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Market Research Assistant

Reference
1912650
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education, Media & Communications
Location
Harlow, GBR
Expiry Date
17/11/2019
Market Research Assistant Description At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s 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 ...

Job Description

Market Research Assistant

Description

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s 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’s 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.

The UK Online Programme Management (OPM) team partners with UK universities to offer online degree programmes. We are looking for a market research assistant to join this dynamic, growing business unit.

The market research team is uniquely placed within the Managed Services organisation in that we support all other functions within it, from business development to marketing, and from course launch to sales. We work closely with colleagues and provide them with the insight they need to support their activities – from high-level analyses of the general higher education landscape, down to very specific details of a given programme that inform sales and marketing activity. We also work closely with our partners’ academic teams to help shape their online programmes to be the very best they can be, bringing years of industry experience and best-practice to the fore.

We are looking for a motivated, detail-focused Market Research Assistant to support our research activities. The role presents an exciting opportunity for someone looking to enter the OPM sector in a research capacity. You will work with colleagues across functions and build a strong foundation in this fast-growing area of Higher Education service provision.

We need someone who can learn quickly, work independently and has a high level of computer literacy – intermediate level Excel and Word is a minimum.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conducting and delivering surveys, and analysing and reporting on the results
  • Developing and maintaining databases
  • Managing document storage and retrieval
  • Analysing and drawing conclusions from quantitative datasets
  • Supporting Research Managers by conducting desk research and literature reviews
  • Working with third party suppliers to acquire data sets and other insight
  • Monitoring and analysing the Higher Education sector more widely, reporting on trends, regulatory framework and policy to help inform decisions taken by the business unit
  • Undertaking ad hoc projects as required by the business unit

Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.

The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.

Qualifications

Although not essential, the ideal candidate will:

  • have experience of market research activities;
  • have a background in the Higher Education sector;
  • have experience using analytical software or a programming language;
  • be articulate and precise, and able to deliver research outputs with impact;
  • thrive in a collaborative team culture, and;
  • have the energy and flexibility to work within a high-tempo, dynamic environment.

Primary Location: GB-GB-Harlow

Work Locations: GB-Harlow-Kao Park Kao Park Hockham Way Kao Two Harlow CM17 9SR

Job: Marketing

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 11, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1912650

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.