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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

F/T - Secondary Research Manager - Ryan Partnership (CT)

Secondary Research Manager

Ryan Partnership, Wilton, Connecticut

Job Description:
Primary Responsibilities:
·         Serves as the main secondary research contact/​support for Ryan Partnership’s offices across the country including Wilton, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, etc.​
o   This involves fielding information/​insight requests from Ryan employees (at all levels of the organization) which are administered via email, phone, as well as in-person
o   Deliverables not only involve summary reports, which must be well-organized and concise in style, but also, presentation of the results in meetings (when appropriate)
·         Insight information is often focused on the consumer, shopper, industry, retailer, category, or brand information.​  It also involves market analyses and competitive intelligence
o   It is used to inform brainstorms, new business pitches, and various types of marketing initiatives
o   It is accessed from the department’s syndicated/​ secondary research resources replete with Simmons, Mintel, Forrester, Iconoculture, eMarketer, BIGInsight, Kantar Retail IQ, Path-to Purchase Institute, Hoovers, Lexis Nexis, and Compete
Secondary Responsibilities:
·         Acts as a liaison between research representatives and internal clientele (Ryan employees)
·         Participates in internal brainstorms and focus-group facilitation (as needed)
·         Tracks billable hours and projects in Advantage
·         Visits Ryan offices as part of the Ryan Research and Insights “road show” to present the department’s capabilities and resources

·         Superior time management and organization skills
o   Must be able to work on multiple projects at once under narrow time constraints
·         Excellent analytical, problem-solving and storytelling skills.​
o   Effectively uses numbers to gain understanding and/​or illustrate a point
·         Independent self-starter who is persistent, resourceful, and curious
·         Strong interpersonal, written communication, and customer service skills
·         Detail-oriented to ensure complete and accurate reporting
·         Familiarity with some or all of the above-indicated syndicated research sources or experience with using similar types of resources

·         College graduate
·         3+​ years’ experience in market research, marketing strategy, account planning, account management and/​or journalism
·         Prefer experience in digital/​shopper/​promo agency
·         Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel

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