Research Project Manager

Recruiter
MP Resourcing Ltd
Location
Oxford
Salary
27000.00 - 31500.00 GBP Annual
Posted
21 Nov 2016
Closes
30 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

My client is looking for a highly-organised and effective communicator to join their team, who's primary role will be to lead the organisation of 200+ annual research visits to selected private companies.

The Role:

  • Oversee organisation of 300 meetings per year with UK private companies
  • Manage and train a team of 6 senior freelance researchers
  • Manage a company visit calendar - including complex travel arrangements
  • Develop relationships with a diverse range of high-profile companies, securing their engagement
  • Engage with businesspeople, senior directors and PA's on a daily basis
  • Liaise with and support senior representatives from large companies and providing weekly progress reports
  • Work closely with internal research team to ensure projects are delivered at peak periods
  • Ad hoc administrative and research duties to support research team
  • Support events team in organising networking dinners each year and engage with company directors to secure their attendance

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent time management and organisation
  • Experience of managing a complex diary
  • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple projects
  • Ability to manage a target-oriented team
  • Ability to respond in a quick and effective manner to client needs

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience in account handling
  • Experience gained in sales, executive assistant or communications role
  • Familiarity with private company accounts and financial databases
  • Good IT skills, particularly with Access, Excel and Powerpoint

The candidate will have a service-orientated attitude with at least three years' experience within a relevant field, as well as being driven and enthusiastic with impeccable attention to detail. They must be a confident communicator with a strong client-service mindset, who can demonstrate skills in dealing with demanding high-level people, and the motivation to exceed expectations. A persistent, clever and effective telephone manner is also required, as well as holding the ability to adapt at short notice and be a team player and having an interest in private companies. Excellent written and spoken English is vital.