of internal service offerings across whole business to clients 
  • Displays a thorough understanding of the client business and market 
People development and management
  • Provide support to the rest of the team in terms of checking, monitoring, mentoring and motivating
  • Maintain motivation in team through clear communication 
Research skills

Proposal, design, costing and sampling
  • Provide sound research recommendations, apply appropriate research methodology and recommend appropriate tools 
  • Able to write proposals, design questionnaires/discussion guides and sample design and tab specs
  • Ensure that questionnaires have been checked by all relevant departments and feedback has been incorporated into final version 
Project management
  • Manage and evaluate project progress from inception through to conclusion
  • Responsible for monitoring and checking on junior’s output
  • Drive integration of team members to deliver excellence
  • Check data to ensure data quality and integrity (including row tabs, forensics, normal tables, etc.)
  • Ensure implementation of the most simple, effective and fastest project schedules and processes 
Project administration
  • No additional/direct responsibilities 
Analysis and insights
  • No additional/direct responsibilities
  • Responsible for preparation and writing of clear and accurate reports, presentations and proposals 
  • Is able to confidently present research results to client (smaller, less strategic projects) 
  • Liaise with client on project related matters
  • Proactively resolves problems 
  • Maintain very strong focus on efficiency and speed of delivery in all projects process/interactions 
  • Proactively responsible for own learning and development 
Please read this carefully before applying.

Please do not apply if you do not meet the minimum criteria.

Please submit a copy of your CV in Word format with details of your current salary package, notice period and two written references.
Shortlisted candidates must be available for an interview process in Cape Town. 
No telephonic enquiries, please.
If you do not receive a response within five working days, please consider your application unsuccessful.
In accordance with our clients EE requirements, preference will be given to previously disadvantaged groups.

Company Description

Global company looking for Senior Quantitative researchers.


  • Completed tertiary education – degree - BCom/B Bus Sc (preferably honours)/PGD marketing/statistical degree
  • Minimum of three to five years of work experience in the research industry 
  • Research acumen 
  • Analytical ability with proven numeracy skills 
  • Computer literacy – proficiency in all MS Office packages 
  • Business writing skills 
  • Presentation skills 
  • Basic commercial skills (cost and time management) 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Organisation and administration skills 
  • Project management skills

Posted on 02 May 14:01

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