Primary Research Manager

England, Berkshire, Reading
£36500 - £55000 per annum
11 Jul 2018
Marketing, Media
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Primary Research Manager

Location: Glasgow / Perth / Reading

Salary: £36,500 - £55,000 depending on skills and experience

10 Month Fixed Term Contract with flexible working patterns available

The Role

As Primary Research Manager, you will work as part of our Insight team to deliver insightful consumer research which will help support, inform and shape the SSE Retail Business Strategy and Vision. With your drive, energy and focus, you will also play a key role in helping define our customer propositions and communications.

Working closely with the internal stakeholders, you will identify and meet the business's insight requirements, helping develop and refine customer offerings. You'll be responsible for the day to day management of primary research projects and forging strong professional relationships with external agencies to ensure projects remain on track in terms of timescale, budget, objectives, and that they are delivering insight which adds value and deepens customer understanding across the business. As a champion of customer views, you'll drive insight in to the business, helping internal stakeholders access, interpret and apply insights, tailoring your outputs to the audience where appropriate.

Your Skills and Experience

We are looking for a passionate, energetic individual with extensive Customer Insight experience, ideally gained in a service brand environment with a background working as part of a client side team. You'll have a proven track record of helping drive business action and change through the application of insights identified from your research, data and analysis. First class communication skills will be essential so that you can communicate effectively with, and influence, varying levels of internal and external stakeholders, but more importantly you'll have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced working environment, seamlessly managing multiple tasks while maintaining quality and attention to detail. You'll be expert in identifying the most appropriate research methodologies to answer business problems and you should be comfortable exploring new research techniques alongside applying tried and trusted approaches. We are looking for a qualitative or quantitative specialist who is a logical thinker and possesses strong analytical, problem solving and influencing skills.

There will be some travel in this role as the team you will be working with is based across Glasgow and Reading, therefore you should feel comfortable with some travel.

Our Company

Our Retail business is a market leader in supply of electricity and gas and in other energy-related services such as telecoms, broadband and boiler cover. We supply energy to more than seven million household and business account under our brands: SSE, SSE Scottish Hydro, SSE Southern Electric and SSE SWALEC in the Great Britain market and SSE Airtricity in the markets in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. At SSE, we're committed to giving you excellent customer service and treating you fairly; we want to make life easier for you, find ways of saving you money, and be on hand to help when you need us the most, that's our customer promise.

Next Steps

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Closing date for applications is: 25th July 2018.

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you're internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you're successful, we'll conduct some pre-employment checks.