Associate Director- Design Research- Qualitative
Our client is an edgy Qualitative Design led Research Consultancy, merging research expertise with design fluency to go above and beyond basic findings. They are seeking a talented Associate Director who is passionately creative, a sharp thinker with analytical abilities who loves to travel and is comfortable facing clients and developing people.
You will be responsible for managing the whole research process from inception to delivery, working across a range of Qualitative methodologies including focus groups, workshops, ethnography and semiotics. You will be leading on projects and overseeing the project team, including delegation of work and managing more junior staff during the process.
Key duties include:
- taking client briefs and managing project set-up
- moderating focus groups and overseeing team moderation
- Handling overseas suppliers
- presenting to clients and design agencies
- convey expert knowledge on how integral design is in the marketing mix
You will have a background in Qualitative research with a passion for design and a keen eye for detail - this is where you can add the most value to our clients. You will be confident and competent in all parts of the project cycle and be eager to keep things running like clockwork. Mentoring will also be in your remit, with the chance to mentor and develop your juniors, as well as have the confidence to be client-facing and represent the company at external events. You will be an advocate for design research and give valuable input to the company think-tank. Experience in focus groups is a must.