Research Director-Fluent in Spanish
Technomic, Inc. - Chicago, IL

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Job Descriptions:
Technomic, Inc. is a premier research consultancy within the foodservice industry. We deliver industry intelligence and strategic insights to restaurant operators, food and beverage manufacturers, and others allied to the foodservice industry from our downtown Chicago headquarters.

We are currently seeking a Director, Consumer and Market Insights, to join Technomic’s growing Research Practice. This particular position will lead client-based research engagements and help us grow the consultative research area of the business.

The Research Director’s primary role includes the following:
Develop new research-driven products and services to grow the Consumer and Market Insights division. Potential areas of growth include retail food, consumer segments (such as Hispanic and Millennials) and international foodservice operations

Design consultative research engagements; developing or overseeing the development of consumer research methodologies and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data

Use data, industry insights and internal expertise to create a “story” for clients as it pertains to individual study objective

Required Experience:
Candidate Requirements

6+ years’ experience designing and managing consumers and/or market research engagements working with or for a foodservice operator (restaurant chain) or foodservice supplier (food/beverage manufacturer)

Strong interest in understanding and communicating consumer behavior

Ability to analyze and interpret both quantitative and qualitative data

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Project management experience

Proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Strong team work and problem solving skills

Ability to multitask between various projects

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree or MBA

Fluent in Spanish; other languages also a plus

Public speaking/presentation skills

At least 2 years of experience directly managing people, including hiring, developing, motivating, and directing people as they work

Technomic, Inc. offers a challenging, career-oriented learning environment within a business casual workplace. We offer excellent career growth opportunities, competitive salary package, profit sharing, 401(k), medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, transit benefits, and life, dental and Blue Cross health insurance. We have an excellent Chicago loop location, just steps from many public transportation systems.

Keyword: Director, Consumer, Marketing Insights
From: Technomic, Inc.