Job opportunities Join our insight-led brand consultancy team!

We are recruiting all the time. We have a number of job opportunities currently available, some of which are listed in detail below.

We are also recruiting for the following positions in our UK and US offices: Senior Research Directors and Senior Research Executives, Research Directors and Research Managers.

Please get in touch today for more information. (For UK based roles, contact us here. For USA based roles please apply here.) We’d love to hear from you!

Research Manager - Qualitative Research

Research Manager - Qualitative Research US based, Virtual Office Environment

We’re looking for a talented and passionate researcher to join our growing team in the US. All 30 members of the US team work virtually, based throughout the Philadelphia and New York areas. This position reports directly to one of our Research Directors and is a unique opportunity for you to showcase your consultancy approach to research.

Success in this position is measured by your ability to manage multiple qualitative and quantitative, local and international projects by both leading and supporting others on the project from proposal to debrief; to be part of the team, helping to build the client base by attracting repeat business from successful project delivery and over servicing.

We’re looking for you if you have a bachelor’s degree, four years’ experience working in a market research agency with a pharmaceutical focus (preferably in multiple therapeutic areas), expertise in ad-hoc qualitative and quantitative market research techniques, and high standards in terms of quality products and client service, and the ability to work proactively in a virtual environment, and a willingness to travel for fieldwork as required.
Research Executive - Qualitative

Research Executive - Qualitative UK based, Ealing office

This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the UK’s leading specialist pharmaceutical global brand planning and communications agencies, in the post of Research Executive in our London office. The chosen post holder will be required (amongst other responsibilities) to support the day-to-day management of qualitative projects from proposal stage to final presentation, including: delivering client ready material to the Project Leader; participating in discussions regarding the purchasing and selection of service suppliers and freelancers; contributing ideas on the approach and methodologies in order to fully meet the client's requirements; and working closely with the project manager on all aspects of the project plan.

Requirement: good market research skills in specialised qualitative techniques and models, and at least one year's experience working in ad hoc market research. Post holder should also be prepared to travel for fieldwork (international and domestic) as required.
Research Director - Oncology

Research Director - Oncology US Based, Virtual Office Environment

If you’re looking for your next research role, find out more about a new Research Director (Oncology) role available at THE PLANNING SHOP. The role is accountable for promoting a professional research environment that encourages repeat business; delivering an agreed target turnover of projects; managing a team of researchers; delivering high quality research projects; and ensuring the successful implementation of PLANNING SHOP research methodologies. The post-holder will also become part of the management team, actively contributing to the strategic and tactical direction of the Company, as well as advising and supporting Global Operations in the resourcing of all research projects.

Requirement: a minimum of five years’ experience working in a market research agency with time spent on healthcare and pharmaceutical projects (client-side experience also an advantage); team management and development experience; a good understanding of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries; and a passion for oncology research.
Research Director

Research Director UK based, Ealing office

This high-level position will report into a Senior Research Director or the Managing Director at THE PLANNING SHOP.

The chosen candidate will effectively manage projects and a team of researchers ensuring the successful implementation of THE PLANNING SHOP research methodologies. He/she will also support the Business Development team by encouraging repeat business amongst clients; advise and support global operations in the resourcing of research projects; deliver an agreed target turnover of projects; and be part of the management team, actively contributing to the strategic and tactical direction of the company.

The postholder will also head up at least one of our foundation accounts and be a part of 2-3 other accounts.

Requirement: a minimum of eight years’ experience working in a market research agency, with time spent with a pharmaceutical focus; business development and client-side experience; experience managing a team of 3-4 team members; and the hunger to win projects and guide them to their successful conclusion. Therapy area experience in women’s health, cardiology, immunology, dermatology and vaccines would also be advantageous.