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Job Title - Senior Research Manager - Customer First

Senior Research Manager - Customer First

Our experts working in Insight and Decision Science (IDS) are at the forefront of understanding consumers and creating actionable insight about their behaviours, attitudes, needs, how they like to interact and what makes them tick. This consumer intelligence helps deliver a better experience and service to consumers and improves marketing performance. We have developed, and are responsible for, one of the most powerful, large-scale consumer data sets in the World, combining detailed consumer cross-platform viewing behaviours with transactions, interactions, profiles, needs, attitudes and preferences across a wide breadth of UK and ROI households. We deliver a premium service to many parts key parts of Sky and are truly dedicated to helping achieve their objectives. We are forward-thinking and customer-centric, everything we do is thorough and rigorous and is driven by passion.

IDS employs a considerable team across five locations in a variety of specialist skills including data development, analytics, research, report development, decision execution, CRM, insight consultancy, software development and econometrics and has a very extensive and deep stakeholder base across 30+ areas of Sky, covering every subject - from acquisition to retention, from on-screen to online, from marketing effectiveness to targeted advertising. Sky IDS is a people-oriented organisation which takes personal development very seriously, so we'll help you to grow, with excellent training and development opportunities from the very start.

A really exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Research Manager. This will suit someone who wants to champion the consumer viewpoint and use creative and engaging qualitative and immersion research methodologies to embed customer thinking at the heart of the business. The in-House qualitative team sits within the Sky Research team (alongside Analytics and Quantiative) which provides business-critical insight to the business. Unlike a traditional agency role, we have the freedom and trust among stakeholders to recommend a variety of innovative approaches which not only answer business challenges but also engage and excite.  Being an internal resource gives us an additional consultative role to ensure research findings and the customer perspective continue to be used even after the debrief.

As a valued employee of Sky, you'll benefit from a free Sky Q premium package (one off payment required for installation), an excellent pension scheme, private health care and a share save scheme. There's a great range of other benefits to fit around your needs too.

Your Key responsibilities;

  • Delivering a strategic programme of customer immersion activities which align with business priorities and give stakeholders an engaging experiences which result in shifting mindsets
  • Managing a project co-ordinator to ensure logistics for activities progress smoothly.
  • Designing compelling and inspiring research approaches which bring the customer viewpoint to life
  • Keeping up to date with the latest co-creation and innovative ethnographic research approaches to deliver an evolving programme of activities
  • Working collaboratively with wider research team and Insight Decision Science colleagues to ensure that customer thinking is grounded in customer behaviour
  • Working with other members of the qual team to devise methodologies and manage projects
  • Taking a lead role on the day to day management and delivery of a range of ad hoc projects (which could involve anything from creative development to proposition development or strategic delivery)
  • Integrating a range of methodologies when responding to briefs and building confidence among stakeholders of your confidence and ability to employ the latest research innovations
  • Maintaining an overview of the latest trends and methods to keep us at the cutting edge of research
  • Ensuring that all outputs are of exceptionally high quality, and extremely easy to digest for a wide business audience

Your Skills;

  • Online and face to face qualitative research
  • Proven ability to think creatively and challenge ways of working
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent stakeholder management - Having confidence to present in front of and lead workshops with the most senior Sky stakeholders with a willingness to advocate the consumer perspective
  • Strong communication skills
  • Confident presenter and facilitator - able to corale a senior audience
  • Experience of working under pressure and to tight deadlines within a highly dynamic environment
  • An interest in online and face to face qualitative research
  • Desire to constantly challenge and drive innovation in Sky's research techniques

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual with the entrepreneurial spirit, vision and drives to help shape the future direction of Sky IDS and the NowTV Insight team.

If you're ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today

Happy to talk flexible working

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Job Title  —   Senior Research Manager - Customer First
Job Ref  —   35506
Employer  —   Sky
Country  —   UK
Location  —   Middlesex
City  —   Osterley
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Closing date of applications  —   23/04/2017
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