Consultant/Qualitative Researcher

Overview

The Hartman Group is looking for an experienced research and consulting professional with a strong analytical and strategic thinking orientation, qualitative consumer research experience, and a passion for food culture.  This individual will lead projects to help uncover growth opportunities for our clients in the food and beverage industry. Experience working with or for food or consumer products companies in the area of strategic consulting, research consulting or market research is required. We seek individuals with strong writing skills as well as project management and client-facing strengths and proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced team-driven work environment. This is a full-time, on-site position at our office in Bellevue, WA, with travel estimated at about 25%.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in strategic consulting, research consulting or market research, with at least 3 years’ experience conducting qualitative research with or for a consumer-facing company (i.e., not purely academic research)
  • Experienced and proficient in ethnographic interviewing, participant observation and documentation, in-depth analyses with conclusions and recommendations
  • Bachelor’s & Graduate degrees in some combination of business and social science (anthropology, qualitative sociology, social psychology) a plus
  • Analytical and strategic thinker, with experience synthesizing multiple, complex data streams (e.g. qualitative and quantitative consumer data, sales data, government data, Nielsen, IRI, SPINS, Euromonitor data)
  • Superb writing and persuasive communication skills
  • Strong project and time management skills
  • Intellectual curiosity and interest in studying consumer behaviors and attitudes
  • Evidence of leadership ability (project, thought and people)
  • Self-motivation and flexibility within a dynamic work environment

Responsibilities:

  • Manage multi-method/multi-phase projects, including landscape and trend reviews with secondary research and data synthesis, stakeholder interviews, qualitative consumer research, analysis and report generation with client recommendations.
  •  Manage all aspect of qualitative research – respondent screeners, discussion guides, respondent homework and interviewing exercises; conduct in-home interviews and store audits; analyze and report study findings
  • Develop strong narratives and succinct, visually compelling Power Point presentation decks, including video as appropriate or required
  • Quickly develop a clear working knowledge of all Hartman Group research models and intellectual capital
  • Stay abreast of consumer culture, food culture and emerging trends
  • Present research findings to clients via conference calls or in-person presentations and work sessions
  • Project leadership and management of project details to meet timelines and client expectations

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