Quant Research Manager


New York

Role Description:

In this role, you will lead the management of quantitative projects and proposals here at The Big Picture.

Team members in this role will be responsible for ensuring all aspects of project administration are completed, coordinating input to proposals and writing them, running the data collection, undertaking analysis, building long-term client relationships, and drafting debriefs.


Main Accountabilities:


  • Takes the lead in writing proposals to the briefing and scope agreed. This includes collection of costings from suppliers, creating charts for the proposal, etc.
  • Uses experience and instinct to determine the best way of handling the project and any issues arising throughout.
  • Owns the project, overseeing completion of all administrative activities required to set-up both face-to-face and online projects.
  • Responsible for ensuring project is on-budget.
  • Makes clear suggestions to Project Lead around sampling requirements and quantitative quotas.
  • Ensures the correct stimulus package is delivered for research.
  • Oversees and produces high quality questionnaires with minimal input from seniors, ensuring project objectives are met.
  • Manages the data merge and analysis of data, drawing on everyone’s insights to create a full research picture, then ensuring the scope is agreed and approved by the Project Lead.
  • Works closely with qual team on projects, conducting integrated analysis.
  • Creates the debrief document, co-ordinating the different actions of team members, ensuring the correct base and source is referenced on all slides.


  • Writes the recommendations section of a debrief, ensuring the implications of the research findings on the clients’ issues/needs/etc. have been carefully thought through.
  • Oversees the checking of data slides against tables to ensure data is correct.
  • Presents the findings jointly or solely to the client at the debrief, answering questions and noting any action points for follow-up or amendments to the report.
  • Undertakes one-off internal projects which involve primary and/or secondary research and reports, or contributing to marketing think—pieces, writing blogs or other material promoting The Big Picture’s work.
  • Makes decisions within the remit of their role and resolves issues as required.


  • Works closely in partnership with the client throughout, establishing themselves upfront as the main contact, taking care to manage their expectations and keep a good communication flow.
  • Part of the account team for a key client.
  • Develops strong relationships with existing clients and keeps in touch with historic clients.


  • Delegates to, supports and guides junior colleagues, helping them to develop and build their roles.
  • While working mainly autonomously, will check with the Project Lead at key decision points on larger / more complex projects, and escalates difficult issues.
  • Manages internal project teams focusing on key aspects of the business such as marketing, social or new product development.

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