Current Vacancy

Quant Research Director (Leeds or London)

As a Research Director, you will be expected to develop heavy hitting insight solutions, provide advice to clients and inspire our talented team of quant researchers in the areas of segmentation, pricing, product and proposition development, U&A, audience and market understanding.

We’re looking for an ambitious, commercially minded candidate, with experience of using advanced analytics, data science and secondary data sources to support our clients’ growth ambitions.

This is an opportunity to join and really make a mark with an award-winning, independent agency to lead and grow our quant offering across various sectors including retail, FMCG, travel, financial services and media sector.  


  • Actively involved in winning business and building relationships with current clients. 
  • Ability to develop advisory frameworks, using advanced analytics, secondary and existing data
  • Experience of leading, coaching and developing a team and its members 
  • Using technology and innovative processes to support efficient project management
  • Collaborate with colleagues to promote service expertise in data and advanced analytics and facilitate knowledge sharing
  • Seek opportunities to speak at conferences and participate in industry awards to enhance our visibility as industry leading
  • Promote adoption of the latest techniques and software on machine learning, automation and data visualisation

Required skills: 

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in the research sector agency or client side for over 10 years with a proven track record of achieving targets and fulfilling strategic objectives
  • Retail and leisure sector experience would be an advantage but not essential
  • Excellent understanding of analytics including segmentation, pricing, max diff, conjoint, CHAID, regression and factor analysis. 
  • An understanding of consumer classification systems e.g. MOSAIC/ACORN/FRESCO.
  • Experience of working with client data sources e.g. CRM data/client card data and media data sources e.g. TGI/YouGov Profiles/IPA Touchpoints.
  • Experience of handling large scale, multi-source and complex data sets with exceptional attention to detail
  • Interest in behavioural science and its application to quantitative market research
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to engage effectively with clients and internal teams
  • Excellent written English skills for report writing and creating insight-led presentations
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Confident, enthusiastic, and flexible, with a proactive and “can do” attitude
  • Tenacious and adaptable, open to feedback and willing to challenge peers

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