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Senior Research Executive Job in Kenya

Ipsos Sub-Saharan Africa

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Ipsos is a world-leading research company operating in more than 80 countries. It has revenues in excess of €1Bn and employs 16,000 staff worldwide. Ipsos provides research services and strategic insight to the world’s largest corporations and many public sector organizations.

Ipsos is organized in each country of operation across its global business lines and its functions, in a matrix organization that is designed to achieve operational excellence, functional expertise and client satisfaction.

The global business lines are research services that fall into the categories of marketing, advertising, loyalty, media, communications and technology and public affairs.

In Kenya, Ipsos is especially active in the media, communications and technology, public affairs and marketing research areas.

Senior Research Executive - Ipsos Business Consulting

Role Purpose: To be successful in this role you will be able comfortable working autonomously, as well as part of larger teams, delivering work of a high standard to your clients.

You will have a keen understanding of what it takes to excel in a client-facing role and place the interest of clients at the heart of everything that you do.

Key Responsibilities

Delivering large and complex Research project engagements, both on and off client sites in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Your work on a typical assignment will include gathering primary and secondary data, analyzing this information with a logic check, putting your findings, conclusion and recommendations into a well-written English language report for the client.

You will liaise with our colleagues in other business areas and assist in agreeing scope, being responsible for certain project deliverables and quality and client satisfaction in your immediate area of responsibility.

Preparation of robust and rigorous working papers and deliverables in line with Ipsos Business Consulting standards and methodologies.

Helping develop strong, long term client relationships.

Involvement in supporting sales activities including assisting on proposals, identifying opportunities during the course of engagements.

The Person

To be successful in this role you will have:
  • A relevant University Degree with upper second class honours, preferably in Commerce, Economics or International business
  • A broad interest in business and commerce, including international business, strategy, marketing and economic issues
  • A minimum of 3 years continuous experience in similar role and knowledge on industry issues
  • At least 2 years’ experience in market research would be an added advantage
  • An ability to absorb and analyze information quickly
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent reporting and presentation skills
  • Ability to develop strong client relationships
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to deliver work within tight time scales, to budget and to a high quality.
  • Strong team player but able to work on own initiative.
  • Ability to work in locations around Kenya as well as undertaking work in other Sub-Saharan countries

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Ipsos values.

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV in detailing your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts to:

Applications will not be considered if covering letter is not attached. Include “Senior Research Executive - Ipsos Business Consulting, Sub-Saharan Africa” in the cover letter and email subject header.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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