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Research executive- TNSRMS UK, TNS



Someone to play a vital support role in the team – helping with the management and delivery of research projects on our key Alcoholic beverage account. Our project work is first and foremost a Brand Tracking study in 10 African markets, which is hugely important for our client’s brand strategy in Africa.
Someone with a genuine interest in quantitative research, a demonstrable curiosity in brands, products and advertising and a desire to face clients, as they develop their confidence in the role.
Someone who is energetic, always willing to learn and improve. Someone who likes to work to a high standard and tries hard to exceed it each time.
You will work closely with the team whilst taking ownership and accountability for the work assigned, acting as a key support role for the senior members of the team. Helping with the planning and implementation of research projects, day-to-day project management, delivery of analysis, development of actionable insights and effective presentations. Specifically:
•             You will design research materials, eg. questionnaires and stimulus
•             You will prepare presentations and reports for clients to a high standard in a timely manner
•             You will be supporting senior staff with client servicing (eg. minutes from calls, study cycle milestones management)
•             You will do day-to-day project management, eg. co-ordination and liaison with local in-market TNS RMS units and suppliers to ensure the project is carried out on time as per deadline. This involves planning, problem solving and delivery with supervision
•             You will investigate data and other issues and proactively recommend changes and solutions to senior team members to improve / enhance the project
•             You will manipulate data eg. checking, cross tab, formatting charting data
•             You will multi task and prioritise work load

This a a fantastic opportunity to develop specialist expertise with the Alcoholic drinks arena and to develop strong client handling skills in a team which has very strong partnerships with their clients.
This is a unique role as it affords the opportunity to get immersed in the exciting and stimulating world of research in Africa, whilst utilising the most innovative TNS business solutions
•             Minimum of a 2:1 bachelors degree from a respected University (Psychology, Economics, Business Studies backgrounds preferable but not essential)
Work Experience:
•             Preferably 6 months/ 1 year’s experience in a reputable agency

Knowledge and skills:
•             Basic understanding of the market research cycle – from questionnaire design to sampling,  fieldwork, data specification, methodologies
•             Strong data and analytical skills – data input, manipulation and interpretation are core requirements for the job
•             Solid writing skills – descriptive and interpretative
•             Good computer skills – Excel and PowerPoint
•             Excellent time management and organisational skills – efficiency is expected in all tasks
Personal skills:

•             Organised, detailed, resilient, dedicated
•             Results orientated, willing to go the extra mile when needed
•             Confident, assertive and diplomatic
•             Can work under pressure / time constraints
•             Willing to travel to Africa occasionally

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