SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION
Finding a job or the right candidate can be a difficult and daunting task. The research industry has many special niches and categories that require different types of experience and expertise.
Once you decide it’s time to look for a new job, you begin perfecting your résumé and cover letter. The process of finding and applying for the right job is a seemingly endless one and it can leave you wondering where to even begin. Luckily, there are many different recruiting companies within the research industry that know all about this struggle and are available to help connect job seekers with the careers that are right for them. The right recruiters and career specialists can help you find your next fulfilling career while taking much of the work and stress off of your shoulders. If your company is looking for quality talent, recruiting companies can also be a great resource to finding the right professionals, whether it’s an entry-level employee or a vice president.
No matter what area of market research you’re a part of, or if your passion lies in quant or qual, career experts and recruiters can help you meet your career goals. They may even find you the job of your dreams! Here is a list of companies that offer recruiting and career services.
FOUNDED 1980 | 15 EMPLOYEES
RITA RAZ, CEO
Analytic Recruiting continues to be the leader in the placement of market research professionals since our founding in 1980. We fill positions at all levels, from analyst to SVP, throughout the country and in all industries. Our outstanding, experienced recruiting team fills positions in consumer insights, qual/quant project management, digital research, marketing analytics, data science, statistical analysis, syndicated/secondary research, etc. We like to work closely with our clients and are very deliberate in aligning skills, career goals and positions. Our deep candidate database and business relationships are unmatched in the industry. Contact us to discuss your needs.
Benton Search Associates Inc.
LINDA BENTON, CEO
Benton Search Associates Inc. has over 20 years of business experience specializing in placement recruiting the very top talent within consumer research/ insights and statistical analysis/ data mining. This boutique marketplace includes placement of consumer research/insight professionals, statisticians/ econometricians, financial engineers, health care analysts and SAS®/SPSS® programmers at all levels of staffing nationally. We place professionals for market science, data science, statistical analysis, data mining, predictive analytics and market insights in market research, CPG/retail, financial services, life science and insurance industry verticals.
O’Connell Group LLC
FOUNDED 1993 | 17 EMPLOYEES
DIXON SMITH, MANAGING PRINCIPAL/ RECRUITER
O’Connell Group specializes in market research analyst jobs, consumer insights analyst positions, shopper insights analytics jobs and other consumer insights and market research roles from the C-suite to the experienced associate level. We serve companies nationwide, from America’s largest CPG leaders to entrepreneurial and private equity-backed enterprises, including consumer-driven, non-CPG companies who want to hire CPG talent. As CPG industry veterans, we conduct searches along the full career ladder. This means unsurpassed understanding of the companies we serve and strategic guidance for candidates through their careers, making us the go-to recruitment firm for building careers, as well as building teams that build brands.
Parallel Futures International
FOUNDED 2008 | 6 EMPLOYEES
KEVIN HUGHES, PRESIDENT
Brand value is our obsession; we know it’s truly the people behind the product. We bring great people to great people: For optimal team alignment, passion, synergy, creativity and results. We recruit in marketing research, consumer insights, innovation, brand strategy, competitive intelligence and marketing analytics. Our strengths are in the health care, consumer markets, technology and financial services industries. Recruiters everywhere use social media and search tools. But the mix of technical, interpersonal and business skills you uniquely require is harder to find, engage and attract – and retain. We bring like-minded people together for a mutually beneficial and successful future.
Smith Hanley Associates LLC
FOUNDED 1980 | 30 EMPLOYEES
LINDSEY BARTLETT, MARKET RESEARCH PRACTICE LEAD
With over 36 years dedicated to market research, Smith Hanley Associates has built and maintained an industry-leading recruiting and consulting service for both clients and candidates. Clients include Fortune 500 companies across all major industries, market research suppliers and consultancies. A strong knowledge of all B2B and B2C industries nationally gives us the ability to be confident in our expertise of location, salary and skill set. When bringing on Smith Hanley as your contingency recruiter, you are partnering with a specialized consultant in finding you your next analyst to senior vice president of market research.
Trusted Talent LLC
FOUNDED 2016 | 5 EMPLOYEES
BOB FERRO, MANAGING DIRECTOR
Trusted Talent announces new recruiting hub just for the research industry. The hub makes it easier for talent to find positions within the industry and for hiring companies to find the most qualified candidates. Trusted Talent specializes in talent acquisition for the market research industry. As recruiting becomes more difficult for hiring companies and more frustrating for talent, industry expertise matters and technology can help. The marketplace will give control to candidates looking for positions and reduce the cost to the hiring companies. There is no charge to use the hub and hiring companies only pay if you hire talent found on the hub. Come to TrustedTalentMR.com to get started.