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Senior Market Research Executive

The Horticultural Trades Association
OX11 0RN, Didcot
up to £32,000 DOE
Closing date
7 Apr 2023

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Senior Market Research Executive

Permanent / Hybrid Working / Full time / Salary up to £32k DOE

We are looking for experienced market researcher to join our small market research team in the position of Senior Market Research Executive. You will be supporting the manager to conduct our association’s market and customer analysis and research, helping us to inform our member businesses, evidence lobbying activity and sustainability programmes, alongside supporting our own decision making.

Curiosity will be at the heart of the successful candidate, who will be working with the team to support, design and analyse market research and business intelligence projects within a wide range of areas at the HTA. You will be expected to proactively conduct desk research, support HTA’s business benchmarking studies and perform numerical analyses.

What you need to be successful in this role:

  • Experience in market research, insights or data analysis, in a role at executive or senior executive level Be a strong problem solver, with the ability to make assumptions using multiple data sources, evaluating their validity
  • An understanding of good practice in designing commercial research briefs, proposals and data collection tools
  • Experience in analysing datasets, distilling key findings, and presenting insights to stakeholders
  • Experience using professional survey packages like SurveyMonkey or Voxco, and proficient in Microsoft Office A curious and inquisitive mind

A full list of essential skills and experience can be found on our full job description. Whilst this list is extensive, we acknowledge that many candidates will not tick every box and we welcome and encourage applications from those that meet most of what we are looking for.

What we offer in return:

  • A friendly, helpful and supportive office environment 
  • 4% employee - 5% employer pension  
  • Life assurance 
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Cycle 2 Work, Electric Vehicle and Holiday Buy salary sacrifice schemes 
  • Free office fruit 

This role is an office-based role, we operate a hybrid working office, with a minimum of 2 days a week in the office based in Chilton, Oxfordshire. 

About HTA 

The HTA have 1400 members which include garden retailers, growers, landscapers and suppliers to the garden industry. As one of the largest membership organisations the HTA have run the National Garden Gift scheme since 1962, this provides consumers with a UK wide scheme encouraging both new and existing gardeners to visit garden centres and retail nurseries. 

The HTA lobby and campaign on behalf of our members within the horticulture industry and provide a whole range of member services including, business solutions, events, market information and learning & development.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, the HTA campaigned to ensure garden centres were classed as essential retail which has increased the profile of the horticultural industry. 

How to apply 

You can view the full job description for this role at To apply for the role, please send your covering letter and CV to

Our aim is to recruit and retain people with the behaviours that support our mission and who will grow with us and the industry. We are open and honest in recognising that there is more that the Association can do to value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and therefore welcome applicants from all underrepresented communities within Horticulture, including all ethnic or religious backgrounds, LGBTQ+, and those with disabilities. 

This advert is only open to direct applicants, NO AGENCIES should apply. All applicants must have valid references and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.



The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is the trade association for the UK garden industry.

The HTA has, for over 100 years, promoted the interests of its members and the industry at large. A cost-effective and comprehensive range of business support and development initiatives are available to individual members. 

To the membership as a whole, HTA provides a vital forum for identifying and dealing with key garden industry issues and opportunities, represents industry views to Government and is its voice in the media.

We help our members to flourish by representing, promoting and developing the garden industry.

We provide gardening market research and statistics.  We've got data on the value of different garden markets and trends in them, and our market information team is on hand to help you use them.


Company info
01235 776154
Horticulture House
OX11 0RN

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