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Position: RA1984
Title: Sensory Research Analyst
Salary: 65-85K
Location: IL - Deerfield

Sensory and Consumer Insights Research Company for Fortune 1000 companies is looking for research professionals with sensory research background. The Research Analysts works collaboratively with the Account Manager to coordinate sensory and consumer research projects to ensure successful implementation and deliverables that meet industry and company standards. Key responsibilities will be to: collaborate with the Account Manager and client to design the research, coordinate and facilitate all research and operational activities, including design of screeners, questionnaires, topline and final report deliverables, and presentations to the client.

  • Prioritize and oversee multiple projects from start to finish
  • Interpret and summarize research findings to present results
  • Creation, execution and revision of customized project work plans and milestones as appropriate, to meet changing needs and requirements of client
  • Effective application of company methodology and enforcement of project standards
  • Oversee development of project documentation including screeners and questionnaires, protocol, moderator/execution script, respondent instructions, and all other relevant field support documentation
  • Coordination and attendance at study kick-off meetings with all invested parties
  • QC check data files, summary charts/tabulations, and verbatims and coded open-end responses
  • Oversee fieldwork and data collection.
  • Act as escalation contact for recruiting and fielding issues
  • Updating Account Manager of study progress, anticipated problems and suggested resolutions
  • Ensuring project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately
  • Arranging of client visits and accompanying hospitability, ensuring that company is represented with the utmost professionalism and commitment to quality
  • Observation of national/international study execution as needed

  • 3-5 years’ experience in project management with research supplier or manufacturer
  • Sensory experience on either client or supplier side
  • CPG experience is a plus
  • Moderating/Descriptive Analysis panel leading a plus
  • BA/BS in Social Sciences, Business, Market Research, Management Science, Food Sciences, Sensory Sciences, Mathematics, or Statistics
  • Ability to understand, analyze, interpret complicated data, presenting results in a clear and concise manner
  • Adept at using technological resources including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Aptitude for learning new technologies and proprietary tools


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