Research and Insight Associate

Full Time posted 2 months ago

Job Description

Industry:  Foods and Beverages


Merit Services is hiring Research associate to assist with the execution job which involves planning and conducting research on projects.


  • Assist R&I team with all projects conducted on an ongoing basis that supports marketing, product, and commercial priorities which include consumer trends, product testing, and retail research
  • Perform ad­hoc analysis to predict, measure and interpret business trends, experiment results and inform key decision­-makers
  • End-to­end customer and market research efforts, including both qualitative and quantitative consumer research studies
  • Manage day-to-day project timelines and deliverables to support the ongoing execution of marketing insights initiatives and consumer research
  • Transform both quantitative and qualitative information into insightful and actionable recommendations that can be integrated into tactical and strategic decisions
  • Independently deliver monthly market performance summary to the system
  • Pull data for research reports.
  • Lead the development of a wide range of insights and human-centered design visualization tools and frameworks
  • Demonstrate an ability to manage, create and influence high-impact tactical and marketplace understanding, learning plans, and execution of this work through the team


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 2+ years’ experience working in a consumer insights position within the consumer brands and retail industry
  • Knowledge and experience with a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods and techniques across multiple markets
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel) and Outlook
  • Experience both on the client and supplier side of consumer insights is an asset