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Research Executive

As a Research Executive reporting to the Associate Research Director, you will be working closely with the other members of the team to deliver a wide range of B2C and B2B bespoke and syndicated market research projects and will be expected to fully manage both quantitative and qualitative projects with support.

Ideally the right candidate will have an interest in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies and as such responsibilities may include:

• General support to the research teams
• Shadowing team members across departments to learn all facets of RiF
• Scripting surveys – scripting all the surveys online using Qualtrics to gain insight into how to phrase questions depending on what you want from the outcome
• Diary management of the qualitative team and scheduling interviews
• Conducting depth interviews both via telephone and face to face
• Management of the analysis, interpretation and reporting process so that the project reflects the Client’s business objectives in the presentation and reporting of findings
• Ensuring that all day-to-day (i.e. project related) client liaison runs smoothly

The successful candidate would ideally:

• Be passionate about their work
• Operate with a positive can-do attitude
• Have a calm approach to stressful situations
• Work well in a team, as well as individually
• Have excellent people skills
• Have a good telephone manner
• Manage their time effectively
• Be presentable and proactive
• High level of accuracy. Attention to detail is essential to the role
• Strong time management skills
• Demonstrable commitment and organisation skills

A proactive team player, they will thrive in an environment where there is plenty of opportunity to develop their quantitative and qualitative skills, experience client relationships and develop a specialist industry knowledge over time. This will require a positive ‘can do’ attitude and being able to remain calm in stressful situations.

The successful candidate would also:

• Have solid intermediate Outlook, Excel, Word and Powerpoint skills
• Must be numerate
• Must have a flexible approach to working hours when necessary
• Have a good understanding of social media
• Demonstrate an aptitude for learning new technology and systems
• Hold an interest in financial services
• Be able to follow instruction and to know when to ask for help

Education & Experience

• No previous financial services experience necessary, an interest would be required. Some administration experience would be preferred which could be work experience
• Educated to degree level – degrees incorporating marketing, research and finance being a serious advantage

If you are interested in applying for this role – please send a CV with covering letter by email to Adele Gray.

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