Senior Project Executive / Project Executive

London Area, United Kingdom

About the role

This role has arisen due to the expanding needs of the consulting team, and rapid growth of the business in the past 3 years, and the ambitions for the immediate future.

The successful candidate is likely to be an articulate and capable individual who has experience in market research and strategy consulting. They will possess demonstrable excellence in project management and data analysis, and the ability to convert this analysis into a compelling narrative.

Typical successful candidates in the past have come from masters-level social science programmes at leading universities, followed by a research/consulting role in a commercial organisation, where they have had the opportunity to work in cross-functional teams. This role is focused on the creation, management and delivery of market research projects to clients.


Primary duties and responsibilities

  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to answer and manage client queries
  • Designing and writing questionnaires, analysis plans and reports
  • Conducting qualitative interviews with market experts and/or consumers
  • Analysing large quantitative data sets in Excel and/or qualitative interviews
  • Summarising data trends into a narrative that is both succinct and impactful
  • Supporting Project Directors in delivering high level deliverables and debriefing these to clients
  • Assisting Project Managers with wider team training and supporting Project Executives
  • Improving team efficiencies through process and technical advancement
  • Positively contributing to wider team needs


Required skills and experience

Technical Skills:

  • First-hand experience in data analysis, ideally commercial, but advanced education acceptable
  • First-hand knowledge and understanding of market or social research practices and techniques, either in an academic or commercial context
  • Good working knowledge and experience in qualitative analysis techniques and principles
  • Good working knowledge of quantitative analysis techniques and principles
  • Ability and confidence to translate research findings into actionable business decisions
  • Ability to identify context and drivers to trends that are found in the data
  • Advanced abilities in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Superior written and oral communication skills in English


Soft skills:

  • Exceptional communication skills across multi-functioning teams
  • Superior organisational skills, strong multi-tasking ability
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to think critically and provide solutions
  • Demonstrable interpersonal, collaborative and people skills
  • Team first mentality


The following are not required but would be advantageous:

  • Working Industry knowledge of the alcohol sector
  • WSET qualifications or similar
  • Market Research Society Advanced Certificate or similar
  • Business fluency in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese or Mandarin
  • Working knowledge of SPSS, R or Q statistical analysis software



In addition to a highly competitive basic salary and company pension, there are 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and end of year company shutdown), a generous annual bonus scheme, lots of learning opportunities within a friendly and supportive working environment and flexible working hours. We also have a health cash plan, an independent EAP, regular socials, offer a volunteering policy and birthday treats.


About IWSR

For more than 50 years, IWSR has been trusted by the leaders of global beverage alcohol businesses as an integral part of their strategic planning and decision-making processes. We uniquely combine our proprietary longitudinal market data, consumer insights and AI-enhanced data science with valuable on-the-ground human intelligence, in more than 160 markets worldwide, to decipher what is really happening in the global beverage alcohol market. With access to our data, clients from across the drinks industry – including multinational spirits, beer and wine businesses; packaging and ingredient manufacturers; distributors and financial institutions – plan their strategies and future investment with a reliable, consistent and complete understanding of the global landscape.


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