Senior Research Consultant



Cologne, Germany
Full Time
2y ago

Company Description

YouGov is an international research and data analytics group.

Our mission is to supply a continuous stream of accurate data and insight into what the world thinks, so that companies, governments and institutions can better serve the people and communities that sustain them. 

We have the best data and the best tools. We continuously challenge conventional approaches to research, and we disrupt our industry to ensure that our clients always get the best solutions.

We are driven by a set of shared values. We are fast, fearless and innovative. We work diligently to get it right. We are guided by accuracy, ethics and proven methodologies. We trust each other and bring these values into everything that we do.

Each day, our highly engaged proprietary global panel of over 15 million people provides us with thousands of data points on consumer opinions, attitudes and behaviour. We combine this continuous stream of data with our research expertise to provide insights that enable intelligent decision-making and informed conversations.

With operations in the UK, North America, Mainland Europe, the Nordics, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, YouGov has one of the world’s largest research networks.

The Culture

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to YouGov. We are committed to giving the world a voice by capturing the opinions of all groups, including the ones that are often under-represented in research. We are also committed to making sure that our products and tools are free from any bias, as accuracy is key to what we do. None of the above can be done without having a truly diverse workforce, in an inclusive workplace. We are very keen on attracting and retaining the best talent. And best talent also means a diverse pool of talent, with various backgrounds and perspectives.

Supporting the wellbeing of our staff, including maintaining a good work and life balance, is important to us. We support flexible working arrangements where appropriate for a role, with many locations offering a hybrid office-and-remote working approach.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Description

The Role

With a leaning in the Research Team’s realtime research area (omnibus and Field&Tab), you will be running and working on research projects on a whole host of topics for a wide range of clients. You will help senior staff on delivering research for YouGov’s top-tier accounts. You will be supported by more junior researchers on some projects, so delegation skills are key. For role-holders who enjoy people management, this role can build towards line management. You will have support from the Research Solution Partner Team and Research Managers on larger and complex projects.

This role relies on excellent communication and quantitative research skills. You will be working with other teams, researchers, and directly with clients to design and deliver research and reporting which hits the brief and is clear, unbiased and stands up to scrutiny.

What will I be delivering?

  • Costing, designing, running and delivering large, complex and high-profile quantitative research projects across a range of sectors and audiences
  • Leading, joining and creating virtual teams (both within team and across other teams as necessary) to service and retain medium and large accounts
  • Partnering with experts in our Research Solution Team to deliver customized research projects, helping to build project teams of researchers to deliver and report where required
  • Partnering with commercial team members to respond to and advise on speculative enquiries, interpreting client briefs and effectively writing proposals and costing of projects
  • Data analysis, reports, and presentations – analysing and reporting on what the research shows, communicating this effectively to clients
  • Mentoring, developing, supporting and delegating to junior researchers to help the team deliver our clients’ research needs. This role may lead to line management of junior researchers
  • Presenting and attending client meetings (kick-off meetings, debriefs etc.)
  • Supporting commercial teams with research expertise


What do I need to bring with me?

Demonstrated knowledge and experience:

  • 3+ years of experience in market research
  • Ability to develop research designs for research projects as well as to organize and deliver large-scale project successfully
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail

Technical skills and qualifications

  • Academic degree in economics, social sciences, psychology, or comparable field
  • Knowledge of MS Office software (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Knowledge of statistical software (R, SPSS, or comparable)

Behavioural competencies

  • An active and open mindset
  • Excellent communication skills (in written, oral and electronic communications)
  • A drive to commercially succeed and solve clients’ problems
  • Open for adapting new technologies
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to organize time and deliver results in stressful situations
  • Excellent German language skills, business English skills

Additional Information

What’s in it for me?

YouGov’s Research Team works together with other teams from across Europe to produce research for organisations from many sectors. Across business, the media, and the public, YouGov’s research is a trusted source of information.

You will get multi-sector experience, working with your team to deliver deep, connected Custom research solutions and market-leading Omnibus research.

It’s a busy, fun, hard-working team where the right candidate will see their leadership, management, commercial and research repertoire grow and develop.

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