Associate Vice President, Research

Why join System1

For the past 20 years System1 has been a pioneer of innovation in the market research industry.

However as the newly re-positioned ‘Effectiveness Agency’, our Mission at System1 is to empower every marketer to create effective advertising, launch successful innovation and build brand equity.  We enable this through 3 market beating products – Test Your Ad, Test Your Idea and Test Your Brand.

With world-class IP that truly understands what drives creative effectiveness, as demonstrated in the recent IPA publication Lemon by Orlando Wood, we have a hugely valuable asset. We have also created the world’s largest database of Ads with over 40,000 in the US and UK enabling customers to benchmark vs the category and competition and generate unique insight into what works.

As a result of our IP, unique database, product offer and expert creative guidance we have been able to win some of the World’s most famous brands such as Coke, Ford, Adidas, SKY all since the beginning of the year and the impact of COVID.

We have identified that a core source of growth has been through partnerships such as ITV, Linkedin and Ad agencies that act as advocates and lead generators for us. It is this success that has led us to create a dedicated role overseeing these partnerships in the US.

Becoming part of our team

AIM Listed, and with 10 Global Offices and over 150 employees System1 is a fast changing business. With exceptional IP, technological advantage and a world class team we are very well positioned for rapid growth. Central to this is our people

We are looking for a talented and experienced person to join our team to lead our Research and Guidance team in the USA, to drive our ambitious growth plans going forward.

  • Are you up for being a part of the Research & Guidance global team, leading our team of talented market researchers in New York and Chicago, to deliver 5-star recommendation and guidance to our clients?
  • Are you up for helping to build the new Research & Guidance team as the System1 business moves forward to drive our growth agenda?
  • Would you like to work with colleagues who are passionate about changing the marketing landscape?
  • Do you want to be part of the Revolution at System1?

What would you be doing?

  • The Research & Guidance team within System1 is responsible for delivering 5-Star debriefs on time, 100% of the time, meeting the growth ambitions of the company.
  • This division manages research projects from commission to debrief, interfacing directly with the internal sales teams and the clients, to deliver both continuous and ad hoc research projects according to specifications that exceed clients’ expectations.
  • It focuses on continuous improvement in productivity & company profitability whilst delivering the above, and offer opportunities for our people to develop mastery in our research practices.
  • As the Research & Guidance lead and a top notch researcher, you’ll review all the work created by the team to ensure it arrives with our sales teams at the agreed quality & on time, every time.
  • You’ll define and assign roles and responsibilities within the team, be responsible for workload management, appoint mission-based teams to work on critical initiatives, working closely with your peers in Los Angeles and Sao Paolo.
  • You’ll be managing a team (c.8) who will require development and coaching.
  • This position reports to the Global Head of R&G, and works closely with Delivery, IT and HR teams to deliver agreed KPIs and business goals.

You need to be this kind of person:

  • Performance focused and data-oriented decision maker
  • Able to motivate team members
  • Interested in people’s development
  • Likes to listen to team members’ feedback and resolve any issues in a transparent way
  • Recognize high performance and reward accomplishments
  • Encourage creativity and risk-taking

You need to have the following experience:

  • Solid and proven experience in the professional services industry, with focus in market research, marketing and advertising – ad testing, concept testing and tracking experience advantageous
  • Proven work experience as a team leader, to create an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture
  • In-depth knowledge of performance metrics and continuous improvement
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Organizational and time-management skills
  • Decision-making skills

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