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Senior Research Manager - Blueberry


Role Overview

The Senior Research Manager will have primary responsibility for managing client relationships and the research process. This individual will play a strategic role in the client organization and will provide guidance beyond the scope of a single project by applying their expertise. This individual will be well-versed in both Qualitative and Quantitative research design and execution, moderation skills and experience are a plus.

The Senior Research Manager should be a research expert with a minimum of 10 years of experience in research either supplier or client-side. This team member must have the ability to identify opportunities and to inspire the client's trust and confidence when discussing research methods, marketing and/or business strategy with a diverse group of individuals ranging from research managers to C-level executives.

Culture is the cornerstone of Blueberry's success. This team member must share a team-oriented approach, a dedication to delivering the highest quality work, and be strongly motivated to help both Blueberry and its clients achieve success.

Primary Role Objectives:

  • Use research expertise and acumen to cultivate client relationship to facilitate revenue growth primarily through project acquisition within client relationships.

Primary Role Functions:

  • Client facing relationship and revenue generator
  • Partner with senior staff to implement overall division business development strategy and tactics

Role Specifics:

  • Client Management:
    • Develop consultative relationships with client organization (beyond research buyer)
    • Provide guidance beyond the scope of a single project
    • Bring past experience and learnings into consultative discussions
  • Proposal development:
    • Lead client calls, consult on brand, product, marketing, advertising or corporate strategy. Develop willing proposals to address client's business needs and research objectives.
  • Methodology development:
    • Oversee and aid in the development of all research materials to ensure quality, including but not limited to screeners, questionnaires, and discussion guides.
    • Either conduct qualitative research moderation or oversee project moderators to ensure research objectives are being met.
    • Develop proprietary techniques that can extend beyond current capabilities.
  • Project Direction:
    • Work with operations or facility/platform provider to set up project, oversee recruit, take care of logistical needs for the project
  • Report-writing/Presentation:
    • Synthesize and create meaning from complex qualitative and/or quantitative data
    • Develop reports independently with concise executive summaries that include big picture findings and strong recommendations
    • Confidently and credibly present findings to large client teams

Skill Set, Background and Orientation:

  • Significant client-facing role.
  • The ideal team member will have strong relationship-building skills coupled with a strong marketing research/sensory research background.
  • Ten+ years of experience in marketing research/sensory research.
  • Custom marketing/sensory research experience on the vendor or client side.
  • Basic understanding of business and marketing processes and of marketing research methods (both qualitative and quantitative); ability to apply this understanding to individual client situations.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Flexible and self-directed; comfortable working in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Must have background and experience in consumer packaged goods (food and beverage, household products, in particular). Experience in other industries helpful.
  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree (MBA, M.S. or Ph.D.) a plus.

Benefits include

  • 401(k) Plan with company match
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Medical, (with company-funded Health Reimbursement Account), Dental, Vision
  • 100% Company-paid Life, Long & Short Term Disability Insurances
  • Medical Flexible Spending Accounts and Dependent Care Spending Accounts
  • Voluntary, Employee-paid Accident, Hospital, Whole Life, Term Life and Cancer Insurances


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