IUU - Moderator, Financial Services (3446-736)

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Ipsos UU Offers a comprehensive array of highly innovative, well-integrated qualitative research, and ideation services. With extensive market research and marketing experience, powerful proprietary techniques, and a strong commitment to understanding client needs, Ipsos Understanding UnLtd. is uniquely qualified to design and deliver research to help clients understand and grow their business. Our growth has created an immediate opportunity to work remotely from home office for a:

Senior Qualitative Research Consultant/Moderator – Financial Category

Position Summary

As a Qualitative Research Moderator you are responsible for working with our Financial clients and Business Development Team to consult, design, propose, direct, conduct, and analyze qualitative market research projects. This current opening seeks qualitative specialists with significant experience in financial services specifically with deep experience in annuities.

Required Skills

Key Responsibilities

* Involves significant travel (approximately 2-3 days per week, 3-4 weeks per month) to conduct research on-site at U.S. and Global facilities in addition to time spent in client meetings and report writing from a home office

* Meets with clients, works to understand the business and interpret client needs by defining research objectives, and works with senior level staff to link appropriate research or products

* Works collaboratively with internal business development team to meet client needs.

* Summarizes project specifications and collaborates with our Project Directors on proposal/screener creation and logistical setup

* Authors and reviews proposals with clients and modifies design as necessary

* Develops discussion guides for research, utilizing techniques that help elicit relevant and meaningful insights for the client team; develops associated templates, listening guides and other material as stimulus for the research

* Leads/Moderates group and interview sessions working with clients to incorporate feedback and learnings

* Analyzes/Synthesizes research findings and creates insightful and actionable recommendations into a final report/presentation and presents the findings back to the appropriate client teams

* Contribute to building our company's qualitative research practices and processes by participating in company initiatives to develop improved research techniques and methods and sharing learnings to build overall knowledge

Required Experience

Ideal Candidate has the Following Skills and Experience

* Bachelor's degree is required with at least 10+ years of experience working in the marketing, advertising agency or marketing research industry from either the client or supplier side

* Extensive financial services research experience and demonstrated success with an emphasis in annuities.

* Significant working knowledge of qualitative market research and experience moderating a must

* Experience working with new product development is preferred

* Ability to think creatively and strategically

* Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

* Strong analytical skills and business acumen

* Ability to distill information into actionable, story-telling reporting deliverables

* Willingness to travel both in the U.S. and Globally

* Background or experience in financial planning a plus!