Advertising & Branding, Brand & Comms, Consumer / FMCG, Innovation & NPD, Qualitative, Quantitative
Associate Strategist / Consultant Strategy and Innovation
This is a boutique strategy and innovation consultancy. We are a growing team of strategists, insight
specialists, and brand experts. The work is highly international in nature with projects conducted in over 50 countries and across continents. They reimagine existing businesses, brands, categories, and capabilities in fresh and transformative ways that are good for humans and for business.
This is an exciting career opportunity for a talented insight professional eager to expand their strategic and innovation expertise. This company is at a pivotal point of growth and seeking a highly motivated individual to join their strategic innovation consultancy and work alongside the senior team to deliver work that moves our clients' businesses forward.
This company prides themselves in being a friendly, inclusive and supportive team. They practice hybrid working, together 2-3 days per week from the office and the remaining time from wherever they find inspiration.
Our clients are primarily leading corporations in consumer-facing industries such as Ferrero (Nutella, Kinder, Tic Tac), Essity (Bodyform, Plenty, TENA), Freudenberg (Vileda, Marigold), Polestar, Danone and Luxottica (Ray Ban,Vogue, Oakley). However they also work with different kinds of clients, including startups and B2B organisations.
They have exceptional client longevity, a great reputation for transformative thinking, high impact and a firm focus on ‘outcomes, not outputs’.
ABOUT THE ROLE
As they go from strength to strength, they’re looking for an Associate Strategist.
They will play a pivotal role in leading day-to-day delivery of insight, strategy and innovation projects, as well as supporting business development efforts alongside more senior team members. This role will include championing research and insights.
The ideal candidate will have around 4-6 years’ experience in a similar environment, having worked previously for an insight agency (as a senior research executive/ or recently promoted research manager), as well as ideally having experience within a strategic brand and/or innovation environment, either agency or client side.
You should be comfortable utilising a wide range of qualitative techniques on and offline and applied to a variety of projects covering branding, consumer behaviour and attitudes, concept testing, evaluation, innovation and product development.
You will work closely with our senior clients to implement the research, often as part of a
bigger strategic innovation project.
? A strong academic background, with a degree or masters from a top-tier institution
? Significant experience (4-6 years) working in a client-facing capacity, within a consulting or insight
agency environment across the various stages of a project lifecycle
? A passion for helping humans express what they cannot articulate and businesses find new sources of growth, through innovation, brand strategy, proposition development and insight
? A flair for identifying insights and a talent for creative and strategic thinking, combined with a thorough attention for detail and supporting evidence
? Experience in setting up, conducting, managing and interpreting international qualitative research and in conducting and/or handling ethnographic research and cultural studies
? Ideally an understanding of quantitative methodologies (e.g segmentation, targeting, sizing, etc.) and how they can be used to create compelling insights and enrich strategic storytelling (even if not required to lead this element) and the willingness to become a methodology-agnostic strategy practitioner