Senior Consultant - Research, Insight & Consulting | Savanta New York, Savanta Toronto or Remote Location
Savanta is a thriving insights, research and data consultancy that informs and inspires clients to Make Better Decisions. Working with high-profile organizations and some of the world’s best-known brands, we offer a full range of integrated intelligence services at global scale – underpinned by sector, audience and methodological expertise – delivered with entrepreneurial spirit and a client-first mindset.
As part of ambitious growth plans, we currently have an opportunity for an experienced research professional to join our New York City, Toronto teams or work remotely.
As a Senior Consultant, you’ll be the lynchpin of your client accounts, project-managing, delegating and dealing with day-to-day account activity while ensuring clients are kept informed and that any project issues are resolved. This is a hands-on role in the delivery of high-quality research projects, applying your knowledge, expertise and analytical skills to support clients in better decision-making. Working across multiple projects simultaneously while reporting to the Project Leads, your core day-to-day responsibilities will involve:
Acting as the key client contact while managing the full project life cycle;
Designing research programs that engage our strategic target audience and enable clients to fully meet their objectives;
Analyzing the results of the research to create a compelling story and provide strategic recommendations;
Presenting engaging presentations, and leading workshops that help ensure our outcomes drive change;
Overseeing project tasks carried out by the wider support team – from scripting to fieldwork and supplier management, ensuring project timings and budgets are met;
Building new business skills - growing client accounts, writing proposals, generating and leading initiatives to evolve our offering.
At Savanta, Senior Consultants have strong working competency and a point of view about different research and insight techniques. They are be fast and efficient workers, requiring limited supervision from more senior colleagues, and increasingly demonstrating an ability to separate cause and effect and see the bigger picture. The ideal candidate should demonstrate:
A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in market research or a comparable industry with highly transferrable skills;
Fluency and comfort working with quantitative data as well as moderating qualitative IDIs, qualboards, etc.;
A track record of analyzing data to extract pertinent insights and actionable recommendations;
Experience of building successful working relationships with clients in the marketing research industry;
Exceptional communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills;
Strong work ethic with a self-motivated mindset and drive to reach goals;
Ability to foresee potential challenges in projects and proactively tackle them;
Ability to effectively manage junior colleagues on projects, providing feedback, support and coaching as appropriate;
Detail-oriented, eager to learn and develop and challenge the status quo;
Self-motivation, flexibility and an independent mind but also able to work in a team;
Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously and within tight timeframes;
Ability to delegate and manage resources effectively in a fast-paced environment;
Ability to rapidly learn and demonstrate new knowledge (e.g. working with clients in new industries).
As well as core skills, we want to add to and enhance the Savanta culture, so more intangible, softer qualities are equally important. Our values underpin everything we do and ‘Savanteers’ embody these - we are Empowering, Curious, Entrepreneurial, Collaborative and Brave. We believe this is what makes Savanta a great place to be – talented people who want to deliver the best outcomes for their clients and each other.
Why Join Us
With offices in the US, Canada and the UK, over 300 staff globally, and ambitious growth plans, Savanta offers the benefits of scale. Our nimble teams are built based on deep expertise and around individual clients which make life at Savanta feel more like working at smaller, ‘boutique’ agency. Our expanding client portfolio includes Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Hilton, Coutts, Argos, Deliveroo, Superdry, Barclays, Lego, Unilever, Levi’s, Formula 1 and Pandora.
Part of the vibrant Next 15 Communications Group, we have an entrepreneurial company culture that actively recognizes and values its people and offer unrivalled scope for career development. As well as a competitive salary and generous holiday allowance, you can expect an excellent benefits package* including Private Medical Insurance and flexible working practices.
Savanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
Disclaimer: The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Savanta is the intelligence business.
We were born when four best-in-class agencies, all specialists in their fields, joined forces to offer big agency benefits, whilst retaining a refreshingly boutique mindset.
The result? A full range of integrated intelligence services at global scale, married to deep sector, issue and methodological expertise, delivered with an entrepreneurial spirit and client-first mindset.
All to help our clients Make Better Decisions.