Research Manager

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Data & Analytics

Location: New York, NY, United States

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

Who we are looking for:

Wunderman Thompson is seeking a Research Manager. The Research Manager will work within our SONAR® research consultancy independently supporting Wunderman Thompson and our clients globally with research, insights, and data needs, including identifying ideal vendor partners, designing and conducting primary research, accessing third-party databases (e.g., MRI, BAV, Audience Origin, etc.) for relevant insights, and presenting insight findings. The position will be supported by the other members of our research team at Wunderman Thompson. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Consult with internal client teams and external clients on issues related to marketing research
  • Design appropriate and creative methodologies
  • Author online surveys using partner tools (Decipher)
  • Tabulate survey data using partner tools (Q Reader)
  • Conduct qualitative research
  • Manage research vendors
  • Analyze and present research findings
  • Utilize syndicated research tools as needed

Who you are:

  • You sheepishly admit that you know more about Excel and PowerPoint than most of your friends
  • You’re equally comfortable working closely with clients and internal staff
  • Your colleagues are jealous of your analytic, writing, and communication skills
  • Delighting clients is what you do

What you’ll need: 

  • Four years of custom quantitative market research experience
  • Method design, survey design, data analysis, report writing, and presenting are the superpowers you’re most proud of
  • Prior experience with Decipher (a.k.a. Forsta Surveys) or Qualtrics survey platform and/or data tabulation packages
  • Coordination with third-party data collection vendors, sample vendors, and qualitative facilities 

What we offer: 

  • Passionate, driven people | We champion a culture of people that do extraordinary work.
  • Consciously cultivated culture | We aim to embody the behaviors to build an inclusive community that is in it together, bringing both positivity and active listening into the workplace as we simultaneously strive to empower creative bravery.
  • Competitive benefits | What we offer full time hires ranges from the full spectrum of group health coverage options (medical, dental, vision) to a generous 401k match (100% dollar-for-dollar match, up to 5% of salary contribution), and a variety of paid time off offerings that reflect our investment in all aspects of your overall life balance and wellness.
  • Growth-minded opportunities | We aim to nurture a culture of real-time feedback, growth-oriented mindset, and plenty of training opportunities through Wunderman Thompson and WPP, so you can continue to grow personally and professionally.

Wunderman Thompson is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or other protected group status. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

The base salary range for this position at the time of this posting is indicated below. Individual compensation varies based on job-related factors, including location, business needs, level of responsibility, experience, and qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package, click WPP Benefits for more details.
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$60,000$140,000 USD

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency.  For more informationplease visit our website and follow Wunderman Thompson on our social channels via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  

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