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Category Research Manager

Job Title: Category Research Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Luxembourg
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Relocation + Bonus
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q88131
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 18, 2012 14:24

Job Description

An international FMCG business currently seeks a Category Research Manager for its office in Central Europe to be the key contact for global categories as regards consumer research activities. Reporting to the Global Research Director, the Category Research Manager will: * Be the key contact of Global Categories, collaborating with them to ensure that key business strategies and plans are based on sound consumer understanding, collecting key information needs, transforming them in research activities, interpreting findings and creating clear insights-driven presentations * Define and recommend, to both Global Category units, the better research solutions from a methodological, ability to answer business needs and value-for-money perspective, finalize the approach and negotiate costs to ensure the best possible value is achieved * Be in touch with local countries for coordination of projects * Attend all international meetings related to the categories * Conduct cross-area analyses on global brands, in order to identify global insights * Manage directly a resource (the "Category Research Executive") * Define research plans and budgets for the activity driven by Global Category The ideal candidate: * Have a bachelor degree or equivalent * Have considerable experience in consumer research in FMCG, preferably both at agency and manufacturer side * Have a solid quantitative (mandatory) and qualitative (optional) background * Have experience in international activity * Have strong analytic skills and a solid grounding in interpreting research findings to be translated into actionable insights * Have strong Project Managment skills * Have good communication and presentation skills * Be open minded, flexible, with the right degree of autonomy, capable of interacting with different parties and in finding & implementing solutions that could take into account different requests coming from involved parties * Be at ease in a complex/matrix organisation, able to manage multiple priorities * Be fluent in English In return, the Category Research Manager will receive a generous salary and bonus as well as initial relocation assistance. If you feel you have the required skills and experience to take on this exciting role, please apply now with an up to date CV.