Temporary Part-Time Research Director at Daniel J. Edelman Holdings in San Francisco, California

Posted in General Business 12 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The role is open to be based from: San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL; Remote

We are seeking an inspiring Temporary Part-Time Research Director who is seasoned in primary and/or secondary research (including measurement expertise). Our staff engages in client projects relating to a wide range of industries including brand, food and beverage, corporate, healthcare, and more. We're a passionate and close-knit team who fosters initiatives and who is committed to innovation and constant improvement. The Temporary Research Director will lead or assist in quantitative and qualitative research and/or secondary research projects with a highly consultative mindset, working in partnership with account teams and clients to solve their objectives and challenges. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit, coupled with a solid, strategic mindset.

Your potential coming to life: Joining our team means you will...

    • Lead the development of research design, sampling plans, questionnaires, moderator guides and analytical plans

    • Lead the analysis and interpretation of data and work closely with research team to create a compelling story that meets client objectives

    • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the client's business, products and services along with the broader industry, particularly related to client objectives (business and research, big picture and day-to-day)

    • Create and deliver insightful, visually compelling deliverables that clearly and concisely answer client objectives and provide value to the client including detailed findings, implications, and strategic recommendations

    • Write questionnaires/guides to meet research objectives, leverage data tabulations/banners to conduct analysis, providing specifications on advanced analytics methodologies to data science team, managing reporting and deliverables

    • Act as primary client contact responsible for overall client satisfaction and quality control on all client deliverables from the team

    • Build and nurture relationships with colleagues and external clients through networking and communication skills

    • Recognize and proactively seek out new business opportunities or potential upselling on existing client account work; identify opportunities for revenue growth and profitability of client accounts to meet the firm's revenue goals

    • Create strategic new business solutions by understanding client objectives and scoping projects to meet objectives accordingly

    • Supervise and mentor junior staff to help grow their research, project and client management skills

You're setup for success if: Qualified candidates have most, if not all, of the following...

    • BA/BS degree in related field with at least seven years of experience in market research, brand and communication consulting, insights creation, strategy development and/or media research

    • Strong knowledge in advanced research methodologies

    • Proactive, collaborative approach with the ability to build strong relationships with clients and colleagues

    • Intellectually curious with a consultative mindset

    • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment

    • Extremely detail-oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills

    • Comfortable with managing project financials to ensure projects stay on budget

    • Ability to multi-task and work effectively with a variety of team members and projects in a fast-paced environment

The team is here for you: Our team currently includes...

    • Fun first attitudes - because what's the point of doing great work if aren't having fun?

    • Career pathing on the mind - whether you plan to stay for 2 years or 20 years we put your development and career goals as a priority

    • Open space floor plan community - the best research happens with collaboration and sometimes that includes input from our non-research co-workers

    • Broader communications exposure - you will get the opportunity to work alongside broader Edelman teams such as Corporate , Brand, Digital, Assembly, and more

    • Open minds for new ideas and methodologies - maybe it's not broken, but that doesn't mean we can't make it better

    • Level agnostic - doesn't matter if you are the boss or an intern, we are all in this together

    • Global Reach - we have researchers you can tap into around the world


Edelman Data & Intelligence (DxI) is a global, multidisciplinary research, analytics and data consultancy with a distinctly human mission.

We use data and intelligence to help businesses and organizations build trusting relationships with people: making communications more authentic, engagement more exciting and connections more meaningful.

DxI brings together and integrates the necessary people-based PR, communications, social, research and exogenous data, as well as the technology infrastructure to create, collect, store and manage first-party data and identity resolution. DxI is comprised of over 350 research specialists, business scientists, data engineers, behavioral and machine-learning experts, and data strategy consultants based in 15 markets around the world.

Edelman DxI is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.