Back to jobs

Project Consultant - Social & Market Research

Job description

Are you kickstarting a career in market and social research?
Are you looking for an agency committed to investing in your training?
Do you like the sound of working on a constant stream of wicked consumer and social insights challenges? Just like these:

  • Explore ageing and gender issues to help reduce discrimination

  • Evaluate brand & communications strategy for a major bank.

  • Dive into unsuitable usage of the emergency services to improve behaviour and outcomes.

  • Help an energy provider pack understand the behaviour and attitudes of people struggling to pay their bills, to improve communications and support

  • Predict consumer purchasing behaviour for a major insurance provider.

  • Working with a regional resort town to promote tourism during off-season

At this leading market and social research agency, the focus of the work is evidence-based strategy.
You will use primary data from customised quantitative and qualitative research programs to uncover critical insights, which you’ll weave into compelling recommendations for your clients.
A client facing role, you’ll be motivated by bringing together your passions for people, culture, behaviour, economics, data, marketing, and business. Working on real world problems with meaningful social or commercial outcomes.

Expect to develop skills in:

  • Quantitative Research methods – survey design for a range of ad hoc and tracking research programs to evaluate brand, develop comms strategy, innovate products and services etc.

  • Qualitative Research methods – groups, depths, ethnography, online qual and workshops

  • Analytical & Storytelling skills – you’ll love digging into a data set to help your clients make big decisions. You’ll learn to weave your insights in to compelling strategic recommendations.

  • Client Consulting skills – The goal is to become an influential consultant, confident in how you communicate with clients, dig into their needs, and meet their objectives.

  • Project Management – you’ll develop your skills juggling several projects, deadlines and deliverables through strong attention to detail and communication skills

Your Background:

  • Strong academic qualifications in Data Science, Research, Psychology, Marketing or Business (or similarly relevant) (essential)

  • At least 6-12 months + working in social or market research (essential)

  • A good grounding in quantitative and/or qualitative research methodologies.

  • A good understanding of the flow of a market research project lifecycle

  • Experience of stats packages like SPSS/Q

  • A curious, creative, and analytical go-getter

  • A sunny attitude, desire to learn and commitment to support the team

The Amazing Agency:

  • Leading Market & Social Research Agency

  • Genuine, nurturing, smart and fun – they care deeply about their clients and people

  • Amazing senior leadership team

  • Rare mix of qual & quant, social and commercial. You are not pigeonholed and will love the constant stream of diverse projects

  • Buzzy office in South Yarra, lovely international colleagues who share ideas, celebrate successes, sit together for monthly lunch and learn sessions, cool team traditions (often foodie related) and socials.

  • Full training and development opportunities

  • Hybrid working - 3 days per week in the office

Interested? Please send your CV to or call Gemma on +61 (0) 452 417 265 for a confidential discussion about this role and related opportunities. 
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.

Resources Group’s Diversity and Equality Policy determines that we submit applicants to our clients on the basis of merit and ability, regardless of race, colour, age, disability, family responsibilities, gender, marital status, nationality, religious or political views or affiliations, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.