Research Director

Permanent / Full Time
to $180,000 plus benefits


Are you a leader with a vision for the future? Do you enjoy inspiring and motivating your team to achieve success? If you have strong leadership skills, strategic business acumen and you are looking for your next challenge, this is your opportunity.  

Our client is a leading market research agency based in Sydney with a global reach. They facilitate clients’ efforts to better understand their customers’ preferences and changing market trends. They bridge the gap between businesses and their consumers. They conduct in-depth and extensive market research to understand consumers’ preferences and behavior and help clients devise informed marketing strategies and make strategic decisions.

They also work very closely with their clients to assist them in identifying new business avenues and opportunities. They use the insight gained from market research and data analysis to make recommendations to optimize their products and services. 

They have well-qualified, passionate and dynamic teams of academic visionaries, passionate marketers, and research innovators who leave no stone unturned to help brands and companies customize their products and services and develop marketing strategies to grow sales.

The role

As a business director, you will lead a team of enthusiastic marketers and researchers who are committed to excellence. You will also set up and execute market research from the start. Moreover, you will also assist other team members in achieving commercial targets and exceeding clients’ expectations.
This role also requires you to identify new business opportunities for clients to assist them in growing their business. Furthermore, you will recommend new strategies and mechanisms to the current clients to further improve their business and marketing strategies. This role also requires you to develop a sales plan to pursue business and identify promising prospects based on changing market trends by utilizing market data.

You will also act as a point of contact for clients and other stakeholders. You will use your experience of leading teams and conducting market research to guide team members. Moreover, you will act as a source of inspiration and actively develop and support internal knowledge transfer.

What you’ll do

  • Lead teams of enthusiastic marketers and researchers
  • Setting up, organizing and executing market research
  • Identify business opportunities and new customers
  • Provide an outstanding client experience to retain long-lasting client relationship
  • Developing and delivering bespoke proposals to customers
  • Ensuring team performance to achieve commercial targets
  • Presenting recommendations to client’s and transforming them into a solid action plan
  • Exceeding client’s expectations by providing business solutions and insights
  • Resolving clients’ critical commercial issues
  • Acting as a lasiance among client, company, and other stakeholders

Knowledge and Experience

  • Sound understanding of qualitative research
  • 10+ years experience in market research (ideally some agency and some client-side)
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Attention to details
  • Creative, focused, and forward-thinking mindset
  • Ability to work and grow in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in English-oral and written
  • Strong commercial development skills

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary, attractive allowances, and excellent benefits
  • Additional annual 8 days paid leave
  • Flexible work from home or the office environment
  • Team building and social events
  • End of trip facilities
  • Immense growth and learning opportunities

You can apply to this job if you are an Australian resident or have a work permit to work in Australia.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a copy of your CV to, highlighting your competencies that fulfill the selection criteria.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
We look forward to hearing from you.

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