Senior Research Executive

ipsos Senior Research Executive

We are looking for Senior Research Executives for various service lines within our Fourways and Cape Town office. This person will be 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 (Tab spec, Analysis Plan, Data Request, Report Design)
  • Data Processing
  • Report Writing and Presentations
  • Team Development



  • 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: [email protected]