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Senior Market Research Specialist


Jun 14, 2019

Hartford County

Temp To Perm

Agent: Kimberley S.

Job #: 148759

Salary: W2, Hourly, Depends on Experience

Job Description

Our client, a Fortune 500 organization, is looking for a Senior Market Research Specialist for a leave replacement coverage. This perfect candidate will assist in managing research projects and insight deployment and delivery to internal stakeholders and clients.  Strong research and analytical skills are required, including objective setting, data collection, design, vendor management, applying data analysis including advanced techniques, and reporting findings that are concise and meaningful. The Senior Market Research Specialist will report to the Market Research Manager and will be responsible for supporting multiple internal clients and a variety of key initiatives.  


The Senior Market Research Specialist will assist in making the critical connections needed to build relationships with marketing and sales, other data mining and analytical functions, other business and functional partners and other Marketing Insight colleagues. In addition,  there will be a focus on working with trend data to review results for accuracy and evaluation of impact, as well as brand and customer experience tracking and mentor team members.

Client Description:

Our national insurance industry client practices what it preaches, and has a strong health and wellness focus as part of their company culture. As a part of their organization, even as a freelancer, you can expect to be included in that culture!

What else can you expect from this organization?

  • As a congenial and collaborative culture, they’ll welcome you as an equal contributor, and value your opinion when it comes to creative and marketing project creation and delivery.

  • They’re fully committed to an Agile environment, adopting and utilizing standard Agile practices daily.

  • These folks are committed to getting it right, and as such, are quite focused on metrics and ROI. “Measure twice, cut once” is a common phrase that could possibly apply to their project teams. That’s why they value candidates with previous knowledge and experience in designing & managing to drive metrics, and have a keen eye for those with insurance industry experience.

    • Prior knowledge of and familiarity with industry acronyms is a plus.

  • This is very much a matrixed organization, so bring your A-game and communication skills! You’ll be networking with any number of stakeholders related to your creative and marketing projects.

  • Being a larger corporation, the meeting schedule is sometimes heavy. With a strong ability to stay organized and focused on your deliverable, you’ll thrive here!

Certain locations benefit from on-site fitness center facilities, Starbucks, and free parking. Our advice? Bring your walking shoes! Your day has a built in mini-workout. Parking in the CT facility tends to be a bit of a walk from the (very large!) main building, but that will make your fitness tracker happy!

Benefits for Consultants

Aquent talent are eligible for a generous health-and-wellness package.

Our plan includes: Medical Insurance Aquent offers access to comprehensive In and Out of Network plans, with contributions toward monthly premiums and often with eligibility within two months of starting work. Retirement Savings Plan Aquent offers a 401(k) plan, managed by a leader in the retirement field, with immediate vesting.

Other features:

  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Professional training
  • Discounts and Perks


The successful candidate will be highly organized, proficient in all aspects of research design and execution, comfortable in a highly collaborative setting working with leaders, and able to manage qualitative and quantitative studies.

This position will help ensure research is designed and conducted with business actions in mind, at the highest quality levels so as to build trust and confidence in the findings and support key business decisions.

The ideal candidate will have a 5-8 years experience and demonstrate increasing responsibility in their previous roles.  Preferred experience is on the vendor side managing tracking and looking to move to client side.

Desired skills should include:

  • Expertise in consumer and B2B research
  • Proven experience managing both quantitative and qualitative research
  • Exposure to brand and customer satisfaction tracking studies
  • Exposure to consumer and customer segmentation
  • Able to combine and reconcile information from a variety of sources – qualitative, quantitative, custom, and business metrics – to develop convincing business plans
  • Ability to balance the science of market research with sound, practical insights
  • Able to communicate efficiently and convincingly with leaders
  • Understanding of health industry or broader financial services, though not required
  • Exposure to managing research vendors
  • Prior experience on the client-side is preferred, though not required

Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Science/Market Research, Economics or Statistics or equivalent work experience.

Personal traits

  • Quick study, high energy, self-starter, approachable, and collaborative
  • Flexibility, keen to improve organizational effectiveness
  • Willing to take initiative and drive results
  • Team player
  • Good communication skills and problem solver
  • Strong prioritization skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously

Selected candidates will be required to pass a drug test and background checks prior to start.

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