We are now recruiting – Project Executive / Senior Project Executive (London)
Position: Project Executive/ Senior Project Executive
Type of role: Permanent, full-time
Salary & benefits: £26-30K per year
+ five weeks paid annual leave
+ up to 10% of salary as bonus
+ company pension scheme
+ company-funded training programme
Location: Wine Intelligence offices, London SE1
ABOUT WINE INTELLIGENCE LTD
Wine Intelligence was founded in 2001 to help the global wine industry understand its customers better. The company conducts insights and consultancy projects with trade and consumer respondents around the world and is now established as the world’s leading research-led insights, branding and marketing strategy consultancy for the wine sector. Our active clients, who include some of the largest multi-national drinks businesses in the world, now number over 100 companies and organisations, based in 30 countries. In 2005 the company was named as one of the ten best start-up businesses in the UK in the HSBC Startup Stars Awards, and in 2009 was short-listed for International Business of the Year in the T-Mobile Fast Company Growth Awards. In December 2012 we were a finalist in the “Best Place to Work” category of the Market Research Society Awards.
The business comprises a team of 18 permanent staff, offices in London, Avignon, and Sydney, plus additional freelance associates, who work on a project-by-project basis.
Project Executives represent Wine Intelligence’s managers in development. They need to arrive with well-developed project management skills, and be able to learn quickly the nuances of dealing with a global client base, multiple research streams, and challenging questions about wine, consumer behaviour and market dynamics. Their responsibilities, and rewards, will develop in direct correlation to their ability to use initiative, take responsibility, work collaboratively and deliver excellent work which enhances the reputation of the company.
The successful candidate would also be expected to complete (if not already done so) the qualifications of Advanced Certificate in Market and Social Research offered by the Market Research Society (MRS), and the Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Wine & Spirits Education offered by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). Preparation and exam fees for both of these qualifications will be funded by the company.
Specific responsibilities include:
Managing desk research projects, including sourcing and analysing data as well as preparation of reports for clients. Working on qualitative primary research projects, such as focus groups, in-depth interviews and trade interviews. This involves recruitment of respondents, liaising with facilities, writing discussion guides, organising stimulus material, screening respondents, attending fieldwork and note-taking, writing up findings and often assisting in de-brief with clients.
Working on quantitative primary data projects: online consumer surveys, hall tests, accompanied shopping, mystery shopping. Tasks here include liaising with external recruitment agencies, attending and conducting research, organising stimulus material, analysing and writing up findings.
Supporting the company’s business development activities: proposal writing, costing, collecting and collating internal and secondary Business development data, assisting in the preparation of internal strategy and business presentations .Supporting project managers and Directors to create WI industry reports and presentations
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Candidates should have:
First-hand knowledge and understanding of market or social research practices and techniques, either in an academic or commercial context
Ability and confidence to translate research findings into actionable business decisions
Superior organisational skills, strong multi-tasking
Excellent interpersonal and people management skills
Superior written and oral communication skills in English
Advanced abilities in PowerPoint, Excel and Word
Ability to work to a high standard when under pressure
THE FOLLOWING WOULD ALSO BE ADVANTAGEOUS
First-hand experience in the wine industry
Business fluency in one or more of the following additional languages: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, or Spanish
Understanding of database management and web design
Understanding of SPSS or Q
WHAT WE OFFER
The opportunity to progress within a fast-growing multinational organisation
Client contact and travel opportunities
Personalised education and training plan to enhance market research and wine knowledge including fully funded preparation for the MRS Advanced Certificate and WSET Level 2/3
Full immersion in the global wine industry
Chance to work for nearly The Best Place to Work in Market Research (we will win it one day)
No dull moments
HOW TO APPLY
Sophie Walsh by email – enclosing covering letter and CV firstname.lastname@example.org
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS
13th October 2017
Strictly no agencies please