Research Manager/ Associate Director - Quant and Qual

St Albans - 20 minutes from Central London
Competitive salary plus overtime bonus and generous benefits
26 Mar 2012
26 Apr 2012
Contract Type
Full Time

Our rapid growth is creating fresh career opportunities

• Shortlisted for Best Agency by the MRS in Dec. 2011, we are growing fast and need new talent
• Based in St Albans, ABA works for many of the UK’s biggest retail brands, so your work would have an effect on high streets across Britain and beyond
• Everyone at ABA works in small teams so, from day one, newcomers will be in the thick of things - tackling challenging and high-profile projects
• They will be given real responsibility from very early on and have a mandate to innovate and find their own way
• Their commitment to us will be matched with all the encouragement and support they need to maximise their potential

The role will take successful candidates to the heart of British retail

 • ABA Research Managers/Associate Directors are typically assigned to two or three clients who they work in partnership with across all the projects that retailer commissions
• Everything they do will build towards ABA’s USP of delivering ‘research that works’:
          o tailoring each project to fit the unique needs of the client
          o creating clear and compelling reports based on rigorous analysis and an open mind
          o generating insights for clients that deliver quick wins and long-term success
          o celebrating success for and with clients
• Previous senior research experience an essential however the role is also about having a passion for retail, an adaptable, enquiring mind plus the energy and commitment to deliver great outputs for our clients

We’re looking for core aptitudes ahead of narrow research skills

 • Ability to solve complex and high-level strategic problems
• Can successfully deliver multiple large, complex assignments
• Can maintain maximum levels of productivity whilst managing high workloads
• Ability to absorb a large quantity of information (both in words and numbers) and synthesise this into concise, persuasive reports
• Ability to draw opinions from people of a wide range of backgrounds and interests
• Can create client partnerships based on close, committed and fair relationships
• Can coach and mentor team members in a continuous, open and constructive manner
• Is able to present findings in an authoritative manner at senior level

An outstanding pay and benefits package

 • Competitive salary plus overtime, bonus and benefits
• Tailored personal development plan with training to fast track your learning
• Flexible working policies to help you balance work and home commitments
• A generous bonus potential – 10% of salary paid out, on average, in each of the last 5 years
• Paid overtime – when the odd late night is needed to meet a critical deadline
• A social committee – with a generous budget and regular activities
• A buddy and mentoring scheme – making sure new ‘ABAers’ feel welcome
• Paid-for lunches – prepared and provided on-site