Research Executive

Recruiter
YouGov
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
07 Jun 2021
Closes
07 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Company Description

YouGov is an international research and data analytics group.

Our mission is to supply a continuous stream of accurate data and insight into what the world thinks, so that companies, governments and institutions can better serve the people and communities that sustain them. 

We have the best data and the best tools. We continuously challenge conventional approaches to research, and we disrupt our industry to ensure that our clients always get the best solutions.

We are driven by a set of shared values. We are fast, fearless and innovative. We work diligently to get it right. We are guided by accuracy, ethics and proven methodologies. We trust each other and bring these values into everything that we do. 

Each day, our highly engaged proprietary global panel of over 8 million people provides us with thousands of data points on consumer opinions, attitudes and behaviour. We combine this continuous stream of data with our research expertise to provide insights that enable intelligent decision-making and informed conversations.

With operations in the UK, North America, Mainland Europe, the Nordics, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, YouGov has one of the world’s largest research networks.

Job Description

The Role

You will be running and supporting both UK and global fast-turnaround (Omnibus, B2B and targeted sample) research projects on a whole host of topics, as well as helping to deliver Insight-led Custom research projects as part of YouGov’s Client Service offering. You will have support from Senior Research Executives and Research Managers on larger and complex projects.

The role relies on excellent communication skills; you’ll be working closely with other YouGov teams (Insight, Account Management, New Business) as well as directly with clients to design and deliver research which hits the brief and is clear, unbiased and stands up to scrutiny (thanks to YouGov’s research’s amazing reputation and media presence).

What will I be delivering?

•    Designing and running consumer/business Omnibus (set-sample) surveys, plus Targeted sample research projects (end-to-end project management)
•    Working with senior researchers/ Insight specialists on delivery of more complex Custom, Omnibus, Targeted sample, multi-country B2C and B2B domestic research
•    Setting up and running International research projects, with senior support on more complex projects
•    Delegating questionnaire scripting, coding and some reporting to junior researchers and colleagues overseas where applicable
•    Developing and applying your understanding of research methods, including the principles of good questionnaire design
•    Using excellent communication skills to discuss client’s research objectives with clients and colleagues, and to author clear, accurate questionnaires and reports
•    Designing analysis, working on reports and presentations, delivering presentations (with senior researcher support on some projects)
•    Data analysis and presentation – analysing and discussing what the research shows and communicating this effectively to clients
•    Collaborating with colleagues to quality-check, design and deliver projects from start-to-finish
•    Collaborating with account managers and salespeople, costing proposed projects and attending client meetings as a research representative
•    Responding to fast-turnaround client requests, writing quotes and proposals to win projects
•    Learning and using technical systems – logging client activity, saving all records of project communications, and using YouGov software platforms to script surveys and deliver results to our clients

Qualifications

What do I need to bring with me?

Demonstrated knowledge and experience

•    Quantitative research experience in a client-facing role
•    Strong attention to detail and ability to deliver results, meet deadlines and manage time effectively
•    Problem-solving, analytical and numerical skills

Technical skills and qualifications

•    Educated up to degree / HND level in a relevant (e.g. social sciences, English) subject desirable, or industry experience/ recognised qualification such as the MRS Advanced Certificate etc. 
•    Understanding of statistics and quantitative analysis desirable

Behavioural competencies

•    Collaborative team worker who takes pride in their work 
•    Commercial “flare” - Being excited about being a businessperson as well as a researcher  
•    Inquisitive mind – you will be working with clients from all sectors, so you will need to think about what questions to ask and why

What’s in it for me?

The opportunity to apply your research skills across a broad range of prestigious clients’ needs. YouGov’s Research team works together and with other teams to produce research for organisations from many sectors. Across business, the media and the general public, YouGov’s research is a trusted source of information.

You will work with the best – your teammates - and get to see your own research projects used in key decision making and to gain coverage UK media and beyond.

It’s a busy, fun, hard-working team where the right candidate will see their confidence and research ability grow and grow, leading to great progression in the field of data collection & research.

Additional Information

We offer some brilliant benefits and perks at YouGov, some of which include:

  • You get 25 days' time off throughout the year to take a well-earned rest, plus 1 extra day off for your birthday in addition to 8 days leave for Bank Holidays!
  • Flexible/remote working
  • LinkedIn Learning - we’re big on learning, so all YouGovers have first-hand access to the vast number of courses available on the platform
  • Pension Scheme contributions from YouGov
  • ...plus much more!

What’s in it for me?

The opportunity to apply your research skills across a broad range of prestigious clients’ needs. YouGov’s Research team works together and with other teams to produce research for organisations from many sectors. Across business, the media and the general public, YouGov’s research is a trusted source of information.

You will work with the best – your teammates - and get to see your own research projects used in key decision making and to gain coverage UK media and beyond.

It’s a busy, fun, hard-working team where the right candidate will see their confidence and research ability grow and grow, leading to great progression in the field of data collection & research.

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