Talent Manager

Remote working, UK

Full time role

Verve’s model of always-on, agile, online insight has demonstrated how a digital approach can continue to deliver great, commercial insight in these challenging times and far beyond. Over the last 12 months, we have continued to grow our revenue and client base, which is testament to our great technology-based research approaches and fantastic team of researchers, of whom we are immensely proud.

We are looking for a proactive, enthusiastic in-house Talent Manager with previous experience in market research, to take ownership of our in-house recruitment function. Although previous HR experience is not necessary, this role will include an element of supporting our People function. We take pride in handling our recruitment and headhunting exclusively in-house, across different departments, geographies and levels of seniority.

This is a stand-alone role, and you will be working closely with managers and the leadership across the business, as well as other support functions in the business (IT, Finance, Office Management, Design).

Because of the nature of our agile, fast-paced business, we are looking for someone who’s enthusiastic who thrives on change, enjoys coming up with new ideas, can challenge the status quo and also adapt to the fluid demands and priorities of the business. We are a culture-driven business and it’s important to find people for our team who will thrive in this collaborative, fast-paced and forward-thinking environment. This role would suit a market research recruiter who has been working agency side or as an internal recruiter in market research and would enjoy a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.

Main Responsibilities include:

  • Scoping out the requirements for new vacancies together with managers or the executive leadership
  • Managing job adverts and recruitment budget
  • Handling all internal and external communication as part of the recruitment cycle
  • Building a significant network of research and operations professionals in the market research industry
  • Headhunting professionals at different levels, regions and specialisms (from graduate level up to MD level)
  • Taking on key projects related to recruitment and People Operations within the business (KPIs, reports, analyses, administration of documents, inductions, onboarding new joiners etc)

We would love to hear from you if you have:

  • Experience working in market research and familiarity with the different functions in a research agency (particularly research and project management) so that you can effectively screen CVs and profiles and competently discuss about the roles with candidates
  • Experience with the full recruitment cycle from spec’ing out a role, advertising and screening, through to offers, negotiations and onboarding new team members
  • Strong head-hunting skills and an ability to build meaningful relationships with potential candidates
  • Previous experience drafting contracts, employment offers, onboarding and training new colleagues
  • Ability to handle a large volume of conversations internally and externally, building enthusiasm and momentum

If you would like to apply and find out more, please send us your CV and a short outline on why you would be a great person for this particular role to s.penny@addverve.com.

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Who we are

We are the agile insight and community panel specialist. We partner with the likes of Samsung, Virgin, Barclays, Innocent, Uber and Walgreens Boots Alliance to deliver smarter, more customer centric insight, communicated in more inspirational ways.

What makes us different?

Smarter planning of research processes and practical, commercial thought leadership.

We use commonly adopted technology to gather richer, deeper, better insight and integrate multiple data sources to deliver more in-depth, rounded and robust insight.

We undertake more iterative learning journeys meaning you can ask, think, learn...then ask again. Plus, we make it easier to involve customers at the beginning, middle and end of a decision-making process — like having them in the room next door.

We communicate insight in emotionally engaging ways, thinking about how we’ll share it at the very beginning of a project or programme, not at the end.

Our approach is dynamic and entrepreneurial in spirit, delivered with spark, passion and above all — Verve!

We are culture-driven, ambitious and we give our team lots of opportunities to champion new initiatives, learn, progress and be visible.

Whether qualitative or quantitative, B2B or B2C, online or face-to-face, we offer a huge range of solutions to support our clients and deliver smart, customer-centric insight.

We look for people from a variety of research backgrounds who understand what drives consumer behaviour and attitudes – going beyond the stated, to their underlying needs, motivations and aspirations. It’s serious stuff, but we like to have fun along the way!

If you’re interested in a career in research at Verve, get in touch.

Our Community Management team are at the forefront of all community panel activities, ensuring that our hundreds of thousands of members enjoy being part of what we do. After all, without our community members, we wouldn’t be able to deliver the actionable, customer-driven insight that our clients have come to expect.

There are various different roles within the team from Project Manager, to Senior Community Manager, all the way up to Director.

If you think you would be a good fit for our Community Management team, get in touch.

Our Operations team are the backbone of what we do, covering Data Processing, Scripting, QA, and even our own in-house Design team. As a one-stop-shop, Ops play a crucial role in designing surveys, developing our extensive suite of bespoke research tools and understanding data composition in context, to allow for meaningful analysis and reporting.

If you’re interested in a career in Scripting, Data Processing or Quality Assurance, get in touch.

Verve graduates have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in our client work from day 1, meaning they have more exposure and responsibility than other more traditional training schemes.

Supporting, empowering and helping our graduates to develop means they’ve added significant value and growth to our business – which is why we now run graduate days throughout the year.

We look for people with a keen interest in our industry and a willingness to learn; graduates who have initiative and ambition, who are entrepreneurial but enjoy working within a skilled and mutually supportive team.

If you want to be part of the next graduate day, get in touch.

How we grow together

People make our business. If our people learn, progress and grow – so will our business. We therefore know how important it is to offer our team the best development opportunities.

Verve Academy is one of our learning initiatives – it covers over 50 internal and external training sessions, teaching a range of skills across the whole business.

We’re proud that the programme was a finalist in the 2018 MRS Operations awards!

What we get up to

Axe throwing
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