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Research and Insight Executive Role

MCCP is an award-winning research & strategy agency with a clear purpose – to partner with ambitious clients to create sustainable growth. Over the past 15 years, MCCP has built a market leading reputation for developing game-changing research and strategy with leading Irish and global brands including Heineken Ireland (Orchard Thieves, Birra Moretti, Coors, Heineken), West Cork Whiskey, 53 Degrees North,  AIB,  Bord Bia  National Lottery, Custodian, Clonakilty Black Pudding, Irish Cancer Society, Tourism Ireland, TUDublin, Enterprise Ireland, Smurfit Kappa, the Department of Health and the Department of Transport.

At MCCP we place a huge emphasis on our core values of Pride, Rigour, Challenge, and Community. As a place to work MCCP is a dynamic, stimulating, and creative environment. As a boutique agency we work together in teams, research executives working side-by-side with senior research managers and strategists to deliver the best outcomes for clients. We have developed a clear set of tools, processes, and ways of working that support and enable us to do our best work. We take real pride in what we do and aim to bring rigour to our process so that the outcomes are inspiring and impactful for our clients.

As we grow and add to our exciting list of clients and projects MCCP are seeking to recruit a Research and Insight Executive who is seeking to kick-start their career in the areas of consumer research and brand strategy development. The ideal candidate will have a curious mind, a real interest in understanding brands, people and the social and cultural trends that are shaping behaviour today. This is a hybrid role with minimum 3 mandatory days a week in the Dublin office and flexibility where required regarding other days and research on some evenings. This is a graduate position that MCCP are looking to fill as soon as possible. MCCP are open to speaking to candidates with 1 year experience in a similar role. 

Research and Insight Executive: What the role will involve

  • Project Management: Working with Senior Research Manager and Strategist to ensure smooth running of day-to-day on projects, support on planning agency events and client workshops
  • Desk Research: Leading desk research analysis to uncover emerging trends that are relevant in the current context and MCCP client categories
  • Set-up and support for all workshops in the office
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Set Up: Supporting the team with setting up in-depth interviews, focus groups and questionnaires.
  • Support on Qualitative and Quantitative Research Analysis: Working with the team to identify emerging themes from qualitative research, coding of survey responses, data checking and charting.
  • Support on brand strategy development: Contributing to team analysis sessions and sharing your point of view
  • Presentation writing and powerpoint design  
  • Support developing content for LinkedIn and MCCP Newsletter

This is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate looking to kick-start their career. As you find your feet in this role, following your first 6 months in the agency, the MCCP team will work with you to develop a personal development plan, identifying goals that you would like to work towards and areas of interest that you would like to get more experience in including moderation of focus groups, strategy development, presenting to clients and regular mentoring by market leaders.

Requirements for the Role

  • A genuine interest in research to uncover insights to anchor clients in the consumer world
  • Familiar with and an interest in both qualitative and quantitative research i.e. exposure to qualitative theory or practice in 3rd level or in previous role
  • Ideally familiar with brand strategy theory i.e. exposure in 3rd level
  • Strong competency is desk research, identifying trends and case studies
  • Comfortable with concepts and the interpretation of unstructured data/ verbatims
  • Strong competency in attention to detail and accuracy of note taking
  • Ideally comfortable with and interested in numbers and quantitative data, comfortable reading graphs and numerical charts
  • Ideally experience in using SPSS or other data analysis tools (not mandatory, but, preferable)
  • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills - ability to design clear and visually engaging slides to support data analysis
  • Excellent organisational skills – time management, diary management

Key competencies to best suit the role:

  • Genuine interest in consumers, brands, communication, trends, culture and society and ability to apply this interest to your work
  • Enjoys working as part of a team but also accomplishes tasks independently, is self-directed and proactive
  • Very strong communication skills – communicating internally to support the efficiency and running of a project
  • Excellent command of English, both oral and written
  • Growth mindset – open to taking on new challenges and learning new skills
  • Adaptable and flexible – open to adapting on projects / across the week as projects require it
  • Enjoys challenge and critical thinking

To express interest in the role write to meetus@mccp.ie

 

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