Research / client support

Manager/Senior Manager, Qualitative Market Insights

New York, NY, United States

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Job Summary

GLG is seeking a Manager or Senior Manager to join our Live Events business. This individual will play a key role in developing GLG’s Qualitative Insights and Live Meeting/Event solutions to our clients which include major corporations in a variety of industries such as Tech, Manufacturing, CPG and Financial Services. Responsibilities will include leading client qualitative research engagements from end to end/full cycle, using research methods ranging from in-depth interviews (IDIs), focus groups, bulletin boards/online diaries and other in-person or virtual bespoke meetings.


Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Lead client relationships and recommend qualitative research solutions (primarily with IDIs, focus groups and online methodologies) to meet their expectations, and ultimately drive further client engagement
  • Support the client team on the delivery of their qualitative market research projects (study design, questionnaire development, fielding and analysis) and establish strategic relationships with recruiting populations, and key vendors
  • Manage the project team to deliver client projects on time, within budget and to client satisfaction
  • Gather customer feedback (post-project and lost business) to improve offering
  • Create, build and grow client relationships via ongoing business development and growth of holistic book of business
  • Assess and improve the Live Events product offerings and leading go to market strategy projects
  • Work with teams across GLG to identify best practices and techniques to address research objectives
  • Provide education to clients and internal counter parties on best-in-class qualitative market research, including but not limited to build marketing collateral and act as an internal resource for sales and service training
  • Manage and mentor junior team members


An ideal candidate will have the following:

  • At least 5 years of work experience in qualitative research (including insights, brand strategy), innovation, or R&D
  • Extensive proven experience leading client relationships and qualitative research projects (IDIs, focus groups, online bulletin boards, etc.)
  • Deep knowledge of the full qualitative research methodologies and processes (logistics, design, execution and implications)
  • Must be self-motivated, highly organized and adaptable with an ability to lead multiple projects at one time
  • Experience managing relationships and projects with major brands and corporations in CPG, Tech/Digital, and Financial Services is required
  • Strong commercial skills leading client negotiations and driving financial performance
  • Previous experience managing a revenue target and/or a P&L is preferred



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Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. (“GLG”) is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, race, religion, color, marital status, disability, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.