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Director - Research, Strategy and Behaviour change

Job description

Pioneers in Behavioural Economics, this global global-boutique insight, and Research consultancy, understands people and solves complex business, societal and organisational problems for commercial, government, and social clients.
Unmatched in their ability to understand “why we do what we do,” they are viewed as trusted advisors for some of the world’s most exciting brands; google, UBER, Department for Premier and Cabinet, Diageo, and the NSW Government.
With offices in Sydney, London, Shanghai, Melbourne, and NYC, they are an international team comprised of 100+ qualitative experts, quantitative analysts, behavioural scientists, creative planners, management consultants, and strategies who work at the interception of psychology and creativity and research.
Underpinned in evidence-based scientific research, academics, and strategic qualitative & quantitative research, they deliver practicable and implementable recommendations, behavioural nudges, frameworks, interventions, communications, and solutions that drive ROI and positive behaviour change.
Clients turn to them to find solutions for their most perplexing and challenging questions and problems. Exceptionally varied, in the past couple of months, they’ve sunk their teeth into projects encompassing:
  • Reducing bullying within professional workplaces through empathy
  • Encouraging community groups to plant more trees
  • Using EDM to help millennials save and improve financial literacy
  • Stopping illegal curbside dumping
  • Improving brand engagement for a tech start-up
  • Empowering managers to make informed decisions around alcohol and drugs
  • Guiding the development of a new vegan chocolate bar
  • Reducing sexual harassment on public transport through communications
The role: Director – Research, Strategy and Behaviour change
The Australian team is in a stage of incredible growth, with no signs of stopping and are looking for an experienced Researcher who’s ready to take their career to the next level.
A senior figure within the business, you’ll have overarching responsibility for designing, delivering, and implementing projects from initiation through to presentation for high-profile commercial and government accounts within the services, healthcare, retail, FMCG, housing, education, and technology sector.
As an experienced all-rounder, you will have real clout with clients; they see you as a trusted advisor. Skilled at problem-solving, you’ll help clients define and understand the real problem, design research methodologies, lead qualitative and quantitative fieldwork, and deliver insights, recommendations, and presentations that cut through the noise, providing clients with the ‘ah-ha’ moment.
Leading a team of smart and inherently curious researchers, you’ll be hands-on with mentoring, developing, and elevating their thinking and strategic storytelling skills.
We’re looking for a strategic researcher/behavioural consultant who has risen through the ranks within an agency and is ready for a forward-career step that has:
  • 5+ years of commercial agency experience in market research, strategy, or consulting with confident managing ad-hoc and ongoing projects from pitch through to presentation
  • A wide toolbox of qualitative and quantitative methodologies
  • An inherent passion for understanding human behaviour and why we do what we do
  • Exceptional communication and an ability to translate complex data into concise nuggets of information
  • Strong managerial and organisational skills, knowing how to manage both upwards and downwards.
  • Creative, hard-working, and self-motivated, giving positive energy
  • Ambition and drive – you are ready for a step up with more autonomy, flexibility, and seniority
  • They are known within the industry for their culture, offering employees exceptional career progression and unrivalled benefits – 25+ days leave, personalised development plans, wellness initiatives, tailored L&D, flexible working, profitable bonuses’, cutting-edge technology, and methodologies, and more.
If you are interested, please send your CV to Emily Moser at or call me at +61 449 172 882 for additional information.
About Resources Group
We are the Leading Global Talent Agency for Insights, Analytics & Data Strategy. Our consultants take the time to truly understand your career aims and are dedicated to providing tailored, impartial advice to find you the very best career move. We have access to an unrivalled and exclusive range of job opportunities with trailblazing agencies and blue-chips across Australia, NZ and APAC.
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