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We're Hiring in Minnesota! (January 2022)

Consultant, Quantitative Research - A career, not a job: Phase 5 is looking for a career-minded individual with strong skills for running quantitative market research projects and an interest in growing technical and management skills.

Day-to-day work

In this role, you will spend the bulk of your time running research projects, both quantitative and qualitative but with emphasis on the former. So you should enjoy:

  • Working with data and stats – making connections between the numbers and the business decisions they inform
  • People work – coordinating a team and clients to successfully complete projects on time

You will be responsible for executing survey research studies as well as contributing to the design of those studies. This will include instrument design, client liaison, managing external suppliers, and reporting on results. You may also mentor / work with more junior staff to help with analysis. You will be expected to manage projects and resources to meet deadlines. You’ll draw from experience you already have – as well as what you’ll learn – using a robust toolbox of research techniques: conjoint, TURF analysis, Van Westendorp, and on and on.

Skills needed

  • Technical / data / reporting related

    • Strong skills in data manipulation and advanced statistical data analysis using SPSS or similar statistical software

    • Keen attention to detail – especially having processes / approaches for eliminating data errors 

    • Well-developed communication skills, with an emphasis on excellent writing skills demonstrated in proposals and reports

  • Collaboration / attitude

    • Can-do attitude – jump in and get it done

    • Strong organizational skills – ability to juggle several different projects simultaneously

    • Commitment to trust – giving your team members confidence that you will deliver

You will bring 2+ years of relevant experience in a business doing market research or related activities (it’s up to you to explain in your cover letter how your experience is relevant!). The typical candidate will also have a degree in business, statistics, psychology, sociology, etc.

Keys to Success:

  • Can-do attitude
  • No fear of complexity
  • Energized by collaboration
  • Detail-oriented
  • Client-focused

Location: This is a full-time position based at our offices in Edina, MN. Generally, we like to be in the office so that we can exchange ideas easily. However, we have been working remotely successfully during the pandemic so are willing to consider a mixed in-office and remote arrangement (roughly 3 days in and 2 days out).

Phase 5: no ordinary place to work

Phase 5 is a research-focused consulting firm serving blue chip clients in North America and the UK. We work with a wide swathe of companies, from household name internet companies to manufacturers you’ve never heard of.

We help our clients on their journey to customer centricity by bringing together expertise in marketing research, user and customer experience, innovation and design.

What does that mean, exactly? It means we give advice to our clients on how to bring their products and services and experiences closer to what their customers really want. Our clients trust our advice when they are…

  • Creating new products or services
  • Searching for better ways to take their products or services to market
  • Building better experiences for their customers, through web / mobile interfaces or through the broader customer experience

Clients trust Phase 5 because we are laser-focused on the business questions they are trying to answer.

Why choose Phase 5?

As an industry leader, Phase 5 offers a competitive compensation program, including benefits, a generous vacation policy and performance-based increases.

Just as importantly, we offer unparalleled access to coaching and development opportunities through our highly experienced staff. You do not work in a vacuum. You have every opportunity to grow in business knowledge and strategic advising capabilities. While we expect curiosity and drive, we do not expect you to know everything. We work with large, complex organizations with complex products. We help you learn on the job and develop business acumen in ways that will improve your own future job prospects.

How to apply

Again, this is a full-time position based in Edina, MN. Please send a cover letter and your resume to recruiting@phase-5.com.

Thank you to all who respond. However, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Written by Steve Hansen

Steve Hansen, MBA, is the President of Phase 5 US and the leader of the firm's Data Analytics practice. With almost 2 decades of experience in client-side marketing strategy, market research, and product management, Steve brings a client’s mindset and drive for actionable results to each project. He has extensive experience in capturing the view “from the outside” with a special focus on product and service innovation. Steve is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.