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Senior Research Consultant - Commercial & Social mix!

Job description

Are you motivated by social work but like to stay sharp with progressive commercial clients too?
Can you listen to a business problem and craft a bespoke research solution?
Are you bold, creative and purposeful in your strategic recommendations?
Everyone that works here says the projects are second to none. Immersive, meaningful, varied and often emotive topics. A significant proportion of the work is for Government or NFP clients so your data skills will have a positive effect on the lives of everyday Australians by improving services, communications and policy.
But, you'll also love putting on your business hat thinking commercially about brand, innovation and CX for universities, major banks, retailers, e-commerce, energy providers etc.
You'll get to weave qualitative and quantitative methodologies together. Entirely bespoke, you won't find any cookie-cutter research methodologies here.
Dive into topics such as:

  • Product development for a large Australian bank

  • Brand strategy for a top university

  • Service development for a major retailer

  • Communications work to prevent violence against women and children

  • Understanding boating behaviour to improve services and safety

  • Understanding cultural themes around ageism to improve human rights

  • Talk to vulnerable Australians to understand behaviour and create interventions to stop people from falling into financial hardship

  • Recruitment/communications strategy for the emergency services

A Legendary Market and Social Research Agency:
This market research agency helps change-makers in business, government and philanthropy make better decisions. By matching data and technology with real human insight, they can shift behaviours and re-shape our world for the better. Their work gets under the skin of Australians now - and for the next ten years.
Part of an eminent marketing communications group, offering all sorts of attractive employee benefits and networking opportunities.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage long standing client relationships

  • Design multi-method qualitative and quantitative market research programs

  • Conduct qualitative fieldwork

  • Designing survey based research

  • Lead projects and support junior members of staff

  • Weave a narrative from data sets

  • Add top level thinking to all projects and client deliverables

  • Work with the senior management team to highlight new opportunities

  • Positively influence clients with story-led presentations

  • Support thought leadership and innovation

Desirable experience:

  • Prior experience in social or market research (agency side essential)

  • Broad experience of designing ad hoc research from pitch to presentation

  • Ideally experience in qualitative and quantitative methodologies, or at least a passion to do both as a dualist

  • Strong skills with stats packages like Q and SPSS

  • Curiosity, and passion for learning new topics

  • Happy to work on a mix of mostly social, and some commercial research

  • A problem solver

Love the sound of the variety? Please send your CV or contact Gemma Lewis at or call +61 (0)452417265.
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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