Careers

Human Branding Company Overview:

Human Branding is a global strategic research consultancy. We leverage Applied Anthropology Thinking™ to create game changing business results for our clients around the world. Central to our approach is the Anthropological principle that 80% of what drives human behavior lives at a subconscious and “hidden” level and must be unearthed using a non-traditional approach to research. We are known for our unique ability to uncover what is “hidden” and translate this into strategic solutions for our clients that are both highly influential and enduring.


Research Analyst

Job Summary

The role of the Research Analyst at Human Branding is to support the Strategists across all aspects of qualitative consumer market research projects, including administrative project set up, academic digs, background desk research, note-taking at ethnographic and in-facility fieldwork, analysis of research findings as well as help with debrief writing, through to project close. At Human Branding, Research Analysts successful in their role excel in: analysis, leveraging an Applied Anthropology philosophy, strategic ability, planning and project management, as well as outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. They must be comfortable working in an entrepreneurial fast paced environment and able to verbalize their point of view, as well as like working on a team and in a team environment.

Key Responsibilities

·   Ability to communicate with ease both in written and verbal within team settings

·   Actively participates in team activities, shares information with others on the team

·  Willing to learn new concepts and products in a fast-paced environment

·   Problem solving skills

·   Can reliably extract and organize key information from a single stream

·   Reporting and analysis support: updating project tracker, interpreting and analyzing data, participating in the discovery of insights to support strategic recommendations

·   Can summarize themes, patterns, can synthesize ideas into presentations/slides

·   Can take a first cut at generating possible business implications from analysis

·   Successfully manage multiple projects, all in different design/analysis stages, at once with confidence

·   Proactively anticipating, troubleshooting, overcoming, and/or escalating project challenges to the project lead in a timely manner

·  Coordinating project task activities between project team and the internal project management and operations team

·   Assisting in the development of strong and captivating proposals to meet client needs, based on short research briefs and/or elaborate RFPs; including assisting with costing structure, methodological design, analytical framework, etc.

·   Designing quantitative questionnaires/focus group screeners/interview guides to meet the specific or unique client objectives

Requirements

·   University degree

·    0 – 2 years’ experience, Market Research an asset

·    Project Management

·    Strategic thinker with strong analytic and writing skills

·    Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·    Meticulous and process driven

·    Highly motivated self-starter; ability to work with minimal direction but get the job done

·    Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Word

·   High with attention to detail

·    Manage multiple projects efficiently

·    Ability to multi task effectively with strong time management skills

·    Knowledge of research methodologies a plus

·    Qualitative questionnaire research writing experience a plus

·   Must work out of the Human Branding Head Office

Strategist

Job Summary

The role of the Strategist at Human Branding is to provide strategic leadership across all aspects of qualitative market research projects, including project set up, discussion guide development, moderating, debrief writing, and client presentation through to project close. The Strategist works to identify culturally fueled, profoundly rich and deep human behavioural insights to drive strategic solutions.

Strategists must be comfortable working in an entrepreneurial fast paced environment and able to verbalize their point of view, as well as like working on a team and in a team environment.

Key Responsibilities

·   Expresses and transmits information with consistency, clarity, and confidence

·   Ability to communicate with ease both in written and verbal form

·   Demonstrates active listening techniques in order to effectively understand, interpret outcomes, and formulate next steps

·  Can read a room and understand implications

·   Delivers prepared presentations to clients, presents ideas in a compelling way and answers straight forward questions

·   Effectively runs projects within timelines

·   Ability to prioritize work flow to meet project deliverables

·   Leads less complex projects

·   Acts as day to day primary point of contact with clients

·   Ability to lead internal project kick off meetings

·   Accountable for keeping project tracker up to date and approve invoices if project lead

·   Manages and highlights recruiting requirements to Senior Project Manager

·   Understands and manages client expectations and ensures they are met through execution and deliverables

·   Proactively manages client needs without client or Senior Management prompting

·   Actively problem solves to overcome challenges and develops win/win solutions for client and Human Branding

·   Ensures timely communication with clients

·   Builds client relationships that instill confidence and trust

·   Effectively manages the back room

·   Ability to deconstruct a client need into the required knowledge areas to pursue and develop client-ready discussion guides

·   Leverages, interprets and integrates projective techniques appropriately

·   Sells guide rationale to clients

·   Ability to moderate across most methods and respondent types

·   Ability to adapt in the moment and be present in the interview

·   Ability to procure deep insights and know when to probe in strategically rich areas

·   Manages the debrief writing process, including brainstorm meetings, in a timely manner

·   Leverages Strategic Oversight (SO) as required

·   Visualizes concepts or insights in an impactful way

·   Contributes to elevating all debriefs with strategic thought

·   Ability to work independently with templated debriefs

·   With internal briefing and direction, leads the development of proposals (including costing) and capability/credentials decks

·   Ability to speak with clients about HB approaches at a general level

·   Can identify organic business opportunities

Requirements

·   Post-Secondary/Graduate Degree in social sciences, business, or marketing

·   3 – 10 years’ experience, Market Research an asset

·   Full time office-based position

·  Project Management

·  Strategic thinker with strong analytic and writing skills

·  Strong verbal and written communication skills

·  Meticulous and process driven

·  Highly motivated self-starter; ability to work with minimal direction but get the job done

·  Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Word

·  Manage multiple projects efficiently

·  Ability to multi task effectively with strong time management skills

·  Knowledge of research methodologies a plus

·  Qualitative questionnaire research writing experience a plus

·  Travel required for project work

·   Valid passport

·   Must be eligible to work in Canada