Research Director
Posted on 2/18/2023
New York, NY, USA
Experience Level
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in related field (e.g., statistics, communications, social sciences like sociology, psychology, anthropology, etc.)
  • 8-10 years related experience with established track record including experience working autonomously (mix of supplier, in-house and agency experience preferred)
  • Strong project management, people management and business development skills
  • Analytical skills with the ability to distill vast amounts of information into digestible concepts and demonstrate strategic and intelligent thinking
  • Experience presenting information both verbally and in writing
  • Solid business writing skills
  • Experience creating personas or target audience profiles using syndicated survey data using MRI-Simmons, GWI, or Kantar Monitor
  • Experience with PowerPoint, Keynote, Word, Excel ideal
  • Meet with internal Ogilvy teams and external clients to understand their needs and apply knowledge of research methodologies to design and conduct research studies
  • Managing and developing junior staff
  • Partner with others in R&I on the following:
  • Develop research plans through understanding, assessing, and documenting stated client business objectives
  • Manage new business: respond to requests, develop budgets, create proposals
  • Manage 8-10 projects simultaneously
  • Oversee projects, including implements quality control checks for documents along the research process (e.g., review of documents for accuracy/data checking, grammar, addressing key research questions/objectives, etc.)
  • Develop new client relationships and build relationships with current clients
  • Cultivate vendor relationships
  • Develop detailed reports including key insights and strategic recommendations in a clear and compelling manner
  • Work with Ogilvy teams and clients across marketing disciplines (e.g., public relations, advertising, etc.) and a wide variety of industries, categories, and topics

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