Research Director

Research, evaluate, and establish public policy concerning the origins of humans; their physical, social, linguistic, and cultural development; and their behavior, as well as the cultures, organizations, and institutions they have created.

Research Director Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Research Director to join our team.


  • Deliver inspirational, action orientated and professional standard research;
  • Deepen knowledge of our customers and target audience. For example through user profiling, segmentation, ethnography and immersion sessions;
  • Provide inspiring insight which helps inform the development of marketing concepts and creatives;
  • Lead efforts to understand the impact of our marketing efforts e.g. through brand and campaign tracking;
  • Develop insights which give a deep understanding of our current brand positioning and purpose;
  • Proactively identify new trends and opportunities which the business should act upon.


  • Comfort with running research studies yourself, from end to end;
  • You know when to be scrappy and when to hold the line on methodological rigour;
  • Engaging, inspiring and clear communicator. A proven track record of socialising and embedding research findings to drive business outcomes;
  • Advanced experience with quantitative research techniques. Bonus points if you’re comfortable with SPSS, Survey Monkey or Qualtrics;
  • insight;
  • Understanding of the nuances of running multi market, Global research studies. Bonus points if this includes experience of working in emerging markets;
  • shopper;
  • behavioural change;
  • Research Director;
  • Thought Leadership;
  • Desirable – PhD in a relevant field (eg: anthropology, psychology, sociology);
  • Professional Services;
  • Proven track record of leadership across research and insight;
  • Smart Cities;
  • Capital Markets.