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
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
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.