Research Executive

Recruiter
Ffrees Family Finance Ltd T/A U
Location
Sheffield
Posted
03 Apr 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Research Executive

ABOUT THE ROLE
Operating within the U Account Marketing and Product Teams, The successful candidate will assist the Marketing Manager in the planning, implementation and analysis of U Account’s research programmes.

This role will suit a graduate with an interest in market and product research who is keen to find out consumer insight and deliver evidence based recommendations to business stakeholders.

The business encourages accountability, bravery and a determination to do things well, first time, so to be successful any applicant must be confident, intelligent and full of self motivation and initiative.

This role is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in a wide range of research areas such as consumer insight, user testing, marketing intelligence and branding research, as well as the application of a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
The role is best suited to professionals with 1 - 2 years experience in the research field.

MAIN DUTIES
Consulting with internal clients about project requirements and objectives
Assisting in the designing of experiments and use of various research methods
Assistance in logistics and mediation of focus groups
Carrying out qualitative and quantitative research
Advising internal clients on how they can best make use of results
Leading the competitor research programme – pricing, marketing, target market, investment size, etc.
Assisting in the analysis of results of omnibus surveys and preparing the presentation of those results.
The presentation of results to stakeholders
Arranging quotations from third party research agencies

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
Educated to degree level
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Knowledge and understanding of research methods
Strong organisational skills and an ability to work under time pressure
High level of competence with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Experience in the area of financial services or other regulated companies is preferred
Hold a positive can-do attitude
Excellent literacy and numeracy skills

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
18–23K annual salary, depending on experience
10% annual bonus (performance based)
23 days holiday + 1 additional day each year up to 28 days (not including bank holidays)
Up to 3% contribution-based pension
Cycle to work, childcare vouchers, corporate discounted gym membership
Guidance on developing your research career/ambitions
Life insurance policy
Active company social events

U is a fast-growth UK technology business based in the heart of Sheffield, with an energetic and innovative team of 60 people. It has built a true alternative to traditional banking in the UK, offering a slick, smart-phone-based, current account that lets those who are under-served by the banks, improve their financial well-being.

U's mission is to be the UK’s leading digital alternative to current accounts for people actively seeking to improve their financial well-being.

U has created a relaxed working environment and a welcoming company culture to encourage collaboration, innovation and opportunity for ambitious, energetic, and self-motivated individuals who are at the top of their game. The company believes it can contribute to improving society by giving opportunity for self-improvement to those who are unsuited by the banking model, and this value is reflected in its approach to dealing ethically and fairly with its suppliers, its customers, and with its own people

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