Do you want to advise and influence the decisions of the world’s leading companies? Do you have consulting and research experience and a natural talent for building strong relationships with clients? Come and join SKIM San Francisco as our Senior Technical Research Manager! SKIM is a global insights consultancy. We are trusted advisers to our clients and work with them to solve their biggest problems. We combine innovative advanced analytics and data science expertise with a thorough understanding of consumers and marketing challenges to help our clients succeed.

Job Description

A great opportunity to join our rapidly growing team, as the Senior Technical Research Manager responsible to answer technical and methodological market research questions throughout any phase of the project lifecycle.

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Using your strong capabilities, you will lead projects and ensure your internal clients (project teams) are given clear and actionable insights.

  • Discuss strategic business problems related to decision behavior with our clients and prepare proposals to best answer their business questions.
  • Consult with our client’s market research and marketing functions to help them make the best decisions possible, by giving clear and actionable recommendations.
  • Manage, supervise, and partially execute all phases of market research studies: the proposal, design, programming, questionnaire preparation, analysis, report writing, and presentation.
  • Guide and teach others, and contribute to their growth and career development of team members.
  • Help drive the future of the company by contributing to the improvement of products and services, and participating in / leading business development initiatives.
  • Manage and grow accounts and client relationships.



    • The ideal candidate will have prior market research experience on the supplier side, a basic
      understanding of conjoint and multivariate techniques. More specifically we’re looking for
      someone with the following profile:

      • Masters degree in relevant field (e.g. statistics / mathematics / economics).
      • Experience with conjoint design, conjoint analysis, and simulator building experience is required. Menu Based Conjoint experience is preferred.
      • Has past hands-on experiences executing actual analytics or modeling type of projects (e.g. conjoint/discrete choice, forecasting).
      • 5+ years of relevant work experience within market research.
      • Experience using R, SawTooth, and/or SSI is preferred.
      • A proven track record of turning complex business issues into simple and actionable recommendations.
      • Strong technical and analytical skills, and a passion for learning new quantitative research methodologies.
      • Experience presenting results in front of senior audiences.
      • Entrepreneurial and pro-active attitude.


Salary and benefits

SKIM is an equal opportunity employer and offers a flexible working environment. We offer a competitive salary & benefits package that includes the following:

  • Annual performance-based and profit sharing bonus
  • Employer-paid medical, dental and vision coverage
  • 4% match on 401(k)
  • Regular team outings and events
  • Annual team-building day
  • High value placed on taking initiative and ownership
  • Open, communicative work environment
  • Flat organizational structure
  • Work / life balance
  • Casual dress code
  • Great, passionate colleagues
  • Active training programs in place, many of which are guided on-the-job training

Additional Information

This role is based in San Francisco, CA but initially will be remote based due to COVID-19. Please note that only completed applications, consisting of a resume and cover letter, written in English will be considered.

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