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Research Manager Job Opening in Nairobi, Kenya

Duma Works is recruiting a Research Manager for one of our clients. 

Our client is a market research company that cuts through the long list of research findings to extract meaningful, timely and accurate insights, that are then presented in a user-friendly way that will assist in making the right marketing decisions.

Purpose of the Job: Business planning, client service, project management and leadership to achieve company’s business objectives.
 

Principal Responsibilities
  • Achieving the agreed monthly & annual business targets
  • Ensuring operating systems are adhered to in execution of all projects
  • Client relationship management including prospecting, brief taking, proposal preparing, field and analysis briefing and overseeing and report presentation
  • Ensuring the completion of the necessary documentation on approval of proposal to facilitate proper and early commissioning and payment of projects
  • Overseeing the execution of research projects to ensure timely and accurate execution of all parts of the projects
  • Regular follow up with key client contacts on existing and potential research projects
  • Developing and growing the team of people working with you, by motivating, training, appraising and guiding them
  • Collecting the final payment and getting client feedback on research projects
  • Any other task that may be assigned by the Research Director or Managing Director from time to time
Person Specification
 
Education Qualification and Training

Essential
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, statistics, commerce, economics or any other related field
  • Post graduate Marketing Diploma
Desired
  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences or in Business studies
Knowledge and Skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team building and team leadership skills
  • Good organisation
  • Good mentoring skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent communication skills
Experience
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Marketing, Brand Management, Advertising or Market Research in a reputable company
Personal Attributes
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Reliability
  • Consumer empathy
  • Curiosity
  • Problem solving ability
  • Ability to think on feet
  • Proactivity and confidence
  • High level of Accuracy
  • Attention to detail
Judgement and Mental demands
  • Creativity
  • Ability to handle client pressure
Physical demands and work environment
  • Ability to work long hours and to withstand pressure
  • International travel
Job Type: Full time

Location:
 Nairobi
 
How to Apply

Applications letters and detailed CV are to be sent by email to apply@dumaworks.com marking the subject as “1957”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 1957, Barack Obama, 07xxxxxxxxx. 

If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through

Deadline for receiving applications:
 30th November 2015

N.B.*
 When applying to any job through Duma Works, you can expect that after you apply, you will receive a confirmation email, and then an SMS alert asking you to take a basic screening test over SMS. The SMS with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test, and if you ever have any issues with the process, please reach out to 0702093793.

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