Position: Research Manager/Sr. Manager
Candidates must have a strong
quantitative research background and be able to perform most research
tasks independently. Candidates with experience in qualitative methods as well
are preferred; however, those with only quantitative experience will be
considered assuming a desire and aptitude to learn various methods.
candidates for this position must:
• Hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree
(advanced degree is preferred)
• Have five or more years of primary
research experience from an agency, research firm or consultancy
• Have a solid understanding of survey
research design, fielding, data processing and analysis
• Be able to author a survey, manage a field
team, read and quality control data tables, extract insights from raw data, and
visually bring those insights to life in creative ways
• Be savvy in Word, PPT, Excel (SPSS is
• Be meticulous, pay close attention to
• Quickly and easily perform the
aforementioned duties independently
• Have the ability to craft reports
that integrate the input and feedback of other team members
• Demonstrate self-discipline, a good
work ethic, passion, commitment/drive
• Have good people/business intuition
eager and open to input while continuing to hone project management skills and
learning the Smarty Pants way
Smarty Pants also prefers
• An advanced degree in a
• Professional experience
with Fortune 500 clients
• Cross category experience
in media, food/beverage, CPG, toy/game, apparel, retail, etc.
• Experience in the youth
and family space
• Drafting and implementing surveys
in client calls to create survey outlines
survey drafts from approved outlines with an eye for how data points will
ultimately be used in reporting
on, manage revisions of and ultimately finalize surveys
survey length and make recommendations to ensure correct parameters are met
with programming and data processing partner to ensure accuracy of these
• Assisting with data processing and
first drafts of banners and tab plans
crosstabs to ensure accuracy/proper set-up
• Analyzing data and drafting reports
report outlines in conjunction with qualitative-focused colleagues (as
first drafts of reports based on approved outlines and manage report revisions
within the Smarty Pants PPT template to create visually engaging reports
• Telling stories with data – via
charting and other visual displays of data
which data points are most compelling and how to best illustrate the learning
compelling charts and other visuals
charts and data support the overall report “story”
• Managing project tasks
project timelines and help ensure projects stay on-schedule
documents for other team members
• Drafting proposals
Participate in calls with potential
Help design research studies that
best meet client needs
Create proposal drafts and manage
• Interfacing with clients
in any/all project related calls
with clients regarding project updates and status
This is a full-time salaried position with generous benefits. Salary is commensurate with the level and experience of the candidate.
Candidate location is not important, as the employee will work remotely. East coast hours are 9-5pm; west coast hours are 7-3pm. Smarty Pants is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Smarty Pants
Smarty Pants is a full-service market research and strategic consulting firm dedicated to helping the world’s best product developers and marketers understand and connect with babies, kids, tweens, teens, young adults, parents and grandparents. In short, we are lifestage experts, business consultants and research practitioners.
Since 2004 Smarty Pants has excelled at gathering game-changing consumer insights and helping our clients translate those insights into smarter products, programs and communications. We now work with and employ only the best and brightest, as is evidenced in our client roster and our team bios.
As a full-service partner to our clients we:
• Serve as strategic consultants – educating and guiding them on youth and family trends, marketing strategies, best practices, etc.
• Design rigorous research programs to meet their unique informational needs
• Execute those initiatives with our own industry-leading qualitative and quantitative research professionals
• Carefully aggregate and analyze findings, layering on our collective wisdom
• Create visually-compelling deliverables that energize and inspire
• Help our clients apply the learning to their business challenges
We are a virtual organization that collaborates and functions as a cohesive, tech-connected team. But don’t worry: we regularly get face time with peers at company meetings and while traveling to research and/or clients’ offices.
Working remotely allows us to hire the nation’s best talent and to do what our clients demand – travel, think, write and create. We are lean and highly efficient. We work hard, love what we do for a living, and have strong relationships with the ones we do it alongside. We are a happy, loyal team dedicated to creating happy, loyal clients.
As our company continues to grow, we need bright minds to help us tackle the day-to-day business of fielding great research for our clients and bringing consumer insights to life. We’re looking for a “doer” with leader potential to join our team.
applicants should send cover note, resume and work samples/ portfolio (links
are fine) to Meredith Franck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phone and/or in-person
interviews will be a part of the candidate review process, as will written
skill assessment. Lead candidates will
also be assigned at least one project-specific challenge to assess research
prowess and efficiency.