Qualitative Research Manager FMCG

Functie omschrijving Qualitative Research Manager FMCG

As Research Manager you fully manage client projects and help companies to listen to and collaborate with their customers, based on innovative quantitative and qualitative research methods. You will be part of a team of 25 consultants based in Rotterdam that works for cool companies such as Arla Foods, Bavaria, Douwe Egberts.

Your main responsibilities

  • As a Research Manager you are responsible for running projects from A to Z; from setting up a research project to delivering an impactful report and presentation to the client, while keeping the business objectives in mind in every step of the process
  • Working with a team of junior research consultants who analyze and structure raw data, you create insightful reports with advanced and actionable marketing advice that support your clients in their decision-making
  • You are in close contact with national and international customers within the FMCG industry to understand their strategic goals and translate them into concrete research objectives. You get responsibility to develop and maintain your own customer portfolio
  • You closely work with business managers who will coach and support you
  • You develop market research and marketing expertise and knowledge on client projects
  • You gain experience and knowledge in a broad range of marketing domains, both within the projects you are involved in, and within training

Functie eisen Qualitative Research Manager FMCG

General requirements

  • Master degree (e.g. economics, psychology, product development) with a solid marketing knowledge and interest in market research
  • Extensive experience within market research
  • Experienced in social media & online qualitative research techniques e.g. online research communities, blogs, ethnography, mobile, gamification …
  • Comfortable with quantitative market research data
  • Proficient in Dutch and English, any other language is an asset
  • Adequate skills in various areas of word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation tools
  • Good oral and written presentation skills

Competency profile

  • Team player
  • Entrepreneurial with the ability to develop a strategic vision
  • Ability to convince customers
  • Analytical mind
  • Result oriented
  • Proactive
  • Systematic and organizational orientation
  • Creative, humorous & fun to work with a smile;-)


Our client is a new generation agency stretching the boundaries of marketing research. They empower people to create the future of brands, and make consumer centricity an everyday reality for more than one third of the world’s most valuable brands. Innovation is their lifeblood and kept them ahead of the innovation curve. They have been cheered by the industry with more than 25 international awards.

Over the last 10 years, they have grown at an amazing 25% a year. Their recipe for success: a never ceasing enthusiasm, a lot of hard work, a culture of sharing, and permanent innovation.

Zij bieden

Joining this agency is joining a highly passionate and dedicated team where innovation and forward thinking are stimulated. You will be working in an informal, fast paced and global culture where chances for personal development and learning opportunities are ample. They strive to be an open and transparent company in which everyone is invited to participate. It’s a fact, they aim high! So from time to time they have to let off some steam. Fun is definitely part of their culture. On top of this they offer a competitive compensation package including excellent benefits.




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