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Senior Project Manager - Market Research

Posted 27 February by Ipsos Mori Featured Ended

Do you want opportunity to work across varied clients and size of projects, in addition contribute directly to creating smarter ways of working and making lasting process improvements across a wide variety of research projects?

If you are an established Senior Project Manager looking to develop your career in a forward-thinking, progressive & dynamic environment, then this could be the opportunity for you!

What you’ll be doing:

Working in a fast-paced and changing environment, you’ll be working collaboratively with client servicing researchers. You will use your expertise to manage projects whilst influencing and implementing changes to our current project management processes to reduce costs and increase efficiencies on projects.

Specifically, you will:

  • Manage the implementation of a project, from the set-up to management of workflows and allocation of team resources
  • Review research inputs (questionnaire, stimulus material) for field suitability
  • Manage and coordinate Fieldwork
  • Support the data processing process, designing and implementing data checking protocols
  • Manage project schedules, ensuring that all updates are provided in a timely fashion
  • Motivate, coach and develop Junior Project Managers, whilst working under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Build effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders internal and external
  • Ensure projects adhere to all internal quality procedures and standards
  • Management of the proposal process and preparation of project budgets
  • Be responsible for financial management and control of project

This role will be part of a team that is passionate about improving processes and are constantly challenging the status quo to find smarter ways of working.


About you:

You are a resilient, organised and inspirational team player who is willing to muck in and get their hands dirty when required! You see opportunities in challenges, especially when it comes to streamlining processes. You develop and manage timelines and your strong communication skills are integral in working well with operations teams (both locally and remotely). You have a strong sense of accountability, especially when it comes to the quality of the work your team delivers.

We are looking for someone with has experience managing studies from start to finish within the market research industry - you must have knowledge and thorough understanding of the end-to-end research process. If you have not necessarily been in a specific project management role but are an experienced market researcher with an eye for project management and the desire to constantly improve processes, we want to talk to you!

You’ll have the opportunity to learn from experienced members of the team who are committed to your personal development. Alongside this, you’ll also have access to our market leading Learning & Development Academy which covers everything from research principles to personal development and well-being

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about making things better from a project management perspective. You’ll be working alongside different researchers who are specialists in their own areas. If you’re looking to grow and learn, then we would love to hear from you.


About us:


We are not looking to fill jobs, but to partner with our people. We value team accomplishments and we believe in leaders who set good examples. We encourage and reward individual initiative, innovation and creativity. Our values (Integrity, Curiosity, Client First, and Entrepreneurial Spirit) are based on our diverse cultural backgrounds, helping us to be responsive, client-focused and flexible.


Ipsos Marketing are the innovation and brand specialists. We deliver in-depth understanding of the drivers of consumer choice and of the marketing challenges. We enable our clients, some of the biggest global FMCG’s, to innovate and build their portfolio by understanding the motivations on their markets and providing recommendations to maximise sales. We optimise their brand portfolio, strategy and positions, segment their markets & size new opportunities, understand the path to purchaser and design new products and services using a variety of methodologies.


The Project Management team support the Researchers to ensure a project is delivered to the client’s business needs, on time and within budget. We apply a forward-thinking approach to mitigate potential challenges and help deliver projects as efficiently as possible. This involves working on costs, scheduling, checking quality of inputs, liaising with suppliers / different internal teams and communicating with the client. It’s a close knit team with a sense of humourwhilst maintaining the highest level of professionalism.


We are an equal opportunities employer. We recognise that everybody is different and strive to harness those differences to create an inclusive environment where individuals feel valued, their talents are recognised and they are given every opportunity to develop their full potential.

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