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Research Director

Johannesburg, South Africa From ZAR 65000 Research Consulting Services
Your role

What is it about

We are a crazy blend of academic visionaries, passionate marketers and research innovators that are determined to take research forward every day, bringing a sense of 'coolness' to it. We help our clients to let go and delegate real power to consumers, the ultimate key to making better marketing decisions and driving business growth. Today, more than 600 enthusiasts working in 18 offices and 7 partner hubs get their energy from helping world-leading brands to excel in marketing and to develop deeper connections with consumers on a global scale. Our recipe for success: a never-ceasing enthusiasm, a lot of hard work, a culture of sharing, and permanent innovation in research methods and marketing thought leadership. And last but not least: positively surprising our clients every day. As a Research Director in our Johannesburg, you are part of a team of passionate marketers and researchers that are determined to bring the voice of consumers into the heart of our clients’ businesses. With a focus on Qualitative Research and through your passion for market research, you inspire marketers of cool companies such as Avon, Nedbank, Beiersdorf and Old Mutual. You are co-responsible for the commercial development. Being close to our clients and their challenges, you convince them of the added value that InSites Consulting can bring to their business. At all times, you undertake appropriate action to keep on exceeding our clients’ expectations and delivering a first-class service. Thanks to your in-depth industry expertise, you can build a long-term partnership with your clients, providing them with actionable and advanced marketing recommendations which will impact their decision making and leverage their business. As part of a team, you share your marketing (research) expertise with your colleagues. You act as a source of inspiration, and actively develop and support internal knowledge transfer. Furthermore, you apply your coaching skills to motivate and guide project teams.
Your responsibilities

What you'll do

  • You are accountable for the complete set-up, organization and execution of market research projects
  • You translate business problems into concrete and actionable research designs and methods
  • You develop insightful reports based on the research consultants’ analysis and on both quantitative and qualitative research techniques
  • You present recommendations to clients and animate creative client workshops where, together with the client team, you transform insights and recommendations into a concrete action plan
  • You identify and pursue business opportunities with both existing accounts and new prospects
  • You develop and deliver convincing proposals to clients
  • You are responsible for an existing portfolio of accounts, as well as for the further development of existing accounts
Your profile

What you'll bring

We are looking for an experienced colleague, with a solid understanding of the market research industry and strong commercial development skills, with proven success in both account management and attracting new business. You are proficient in English (both oral and written.

Why this is(n't) for you

  • You have an entrepreneurial and market-driven spirit with strategic vision and focus
  • You have a high level of proactivity, energy and professionalism
  • You’re a relationship builder and have built a network in the Johannesburg market
  • You prefer working on your own and having your own projects
  • Coaching and guiding junior colleagues makes you nervous
  • You prefer slides in bullet-point black-and-white style
Our offer

What’s in it for you

We believe the best work comes from happy people.
Here are just a few of the professional and personal benefits you’ll experience at InSites Consulting.
Can’t get enough? Check out more of our favorite company & team perks!

Pay & benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 1 Personal Day per month
  • Bonus plan based on  team performance
  • Happy moments celebrated
  • 3.3% contribution to a pension fund on top of your salary.
  • Running club to stay active and get to know your colleagues (InSites Pulse Club)
  • Dedicated Well-being team to support your mental and physical health

A great place to work

Hear from the team

The biggest thing that I truly love about InSites Consulting is how inclusive the company is; they are very people-cultured so you’re coming into a family of people that truly just care about each other.”

Puleng Thutlwa, Junior Research Consultant
Read on and learn more about who we are!
Our location

Where you'll work

Johannesburg, South Africa
Our selection process

What to expect when you apply

  • Our recruiting team will review your application and follow up on whether we’ll move forward with your application or not.

  • We will take the time to learn more about you and share more details about the career opportunity.

  • In this stage, we will combine a skill-and-knowledge test (related to the role you are applying for) with an interview, with two of your future team members.

  • You will meet your soon-to-be Team Leader.

  • After a positive evaluation, you receive an offer. In other cases, we always provide candidates with thoughtful feedback.



Clarise Goudriaan


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