Thirty years ago, in Toronto, Canada, Founder Ron Pirie championed the belief that businesses work better together when they commit to actively listening and responding to each other’s feedback.
From humble beginnings and a staunch and universal belief that stronger collaboration leads to better business results in any market and any industry, our relationship benchmarking capabilities have become the gold standard for measuring business-to-business engagement in over 40 countries.
The successful candidate ideally holds 10+ years of experience in a senior project management, marketing, category, or market research role and will lead some of our industry defining research programmes. Current or recent experience of the UK grocery industry is a must-have with either a strong supplier or retailer background.
The Programme Director leads the strategic design and delivery of key Advantage benchmarking programmes in the UK & Ireland business. He/she will be a great team player working with the UK programme management and client service team to manage annual research programmes through the key stages of design, specification, fieldwork, data analysis and insight, and report production and delivery. Advantage Group International is a global business and the Programme Director will also work with colleagues in our global office in Toronto and other markets.
This role is preferably office based in the UK at our office in Somerset. Expected travel is moderate but may be higher at peak times of the year:
- Meetings with and presentations to senior retailer and supplier clients in the UK/Ireland will be required.
- Occasional meetings at our Global office in Toronto or regionally in Europe
- Use of VC, telephone, or teleconference frequently
Advantage Group has identified the following set of competencies that successful managers, are expected to demonstrate and develop in the role over time. Most of these will apply to the Programme Director role.
- Decision Making and Critical Thinking
Making good and timely decisions that keep the organisation moving forward; ability to accurately analyse situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment.
Knowledge of the necessity and value of teamwork; experience of and ability to participate effectively as part of a team.
- Accuracy and Attention to Detail
Understanding the value of accuracy and attention to detail; the ability to process information with high levels of accuracy.
- Effective Communication
Understanding and applying effective communications concepts, tools, and techniques. The ability to effectively transmit, receive, and interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviours.
- Results Orientation
Understanding of the importance of meeting or exceeding established targets and ability to drive critical activities to completion.
Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.
- Flexibility and Adaptability
Dealing with changes and adapting to a changing environment.
- Managing Multiple Priorities
The ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives, projects, groups, or activities, making effective judgments about prioritising and time allocation.
- Helping Others Succeed
Supporting others to improve performance and meet career and organisation’s goals; and the ability to motivate individuals and teams both internally and externally with clients
- Client Leadership and Market knowledge
Builds strong internal and external client relationships and delivers client centric solutions. Possesses a strong understanding of the UK and Ireland grocery market environment and dynamics.
Advantage offers an attractive salary package with fringe benefits.
Interested candidates please submit a Cover Letter and CV to our Human Resources Team at email@example.com.
We thank all applicants, but only those with relevant qualifications will be contacted.