Sr Research Manager (Sensory Product Research)

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Chicago, IL
Job Type
Direct Hire
Jun 09, 2017
Job ID
Senior Research Manager
Initial Skills
  • Experience in consumer research
  • Experience in statistical applications
  • Experience in time management and prioritization skills
  • Experience in scheduling and managing projects
  • Excellent communication skills – oral and written
  • Must be detailed and organized
  • Minimum 8 years consumer goods research experience
Work Skills
  • Devises effective research solutions that meet client needs
  • Interacts with clients efficiently and effectively throughout all phases of a research project
  • Generates (or manages generation of) all necessary project documentation (proposals, questionnaires, analysis plans)
  • Manages execution of all phases of a project, interfacing with internal departments such as Recruiting, Facilities/Lab, Information and Statistical Services, and Accounting
  • Interprets output of statistical analyses, including ANOVA, Penalty Analysis, Cluster Analysis, Response Surface and other Design of Experiments output
  • Write detailed and compelling research reports
  • Coaches other project managers in the conduct of their work
  • Works under tight deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Proficient Computer skills MS Office
  • Manages project operations for key client account groups
  • Consults with clients to identify research methods most suited to meeting business needs
  • Develops research project scope and approach
  • Generates and finalizes all project documentation
  • Interacts with internal departments and external field services to ensure timely delivery of results to client
  • Monitors studies in progress and implements changes if needed
  • Authors reports
  • Presents data to client in formal presentation
  • Supervises one or more project managers and mentors them in operational, technical and client service areas
  • Promotes business to existing clients, thereby generating ongoing business from those accounts
  • Travels (if required) for project, attendance at professional meetings, etc (approximately 1 day per month)
  • Monitors other project managers regarding human resource and vacation schedules
  • Updates Product Research Services VP weekly
  • Above applies to quantitative and qualitative project work
  • Analysis
  • Generates analysis plan with statistician
  • Convey analysis plan to Information Services
  • Communicates requirements for analysis output to Production/Word Processing