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Research Partnership (part of Inizio Advisory) is one of the world's largest pharma market research and consulting agencies with over 250 researchers, consultants, project managers and support staff. Our teams are located across the globe, in Europe (London, Lyon), North America (New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco) and Asia (Singapore, India).


As individuals with diverse backgrounds, as a team with shared values, as professionals ready to reimagine health and life sciences—you can grow with us at a place that:


  • Makes a difference to human health
  • Shares values and celebrates progress
  • Puts people at the centre of everything


About the team:


Our Syndicated division consists of a team of approx. 30 researchers, project managers and business development professionals, focusing on a range of core products, including Therapy Watch, Living With and our new Smart Analyst portfolio.


Therapy Watch is a syndicated market tracking service that provides market researchers and brand leads with strategic and tactical market information using patient record forms (PRF). The Therapy Watch team partners with global pharmaceutical clients to enable them to access syndicated real-world insights, to inform their decision-making.


Living With is a syndicated Research Partnership offering, providing patient journey insights based primarily on quantitative market research with patients (and some qualitative research), providing comprehensive and cost-effective insight into the patient journey from pre-diagnosis to stabilisation.


About the Opportunity:


We are hiring this Associate Director position as an initial 14-month fixed-term contract as maternity cover. We are looking to appoint the position in July or August 2024. The role will sit embedded within a team, reporting into a Director and with client and line management responsibilities. There may be the opportunity for the position to become a permanent role in future if there is a good mutual fit and business need for a permanent hire.


Your primary role:


You will be the lead Associate Director on several client accounts within a disease area-specific portfolio and other therapeutic areas. You will be responsible for leading on all aligned client interactions (with support from the broader team) including de-briefs and query management and resolution.


  • You will facilitate and organise regular clients meetings and de-briefs (with aligned clients) to secure repeat business and renewals of key accounts
  • You will oversee longitudinal quantitative tracking research, managing the work of more junior researchers and ensuring that research deliverables are client-ready
  • You will provide input into the marketing strategy for Therapy Watch
  • You will be involved in pitches, company presentations and follow up of potential clients
  • You will work with Inizio’s Marketing team to create evidence based marketing to promote Therapy Watch capabilities more widely
  • Line management of a junior researcher


About You…


Your skills and experience:


  • More than 7 years of experience in healthcare quantitative market research (syndicated and/or custom research)
  • Have significant experience in managing projects and clients, with strong primary quantitative research skills
  • Capable relationship manager with new and existing clients
  • Line management experience preferable
  • Experience managing the launch of new research products will be highly beneficial


Ideal profile:

  • You are proactive, dedicated and enthusiastic, with a ‘can do’ attitude and approach
  • You demonstrate a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, as well as strengths in organisation and prioritisation
  • You are a collaborative team player who works well with colleagues
  • You communicate ideas and issues in an effective, straightforward fashion
  • You are highly motivated and want to seize opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career


Life at Research Partnership:


We love what we do and continuously strive for innovation and creativity. We believe everyone should continuously be learning and provide:


  • A comprehensive training and development programme for all staff, from entry level apprentice to senior management
  • A relaxed and friendly working environment, including hybrid and flexible working
  • Social events - including a summer day out and end-of-year party, along with regular social events after office hours
  • Fundraising and charity events – we support Forever Angels, a children's charity whose aim is to care for abandoned babies in Tanzania, Africa, as well as the local charity, Fulham Good Neighbours and as part of Inizio we participate in other charity initiatives


Benefits package


  • Company pension contributions of 5% available from your first day (salary sacrifice)
  • 30 days paid holiday
  • Additional birthday day off
  • Private health insurance
  • Life Assurance plan
  • Group Income Protection
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity, Adoption Leave


About Inizio Advisory:


Research Partnership is part of Inizio Advisory, we partner with global life science and healthcare companies to create lasting change in human healthcare.


Through our connected capabilities in market research, consulting and brand alignment, we support clients at every stage of their journey.


Our expertise, technology platforms and data-driven insights help clients to accelerate their clinical and commercial success, resulting in long-term value for clients and their patients.


Further information:


This is a full-time role, working in a hybrid pattern (2 days per week in the office) at our fantastic HQ location in Fulham Green, directly opposite Putney Bridge in London, which boasts free state-of-the-art gym with showers, on-site café, panoramic river views, landscaped gardens and regular social events.


Our Pledge


At Research Partnership, we value inclusivity, recognize the power of diversity, and inspire the next generation of change-makers. We are an equal opportunities employer. We believe in creating a work environment that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We aim to recruit from a diverse slate of candidates and foster an environment that provides the right conditions for long-term success. We welcome all applications regardless of race, colour, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, marital status, military veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation and physical or mental disability.



Don't meet every job requirement? That's okay! Our company is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. If you're excited about this role, but your experience doesn't perfectly fit every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right person for this role or others.

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