Moderator / Qualitative Consultant - Auto Industry
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Moderator / Qualitative Consultant - Auto & Mobility
The Auto & Mobility team at Escalent is growing from a good
research partner, and a trusted advisor, to the absolute recognized
experts in the spaces that matter to our clients. - There's been a
lot of success from our new products in the past year, and the team
exceeded sales goals in a tough 2020-2021 environment. - In order
to fully capitalize on this momentum, we are seeking to add a
Moderator/Qualitative consultant to join our excellent qualitative
Who are you?
You're a versatile moderator who's adept at keeping participants
engaged throughout long days, and still have the stamina to debrief
with clients immediately thereafter.
You are experienced enough to anticipate the clients' questions and
able to naturally go after insights without relying on a guide or
You've had sufficient experience with traditional and emerging
qualitative methods to design effective qualitative solutions.
You stay current with, emerging trends strategies for communicating
You are able to share top-of-mind take-aways with clients
immediately after the last group
You are at the point where clients specifically request you to
moderate their projects.
You're looking for an opportunity that will allow you to contribute
to business development without being solely responsible for
hitting a number.
You love having responsibility for synthesizing findings,
developing a story and presenting results .
Ideally, you've applied your moderating talents in the auto
industry for at least 5 years.
You are an analyst, consultant or journalist w/ deep focus on
automotive and mobility space.
While you may not have formal training as a qualitative researcher,
you do have experience conducting structured interviews with
sources to gather information.
While you are not expected to be an expert in automotive
technology, you stay current with advances in the industry.
You are able to synthesizing findings, developing a story and
A few other key points---
While we are looking for somebody with a strong individual skills
and experience, your ability to connect with our exceptional people
and clients is going to be a big deciding factor.
The team you'd work with is based in Michigan and Southern
California. - While you're able to work remotely, ideally you live
close enough to travel to client locations in the Metro Detroit or
Los Angeles/Orange County areas.
If you like what you've heard so far, we'd like to hear from
Here are the responsibilities & qualifications we're seeking in
case you wish to have more detail.
Effectively frame clients' thinking about the business issues they
Lead or co-lead the research design process, including project
specifications, pricing, creation of screener and discussion guide,
research methodology, analysis planning and delivery of
Develop/co-develop and retain client relationships at multiple
levels within clients' organizations.
Moderate research effectively across multiple modes and
Quickly establish rapport with clients and interviewees
Organize and oversee fast-moving projects with lots of moving
Independently author and deliver storytelling narratives,
interactive workshops, video documentaries and more to imbed
insight and guidance into clients' hearts and minds.
Contribute to thought leadership, point-of-view pieces and our
award-winning blog (escalent.co/thinking/blog)
Must have a Bachelor degree in a related field (e.g., marketing,
market research, psychology, anthropology, sociology,
communications, journalism, or other related field). An advanced
degree is preferred.
Must have 5+ years moderating research experience, preferably in
the automotive industry.
Previous experience working on projects involving behavioral
science, HMI, or innovation is a plus.
Must be a quick study and creative problem solver
Excellent written, visual and oral communications.
Passionate about understanding people, culture, markets and
uncovering how things really work.
Willing to work non-traditional hours and periodic overtime to
accommodate project requirements
Able to multi-task and manage several projects and clients
NOTE: This position requires heavy travel.
Customer service oriented
Intelligent and perceptive
Strong leadership presence
Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic
information, or other legally protected status.
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