Do you have a passionate curiosity about what and why people do what they do? Are you a recent graduate and ready for an analytically-challenging and fun career? Join us as a Market Research Analyst in San José, Costa Rica!

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Company Description

SKIM is a fast-growing marketing research consultancy with offices in the US, Europe, Asia and South America. For over 40 years, we have been trusted partners to the world’s largest CPG, technology and healthcare brands. We specialize in modelling and understanding people’s decision making in the areas of New Product Development, Brand Communication and Revenue Growth Management & Pricing. In our vision, a combination of methodological robustness, marketing domain expertise and understanding the client’s business is the key to building lasting strategic partnerships with our clients.  

As evidenced by our #3 position in GRIT’s report of most innovative research agencies, we believe in continuously improving our solutions and expertise frameworks. But above all else, we believe in a culture where smart, ambitious and genuine people support each other, follow their dreams, balance priorities in life and bring everyone’s unique skills together in a collaborative global community.   

Job description

As an Analyst, you are involved in every part of the project cycle. This gives you the opportunity to get a good understanding of everything a project contains. This includes: 

  • Learning to manage and execute all phases of a market research study, including: study design, questionnaire development, survey programming (where necessary), fieldwork coordination, analysis, writing consultative reports and presentations.
  • Consulting clients on their business issues (throughout the entire process) to help optimize marketing communication, product portfolios, and other aspects of new and existing product offerings.
  • Learning and utilizing advanced quantitative methods and “outside-the-box” thinking to help answer complex business questions.
  • Consulting with market research/marketing functions with our clients to help them make the best decisions possible by learning to provide clear and actionable recommendations.


Typically, we are looking for someone with the following profile:

  • A bachelor’s degree in the areas of: Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics, Business Administration, Market Research, Marketing, Medical or Behavioral Science, Life Sciences, or Psychology. Master’s degrees are viewed as a plus!
  • We seek diverse experience ranging from relevant internships to entry level work experience, preferably from market research, marketing or management consulting firms utilizing analytical/logic skills
  • Must have a passion for learning new quantitative/qualitative research methodologies and have an entrepreneurial and pro-active attitude
  • Excellent analytical, oral and written skills required in both English & Spanish (Portuguese is a plus)
  • Strong interest in the industries SKIM works in, e.g. consumer goods, telecoms, technology and healthcare
  • You are authorised to work in Costa Rica (resident, citizen, valid visa or other)

Our offer

We offer a competitive salary & benefits package that includes the following:  

  • Annual performance-based and profit sharing bonus
  • Health insurance
  • A hybrid working environment  
  • High value placed on taking initiative and ownership  
  • Passionate, intelligent, and supporting colleagues  
  • Open, communicative, and international work environment  
  • Flat organizational structure 
  • Focus on true work / life balance  
  • Regular team outings and events  
  • SKIM University with a broad selection of trainings  

At SKIM, we value diversity, equity and inclusion. With increased diversity comes greater variety of perspectives, ideas and creativity, and we foster an environment where everyone feels welcome and comfortable to be their authentic selves.  Therefore, we welcome diversity in applicants and base our hiring decisions regardless of age, race, color, religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic characteristics, marital or military status.

Additional information 

Thank you for taking the time to read the description of this role, and we look forward to reading your submission if this role sounds very exciting to you! We read each application carefully and will get back to you as soon as we can. 

Please note that only completed applications, consisting of a resume and cover letter, written in English, will be considered. 

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