Bulbshare Qualitative Research Associate Director

Remote, based in UK or South Africa

About the company:

We’re on a mission to solve the world's biggest social and commercial challenges through the power of customer collaboration. Our leading-edge technology and world-class teams help some of the most iconic brands in the world (LEGO, Nestlé, L’Oréal, Samsung) by creating unique online communities that collaborate and provide real-time insights, ideas and content. These customer-led insights fuel new ideas for products, marketing campaigns, content creation and much, much more. As Bulbshare rapidly accelerates its growth, we are looking for an exceptional Qualitative Research Associate Director to join our team and contribute to our mission.

Your role:

In this pivotal role, you will serve as the primary client contact for all insight projects, responsible for maintaining strong client relationships and delivering exceptional results. As such consistent delivery of high quality output to grow account is important; as is the design, analysis and interpretation of data to best meet the client's objectives. The individual must possess significant qualitative market research experience, ability to work independently as well as in a team and previous experience in consumer based qualitative research is essential.

Key responsibilities:

As Qualitative Research Associate Director, your key responsibilities will include:
  • Deliver a range of complex qualitative projects from start to end, including thinking out of the box for creative research solutions throughout the project cycle
  • Write persuasive research proposals - propose and justify methodology and cost
  • Key tasks: client briefs; proposal writing; project design and implementation; writing insightful qualitative reports
  • Preparation of presentations to a high standard requiring little or no input from senior management
  • Ability to present findings to clients at a high level with strategic recommendations
    Deliver exceptional value to client and deepen client account relations

What we are looking for:

Qualifications and technical skills required

  • Educated to at least degree level or equivalent
  • Demonstrable qualitative market research experience (non-negotiable)
  • Qualitative subject matter expert (non-negotiable)
  • 8 years+ in agency environment (Qualitative)
  • Previous digital research experience highly advantageous
  • Good appreciation/understanding of marketing/client issues
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Previous experience working with FMCG companies is an advantage

Competencies required

  • Excellent qualitative interpretation and analytical skills
  • Ability to confidently present Qualitative results to high level clients
  • Excellent communication skills and command of English, both written and spoken
  • Ability to plan ahead, multitask and drive solutions around related aspects of your role
  • Excellent analytical problem solving skills
  • Genuine curiosity and energy in your chosen field
  • Commercially focused
  • Ability to build relationships across departments, suppliers and clients

What’s in it for you:

Be a part of an extremely fast growing technology startup transforming the way brands and organisations collaborate with their audience

  • Values driven culture where we connect, collaborate & co-create
  • 38 days holiday including statutory bank holidays
  • Company sick pay
  • Health cash plan provided by Health Shield
  • Company pension
  • Remote working
  • Flexible hours to bring out the best in your performance
  • Supported learning & development with 6 monthly reviews
  • Quarterly fun days at our HQ
  • Dress for your diary & own your unique style
  • Tech provided
  • Surprise gifts

You’ll also enjoy…

  • Flexible location – work remotely or from our offices in London Bridge and Cape Town
  • 30 days holiday excluding bank holidays and Christmas
  • Potential for flexible hours
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Pension
  • Training allowance for personal and professional development
  • Other company perks include team socials, regular team events


To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject 'Qualitative Research Associate Director Application'.