Research Manager

Blue Spark
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

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The Company

These outstanding innovation specialists combine expert food industry knowledge, with strategic thinking and innovative R&D capabilities in order to make new products not just a concept but a reality. Partnering with leading food industry giants, as well as start-ups and all that lies between, they are now seeking an accomplished Research Manager to join their passionate consultancy. 

The Role

This is a highly influential, senior level strategic role where you will be successfully managing and delivering research programs across key clients. You will take into consideration their goals and KPI’s, identifying opportunities to improve service whilst building a commendable rapport. Evaluating data using quantitative and qualitative methods, you will deliver performance insights to both clients and internally to refine strategies and tools. 

Working with internal and external teams, you’ll need to be proactive and use your judgement on how to facilitate problem resolution as well as know when to escalate issues that may impact client performance. You will also support and shape your own team through motivating and inspiring them to deliver excellence with pride and passion whilst offering opportunities for personal development. 

The Person

A research professional who is highly ambitious and driven to achieve excellent standards of work. You will be motivated by delivering outstanding research projects and managing clients to an exceptional standard. You will have a strong quantitative research background gained from your experience working in primary consumer research, with the knowledge to know when qualitative methods should be used.

You will have honed your ability to be flexible in your thinking and delivery, with excellent attention to detail and a systematic approach to tasks in order to drive results. You’ll have top notch interpersonal and communicative ability, all the better to complement your capacity to build valuable relationships with clients, stakeholders, and colleagues alike. Assertive with a desire to strive and consistently learn, you have strong self-management skills and are adaptive to changing situations with ease and finesse.

If this sounds like you, and you’re looking to significantly grow with an organisation and be part of the growth journey, then apply today or call us on 0345 2600 737 to take the next step forward in your illustrious career.  

Please note that although this role is remote it does include some travel to collaborate with the team in London as well as fortnightly customer visits to the Northwest of England.

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Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful. If you would like to discuss any accessibility requirements for the recruitment process or the role, please feel free to contact us. 

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.


Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection
• Advertised Search
• Executive Search
• Database Search
• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Find Us
0345 2600 737
34/36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3AL

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