Graduate Research Executive

London, UK
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  • 12 August 2022

About the Job

Would you like to work with the world’s top food, drink and personal care brands to help them develop incredible new products? Are you looking for a varied, fast paced role in a welcoming environment, that will enable you to be creative and analytical?

We are recruiting our next group of Graduate Research Executives! This opportunity will introduce you to the dynamic world of Consumer Market Research and set you up for an incredibly exciting and dynamic career working with the world’s most famous brands. These entry level positions will begin in September 2022 and will be based in either our Oxfordshire HQ or London offices.

About MMR:

Spotted an exciting new product in the shops recently? Chances are, we’ve played a key role in its creation.

We are an independent, global consumer and sensory research agency specialising in food, drink, personal and household care research. We are industry leaders, guiding best in class innovation for our clients – partnering with over 50% of the top 100 global food and drink brands such as Coca Cola, Diageo, Mondelez, GSK, Kelloggs, Colgate and Unilever.

Our team of over 500 highly engaged, multi-disciplined employees are primarily dynamic research professionals, sensory experts and data scientists. We’re a diverse bunch, with backgrounds in R&D, insight, marketing, sensory science, data sciences and psychology. We also boast a true global reach with offices in UK, US, China, South Africa, Singapore, Colombia, Brazil, India, Thailand and the Netherlands.

We are a “people first” company that prides itself on collaboration, honesty and mutual trust. Don’t take our word for it though, check us out on Glassdoor. You’ll see we’re currently rated at 4.8 out of 5 as an employer destination and a massive 97% of our employees would recommend working for us to a friend. Add to that 99% of our people approve of our CEO and you’ll get a general feel of what it means to be part of the MMR family.

So, what’s this role all about?

As a Graduate Research Executive, you’ll get the opportunity to work across a number of well-known international brands – helping across all stages of the project cycle and working within a dynamic, fast paced team environment.
Your responsibilities will include:

Getting involved in proposal discussions, with clients and our internal teams as well as assisting with drafting elements of the proposal.
Researching secondary data to provide commercial and category context for proposals and reports.
Helping brief fieldwork agencies for face to face research as well as designing the questionnaire against the clients objectives.
Analysing data (both quantitatively and qualitatively) to reveal the story, and then helping to turn this in to insightful and engaging reports.
You will also be able to develop skills in client relationship and management, presentation and business development.
How do I know that this is the role for me? We think you should get in touch if you…

Have a 2.1 degree
Are enthusiastic with a can-do attitude, are naturally curious and have great communication skills (fluent written and spoken English)
Are proactive and forward thinking
Easily able to build relationships and relish working in a challenging team environment.
We offer a competitive salary, as we well as a great range of benefits including:

Second to none training (MMR Academy) across the full research process
Sponsorship to study for the MRS Advanced Certificate in Market & Social Research qualification (an industry recognised qualification).
Clearly defined path of progression
Potential international opportunities as you progress within your career (including job swaps and secondments)
Flexible Working – we embrace a flexible hybrid work environment consisting of in office and remote working
Early finish Friday – every week
25 days annual leave increasing year on year with a 5 day carry forward option
Sunshine days – celebrating targets with a half day off
Social and Wellbeing Committee – planning regular social events and fun team activities throughout the year
Paid volunteering days – giving you an extra day off to carry out good work with a charity or community of your choice.

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