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One of Africa’s fastest growing market research agencies

They are a market research company that does more than just research.

They have been trusted by large multinationals in FMCG, finance, telecommunications and healthcare to conduct research in twenty different countries and are spreading their wings to cover all fifty-three.

They seek to recruit a:

1. Research Director

Reports to: Managing Director

Main Purpose of the Job

  • Overall in charge of research project management & analysis and field work operations.
  • Providing technical support and business development assistance to Consumer Insight offices outside Kenya (currently in Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa and Nigeria).
  • Writing, reviewing and presenting proposals and reports. Development, implementation and monitoring of business targets and plans

    Main Responsibilities

  • Reviewing new client briefs, discussing the research approach & allocating proposal preparation work to the research teams
  • Reviewing research proposals/ presentations prepared by research teams
  • Reviewing research instruments (questionnaires, discussion guides, observation checklists) prepared by research teams
  • Reviewing analysis plans made by analysis department/ research teams
  • Reviewing research reports/ presentations prepared by research teams
  • Preparing research instruments (questionnaires, discussion guides, observation checklists) for key clients
  • Preparing & presenting research reports to key clients
  • Reviewing client mails/ calls, and answering them appropriately
  • Reviewing progress & job updates with the research, analysis & field teams and resolving conflicts/ problems/ issues
  • Providing all the support above to country offices outside Kenya on need basis
  • Recruiting, motivating, training and evaluation of research project teams, analysts and field workers
  • Reviewing business performance, developments and implementation of business plans
  • Advising on organisation structure and resource development strategy
  • Generation of new business

    Required Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, statistics, commerce, economics or related fields
  • Masters degree in Business Administration/ Management
  • Training in Marketing Research and Data Analysis
  • Further Education in Management from reputable institutions
  • Good analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team building and team leadership skills
  • Good organisation skills
  • At least 10 years’ experience in market research gained from working at middle to senior level in an agency
  • At least 5 years’ brand/marketing management or advertising experience

    2. Research Manager

    Primary Responsibilities

  • Achieving the agreed quarterly & annual business targets
  • Ensuring operating systems are adhered to in execution of all projects
  • Client relationship management including prospecting, brief taking, proposal preparing, field and analysis briefing and overseeing and report presentation
  • Ensuring the completion of the necessary documentation on approval of proposal to facilitate proper and early commissioning and payment of projects
  • Overseeing the execution of research projects to ensure timely and accurate execution of all parts of the projects
  • Regular follow up with key client contacts on existing and potential research projects
  • Developing and growing the team of people working with by motivating, training, appraising and guiding them
  • Collecting the final payment and getting client feedback on research project
  • Any other task that may be assigned by the Managing Director or Research Director from time to time

    Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Mathematics, statistics, commerce, economics or any other related field
  • Post graduate Marketing Diploma
  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences or in Business studies(desirable)
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Market Research in a reputable company with exposure in Brand Management, Advertising
  • Good analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team building and team leadership skills
  • Good organization
  • Good mentoring skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work long hours and to withstand pressure
  • International travel

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