Wallingford, UK; Account Director
Are you an experienced market research professional looking for an exciting next step in your career? Do you enjoy delivering fantastic work and developing strong client relationships?
MMR Research Worldwide is looking for an ambitious, energetic and self-motivated Account Director to join the team to work on global client accounts within the FMCG industry. This role will be based within our head office in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, although given the nature of the role, we are happy to consider some flexibility in terms of working arrangements.
This is a client-facing role within the research team, with the primary aim of developing small and medium sized accounts by growing, managing and maintaining client relationships. Key responsibilities within the role will include client interaction, research design, proposal writing and taking responsibility for quality of project delivery, adding value to debrief presentations via data interpretation and commercial awareness skills. The focus of business development will be in building and growing long term relationships with clients.
As a hands on researcher with sector knowledge, commitment to excellence in delivery, and assured confidence, you will be able to add real insight at debriefs. Experience in, and enjoyment of management is essential as you will be required to help coach and mentor more junior team members. This coaching and mentoring aspect will require you to build a complete understanding of the full project cycle in order to be able to help develop others.
Agency experience (ideally ad hoc) is essential for this role. Much of MMR’s work is within the food, drink, household care and personal care industry so relevant experience of this sector is advantageous and product testing experience is ideal. Experience within both small and large agencies would be beneficial. Quant experience is essential and qual is desirable (though not necessarily as a practitioner). It is also important that you have strong self-management and communications skills.
MMR is an independent, global company specialising in food, drink and consumer packaged goods research. We work regularly with over 50% of the top 100 global food and drink brands. We have offices in London, Oxford, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Mumbai and Durban and have a team of 200 highly engaged and dynamic research professionals that is multi-disciplinary in nature covering fields such as R&D, insight, marketing, sensory science, data sciences and psychology. MMR delivers a class leading set of marketing science tools and approaches, many of which are proprietary to MMR. We are endorsed by our global client base for our agility and technical expertise and willingness to adapt research solutions to directly focus on specific client challenges. We have built a reputation for providing innovative statistical analysis and techniques, coupled with optimal research design consultancy that successfully delivers against our clients’ specific business objectives.
To join the team, please apply here by creating an account and uploading your CV and covering letter to the documents tab on our online portal.
We look forward to hearing from you!
MMR Research Worldwide is an Equal Opportunities Employer.