Senior Research Executive

Data and Intelligence – Human Intelligence /
Full-Time /
Are you curious by nature? Do you always seek to understand human behaviors in your everyday life? Do you believe strategic communications can help make the world a better place? Do you think the world of research needs to change and adapt to a more complex and ever-evolving world? Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset to work like a consultant? If so, Edelman DXI is looking for you to join our team!

We are seeking a Senior Research Executive who has some background in primary and/or secondary research, has a strong foundation in technical expertise and project management, demonstrates aptitude for problem solving, as well as eagerness to extend their research expertise. Working with a senior person from the team, this role is responsible for the project management and delivery of custom market research studies with a focus on quantitative and qualitative methodologies, from proposal writing through final study deliverables and the day-to-day vendor management that the projects require.

The Role of Research Executive:

    • Support research team on various projects while assisting with development and execution of research studies, project scoping, costing and budget management.
    • Play a role in primary/secondary research projects under the guidance of seniors and the support from the wider team across Asia Pacific – develop research design, sampling plans, questionnaires, moderator guides, tab and banner plans, coding framework, and analytical plans.
    • Contribute to primary/secondary research projects and acquire new research skills through both on-on-job and formal trainings.
    • Manage external suppliers to ensure data quality and timely delivery of research output.
    • Interpret and analyse research data and insights to create a compelling story that meets project and research objectives.
    • Create general reports and presentations, which includes data entry, chart/table creation, and analysis in Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Support new business efforts by working closely with senior leadership to identify opportunities that expand on client engagements, developing cases studies and participating in desk side research to inform proposals.
    • Participate and contribute in meetings with Edelman partners and/or external clients

The ideal profile:

    • At least 1 to 2 years of experience in research.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite – with strong Excel, Word processing and PowerPoint presentation skills.
    • Ability to work independently and prioritise/manage multiple deadlines within a project scope and budget
    • Pursuit of excellence and attentiveness to detail that translate in flawless deliverables and data accuracy through entire project.
    • Strong interpersonal, organisational, written and oral communications skills.
    • Great sense of ownership and enjoy taking initiatives, innovating and challenging the status quo.
    • With a ‘can do’ attitude and a ‘team player’ who is willing to help colleagues whenever necessary.
    • Curiosity to know and understand complex business challenges and apply various research approaches
    • Understanding of client management

The team is here for you:

    • One APAC team - Our DXI team sits in key markets across Asia Pacific. You will have the opportunity to work with them on projects and initiatives in Australia as well across the region.
    • We are a method-neutral consultancy - We use quantitative and qualitative research, secondary research and media analysis, social-listening, and digital and business analytics to solve the issues facing our clients.
    • We think fast & slow - We combine the need for real time insights and decision-making with an ability to take a step back to analyze trends, audience perspectives, innovation, and intelligence.
    • We value diversity - Our team is made up of practitioners from different culture, origins, and academic backgrounds with varying professional experience and technical expertise.
Edelman Data & Intelligence (DXI) is a global, multidisciplinary research, analytics and data consultancy with a distinctly human mission.

We use data and intelligence to help businesses and organizations build trusting relationships with people: making communications more authentic, engagement more exciting and connections more meaningful.

DXI brings together and integrates the necessary people-based PR, communications, social, research and exogenous data, as well as the technology infrastructure to create, collect, store and manage first-party data and identity resolution. DXI is comprised of over 350 research specialists, business scientists, data engineers, behavioral and machine-learning experts, and data strategy consultants based in 15 markets around the world.

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