Research Analyst/Senior Research Analyst
Affinnova - Waltham, MA

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(Waltham, MA – Headquarters)

About Affinnova

Affinnova is a global provider of software and services used by brands to dramatically improve their innovation and marketing success rate. Using Affinnova’s technology, marketers can explore a wider creative space of possible product, messaging and design ideas and use predictive analytics and consumer-driven insights to identify what will perform best in market. Our patented optimization platform can be applied to everything from product concepts and packaging, mobile applications, Web sites, brand positioning, advertising and retail store layouts. Leading organizations including Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Walmart and Citibank leverage Affinnova’s technology to achieve greater profits and fuel innovation. For more, visit

Corporate Culture

Our philosophy at Affinnova is simple: you cannot revolutionize the way global companies innovate with anything less than an all-star team. We believe in smart, driven people who are experts in their field, have a proven record of success and have great potential to grow. We believe that collaboration supercharges the performance of people resulting in a dynamic workplace, the best outcomes for our clients and continuous improvement in what we do.

Position Description

Over the past two years, we have hired over 100 people, most of them from top market research firms. The most frequently cited reasons they joined were (1) better opportunities for career advancement, (2) an ability to more directly influence the environment in which they worked and (3) an opportunity to radically advance the effectiveness of market research. We have a proven track record of internal promotion, and because we have grown annually 40%+ in each of the past 5 years, this is a great time accelerate your career with.

The Senior Research Analyst role at Affinnova is a high profile position with an increasing span-of-control and client responsibility. Senior Research Analysts function in a critical role, managing a cross-functional team while supporting Research Directors and clients on engagements across methodologies, industry verticals and geographies. Senior Research Analysts lead the internal project management of complex research studies for key clients and help define process and procedure for new research capabilities. Senior Research Analysts lead the preparation of reports and draft analysis of results and recommendations.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Leading the internal cross-functional team through the execution of successful projects that are on-time and of consistent high quality from client kickoff to results delivery
  • Working with Research Directors and clients to identify and solve for complexities associated with study methodology, client input development, fielding and reporting
  • Working with clients and sales team to ensure successful introduction and adoption of our web application (Concept Studio)
  • Coordinating and effectively communicating across functions including Design, Analytics and Development
  • Developing and mentoring junior staff members
  • Helping identify and implement product and process improvements in all areas of Research Operations
Reports To

Director of Research Operations


2+ years of market research experience (supplier side experience is a plus)
Project management in a team environment

Deep understanding of data analysis and how to turn data into actionable insights
Ability to analyze a problem and create a solution
Ability to handle multiple complex projects simultaneously
Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
Superior written and oral communication skills
Presentation skills
Attention to detail

Leadership, results-driven
High sense of ownership and responsibility
Entrepreneurial, self-motivated, persistent, and resourceful
Collaborative, inclusive
Intelligent, innovative and creative
Strategic and analytical
Confident and persuasive
Optimistic, passionate, and committed

Bachelor’s degree (4 year) or equivalent in business, marketing, or a related field from reputable school
High academic achievement (GPA - 3.5+)

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Affinnova is revolutionizing how the world innovates. Our patented technology dramatically expands the field of creative ideas and reliably...