Senior Strategist

Deadline 28 February, 2023 Position Ref: 2087


Total Experience (months or years)




The Role:
The role of the Senior Strategist is to provide strategic leadership across all aspects of qualitative market research projects, including project setup, guide development, moderating, debrief writing, and client presentation through to project close. The Senior Strategist works to identify culturally fueled, profoundly rich, and deep human behavioral insights to drive strategic solutions.
Senior Strategists must be comfortable working in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment and able to verbalize their point of view is like working on a team and in a team environment.

Takes personal ownership and responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work commitments. Follows organizational guidelines for work and strives to meet company standards of best work.
Demonstrates reliability and integrity daily.
Strategic Thinking
Analyzes and interprets information gathered from a variety of sources to elevate thinking and to ensure successful client results. Generates fresh thinking and new ideas to drive excellence throughout project work.
Maintains a professional and positive manner even under changing or uncertain conditions. Works well with many individuals to lead projects and provide support, coaching, encouragement and direction. Engages others in formal and informal training and coaching to advance their development
Organizational Awareness
Shows commitment to the company vision and strategic goals by following organizational expectations and having a solid understanding of the internal environment/culture. Uses knowledge of existing procedures to solve issues and accomplish goals. Enforces organizational policies, procedures, and practices.
Works positively and effectively with others to reach a common goal. Participates actively in group activities and collaboration fostering a team environment.

Communication & Presentation Skills
Expresses and transmits information with consistency, clarity, and confidence
Ability to communicate with ease both in written and verbal form
Demonstrates active listening techniques to understand effectively, interpret outcomes and formulate the next steps
Can read a room and understand implications
Delivers engaging prepared presentations to clients and presents ideas in a compelling way
Within a project context, can think on their feet and answer client questions in a succinct and strategic way
Can facilitate and lead client workshops
Project Management
Effectively runs projects within timelines
Ability to lead any tier 2 and tier 3 projects
Ability to prioritize workflow to meet project deliverables
Acts as day-to-day primary point of contact with clients
Ability to lead internal and client project kick-off meetings
Accountable for keeping project tracker up to date and approving invoices if the project lead
Approaches recruiting with strategic and creative problem-solving skills
Client Management
Anticipates client expectations and ensures they overdeliver through execution and deliverables
Proactively manages client needs without client or Senior Management prompting
Actively problem solves to overcome challenges and develops win/win solutions for client and the company
Ensures timely communication with clients
Builds client relationships that instill confidence and trust
Effectively manages the backroom
Discussion Guide Development
Ability to deconstruct a client need into the required knowledge areas to pursue and develop client-ready discussion guides
Leverages, interprets and integrates existing projective techniques and can develop new ones when needed
Sells guide rationale to clients and can apply judgment for when to push back on client feedback
Ability to moderate across all methods and respondent types
Ability to adapt in the moment and be present in the interview
Ability to be strategic and not depend on discussion guides
Ability to procure deep insights and knows when to probe in strategically rich areas
Debrief Writing
Manages the debrief writing process, including brainstorm meetings, on time
Leverages Strategic Oversight (SO) as required
Visualizes concepts or insights in an impactful way
With direction, creates a clear, tight and persuasive story
Elevates all debriefs with strategic thought

About the Client:
The client uses Applied Anthropology Thinking (AAT)™ to go deeper beneath the surface to better understand human behavior, enabling our clients to drive business decisions with unique humanistic insights.
As a full-service qualitative research consultancy, the client is a globally-recognized leader in humanistic insights.
We have been pioneering the application of Anthropology in marketing and business for over two decades. We leverage our Applied Anthropology Thinking (AAT)™ approach to create game-changing business results for our clients around the world.
Central to our approach is the Anthropological principle that 80% of what drives human behavior lives at a subconscious and “hidden” level.
  10+ years experience in qualitative market research work
  Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Power Point and
  Valid passport
Must be eligible to work in North America
Some travel required for project work
  Fluent in written and verbal English
Fluency in a second language is an asset -
particularly French, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Japanese
  Hybrid work structure - remote and in-office.


Remote in USA, NJ, or Toronto


Remote Work



36 Months

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