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Senior Research Executive

Remuneration:negotiable cost-to-company 
Benefits:Medical aid, provident fund
Location:Johannesburg, Fourways
Education level:Degree
Job level:Senior
Company:Ipsos South Africa

Job description

Ipsos is a global leader in the market research industry. We are searching for experienced senior research executives for various teams in our organisation. We are looking specifically for quantitative research specialists to join our team of research experts. 

The senior research executive is responsible for coordinating research projects without day-to-day supervision, including all aspects of project delivery, team management, handling relevant client communications and general queries, and bringing in subject matter experts where appropriate. The team includes some/all of the following: Research executives, junior research executives, and research assistants.

Key performance areas
  • Responsible for all projects allocated to themselves and their team
  • Brainstorms proposals with regards to research design, costs, and timing
  • Project brief and timing
  • Sample design
  • Screener, questionnaire/discussion guide design and testing
  • Data collection brief
  • Design tables, analysis plan, and coding (Tabspec, analysis plan, data request, report design)
  • Data processing


  • A degree or diploma in marketing, arts or business is essential (an honours degree would be an advantage)
  • Minimum of three years’ experience as a research executive in a market research company
  • Minimum of three years’ practical experience and understanding of the research process in order to coordinate a research project from start to finish
  • Understanding of basic methodologies and techniques to provide input into research design
  • Understanding of client issues and processes to enable input into client discussions, research design and analysis, brainstorming, etc.
Additional requirements
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Exceptional presentation skills
  • Excellent leadership and project management skills
  • Must be able to build and maintain internal and external client relationships
  • Analytical skills/training skills/delegation skills
  • Excellent computing skills especially in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proactive with high energy levels

Posted on 17 Jun 16:15

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Ipsos South Africa
Ipsos was founded in 1975 and is the 3rd largest market research company in the world. Ipsos recently bought Synovate, the largest market research company in Africa

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