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There’s a reason we’ve been named one of Chicago’s Best Places to work in 2021. For over 60 years, C+R has recognized that our people are our greatest asset. Our culture is built on supporting and collaborating with one another, and at the same time, allowing everyone to grow and cultivate their passions and strengths.  We truly welcome creative thinking and input from all levels in our organization. 

Chicago Best Company to work forAt C+R, all analysts work directly with senior managers and owners, who are all still analysts working on projects, as well as face-to-face with clients. Our client brands are mostly Fortune 1,000 companies (both B2C and B2B) and our teams work across a variety of categories using the most innovative methodologies.

Position Function

The Quantitative Research Director is involved in managing the overall client account, as well as overseeing several aspects of a collaborative quantitative project team across client communities. For each client community, this is an opportunity to understand clients’ businesses from multiple angles as the research projects tend to cover all aspects of their short and long-term initiatives. Additionally, the Research Director, in tandem with other senior management, plays a pivotal role in the development, training, and mentoring of other quantitative team members.

Position Responsibilities

Essential Duties:

  • Manage overall client relationship, including delivering on current community partnership/contract and building new opportunities.
  • Guide the team in their response to client Request for Proposal (RFP) through a written proposal that outlines a recommended research design, methodology, timing, and costs.
  • Oversee application of quantitative research methods to address issues and objectives specified by client.
  • Oversee all aspects of quantitative projects, including questionnaire development, field coordination, survey programming, quality control, data processing, report publishing/reviewing, and presentation of results.
  • Contribute and guide Senior Analysts and Analysts in writing conclusions and identifying opportunities or recommendations that address clients’ business issues. 
  • Review Senior Analysts, Analysts and Associates reports/work. 
  • Oversee analysis for hybrid qualitative and quantitative analysis and reports.
  • Mentor and develop Senior Analysts, Analysts and Associates on the team.
  • Attend client meetings and presentations as needed.

Other Duties:

  • Working with other team members in managing and meeting the overall community goals, objectives, and client management.
  • Keep up-to-date and knowledgeable about your clients’ businesses, industries and/or customers, and technological advancements.
  • Contribute to the overall organization by offering ideas and suggestions for improving processes and/or C+R’s products and services.
  • Contributing to the communities and panels team growth by working with senior management on standardization and improvement of process from setup to research execution.
  • Contribute to the overall organization by offering ideas and suggestions for improving processes and/or C+R’s products and services.
  • Share knowledge, experience, ideas for improvement with C+R team.
  • Exhibit standards for quality, professionalism, positivity.
  • Exhibit C+R values with team, clients, vendors/partners, etc.
  • Mentor and proactively support colleagues, across all teams and departments.
  • Special projects as required.
  • Regular attendance.
Skills & Experience
  • 8-10 years of hands-on experience conducting custom marketing research projects
  • Experience conducting research studies over the Internet and/or using a pre-recruited panel is a plus.
  • Experience guiding and/or managing/mentoring junior team members.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and working with others.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • A proven record of exemplary client service.
  • Ability to juggle projects and tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to prioritize concurrent tasks in fast-paced team environment.
  • Resourceful self-starter with an inquisitive mind and a passion for consumer research.
  • Enthusiastic, engaged, and positive attitude. 
  • High interest and comfort utilizing internet technologies.
  • Significant, hands-on experience with Microsoft Office products.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Marketing, Marketing Research, Psychology, Sociology, Communication or other related field.
Working Condition & Benefits

Office environment.  May require some travel to client sites.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Application Instructions

Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements or history to and include the job title in the subject line. 

No 3rd party applications will be considered.

This position is not eligible for sponsorship or OPT.

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