At Pearson, we are committed to a world that is always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it is one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.
We are looking for an experienced research professional to join our growing Global Research & Insights team to help us manage internal client relationships, build trust and drive strategy through insights.
Ideal candidates should have a contagious passion for research - as well as a keen interest in Pearson's mission and business toempower progress through lifelong learning.
You will work directly for the Director of Research, joining a a global team of energetic and passionate researchers who will simulate an agency model by being client-centric, dynamic and adaptable to perform at high levels, ensuring that insights are used and elevated within the organization to make strategic decisions at Pearson.
Because this is a newly formed organization, you should be comfortable in a startup environment, and be willing to roll up your sleeves and wear multiple hats as we get the function up and running in 2018.
Collaborates closely with stakeholders to design, manage, and produce research projects that support the needs of the business
Manage research projects from conception to delivery, ensuring that excellence is achieved and maintained in the production of quality
Ensure that all programs and projects are aligned to business goals and are being delivered according to expectations
Establish best practices and consistency in research approaches across Pearson
4-6 years experience in client management in agency world, in marketing, market research, consumer insights, consulting, operations and/or communications
Deep understanding of research methods (qualitative, quantitative) as well as emerging methods (social listening, syndicated reports, analytics)
Must have demonstrated expertise with quantitative survey design and management, as well as advanced data analysis skills
Strong writing, communications and presentation skills - with the ability to distill complex data and insights into something digestible and interesting
Strong account management background, including past experience managing client accounts and business development
Higher / professional education, tech experience, and/or agency experience preferred
Persuasive and engaging communicator, the type of person who seeks out relationships and buy-in from clients and stakeholders within and outside the organization
Passionate about the "Ed Tech" industry
Ability to travel (up to 20%)
NOTE: Must be fully authorized to work in the US. No visa transfers, green card or visa sponsorships.
Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.