Research Manager

Swift are looking for a talented Research Manager to join their team. Our clients are big industry names across the fmcg consumer product development sectors, plus retail, automotive, finance and public sectors.

Interested in working at Swift? Great! Here's what you need to know.

Our goal is to be the go to full service market research organisation in the sectors we serve with an unrivalled reputation for innovation and excellence. That's why we're hiring, and we need the best because a service is only as good as the people behind it.

Working here, you won't have to face the daily commuting headache; we're located just off the A1 in Wetherby. Plus all our staff enjoy free onsite parking.

We need an experienced Research Manager to join our team. You'll play a pivotal role in shaping the future for this boutique market research agency as we embark on a period of strategic change.

Before we go into details, are you eligible to work in the UK and do you have a full UK driving licence? If you can meet these requirements for us, read on.

You Are...

  • Not one for the status quo. "That's the way we've always done it" isn't in your vocabulary. You constantly look for ways to innovate and make things better. Good is never good enough.
  • The type that gets stuff done. You identify with your work. You're restless without a project on your task list. You have a list of finished projects that you can look back on with pride.
  • A Researcher. You're experienced in quant research with a bit of qual thrown in. You understand the whole research cycle.
  • Able to tell stories with your insights. You can communicate effectively to clients to relay your findings from your project work. You can suggest recommendations/improvements for future product development by upselling the service that Swift can offer to its clients.
  • Proactive. You don't just sit and wait for work to come your way, you actively seek new clients or projects and showcase Swift Research's facilities.

You Will...

  • Establish, manage and develop client relationships. Providing added-value consultancy for clients
  • Lead strategic thinking, ensuring quality of project as well innovative solutions & proactively looks to improve on client satisfaction
  • Plan and coordinate multiple projects. Assisting our team manage tasks and communication for large scale projects across multiple departments & proactively work to improve efficiencies on project management within the team
  • Take responsibility for your own targets. Assisting in developing, coaching and motivating staff within the team
  • Be yourself. Be unique. Be authentic. However you prefer to say it, we really mean it. Our culture embraces people's diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs.

We Will...

  • Treat you like an adult. It's all about a healthy work-life balance. We'll trust you to get work done and take a break when you need it. (Hello, flexible working!)
  • Give you what you need. We'll supply the environment and tools for success, allowing you to focus on professional growth and career development.
  • Challenge you. You'll be surrounded by people equally committed to the company's success, allowing for constant collaboration.

We empower the people who work at Swift to make an impact. When you're in charge of making a difference, there's no limit to what you can do.


  • Salary £30k-36k per annum pro rata depending on experience
  • 33 days annual leave (including statutory bank holidays)
  • Flexible working
  • Free on-site parking for all staff
  • Pension scheme and company annual profit share
  • Birthday holiday
  • Health cash plan
  • Flexible benefits portal with instant access to 100's of perks, benefits & discounts

Location & hours

  •   The role is located in Wetherby, West Yorkshire
  •   Full time (37.5 hours per week)

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