Research Manager

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Research Manager Job Description Template

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


  • Advising on best techniques and methodologies regarding new research needs within the business;
  • Heavily focused on viewing analytics and understanding audience value;
  • Pulling together strands of quantitative insight into strategic reports;
  • Conducting market research;
  • Use research, data and evidence produced by others to contribute to Pivotal’s work on improving public policy;
  • Manage the work of the research team, and line manage research team members;
  • Communicate research findings in an accessible and engaging way;
  • Produce and commission a range of research outputs;
  • Develop and manage a programme of research to help achieve Pivotal’s aim of improving public policy in Northern Ireland;
  • Contribute to the management and leadership of Pivotal, and play a full role in the staff team.


  • Ability to influence stakeholders and grow external awareness of products in specialist area;
  • Confidence, resilience and authority to communicate with and advise c-level management;
  • Highly organised individual with excellent attention to detail and a proactive attitude;
  • Good presentation skills, confidence to stand up and present;
  • A considerable level of self-discipline and self-management. It also demands someone willing and able to excel in a team environment that is agile;
  • Proven experience in media/telecoms research, and have established a strong track record of producing thought leading reports in this space;
  • Willingness to work with results oriented team environment where priorities can change.