Research Executive

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London (Greater)
31 Aug 2016
30 Sep 2016
Job Type
Graduate jobs
Start Date

Pearlfinders - giving our clients a reason to connect with the world’s biggest brands

When you hear about brands appointing agencies or a sports team announcing a new shirt sponsor, Pearlfinders is very often in the background. Our service provides the world’s best marketing agencies and sports properties with a reason to connect intelligently with brands and win work.

We speak directly to more than 10,000 senior marketing decision-makers in companies across the globe every year. It’s only by doing this that we can find out their business challenges, agenda, priorities and preferences – and feed this all back to our clients.

With clients including BBDO, FC Barcelona, Havas Media and Leo Burnett, we’re seeking the brightest graduates to join our research team.

The role:

You’ll have responsibility for researching a certain number of brands from our curated list. You’ll start the day by taking in that morning’s business press and deciding which brands to target. We look for the brands and sectors that are making the news and going through some kind of change – and then interview the decision-makers behind them over the telephone.

Pearlfinders researchers are at the heart of what we do. You’ll be responsible for calling brands and interviewing some of the most powerful decision-makers working across Europe, Asia and the US. Excellent communication skills are a must and you’ll need to be able to both think quickly and guide a conversation.

You’ll then write these conversations up into reports that are published on our subscription-only site each morning.

The candidate:

This is a fast-paced role in a company that’s buzzy, fun, and full of highly intelligent individuals. You must have a strong academic background, be an excellent communicator both verbally and in writing, and want to learn about the worlds of business and marketing.

No day is the same, and you’ll need the ability to quickly adapt to calling companies from different industries or countries. We want self-starters who thrive off working in a successful team that produces high quality work every day of the week.

As the company continues its growth, opportunities for development are unlimited, and Pearlfinders has grown to where it is today by being a meritocracy. Some of our current directors and team managers began with us as Research Executives, and other research hires have gone on to succeed with us in marketing, business development and account management roles.

The environment:

We’re based in Clerkenwell and the office is social, open-plan and there’s always something happening. This year we’ve seen live music together in Hyde Park, held a private movie screening at the BFI and performed at our usual high standard in the London Advertising Softball League.

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