New York

Research Consultant

Who we are and why we exist

System1 is a The Creative Effectiveness Platform. Our target customers are the world’s largest advertisers. These businesses understand that creativity is the most powerful tool for growth within their control. System1 helps them make confident creative decisions that lead to transformational business results.


What we do

System1 predicts and improves marketing effectiveness. Our advertising and idea tests measure emotion to give our customers the most accurate predictions of the business impact of creativity. We ‘predict’ (provide research results) and ‘improve’ (provide insight and consultancy on those results) on arguably three of the most critical marketing questions for our customers: advertising effectiveness, innovation effectiveness and brand effectiveness. We aspire to do these three things better than anyone else at a value that makes System1 our customers’ choice.

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 need to hire the right people, into the right roles, at the right time.
  • Are you up for being a part of the Research & Guidance team to promote System1, our thought leadership, partnership activity, product launches and promotional activity?
  • Are you excited by working with leading edge IP and products that can make a huge impact on our customers’ businesses?
  • Do you relish the role of being the disruptor in a category and rise to the challenge of stretching goals?
  • Do you enjoy being able to utilise various skills, like copywriting, research, event planning and relationship building?



What will you be doing?

  • The Research & Guidance team within System1 is responsible for delivering 5-Star work on time, 100% of the time, ‘as if by magic’ to meet the growth ambitions of the company.
  • This role will support Strategic Global & Regional accounts out of the US with a focus on Comms, Innovation and Brand specialisms. It will also support ad hoc projects from Direct Sales.
  • As a Research Consultant, you will be responsible for managing research projects from commission to debrief, interfacing directly with the sales teams and with the client, to deliver both ad hoc and continuous research projects according to specifications that exceed clients’ expectations.
  • As a top-notch researcher, you’ll be responsible for independently preparing various research reports, writing up and adding actionable guidance for clients.
  • You’ll be responsible for presenting research findings to the client.
  • You’ll be focusing on continuous improvement in productivity & company profitability while delivering the above.
  • This position will report to the Regional Research & Guidance Team Lead and will work closely with the Sales and Operational Delivery teams to deliver agreed KPIs and business goals.



You need to be this kind of person:

  • An appreciation for behavioural science, a passion for market research and an avid interest in the world of advertising
  • Performance focused and data-oriented decision maker
  • Meticulous, process driven and enjoy problem solving and analysing issues
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build relationships across the business
  • Organized, proactive who enjoys using your initiative with a positive can-do attitude.
  • Ability to be a self-starter but also be a collaborative team player.
  • You are focused on the customer and can work with them to solve their problems.
  • You are supportive of and able to work in an ever changing environment.
  • You pride yourself in developing others and inspiring them to high performance.


You need to have the following experience:

  • Approx 4+ years’ experience in the market research industry, with focus in research, consulting, marketing or advertising – ad testing, concept testing and tracking experience highly advantageous
  • Proven work experience to lead projects, and supporting with team coaching on research fundamentals and our products
  • Good understanding of performance metrics and proactive continuous improvement
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organizational, time-management and decision-making skills



  • Competitive salary + bonus scheme
  • Health Insurance / Medical Insurance / Dental Insurance
  • 401K Plan
  • Flexible working arrangements (hybrid)
  • Educational reimbursement opportunities
  • Unlimited opportunities to interact with some of the leading thinkers in advertising and marketing fields.
  • A Recognition Scheme to say thank you!
  • Regular socials, including summer and winter parties.
  • Financial Health checks
  • Wellbeing resources, including “de-clutter days” for your personal and professional needs. 

We welcome applicants from all diverse communities and encourage our candidates to ask us about reasonable adjustments that we may be able to make to support through our recruitment process and while in post.

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