Research Director – Health & Beauty

Location: UK – London or Manchester, flexible working

Salary: Industry Leading

Verve are hiring!

Verve is growing and we’re on the lookout for an ambitious, health & beauty-focussed researcher to support this next phase of growth.

Over the course of the last two years, our model of always-on, agile insight has demonstrated how a digital approach can deliver fantastic insights to clients, from the simplest questions to those that define our clients’ brands and strategies, all executed using a combination of our great technology-based research approaches and a fantastic team of researchers. We were nominated for both the AURA and MRS Awards last year – a great sign of the work we do and how much our clients value our support.

The ideal candidate for this role would be comfortable in both qualitative and quantitative research methods, from proposals through to delivery and also in developing & maintaining key client relationships. We would specifically like someone with either experience of or interest in working with some of the biggest health & beauty brands in the UK (and beyond!).

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and bonus package aimed to attract the best in the industry and therefore, enable you to work alongside and learn from/with the best in the industry
  • Benefits scheme giving access to discounted shopping & gym membership, online classes, wellbeing support and more!
  • The opportunity to develop your career in smart, digital research on large global accounts within an entrepreneurial, can-do team environment where everyone is empowered to be all that they can be
  • Direct involvement on projects with colleagues across Verve; excellent on the job training as well as enjoying the feeling of being a central member of each account team you work on
  • The opportunity to participate in an internal training programme, Verve Academy, to ensure you have full understanding of Verve’s best practice research approaches
  • A flexible working model, with vibrant physical hubs at the centre of it: a place not to just build your career, but make great friends and have great experiences along the way

You will have…

  • 6+years of full-service market research experience, gained within an agency environment
  • Strong team ethic and desire to help young researchers reach their potential
  • Enthusiasm for delivering great research, ambition to progress in an entrepreneurial and a passion to build client relationships
  • Strong report-writing skills and the ability to create a story independently
  • Experience working in an environment with a lot of pace, responsive to ever changing client needs, iterative working and juggling multiple responsibilities at once
  • A desire to grow and get involved in wider business decisions and participate in strategic developments in the company

We want to hear from you if you feel inspired and motivated by the opportunity we’ve described.

Please get in touch with your CV and a short cover email outlining your interest in this role to Vishal Mohit -

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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!

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