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Research Manager



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Client Solutions

For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Client Directors to further build client relationships and maintain/grow accounts. (e.g. collaborate on proposals, costs, account reviews, presentations/ discussions, etc.).
  • Independently able to lead and manage standardized as well as customized studies (Including designing Questionnaires/discussion guides, analysing and evaluating results, and report writing)
  • Independently able to develop, implement, coordinate, and manage research projects in collaboration with the internal Research team, external consultants, & operations team.
  • Actively drive issue-based analyses, build effective analytical presentations, and consultative storytelling to clients in a straight-forward way.
  • Proactively advise line-manager of client status, problems, and opportunities


  • Experience in Quantitative research is non-negotiable
  • Competent and well-versed in all stages of market research (e.g. proposal writing, questionnaire design, sampling, data collection, data analysis, reporting, and presentation)
  • Strong industry knowledge especially in the Brand Health Tracking domain.
  • Experience in other disciplines such as U&A, segmentation, pricing, purchase journeys, and product and concept tests would be an added bonus
  • Experience in managing a high volume of complex quantitative research studies under tight budgets and schedules.
  • Good organiser with the ability to prioritise and multi-task
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to maintain a positive, motivational, “get things done” attitude
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills for internal and external clients
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint

Personal Attributes

  • Goal and action-oriented
  • Able to work with tight timelines and multi-task/manage projects.
  • Thorough with strong attention to detail
  • Even temperament and balanced
  • High energy with a positive ‘can do’ attitude and optimism
  • Prepared to take ownership of issues and responsibility for actions
  • Strong work ethics and reliability
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively
  • Able to adapt quickly to changing market dynamics and client expectations

Specific Qualifications

  • At least 7-8 years’ experience in a market research role
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education in any discipline

We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal opportunity in employment which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential. At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours.

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to get to know you!

Posted: 155 days ago

City: Singapore, Makati City

Work Area: Client Solutions

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00016805