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VP/SVP Client Development

posted on May 02, 2016

Insight is seeking to further grow and expand by bringing on a leader who can build and grow a practice area. In particular we are seeking to grow and expand the following verticals: Travel & Hospitality, Fashion, Technology, Digital Gaming, and Retail. The VP/SVP or Head of Practice is a key leadership position for an experienced, strategic thinker who is passionate about leading their practice area, sales, marketing and research. As you know, selling strategic research is not a “sales” position but a consultative role. Therefore, the right candidate is someone experienced who can develop new accounts by working closely with clients as their trusted adviser.

The ideal candidate should:

 Have a background overseeing qualitative and quantitative research projects on topics associated with branding, communications and innovation for Travel and Hospitality, technology, youth, digital gaming, or retail clients
 Have a proven record of selling between $1M - $2m of strategic research services per year with new accounts and additional revenue from existing accounts as the most senior consultant leading the relationship.
 Is a thought leader with a strong reputation in their field.
 Have the desire and willingness to work as part of a team and the skills necessary to lead
Leaders with this level of experience typically play other leadership roles within the organization. As a growing organization we are open to tailoring a role around this leader’s strengths and interests.
Salary and incentive structure commensurate with experience.
We offer a culturally relaxed, creative and intellectually stimulating family-friendly work environment.

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Research Director (Kids Focus)

posted on May 02, 2016

Insight Strategy Group, LLC seeks Research Director in New York, NY.

Responsible for development of qualitative and quantitative market research instruments, fielding guides, and other market research materials. Responsible for performing moderate qualitative market research. Seek and provide information to help determine ISG's position in the marketplace. Develop research reports with findings and recommendations for clients. Evaluate project set up and work plan, ensuring deadlines are being met. Measure and assess customer and employee satisfaction. Escalate challenges to VPs and Senior Leadership for issue resolution. Actively identify ways to expand presence on client accounts for VPs and Senior Leadership, and coordinate account-specific go-to-market activities. Forecast and track marketing and sales trends, analyzing collected data. Support market research proposal process working with VPs and Senior Leadership. Initiate new market research ideas that will promote ISG's strengths and best practices. Measure the effectiveness of marketing, advertising, and communications programs and strategies.

Requires Master's degree in Economics, Business, Sociology, or a related field, plus five years of market research experience. Experience with qualitative and quantitative research. Research experience with travel, tourism, and Millenials. Experience commissioning a range of qualitative projects. Experience with client management and international markets.

40 hours/week, $95k per year. Must also have authority to work permanently in the U.S. Applicants who are interested in this position may apply online at www.jobpostingtoday.com, ref# 42746.

Any individual may provide documentary evidence bearing on this application, with information on available workers and information on wages and working conditions, to the Certifying Officer:

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Creative Associate

posted on April 07, 2016

Insight seeks a talented individual with solid experience in presentation design (MS PowerPoint) to
join our team on a full-time basis as our Creative Associate. We’re searching for a smart, skilled conceptual thinker who is inspired by the idea of bringing our insightful research to life through impactful graphic design.
The Creative Associate will report to the Creative Services Manager and will be expected to design various deliverables for our clients, as well as our corporate sales materials, in addition to managing the organizational/departmental tasks that support the Creative Services team. Typical design projects will include:

• Research reports/presentations
• Capabilities decks
• Sales materials
• Infographics
• Posters and other creative collateral

The candidate who fills this position 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 applicant must have both a strong aesthetic sense and the ability to translate complex ideas and data into clear and powerful visual representations that can be quickly understood and shared across our clients’ organizations – from C-suite to entry-level.

The ideal candidate should be:
• A design or business professional with 2-3+ years of work experience
• An excellent communicator who is personable and enjoys working collaboratively as part of a team
• Capable of visualizing and executing ideas and concepts graphically
• Willing and able to design reports and other materials primarily using MS PowerPoint on a PC
• Able to use a style guide to create deliverables that stay true to our brand and aesthetic
• Comfortable working within design templates
• Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign); familiarity with video editing software and/or website maintenance is a plus
• Available to work on-site in our NYC office
• Prior experience in marketing research or strategic business planning is a plus

Other requirements:
• Is looking to become a key player in a fun, fast-paced, creative, and team-oriented work environment
• Has a good eye for clean, well-organized and informative design that is still creative and interesting
• Is able to multi-task and remain flexible (manage change well)
• Is clever and strategic-minded with a demonstrated ability to problem-solve
• Is pro-active and possess a positive, enthusiastic attitude
• Is curious about people, what drives them, and why they do what they do

WHAT NEXT?

If this position feels right, please email bethn@insightstrategygroup.com:
1. Your resume
2. A link to your online design portfolio or attach a few relevant work examples
3. Your salary requirements

Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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Research and Strategy Director

posted on March 21, 2016

We are seeking leaders who are highly skilled researchers and strategists, with particular propensity for uncovering people’s underlying psychological and social motives in arriving at the truth.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The responsibilities of the Director are to:

• Translate clients’ business objectives into thoughtful project design and robust research plans
• Provide strategic vision as well as tactical guidance to teams in uncovering consumer insights and translating them into ideas that address client challenges
• Oversee multiple teams in delivery of projects across all aspects of the project lifecycle, from instrument development and analysis to deliverable development and presentation
• Moderate qualitative research across a broad range of methods
• Provide methodology expertise, particularly in qualitative research, helping keep our agency at the cutting edge of research innovation
• Build and nurture long-term client relationships
• Take an active role in the growth of our agency through new business development
• Guide junior staff’s career development through on-the-job training and active mentorship
• Deepen our agency’s market presence and reputation through thought leadership contributions

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

The ideal candidate should:

• Have a graduate degree in the social sciences (e.g., psychology, anthropology), marketing or related field
• Have 5-7 years of experience as a cutting-edge market research provider, or in a brand/marketing consulting role that involves hands-on primary research
• Be a methodological guru in qualitative research in particular, including moderating across a range of qualitative methods; expertise in digital research methods desired
• Have proven history of strong professional growth and leadership, including exceptional track record in client management
• Have deep expertise in one or more of the following industries: kids & youth, 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 problem solver who loves to play with ideas, and can balance big picture vision and tactical implications
• Be a storyteller who builds a logical argument in a compelling narrative
• Demonstrate strong aptitude for new business development
• Be a compelling mentor and leader to a group of strong-minded and creative individuals
• Be willing to travel in the US and internationally

Salary 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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Analyst/Manager, Consumer Sciences

posted on March 11, 2016

Do you enjoy thinking about why people behave the way that they do? Are you intrigued by the way that data can describe the world and answer challenging questions? Are you interested in designing and executing research to learn about everything from television shows to power-tools? If so, Insight might be the right place for you.

ABOUT THE COMPANY
Insight Strategy Group (www.insightstrategygroup.com) is a research-driven strategy firm that inspires its clients to build innovative and impactful experiences for consumers. We work with leading brands (e.g. MTV, Ralph Lauren, Hasbro, Electrolux) in exciting industries, melding quantitative muscle with qualitative finesse to meet clients’ strategic objectives – growing brands, innovating products, and designing compelling consumer experiences. Our approach gets to the deeper truth of what drives people and their relationships to brands in order to open up inspiring possibilities for our clients’ growth.

POSITION OVERVIEW
Insight seeks future leaders who demonstrate the potential to become highly skilled analysts and strategists, with a particular focus on the underlying psychological and social motives behind consumer behavior. We are currently looking for analysts and managers in our Consumer Sciences group, who will strengthen their knowledge and application of primary research (with a focus on quantitative methods), applied statistics, and marketing strategy. In this role, you will think through how social science theory and methods can help uncover deeper truths, by applying them into primary research and analytics. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to help develop and refine cutting edge methodologies leveraging new digital technologies and data sources. Day-to-day tasks and responsibilities include:
• Design, testing, and quality control of primary research (particularly online surveys)
• Statistical analysis of data and data visualization
• Interpretation of research results into the broader project context
• Using statistical software such as SPSS, Sawtooth, and Excel

JOB REQUIREMENTS
The ideal candidates should:
• Have a graduate degree in the social sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology), statistics, or marketing
• 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 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
• Have experience working with a statistical software package (SPSS, SAS, Stata, etc)
• 1 to 6 years of experience at a market research firm, a brand or innovation consultancy, the planning group of an advertising agency, or in a market research capacity on the client side

Candidates should have a solid grounding in statistics and basic statistical techniques like correlation and regression. Candidates should have some experience with and knowledge of a variety of more advanced techniques practiced within the Consumer Sciences group, including:
• Factor Analysis/ Correspondence Analysis/ Cluster Analysis
• Discrete choice modeling/ Conjoint /MaxDiff
• Structural Equation Modeling/ Path analysis
• Experimental Design
• Semantic Analysis

Previous exposure or experience with digital analytics, and/or database modeling and management is a plus.
Salary 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 January 22, 2016

Are you curious about the truth behind why people behave the way that they do? Does wondering about the cultural impact of trends (like reality TV or the local food movement) keep you up at night? Or, do you ever wish you could poll your peers to see if your opinion is mutually shared?
If so, Insight might be the right place for you.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Insight Strategy Group (www.insightstrategygroup.com) is a research-driven strategy firm that inspires its clients to build innovative and impactful experiences for consumers. We work with leading brands in exciting industries, melding quantitative muscle with qualitative finesse to meet clients’ strategic objectives – growing brands, innovating products, and designing compelling consumer experiences. Our approach gets to the deeper truth of what drives people and their relationships to brands in order to open up inspiring possibilities for our clients’ growth.

POSITION OVERVIEW

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
• 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
• 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

Experience in Digital, Multi-Cultural Research, Focus Group Moderating, and Media/Entertainment, CPG, and Retail is a plus.

Salary 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 Manager

posted on January 22, 2016

Are you curious about the truth behind why people behave the way that they do? Does wondering about the cultural impact of trends (like reality TV or the local food movement) keep you up at night? Or, do you ever wish you could poll your peers to see if your opinion is mutually shared?
If so, Insight might be the right place for you.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Insight Strategy Group (www.insightstrategygroup.com) is a research-driven strategy firm that inspires its clients to build innovative and impactful experiences for consumers. We work with leading brands in exciting industries, melding quantitative muscle with qualitative finesse to meet clients’ strategic objectives – growing brands, innovating products, and designing compelling consumer experiences. Our approach gets to the deeper truth of what drives people and their relationships to brands in order to open up inspiring possibilities for our clients’ growth.

POSITION OVERVIEW

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
• 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
• 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

Experience in Digital, Multi-Cultural Research, Focus Group Moderating, and Media/Entertainment, CPG, and Retail is a plus.

Salary 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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Kids Research Apprentice

posted on January 22, 2016

HERE’S A RIDDLE FOR YOU: What’s more fun than having fun with kids, testing new toys, exploring their favorite TV and movie characters, and learning about the future of playtime? If you answered, “meh, that actually sounds kind of boring,” you can stop reading here. But if you answered, “Nothing else – that’s what I wish I could do all day!” then we’d like to talk with you! Perhaps Insight Strategy Group is the place for you and your wildly smart imagination.

We’re looking for someone who won’t flinch at getting down on the play mat and connecting with kids at their level. And then, more importantly, standing up, taking a step back, and reflecting on what their play patterns and preferences could mean to those creating content, products, and business strategies for them.

Our fast paced, intellectually challenging, and dynamic work environment will require that you actively juggle, think, and do new things all the time. We’re looking for someone who’s up for the challenge of doing it all while being a positive, upbeat, and creative voice within our team.

ABOUT US

Insight Kids is a research and strategy firm that inspires its clients to build innovative and impactful experiences for kids and families. We work with some of the coolest and most innovative brands in the kids’ business, including Nickelodeon, Crayola, and DreamWorks. Our work shapes their brands, marketing and communications strategies, and products.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Apprentice is a trainee, stipend-paid position that comes with health benefits. It is a 6 month duration, with the possibility of being hired full-time at the end. This position is good for someone right out of school or a career changer who wants to try/learn applied research. Interest in doing work for kids is a must.

We’d like someone with the following qualifications:
• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Child Development, Developmental Psych, Educational Media, Branding/Marketing, or a related field
• Great writer and thinker, very detail oriented, good communicator
• Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

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

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

WHAT NEXT?

If this feels right, please send a resume and an email of introduction to apprenticeship@insightstrategygroup.com. Use your letter to show us how well you write and communicate!

Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.

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Apprentice, Consumer Sciences

posted on January 22, 2016

Do you enjoy thinking about why people behave the way that they do? Are you intrigued by the way that data can describe the world and answer challenging questions? Are you interested in designing and executing research to learn about everything from television shows to power-tools? If so, Insight might be the right place for you.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Insight Strategy Group (www.insightstrategygroup.com) is a research-driven strategy firm that inspires its clients to build innovative and impactful experiences for consumers. We work with leading brands (e.g. MTV, Ralph Lauren, Hasbro, Electrolux) in exciting industries, melding quantitative muscle with qualitative finesse to meet clients’ strategic objectives – growing brands, innovating products, and designing compelling consumer experiences. Our approach gets to the deeper truth of what drives people and their relationships to brands in order to open up inspiring possibilities for our clients’ growth.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Insight seeks individuals who demonstrate the potential to become highly skilled analysts and strategists, with a particular focus on the underlying psychological and social motives behind consumer behavior. We are currently looking for an apprentice in our Consumer Sciences group. Apprentices will build a solid foundation in primary research (with a focus on quantitative methods), applied statistics, and marketing strategy. In this role, you will think through how social science theory and methods can help uncover deeper truths, by applying them into primary research and analytics. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to help develop and refine cutting edge methodologies leveraging new digital technologies and data sources. Day-to-day responsibilities tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Design, testing, and quality control of primary research (particularly online surveys)
  • Statistical analysis of data and data visualization
  • Interpretation of research results into the broader project context
  • Using statistical software such as SPSS, Sawtooth, and Excel

JOB REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate should:

  • Have a graduate degree in the social sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology), statistics, or marketing
  • 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 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
  • Have experience working with a statistical software package (SPSS, SAS, Stata, etc)

 

Candidates should have a solid grounding in statistics and basic statistical techniques like correlation and regression. Candidates will be exposed to and use a variety of more advanced techniques practiced within the Consumer Sciences group, including:  

  • Factor Analysis/ Correspondence Analysis/ Cluster Analysis
  • Discrete choice modeling/ Conjoint /MaxDiff
  • Structural Equation Modeling/ Path analysis
  • Experimental Design
  • Semantic Analysis

Previous exposure or experience with digital analytics is a plus.

WHEN DO WE START?

This full-time apprenticeship will start immediately and extend for six months, 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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Market Research & Brand Strategy Apprentice

posted on January 22, 2016

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, and Discovery?
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 (www.insightstrategygroup.com) 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 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
 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 in Psychology or the Social Sciences. Will consider grad students who have capacity for full time work
WHEN DO WE START?
The apprentice 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 six months 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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