Job Title:

Senior Research Executive (Qual)


$75-100,000 DOE

Start date:



Central Manhattan, NYC (Hybrid)

We’re a global research agency specializing in design research, with offices in London and New York.

We believe design research is different – it requires a combination of design expertise and research experience that generalist research agencies simply canʼt provide. Nowhere else will you find a greater level of global design research knowledge than at The Big Picture. We make design work harder for our clients and have experience across a range of areas including: Pack, NPD, Visual Brand Identity, Innovation, UX and Strategy.

You will have the exciting opportunity to guide design for some of the biggest brands in the world: PepsiCo, Unilever, Lays, Kraft Heinz, Jim Beam, Samsung, Olympics, and large tech companies to name a few!

After 20 years working globally from our offices in London, we opened our first international office in New York in 2013. We’re now in search of a bright and capable Senior Research Executive, with a passion for design, to join us.

This is a fantastic role for someone who can lead and get stuck in at every stage of the research process, and who relishes the opportunity to help shape the business, building on the success we’ve had so far.


Purpose of the job

We’re looking for an expert and insightful qualitative researcher. You will already be established in a research agency, with experience of working and actively contributing at every stage of a research project, including writing proposals. You should be skilled at overseeing the day-to-day running of a project, as well as liaising with clients and suppliers.


Key tasks / responsibilities

  • Coordinating the entire project lifecycle, from initial client contact through to final debrief
  • Key support to project lead, running the project on a day to day basis
  • Delegating to Trainee Execs where appropriate
  • Oversee the day to day running of a project and ensuring high standards of work
  • Attend/moderate fieldwork sessions for qual projects
  • Provide thorough and thoughtful analysis
  • Draft conclusions and make actionable recommendations
  • Create insightful and engaging output
  • Present some/all of final debrief
  • Manage Research Executives and Trainees, helping to develop and nurture their design research skills
  • Share best practice with colleagues and Global Team Meetings

Skills, experience and competencies

  • An individual that thinks creatively and innovatively, with strong problem-solving skills
  • Someone who is not afraid to challenge the ‘status quo’ both internally and externally with clients
  • A team player who genuinely cares about people
  • Someone that brings positive energy to the workplace and motivates/energizes team members and clients
  • A person that embraces each new task with excitement and eagerness to jump into a challenge
  • Someone who is aware of and can translate macro consumer and future trends into actionable insights for clients
  • Curious, strategic thinker with gravitas that can inspire the team and client

To apply for the role

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you want to work at The Big Picture and, if you wish, please send us anything else that demonstrates your skills, experience and abilities to perform the role in a way that best speaks to who you are.

Please submit your application to:



We want everyone to feel that they can be their true, authentic selves at The Big Picture Agency. We believe that diversity strengthens and enriches who we are and what we do, and it is important to us that our workforce reflects that.

All disabled applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the job as set out in the job description and person specification will be guaranteed an interview if requesting to be considered under this scheme. If there’s anything we can do to make our interview process or working environment more inclusive and to meet your particular needs please let us know.


The benefits

This is an exciting time for TBP NY. As our business grows, we need more passionate and talented researchers to help deliver world class design research to our expanding client list. We believe it’s our people that make us the great company we are and back this up with excellent training and mentoring support, career progression opportunities, and competitive benefits packaging including:

  • Healthcare, Dental & Vision cover
  • 401k
  • 20 days vacation (in addition to public holidays)
  • Summer Fridays
  • Personal Development Allowance
  • 4 week paid sabbatical after 4 years of service
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Regular Team Socials

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