Job Description


Position: Research Executive

Division: FMCG & Retail team

Location: Manchester



At Harris Interactive we’re fanatical about the fast moving world of consumer goods and retail. We are lucky enough to work with many of the world’s leading brands in these sectors. We blend deep category knowledge with award-winning research designs and approaches; so our clients keep coming back to us to help them make informed decisions about product development, brand positioning, communications and customer experience, in both Consumer and B2B markets.


This role offers exposure to a variety of clients, their exciting products and services and our market leading solutions. The RE role is therefore not only diverse, it’s a great opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge in a sector you’re passionate about. You would be helping to deliver a range of different national and international projects into both established and emerging product and service areas. You would certainly be expected to make a difference, and contribute positively to the team. You will learn from, and be fully supported by, seasoned industry experts; and will relish the prospect of:

  • Managing simple market research projects to time and budget
  • Working as part of a lively, busy, supportive team
  • Designing first drafts of questionnaires and other research materials
  • Briefing and liaising with a range of internal teams and external partners to ensure effective project implementation and delivery
  • Help to prepare, write and check accuracy of reports
  • Respond to ad hoc requests for information from clients
  • Liaise with clients in a clear and professional manner
  • Analyse and synthesise qualitative and quantitative data to meet client’s project objectives
  • Prepare client presentations

Required Skills:

Being a team player and having a can-do attitude are essential characteristics for this role, as are:

  • Good MS Office skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Strong academic background – Degree level education
  • Clear, accurate and confident verbal and written client communication
  • Confident with numbers
  • Attention to detail
  • Motivated and willing to learn
  • Helpful (but not essential) any prior experience in research or statistics in any capacity (including in academia)
  • An interest in consumer behaviour, brands and retail

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