Company:      GfK
Location :      Los Angeles , California
Post Date:      Oct 03,2019

Job Type:      Full Time

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Job Description


United States of America

Job Family

Product & Clients


For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

As a Research Manager, you are responsible for managing specific project phases and/or projects with oversight from a Vice President or Research Director. The Research Manager is able to contribute to complex technical tasks and projects. You will be expected to focus on several areas of specialization and have an interest in quantitative research, brand and consumer experience, and the automotive industry.

You should be proficient in several technologies and be willing to master several more, including GfKs online portal software, statistical analysis software package, Excel and PowerPoint, which you will use to complete project tasks.

Essential Duties and Responsibility

  • Serve as liaison with project management staff to monitor the implementation of projects
  • Develop questionnaires and table / banner plans to ensure accuracy for analysis purposes
  • Perform quality assurance function in questionnaire design and programming, data table output, as well as reports and other client deliverables
  • Learn and create programs that automate tasks on the GfK portal, in Excel or SPSS
  • Design PowerPoint slides for each survey question or section, using prior reports and adding new design elements
  • Work with and understand complex and large sets of data
  • Analyze and report research results that will be reviewed and may be edited by senior researchers
  • Work with senior researchers to support the Key Account Managers with sales activities, such as project specifications, pricing, or sections of proposals

Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of 4-5 years within the Market Research industry (vendor or client side)
  • Strong project management skills, with a proven ability to collaborate with colleagues
  • Balance of strong team skills and ability to work well independently
  • Ability to problem-solve
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a proven ability to explain complex issues concisely and effectively
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in statistical and data reporting tools, such as SPSS or Survey Reporter, a plus
  • Prior brand and/or ad tracking experience a plus
  • Experience in the automotive industry a plus


  • BA/BS in Marketing or related degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience

We offer a very competitive salary commensurate with your experience.



We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to getting to know you!

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