Senior Research Associate

Job Description
The Senior Research Associate plays a leadership role in executing marketing research projects, coordinating the activities of flexible teams to deliver high- quality, on-time results to DRI clients in diverse industries, including consumer products and services, travel and tourism, and business services and technology. Specific responsibilities include project management, research design, questionnaire development, field oversight, data analysis, and reporting.

The Senior Research Associate may advance by further developing his/her client relationship and business development skills, as well as analytical capabilities.

The Senior Research Associate reports to a DRI Research Director.

Job Requirements

Background and Experience
Requires 5 to 8 years of experience in the marketing research industry with at least 2 years of supplier side experience. Experience in the following areas is essential:
1. Questionnaire design, market research project management and data analysis
2. Strong grasp of marketing research methodologies
3. Proven track record of client relationship management
4. Proficiency with MSWord, Excel and Powerpoint
5. Strong written and oral communication skills
6. Proficiency with SPSS/Wincross output is a plus

Personal Qualifications
The successful candidate must have the desire and ability to produce work of exceptional quality, as well as manage a large volume of work. High energy, creativity, and strong business acumen are highly desired. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate professional analytical skills as well as exhibit excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

Criteria for Success
1. Client service focus and support
2. Detail oriented with the ability to take on many projects
3. Excellent communication skills
4. Strong marketing research skills

Education Requirements
A bachelor’s degree with a concentration in economics, psychology, sociology, mathematics, statistics or related field. Advanced degree a plus.

The compensation package will include base pay as well as a complete benefits package including vacation, sick and personal time, medical and dental coverage, and a tax-deferred savings program.

Bob Domine
Digital Research Group
172 Commercial Street
Portland, Maine 04101