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Research Project 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

For our Consumer Panel team of FMCG products, located in Amstelveen, we are looking for a proactive and motivated Research Project Manager.

You will join the advanced solutions team, (AST, part of Consumer Panel) working primarily with advanced analytics and ad hoc solutions. We help our clients with their small and big questions by offering relevant and useful solutions and advice regarding changing consumer behavior.

At the GfK Consumer Panel team we know the ‘shopper’, therefore we can advise our clients in each phase of the shopper journey and deliver key insights on shopper behavior (why to buy) which are essential in order to make the right business decisions. From measuring relevant data to understand developments and formulate actions for the client. We use proven research expertise and have broad knowledge regarding in particular the FMCG and Food and Retail industry.

Information about the team?/Reporting to…

As a Research Project Manager, an exciting and varied field of activity awaits you, focusing on the close cooperation and consulting of the Shopper Client Teams as well as on the methodical integration, conception and implementation of survey research:

  • You are responsible for the process and content of the surveys (project management);
  • You transform client briefings into research briefings for the internal organization;
  • You perform well-structured research, from a purposeful questionnaire to the selection of the correct target group, organization of scripting, fieldwork and data production as well as preparation of client deliverables, in order to provide the best possible answer for the client;
  • You have regularly contact with clients as well as in the preparing phase as during the fieldwork and at the final presentation;
  • You will work closely together with consultants and other research project managers and support them in giving insights to manufacturers and retailers on shopping behavior;
  • You are proactive and think in improving processes

Now that we’ve introduced you to the position as Research Project Manager, what skills, qualifications and experience should you have? 

  • You have a University degree, preferably in market research, social sciences or business administration
  • You’ve had a first work experience
  • You have knowledge about questionnaire design and different research methods
  • You have knowledge of statistics, experience in SPSS and/or R.
  • You can think analytically and would like to contribute with your creativity and innovative thinking.
  • You have strong communication and contact skills, with a motivating and inspiring effect on others and act in a customer-oriented way.
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English.
  • You are a team player, hands on who knows when to work hard but also when to have fun!

We offer

  • An adventure full of challenges and the opportunity to further develop your talents and build your career.
  • An exciting work environment that brings people together.
  • A competitive salary package.
  • A young and dynamic team built on passion, relevance, trust and smart solutions.

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: 43 days ago

City: Amstelveen

Work Area: Client Solutions

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00015134