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Research Manager

posted on October 15, 2014

We are seeking future leaders who demonstrate the potential to become highly skilled researchers and strategists, with particular propensity for decoding people’s underlying psychological and social motives in arriving at the truth. The responsibilities of the Manager are to:

• Build and manage client relationships
• Be an idea contributor and an active voice in team brainstorming
• Independently manage teams and project delivery across all aspects of the project lifecycle
• Translate brand, marketing, and business objectives into qualitative and quantitative
research plans
• Manage the development of research instruments and thoughtful, clever approaches to data analysis
• Conduct qualitative and quantitative research; experience in managing quantitative research (e.g., survey design and analysis) highly preferred
• Gain a robust, textured understanding of who consumers are and how they connect to our clients’ businesses through a variety of research methods
• Guide team thinking in translating research findings into key insights and implications for client’s business
• Lead the development of reports that communicate key insights and recommendations in a clear, creative, and compelling manner
• Be a nimble thinker who can balance both big picture and tactical ideas
• Charismatically present findings and recommendations to clients
• Support the growth of our agency through active involvement in new business development
• Take an active role in junior staff’s career development through on-the-job training and broader mentorship

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

The ideal candidate should:

• Have a graduate degree in the social sciences (e.g., psychology, anthropology) or marketing
• Have 4-6 years of experience in market research, or in a brand/marketing consulting role that involves hands-on primary research; quantitative research experience highly preferred
• Have proven leadership skills and exceptional track record in client management
• Have at least 1 year of experience in managing complex and fast-paced projects
• Have experience in one or more of the following industries: retail, consumer goods, food and beverage, travel and hospitality
• Have the desire and willingness to work as part of a team and the skills necessary to lead teams
• Demonstrate an aptitude for business development
• Be curious about people, what drives them, and why they do what they do
• Be a creative thinker and a proactive problem solver
• Have strong written and oral communication skills
• Be enthusiastic and high energy
• Be willing to travel periodically in the US and internationally

Salary commensurate with experience.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume and cover letter to arikano@insightstrategygroup.com

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Hispanic Insights Analyst or Manager

posted on October 15, 2014

Insight seeks individuals who demonstrate the potential to become highly skilled researchers and strategists, with particular propensity for decoding for decoding unique and universal underlying truths about the Hispanic population. The responsibilities of this position are to:

• Hit the ground running with prior knowledge about how the Hispanic population is unique from the general population, and how specific cultures within the Hispanic definition (e.g., Mexican, Dominican, Puerto Rican) are different or similar to each other (e.g., language, customs)
• Develop qualitative and quantitative research plans that address Hispanic population related brand, marketing, and business objectives
• Develop research instruments and thoughtful, clever approaches to data analysis
• Translate qualitative and quantitative research instruments (screeners, guides) from English into Spanish and vice versa
• Conduct qualitative and quantitative research, including moderating Spanish speakers or providing simultaneous translation (e.g., focus groups, ethnographies)
• Analyze results and identify the Hispanic opportunity for clients across a broad range of industries
• Be a nimble thinker who can balance both big picture and tactical ideas
• Be an idea contributor and an active voice in team brainstorming
• Write reports that communicate recommendations in a clear, creative, and compelling manner
• Charismatically present findings and recommendations to clients
• Manage client relationships

JOB REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate should:

• Be fluent in Spanish – oral and written
• Have a graduate degree in the social sciences (e.g., psychology, anthropology), cultural studies, marketing or related field
• Have 2+ years of experience in market research, or in a brand/marketing consulting role that involves hands-on primary research with Hispanic focus
• Experience in one or more of the following industries desired: media and entertainment, retail, consumer goods, food and beverage, travel and hospitality
• Be curious about people, what drives them, and why they do what they do
• Be a creative thinker and a proactive problem solver
• Have strong written and oral communication skills
• Have the desire and willingness to work as part of a team
• Be adept at working in a fast-paced environment and managing multiple priorities
• Be enthusiastic and high energy
• Be willing to travel periodically in the US and internationally

Title and salary will be commensurate with experience.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@insightstrategygroup.com

Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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Research Analyst

posted on October 15, 2014

Insight seeks individuals who demonstrate the potential to become highly skilled researchers and strategists, with particular propensity for decoding people’s underlying psychological and social motives in arriving at the truth. The responsibilities of the Analyst are to:

• Be an idea contributor and an active voice in team brainstorming
• Help translate brand, marketing, and business objectives into qualitative and quantitative research plans
• Develop research instruments and thoughtful, clever approaches to data analysis
• Conduct qualitative and quantitative research; experience in quantitative research (e.g., survey design and analysis) highly preferred
• Gain a robust, textured understanding of who consumers are and how they connect to our clients’ businesses through a variety of research methods
• Analyze and synthesize research findings into key insights and implications for client’s business
• Be a nimble thinker who can balance both big picture and tactical ideas
• Write reports that communicate key insights and strategic recommendations in a clear, creative, and compelling manner
• Charismatically present findings and recommendations to clients

JOB REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate should:

• Have a graduate degree in the social sciences (e.g., psychology, anthropology) or marketing
• Have 2-3 years of experience in market research, or in a brand/marketing consulting role that involves hands-on primary research; experience in quantitative research (e.g., survey design and analysis) highly preferred
• Have experience in one or more of the following industries: retail, consumer goods, food and beverage, travel and hospitality
• Be curious about people, what drives them, and why they do what they do
• Be a creative thinker and a proactive problem solver
• Have strong written and oral communication skills
• Have the desire and willingness to work as part of a team
• Be adept at working in a fast-paced environment and managing multiple priorities
• Be enthusiastic and high energy
• Be willing to travel periodically in the US and internationally

Salary commensurate with experience.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume and cover letter to arikano@insightstrategygroup.com

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Temporary Presentation Designer

posted on October 13, 2014
Insight seeks a talented individual with a background in presentation design (MS PowerPoint) and an interest in research and popular culture to join our team for a temporary engagement.

Tasks will include design and production support for all phases of the research process including:
• Sales materials
• Pitch decks
• Proposals
• Research reports
• Posters and other creative collateral

The designer will be a key contributor in shaping our visual storytelling approach on specific projects and in representing the visual look and feel for the company as a whole.
To succeed in this role, the candidate must have both a strong aesthetic sense and be a clear conceptual thinker. Individual needs to be able to translate complex ideas into clear and powerful visual representations that will inspire a broad range of audiences.

The ideal candidate should:

Be willing and able to work primarily in MS PowerPoint.
Be proficient in Microsoft Office, Photoshop CS5, and Illustrator CS5.
Other requirements:
• Have college or graduate degree in Graphic Design, or equivalent work experience
• Have a portfolio of relevant work
• Have clean, modern, playful design aesthetic (style references: NY Magazine, Good magazine)
• Be a smart, strategic creative thinker and problem solver
• Have strong ability to both visualize and execute ideas and concepts
• Be enthusiastic, flexible, and high-energy, with highly developed social skills
• Be curious about people, what drives them, and why they do what they do
• Have clear written and oral communication skills
• Have the desire and willingness to work as part of a team

WHAT NEXT?

If this position feels right, please send careers@insightstrategygroup.com:
1) A cover letter that expresses your standing as a creative juggernaut and shows off your effective communications skills
2) A resume that details your presentation design experience and education
3) A link to your online design portfolio

Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.

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Quantitative Apprentice

posted on October 10, 2014

Do you love strategizing about the meaning of numbers? Are you interested in what the numbers say about people’s psychological mindsets, underlying values and beliefs? Do you have a Ph.D. in Psychometrics, Quantitative Psychology, or a related field? Do you naturally draw strategic branding and positioning implications as soon as you see the facts? Can you draw people using numbers, bringing to life their psychology? If so, we want to hear from you!

Insight Strategy Group is a research-driven strategy firm that inspires its clients to build innovative and impactful experiences for consumers.  Insight’s business savvy team of social scientists melds quantitative muscle with qualitative finesse to meet its client’s strategic challenges (client list includes: BBC, Crayola, MTV, Nickelodeon, and Payless to name just a few).  Insight gets to the deeper truth of what drives people and their relationships to brands and opens possibilities for growth. 

 

We are currently seeking to hire a Quantitative Apprentice to play a key part in our quantitative department.

 

The role of the quantitative Apprentice is to:

  • Independently design sample plans and in-survey experiments, and consult in survey writing
  • Research and implement new analysis techniques
  • Conduct quantitative analysis by using statistical software such as SPSS, Wincross, etc.
  • Oversee the Transformation of raw data into tables and banners
  • Oversee the management of field houses who conduct the quantitative fielding
  • Analyze and interpret the statistical findings identifying psychological constructs that impact behavior
  • Assist project managers in the design of surveys

 

The candidate must be comfortable with and have experience conducting such statistical analysis as:

 

•          Segmentation/Cluster Analysis/ Factor Analysis

•          Conjoint

•          Structural Equation Modeling

 

 

The ideal candidate should be a thought leader with a solid background in statistics and psychology. They should be comfortable conducting statistical analysis and also identifying meaningful patterns in the results. While the data they work with is statistical, the content is psychological focusing on underlying motives in consumer behavior.

 

The candidate should be a team player who is comfortable working with researchers and providing them with the statistical support they seek. 

 

At least 2-5 years experience at a market research firm or in a market research capacity at the client side is required. Experience in attitudinal psychographic research is preferred. A Ph.D. in Psychometrics, Quantitative Psychology, Social Psychology with an emphasis on Statistical Methods, or related field is preferred.

 

 

No relocation. Candidates from NY/NJ/CT only please.

 

Please email resume and cover letter to apprenticeship@insightstrategygroup.com

 

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Kids Media and Market Research Apprentice

posted on October 09, 2014

Insight Strategy Group seeks entry level kids team members with academic child development backgrounds who demonstrate promise in research (e.g., academic and/or some work experience) to join our team.

We offer an opportunity to gain valuable applied qualitative and quantitative research experience. The researcher will:

  • Assist in conducting qualitative and quantitative research with kids and adults
  • Design and develop research instruments (surveys, qualitative guidelines, etc) and prepare research materials
  • Communicate, coordinate, and develop relationships with qualitative research partners
  • Contribute to the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data in both a team setting and independently
  • Interpret the underlying psychological factors impacting people's behavior.
    Be a voice in team brainstorming and an idea contributor
  • Participate in the development of strategy    

The ideal candidate should:

  • Have a graduate degree in child studies such as developmental psychology, education, etc
  • Have some experience working conducting research with kids (Associates should have 2+ years)
  • Be enthusiastic and high energy with highly developed social skills
  • Be curious about people, what drives them, and why they do what they do
  • Have some knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research
  • Have clear written and oral communication skills
  • Be a creative, analytic thinker
  • Have the desire and willingness to work as part of a team
  • Be a proactive problem solver
  • Be familiar with MS word and Powerpoint

If this feels right, please send a resume and an email of introduction to apprenticeship@insightstrategygroup.com

Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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Market Research & Brand Strategy Apprentice

posted on October 05, 2014

Are you constantly analyzing people and their behavior? Do you walk around this world trying to figure out why people are doing what they are doing? Do you constantly interpret people’s motives in a way that’s different from what they themselves are communicating?

Do you want to work with exciting, innovative brands like Comedy Central, MTV, Kellogg’s, Bravo, Discovery, Rock & Republic, and Lonely Planet?

Do you want a fast paced intellectually challenging work environment, someplace very dynamic where you need to actively juggle and think and do new things all the time?

Do you want to travel the country talking to people about everything from reality TV to breakfast cereal, and everything in between?

Maybe Insight Strategy Group is the place for you. If so, we’d like to talk. Here’s a little about us and what we are looking for.

ABOUT US

Insight Strategy Group is a research-driven strategy firm that inspires its clients to build innovative and impactful experiences for consumers. Insight’s business savvy team of social scientists melds quantitative muscle with qualitative finesse to meet its client’s strategic challenges. Insight gets to the deeper truth of what drives people and their relationships to brands and opens possibilities for growth.

POSITION OVERVIEW
Insight seeks entry level individuals with social science and marketing backgrounds who demonstrate promise in research (e.g., academic and/or some work experience) to join us as a market research associate or apprentice.

We offer an opportunity to gain valuable applied qualitative and quantitative research experience. The researcher will:

• Assist in conducting qualitative and quantitative research
• Design and develop research instruments (surveys, qualitative guidelines, etc) and prepare research materials
• Communicate, coordinate, and develop relationships with qualitative research partners
• Contribute to the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data in both a team setting and independently
• Interpret the underlying psychological factors impacting people's behavior.
Be a voice in team brainstorming and an idea contributor
• Participate in the development of strategy

The ideal candidate should:

• Have some experience working conducting research (Associates should have 2+ years)
• Be enthusiastic and high energy with highly developed social skills
• Be curious about people, what drives them, and why they do what they do
• Have some knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research
• Have clear written and oral communication skills
• Be a creative, analytic thinker
• Have the desire and willingness to work as part of a team
• Be a proactive problem solver
• Be familiar with MS word and PowerPoint
• Have a graduate degree (preferred); will consider grad students who have capacity for full time work

WHEN DO WE START?
The associate position is a full-time position and would start immediately. Candidates are qualified for this position based on previous experience.

The full-time apprenticeship will start immediately and extend for three to six months, depending on education and prior experience, with potential for future employment. Our goal in the apprenticeship program is to identify qualified candidates who can join the team permanently. A stipend and benefits will be provided.

We work downtown New York in Tribeca, in a beautiful loft space with a casual culturally relaxed, creative, and intellectually stimulating work environment.

SO WHAT DO I DO?
If this feels right, please send a resume and an email of introduction to apprenticeship@insightstrategygroup.com

Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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