Professional vacancies

Joining Ipsos means developing your career in the very top tier of research. With 18,000 people employed in 90 markets, we are one of the largest and best known research companies.

As a curious and intuitive individual, an enthusiastic professional with a passion for creating knowledge, at Ipsos you will be fully dedicated to finding the best solutions for our clients.

For market researchers who have a passion for establishing their skills and who want to grow with an industry leader, Ipsos is a firm that provides opportunities globally. We off er both specialist and generalist career opportunities, are one of the industry’s fastest growing and most financially successful firms, and operate under clearly-defined client and ethical commitments. Unlike our main global competitors, Ipsos is proud to still be owned and operated by researchers. Our most valuable assets are the people who work for us. We have over 15,000 full-time employees globally and want all our staff to be highly trained, well motivated and professional people, who take pride in their work. Ipsos believes the best way to motivate is to empower people. We aim to set the minimum of rules which will provide the framework within which our staff can operate efficiently and flexibly; this framework should motivate people to reach their own potential and carry out actions in the best interests of clients and of our Company.

Please email sarecruitment@ipsos.com if you are interested or require more information.

 

Senior Research Executive (BHT)

The Senior Research Executive is responsible for coordinating research projects without day-to-day supervision, including all aspects of project delivery, team management, handling relevant client communications and general queries, and bringing in subject matter experts where appropriate. The team includes some / all of the following: Research Executives, Junior Research Executives and Research Assistants.

 

Key Performance Areas

  • Responsible for all projects allocated to themselves and their team
  • Brainstorms proposals with regards to research design, costs and timing
  • Project Brief and Timing
  • Sample Design
  • Screener, Questionnaire / Discussion Guide Design and Testing
  • Data Collection Brief
  • Design Tables, Analysis Plan and Coding (Tabspec, Analysis Plan, Data Request, Report Design)
  • Data Processing
  • Report Writing and Presentations
  • Team Development

 

Requirements

  • A Degree or Diploma in Marketing, Arts or Business is essential (an honours degree would be an advantage)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Research Executive in a Market Research company
  • Minimum 3 years’ practical experience and understanding of the research process in order to coordinate a research project from start to finish
  • Understanding of basic methodologies and techniques to provide input into research design
  • Understanding of client issues and processes to enable input into client discussions, research design and analysis, brainstorming etc.

 

Additional requirements

  • Excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Exceptional presentation skills
  • Excellent leadership and project management skills
  • Must be able to build and maintain internal and external client relationships
  • Analytical skills / Training skills / Delegation skills
  • Excellent computing skills especially in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proactive with high energy levels

If you wish to apply, please email your updated CV to: sarecruitment@ipsos.com

 

 

Service Line Manager - Innovation

The Innovation team is searching for a Service Line Manager who will be the primary contact for clients allocated to his / her portfolio. The Service Line Manager is responsible for developing existing and new client relationships and guiding the research team to ensure the quality and profitability of all aspects of projects and achieving his/her sales targets. The Service Line Manager is also responsible for providing strategic input on project design and analysis, managing and training the research team.

 

Key Performance Areas:

  • New business development and business retention
  • Client research construction and detail
  • Managing client relationships
  • Operations interaction
  • Insight delivery
  • Research team management

 

Requirements:

  • Relevant Degree in Marketing/Business/Arts (preferably with Honours)
  • Min 5 years reputable Research Agency experience
  • Quantitative Research experience is essential
  • Min Minimum 3 years’ experience managing a team
  • 3 years Sales and client relationship management experience
  • Advanced MS Office Skills

 

Additional requirements:

  • Good presentation skills and good writing ability
  • Good business acumen
  • Ability to work under pressure / strict deadlines
  • Communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good people skills in order to deal with clients at various levels
  • Self-discipline and Initiative
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Time management

If you wish to apply, please email your updated CV to: sarecruitment@ipsos.com

 

 

Research Executive

 

The Research Executive (RE) is responsible for the design and monitoring of research projects and the logical interpretation of research results. They are able to take responsibility for their own time and work and have the knowledge and experience to complete a number of research tasks with supervision from the Senior Research Executive (SRE). Their role in research decision making is incremental and they provide useful input into study, material and presentation design.

 

Key Performance Areas:

 

  • Oversees the entire research process from start to finish together with the Senior Research Executive
  • Timing, briefs (project and interviewer / moderator), moderating (in the qualitative team), desk research, screener design, questionnaire / discussion guide design, sampling, analysis plans, tab specs, data processing, report design / templates, data analysis and insights and presentations
  • Ensures research basics and disciplines are implemented and upheld, including: logic checks, checklists, task instructions (TIMS), document standards and policies and procedures (P&P)
  • Responsible for overall quality control and all quality control documentation
  • Ensures the process runs according to deadlines and budget together with the Project Manager
  • Attempts initial value add / insights at each stage (development area)
  • Develops basic Solutions knowledge
  • Ensures integration of information from multiple sources where applicable and available
  • Conducts desk research to add value to all reports / presentations and assist the client in understanding the South African market
  • Assists with research design for entire project / process on small pitches

 

Requirements

 

Education

  • School: Matric
  • Professional / Tertiary: A degree / diploma in Marketing, Arts or Business is essential (an honours degree would be an advantage)

 

Experience

 

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a Research Executive in a Market Research company
  • Minimum 2 years’ practical experience and understanding of the research process in order to coordinate a research project from start to finish
  • Understanding of basic methodologies and techniques to provide input into research design

 

Additional requirements:

 

  • Excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Exceptional presentation skills
  • Excellent leadership and project management skills
  • Must be able to build and maintain internal and external client relationships
  • Analytical skills / Training skills / Delegation skills
  • Excellent computing skills especially in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proactive with high energy levels