Ipsos is one of the world’s largest market research companies with offices in over 90 countries. We are an innovative, entrepreneurial, client-focused organization, providing research services to over 5,000 clients worldwide from the world’s largest FMCG companies and banks to government departments, the media and charities. We are the only global market research company that is still controlled and operated by researchers. We are intellectually curious and passionate researchers who set ourselves high standards and aim to work collaboratively to service our clients most effectively.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to shape and lead a new behavioural science unit at Ipsos, based in London but working globally. The leader will lead our existing teams of behavioural researchers, ethnographers and neuroscience experts. The new unit will work across our business lines and countries, being the centre of excellence for the entire Ipsos group, reporting to the head of the UK business. The role will involve:
1. Proposal/pitch ownership and consultancy
2. Project support, advice and direct delivery to clients
3. Best practice/training for staff internally and clients
4. R&D, leading a programme to develop new or improve existing research products, tools or approaches.
5. Networking with external experts to stay on top of new developments in the behavioural sciences
6. Thought Leadership/Profile to develop Ipsos MORI's image as experts by maintaining a media and social media profile, publishing articles, conference presentations etc.
The ideal candidate will
The ideal candidate will be a proven leader who has developed a behavioural science business, ideally within a large research company, or across a similarly varied structure, across countries and business lines. They will also have some of the following attributes:
-High profile within behavioural science and track record in applying it to real world marketing and policy problems
-A detailed understanding of the behavioural literature and both mainstream traditions (behavioural economics and social /health psychology)
-Experience of experimental design (and preferably quasi-expt) and understand what that would mean in both a field and lab setting
-Hands-on experience conducting large, preferably global, consumer/social research studies, or experience working with a marketing department on product / communications development / launch.
-An appreciation of the strengths / weaknesses of a wide range of research methods – qualitative, quantitative, mixed method
In return, we offer
The position offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic and stimulating environment and be part of a rapidly growing team, with significant assets and organisational commitment to make this new unit a real success.
A competitive package, with a commitment to personal development where your efforts and achievements are recognised and rewarded;
You will be based in our London office, with opportunities for international travel.
Please direct interest and applications for the role to Joe Gladstone, who is managing the recruitment process. You can email him at Joe.Gladstone@Cantab.net