Do you want to work
in a fun, fast-paced environment?

Datassential is growing and we're looking for bright, enthusiastic people to join our team.
While our requirements vary based on the specific position, there are a few qualities we look
for in every Datassential team member:


Curiosity — we're an organization of problem solvers, and it's our "let's figure this out" attitude that lets us deliver the best and most meaningful results for our clients. We encourage everyone here to be highly inquisitive, because the most thoughtful solutions comes only when you've explored all the angles.

Creativity – some companies focus on procedural research, forcing things into a template that isn't necessarily optimal for the study. We hate that. We view each research engagement as an opportunity to design an optimal approach to the questions that are asked, how they're analyzed, and the strategic implications of those insights.

Pride – pure and simple, we want our deliverables to be the best our clients have ever seen. We're proud of the work we do, and want you to be too.

Service – we're here to serve our clients; it's really as simple as that. We never nickel and dime, and everything we do always comes back to "how do we deliver our client the best possible result?" As part of the Datassential team, your primary responsibility is to understand what the client needs and how they intend to use it - and always be looking for ways to get them something even better than the last time.

Datassential is a leading market research firm for the food industry, combining research with expert insights from a team of creative, inquisitive problem-solvers and food lovers. Datassential is a full service firm offering both syndicated and custom research solutions to a number of Fortune 500 clients. Datassential also has the largest and most accurate menu database in the marketplace today. If you are looking for an exciting, fast paced small business environment, this is the company for you. EOE


ACCOUNT MANAGER

Desired Skills
& Expertise

Skills and Experience:
  • BA/BS or equivalent
  • Minimum of 8+ years of account management experience preferably with syndicated or custom research
  • Possess strong communication skills in both writing and presentation to clearly and effectively communicate to a wide variety of client contacts (support staff to C-level)
  • Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to handle pressure, juggle multiple responsibilities simultaneously, and work well with a diverse customer base and various internal teams
  • Expert in all MS Office Products (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Travel (typically 10% - 15%)

Datassential is a leading market research firm for the food industry, combining research with expert insights from a team of creative, inquisitive problem-solvers and food lovers. Datassential is a full service firm offering both syndicated and custom research solutions to a number of Fortune 500 clients. Datassential also has the largest and most accurate menu database in the marketplace today.

We have a full-time, account manager position available in our downtown Chicago office. We’re seeking individuals with a passion for food and an interest in understanding trends impacting restaurants to join our Syndicated Research team. We are an entrepreneurial company with a casual work environment and great opportunity for growth. If you are looking for an exciting, fast paced, business environment, this is the company for you.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Develop and maintain client relationships with key accounts in the food service industry
    • Manage key accounts as part of a team approach including strategic and tactical planning and implementation
    • Proactively identify growth opportunities for key accounts
    • Provide key accounts actionable insights leveraging Datassential syndicated services
    • Present to high level management at clients and industry events
    • Train clients on Datassential syndicated tools
  • Data analysis, reporting, and presentation development
    • Scope projects incorporating all Datassential syndicated tools
    • Create presentations that are visually intuitive
    • Cull insights, key findings, and strategic recommendations from data
    • Create actionable conclusions and recommendations
  • Manage and mentor direct reports
    • Train direct reports on Datassential syndicated tools
    • Guide and mentor direct reports on key client responsibilities including data pulling, charting, report writing and client interactions
    • QC all direct report deliverables for accuracy
    • Provide direction and feedback for career progression


If you are interested in this position you must submit the following:

• A cover letter outlining how your qualifications fit our requirements
• A detailed resume
• Salary requirements

Send us an email at jenny.clarke@datassential.com to apply.

Custom Research Project Manager

Desired Skills
& Experience

Required
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent professional writing and communication skills
  • Excellent grammar in both written and spoken English
  • Strong analytical capabilities and an aptitude for statistics or numbers
  • Exceptionally high level of proficiency in MS Office applications: Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, emphasis on concentrations in areas like Marketing, Business, Statistics, English, Communication or other related studies
  • 4-6 years’ experience in market research or insights-related position
Highly Encouraged
  • Foodservice industry knowledge / experience
  • Interest in food and restaurant trends
  • Custom research experience or familiarity with custom research-based market research methodologies

Datassential is a leading market research firm for the food industry, combining research with expert insights from a team of creative, inquisitive problem-solvers and food lovers. Datassential is a full service firm offering both syndicated and custom research solutions to a number of Fortune 500 clients. Datassential also has the largest and most accurate menu database in the marketplace today.

We are looking for career driven, enthusiastic candidates to join the Custom Research Team in our downtown Chicago office. If you are looking for an exciting, fast paced, entrepreneurial business environment, this is the company for you.

Custom Research is a unique niche within market research that continually hones your critical thinking skills. Every project and client goal is different and presents new opportunities for development in strategic analysis and consultation. Our clients come to us for creative custom solutions, so these often encompass both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.

Project Managers will be expected to participate fully in each project stage, from inception through completion (including a wide range of project-related tasks ranging from custom survey development to data analysis, report writing, and direct client interactions/relationship management). Project Managers will also be responsible for helping to develop more junior team members across all areas of market research.

Main responsibilities:
  • Questionnaire development and field management:
    • Writing surveys which address specific strategic objectives (using both traditional and proprietary methodologies)
    • Overseeing survey programming and testing to ensure proper data collection
    • Actively managing data collection, reviewing data for integrity and accuracy
  • Data analysis, reporting, and presentation development:
    • Implementing numerous analytic methodologies based on situational applicability
    • Presentation of data in visually intuitive and creative ways
    • Culling insights, key findings, and strategic recommendations from the data
    • Presentation of findings to high level management at client companies
  • Development of junior staff:
    • Guiding more entry-level Associates and Analysts in skill development (from survey writing to data analysis, reporting/insights writing, client interaction and comportment, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned


If you are interested in this position you must submit the following:

• A cover letter including salary requirement
• A detailed resume


As part of the interview process, candidates will be asked to provide a writing sample and/or example of work from previous market research experience. Any submitted work samples must be reflective of individual work (not collaborative group work).


Send us an email at jenny.clarke@datassential.com to learn more.