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Research Manager

Location: LONDON
Job Req #: 2841



Edelman Berland:  Intelligent Engagement

Edelman Berland is a global, full-service, method neutral market research agency that provides clients with strategic intelligence to make their communications and engagements with the world the smartest they can be.  We are a growing agency, with offices in the US, Europe and Asia.

We believe that the best strategic thinking is grounded in research and that continuous measurement is an integral part of Intelligent Engagement.

At Edelman Berland, the question that drives us is simple: How can we make our clients’ engagement with the world the smartest it can be? 


The Role

The Research Manager will manage a variety of quantitative and qualitative research projects.

Edelman Berland conducts research for several global consumer brands across a variety of sectors (e.g. From Automotive, Financial Services, and FMCG to Technology and beyond.). 

Edelman Berland also conducts thought leadership and CSR research, so there will be opportunities to conduct truly varied work.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast growing global market research firm specialising in providing strategic insights and advice on brand communications, corporate reputation and innovative consumer insights. 

An engaging, fast-paced environment, competitive salary and benefits package is on offer for the successful candidate.


Key Responsibilities

  • Project planning and internal resource management

  • Method neutral research design:

    • Quantitative research design, project management and analysis

    • At least an interest in qualitative research, but ideally also able to design and conduct qualitative fieldwork and analysis

    • Interest in more innovate research methods

  • Drafting of presentations, using visual storytelling.  Ideally also comfortable presenting.

  • Proposal writing

  • Supplier relationship management

  • Client relationship management

  • Line management (1-3 research executives, interns)



Key Candidate Expectations

  • Degree educated (or equivalent)

  • An outgoing, ‘can do’ attitude with the ability to take responsibility for a variety of tasks

  • A ‘team player’ who is willing to help colleagues whenever necessary

  • Proven superior quantitative research experience, particularly for ‘brand name clients’, including experience of global segmentation, brand positioning and/ or communications research

  • Solid questionnaire design experience

  • Proven experience undertaking qualitative research, including conducting in-depth interviews (ideally face to face, phone and online)

  • Superior report writing and client presentation skills, including the ability to boil down a complex project to 15 visual PowerPoint slides that tells the story and provides recommendations

  • High level of organisation and time management skills with the ability to effectively prioritise tasks and respond to urgent requests

  • Can work effectively with a variety of internal and external clients

  • Exceptional abilities in developing client relationships that generate repeat business

  • International research experience is a distinct advantage

  • Experience within a brand, public relations or consumer marketing insights agency is an advantage

  • Strong numeracy skills

  • Proficient IT skills and good knowledge of the MS office suite- Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Well versed in social media, both personally and professionally


Why Work at Edelman Berland?

Our team. The work. The chance to have a real impact on businesses. Great opportunities for those with an entrepreneurial spirit. Flat out fun.


 In the team’s own words:

  • “Working at Edelman Berland has given me the opportunity to work with an incredible team of people across primary and secondary research projects covering every subject imaginable. From studying the corporate reputation of FTSE 500 companies to educating consumers about the real impact of cybercrime, every day brings a new challenge and a new topic of research to be tackled with a group of people who are both extremely intelligent and great fun to work with.” – Business Coordinator

  • “Why Edelman Berland? The travel (Brazil, Turkey, Germany, USA, Indonesia….), the work (multinationals across all sectors), the team (we have a bizarre mix of degrees – Sex Therapy, Gender Studies, War Studies, Political Campaign Management… and they’re just the Master’s), and of course the office bar. What else could you want?!” – Research Executive

  • “For me, it’s the chance to work on diverse projects for big name clients – the responsibility you’re given and the opportunities to drive a project from planning to delivery is also a great aspect of Edelman Berland” – Research Executive

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