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Consultancy Research Manager

Infopro Digital

Application ends: June 2, 2024
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  • Date posted
    May 3, 2024
  • Location
  • Apply before
    June 2, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description


AMA Research is part of Barbour ABI, the market leading provider of UK built environment intelligence services, based in Cheshire Oaks near Chester.

With more than 100 years’ experience, the in-house research team and dedicated economics team provide commercially relevant insight and unique analysis of trends and developments within the built environment industry.

Barbour ABI and AMA Research are both part of Infopro Digital.

The role of Consultancy Research Manager is within the AMA Research team. AMA Research is a leading specialist provider of market research and provides insight into the UK building and construction industry. We publish over 150 off-the-shelf market reports and forecast bulletins and provides research which goes beyond the more commonly available range of statistical and company information, delivering expert, informed commentary and in-depth market analysis.

AMA Research also offers consultancy services including market research projects and consumer and business surveys. Our clients include product manufacturers, major contractors, industry associations, service providers, distributors and retailers of construction products, government bodies, other consultancy companies and many others.

The AMA team works remotely but has a strong and supportive online network of communication. You will be required to attend a monthly team meeting at our offices in Cheshire Oaks (near Chester).

  • The Consultancy team manages a range of qualitative and quantitative research projects including market sizing, brand positioning and health checks, market scoping, acquisition due diligence, new product development research and testing, etc. These require a blend of primary research in the form of surveys, focus groups, depth interviews and trials, along with secondary research including data gathering and analysis, studies on company and product information, often requiring lateral thinking to create and test data sets and market profiles.
  • The Consultancy Research Manager should be adept at bringing these different techniques into play and balancing work across multiple projects and clients, so experience of project management is important. You’ll need to be comfortable setting up and managing several projects at a time and keeping them on track and delivering to the client within agreed timescales.
  • You will be required to manage and support freelance researchers in the delivery of projects.


Essential Skills and Experience:

Expertise in research techniques both quantitative and qualitative

Able to run surveys and maximise response rates – technical set up (Qualtrics experience preferred), you will oversee list management, manage communications and the process flow to encourage participation.

End-to-end management of quantitative primary research programmes, from client briefing, questionnaire design and scripting (Qualtrics experience preferred), sampling techniques, data interpretation, and delivery of insights and recommendations.

End-to-end management of qualitative research studies including discussion guide development, methodology design, fieldwork management, qualitative data interpretation and delivery of insights and recommendations

Previous experience in research looking at data and statistics, especially company data and official statistics and reporting.

Experience in using Microsoft Excel, including familiarity with using Pivot Tables and Graphs

Strong data analysis skills, especially the ability to derive insight from data.

Experience of managing multiple projects concurrently

Experience of managing freelance researchers and ensuring they meet deliverables.

First-class report writing experience and attention to detail.

Ability to work remotely whilst building strong relationships with the AMA and Barbour ABI teams.

Analytical, questioning mindset and the ability to think critically

Positive, solutions-orientated attitude towards problem-solving

Experience in trends analysis and market forecasting.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

Educated to degree-level in a relevant field, e.g. Business Studies, Marketing, Economics (desirable but not essential)

Market research agency experience (desirable but not essential).

Built environment/construction sector experience (desirable but not essential).

Membership of MRS is desirable or working towards accreditation.


  • 25 days holiday rising to 30 days with increased service.
  • Hybrid working – 2 days at home / 3 days in the office (optional)
  • 3pm finish on a Friday
  • Additional day off for your birthday
  • Long Service Awards
  • Life assurance x 4 salary
  • Additional holiday purchase scheme
  • Volunteering days
  • Group personal pension plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee retail discount scheme
  • Eye-care vouchers
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Bike to work
  • Ongoing development and support
  • Friendly and relaxed office environment
  • Regular business and department social events

Learn more about us.

Infopro Digital is a B2B group specialising in information and technology. With a presence in 18 countries, the group has 4,000 employees of 55 nationalities.

Infopro Digital connects professional communities.

Our brands are leaders in the five key economic sectors: construction and public sector, automotive, industry, risk & insurance, and retail.

With our solutions, decision makers make informed decisions and companies develop their business and performance in a sustainable way.

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