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Senior Research Executive

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Location
NY, NJ, DE, PA
Job Type
Direct Hire
Degree
Bachelor
Date
Sep 11, 2017
Job ID
2520928
The SRE role is an excellent opportunity to join one of the leading specialist pharmaceutical global market research agencies.  Established in 1987, the  Company has undergone a number of stage changes, which has resulted in it being seen as one of the most recognized and respected global market research providers to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. The culture of the organization is open, supportive and non-political with an ambition to be regarded as the best and most innovative. You will work with highly-motivated team members at all levels.

The SRE will be an integral part of a project team and work virtually in the US, preferably in the northeast, with a main focus to support and manage successful, insightful research qualitative projects for US assigned accounts, resulting in repeat business from those clients. Extensive formalized training is provided; regular U.S. team in-person meetings conducted in the Philadelphia region. Position will require 20-25% travel to research locations.

Responsibilities:
  • Deliver client-ready material to the Project Leader with delegated responsibility for delivery of some materials directly to the client.
  • Participate in discussions regarding the purchasing and selection of service suppliers and freelancers.
  • Contribute to the effective and efficient use of project resources
  • Regularly liaise with the client from the briefing meeting stage to the debriefing and final report.
  • Recommend ideas on the approach and methodologies in order to fully meet the client's requirements.
  • Write the proposal to a client-ready standard for the Project Leader.
  • Produce accurate project costings, necessary proformas and be involved in the decision on supplier costs and choice of supplier.
  • Contribute to briefing agencies and freelancers while ensuring adequate control remains with the company.
  • Write and deliver final discussion guides/questionnaires for delivery to the Project Leader (occasionally to the client) utilizing input from the other team members where necessary.
  • Organize and attend client-viewed field-work alone including solving any client issues that arise with minimal assistance.  Travel both Domestic and International is required
  • Conduct in-depth one-to-one interviews and duos/trios and may on occasion moderate focus-groups (client-viewed).
  • Prepare an analysis grid, conduct content analysis and possibly manage input into the “brain bash”.
  • Write all or parts of the client debrief including draft conclusions and recommendations for delivery to the Project Leader at client-ready standard.
  • Attend final debrief meeting with client and participate in presentation as appropriate at the Project Leader’s discretion.
  • Ensure that all outputs delivered to the Project Leader are of the highest standards within the constraints of deadlines and budgets.
Experience Required:

Essential
  • Good market research and skills in specialized qualitative techniques and models
  • Minimum of 2 years experience working in a pharmaceutical market research agency
  • Strong knowledge of market research methodologies is required.
  • Some understanding of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries globally or an enthusiasm to learn about the Pharma / Healthcare sector. 
  • Excellent client-handling skills, including the ability to actively listen.
  • Good interpersonal and influencing skills, and written and presentation skills.
  • Some project management and customer service skills.
  • An interest in developing skills in business development.
Desirable
  • Some knowledge in quantitative research
  • Experience of working in teams.
  • Multiple therapeutic experience is desirable.
  • A scientific or marketing background with an interest in psychology would be useful.
  • Fluency in another modern European language would be desirable.
  • Ability to learn and teach others and explain methodologies and techniques to clients.