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.
Fast-moving consumer goods suppliers and retailers throughout North America began to recognize that strong and measurable relationships lie at the heart of improved business performance.
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 Research Director will lead our business-to-business research initiatives, ensuring they are conducted in a thoughtful and comprehensive manner to meet client objectives. The role requires strong experience of market research techniques in all stages of the project life cycle, from proposal to presentation. This role will work collaboratively with other senior leaders of the business to drive new pathways to successful and profitable business results.
We embrace flexible working at Advantage. This role will be home/office based in the UK. Occasional travel to client meetings may be required. UK office is located in Yeovil, Somerset. The candidate should be located within a reasonable distance of the office to allow office-based work 2-4 times per month.
Advantage has identified the following set of competencies that a successful candidate is expected to demonstrate and develop in the role over time:
- Decision Making and Critical Thinking
Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward, ability to accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment.
Knowledge of the necessity and value of teamwork; experience with 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 as to prioritizing and time allocation.
- Helping Others Succeed
Supporting others to improve performance and meet career and organization’s goals, and ability to motivate individuals and team.
- Client Leadership
Building strong internal and external client relationships and delivering client-centric solutions
To apply, send your 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.