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Do you have some experience working as a Market Researcher? Do you find yourself enjoying the Project Management elements of your role more than the analysis and client management aspects? If so, we want to hear from you!
What we do here at MMR…
MMR is 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
Our team of over 420 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 Durban, London, Oxford, New York, Shanghai, Cali, Singapore, Mumbai, Sao Paulo and Bangkok.
What makes MMR special?
We are a “people first” company that prides itself on collaboration, honesty and mutual trust. That’s why in a recent all company survey 80% of our employees stated they are happy and proud to work for MMR and 70% would recommend that their friends come and work for us!
And one more thing, given that we work with 50% of the world’s food and drink brands so the chances are the last time you went to the supermarket, you bought something that we’ve influenced on its way to the shelves.
We are looking for energetic, self-motivated and passionate individuals to join our South African team as Project Managers, based in our Durban (Umhlanga) office.
This teams’ role is to manage all operational aspects of project delivery for our quantitative research projects. You will be delivering projects commissioned by the UK and South African Research Teams but carried out all over the globe.
As Project Manager, you will take overall responsibility for project execution from the point of commission and ensure the project is executed according to the specification set out by the client-facing Research Teams.
Our Project Management Team was created in 2020 and we are now growing the team following the initial success of the function. We are looking for individuals with knowledge of the research project lifecycle to continue to establish the new function within the business and to ensure the vision of the team is realized.
Specific responsibilities include:
Project setup and ownership of project timings, project admin, information sharing across relevant teams and raising supplier POs when needed
Ownership of the survey link – ensuring the survey accurately reflects the questionnaire, seeking help from Research Associates to thoroughly check the link
Managing the provision of translations where relevant
Monitoring the project during field ensuring quotas and timings are met and raising any issues or delays to the Project Owner
Ensuring tables created are in line with the tab spec, seeking help from Research Associates to thoroughly check the tables
Liaising with all relevant departments to ensure smooth project progress
Keeping tabs on timings and budget and flagging any issues to the Research Team if anything is going off-plan
Our successful candidate will have:
Strong organisational & time management skills (essential)
Strong communication skills (essential)
Solid Microsoft office skills – including Word and Excel (essential)
Strong team player and be proactive and forward thinking (essential)
A high level of numeracy (desired)
Willingness to travel across Africa to observe and conduct fieldwork (desirable)
Experience in a similar role would be advantageous
Experience in Market Research would be beneficial
Ability to speak African languages would be a bonus
MMR is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.
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