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Research Services Account Manager

Cedar Rapids, IA

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Research Services Account Manager
Do you enjoy both working with people and managing details? Vernon Research Group (VRG), a leading custom market research firm located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is looking for someone who has both right-brain and left-brain strengths. We are hiring a professional to lead the marketing and execution of qualitative research projects that use our recruiting and hosting services, including our professional focus group facility. This position will focus on gaining business from research firms, advertising and marketing agencies, consultants, and others in the U.S. and managing their projects to completion. This includes focus groups, interviews, and shopper intercepts. In addition, this position conducts recruiting, scheduling, and managing other details for qualitative research for our own clients.
This person will conduct marketing activities, write proposals, coordinate internal and external resources, manage all project details and communications, recruit participants, help select participants, host clients and participants the day of the research, run needed technology (e.g., audio or video recording), and handle follow-up tasks. This person will also help market and grow the Iowa Opinion Panel, an opt-in research panel. VRG projects are confidential in nature, so a high degree of professionalism is required. Fairly often, some evening hours are required. On rare occasions, Saturday work may be involved (typically, once a year). Work schedules can be adjusted to accommodate this.
This position requires a bachelor's degree, a minimum of 1- 2 years of business experience, and some experience working with clients. This position is within a highly collaborative company, so incumbent should be comfortable working with others to achieve results for our clients and taking on additional tasks as needed. Competency in common software programs (PowerPoint, Word, etc.) is required.
Vernon Research Group is a business unit within the portfolio of Folience, an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) holding company. Additional Folience companies include Fusionfarm, The Gazette, and Color Web Printers. This position offers long-term growth and development, within Vernon Research Group as well as potential opportunities across other Folience companies. We offer a well-rounded compensation package: competitive salary, bonus plan, excellent health, wellness and retirement benefits, including participation in our ESOP/401k plan.
Please apply at:
Or by sending your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
Attn: Human Resources
501 2nd Avenue SE, STE#300
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
Pre-employment drug screen required.

Posted 01/07/17

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