• Vice President, Research

    US-NY-New York
    Position Type
    Full-Time Salary
  • Overview

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    Ketchum Analytics is looking for a VP, Research to work out of our New York office.

    About the Job

    We are looking for a strategic, experienced senior level leader, responsible for managing client relationships, contributing to regional business development goals and overseeing client projects.  This position provides research, analytic and insights counsel to clients and account teams to enhance business performance via the agency’s research offerings. 


    Client Management Responsibilities: 

    • Lead key client relationships
    • Cultivate trusted relationships with current clients, including ongoing dialogue regarding evolving business needs
    • Oversee client satisfaction initiatives to help ensure quality of service
    • Co-manage the resolution of client concerns along with account leads, where appropriate
    • Achieve of financial goals

    Business Development:

    • Develop relationships with prospective clients and scope potential opportunities
    • Manage the development of new business proposals and lead pitch efforts
    • Drive relationship building and networking across the office and global agency to unleash synergies and uncover business opportunities

    Thought Leadership and Visibility:

    • Facilitate Agency knowledge and awareness of products/services
    • Drive thought leadership and Agency POV through participation in external events (panels, speeches, etc.), bylines, articles, etc.
    • Co-manage external communication and marketing strategy development along with the Leadership Team
    • Provide senior counsel and direction to research, analytics and insights approaches as a member of the Leadership Team
    • Bring a value-added approach to all issues and projects; stay on top of news and trends in the industry; bring them to the attention of team, clients and associates

    Talent/Staffing Responsibilities:

    • Manage assigned team’s billability, utilization, and monthly income against targets
    • Drive strong employee performance and support career development
    • Partner with HR to recruit and develop top talent

    Communication Responsibilities: 

    • Co-manage all internal communication within the business unit and project teams along with the Leadership Team
    • Liaise with peers and leaders to ensure information and resources flow properly throughout the network IND13


    • Minimum 10-12 years of experience in qualitative and quantitative research
    • Proven success leading a research team in an agency environment (Advertising, PR, Marketing Comms)
    • Strong client relationship skills and ability to forge strong relationships, internally and externally, at all levels
    • Proven talent management capability
    • Ability to manage budgets, staff utilization, and other financial metrics
    • Outstanding communication skills (written and verbal)

    About Ketchum

    As a global communications consultancy with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum is a trusted partner who is equal parts creative and analytical. Ketchum is a place where all perspectives and points of view are welcome and encouraged. We are a collection of communications specialists, content creators, creatives, researchers, data analysts, media pros, digital strategists, issues and crisis counselors, and tech nerds. And we love when those worlds collide to create the very best teams and solutions for our clients. We work with the world’s leading brands, emerging start-ups, and everything in between. We are beyond proud to have created some of the most celebrated and award-winning campaigns in our industry. We’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.


    We encourage our employees to be curious, brave, inspiring, and a force for good. Let’s talk. Come belong at Ketchum!


    What we offer

    • Robust benefits program 
    • Generous time off policies 
    • Retirement program with company match 
    • Workplace flexibility 
    • Business casual dress code 
    • Workplace and off-site social gatherings 
    • Yoga @ work 
    • Professional learning and development opportunities 
    • Tuition reimbursement 
    • Paid maternity/paternity leave 
    • Transit benefits  

    Interested?  We’ve got an opportunity for you.


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