Insights Director, Quantitative - Life Sciences
Escalent, Inc.

Livonia, Michigan

Posted in Marketing

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Job Info

Who We Are
Escalent is an award-winning data analytics and advisory firm that helps clients understand human and market behaviors to navigate disruption. As catalysts of progress for more than 40 years, our strategies guide the world•s leading brands. We accelerate growth by creating a seamless flow between primary, secondary, syndicated, and internal business data, providing consulting and advisory services from insights through implementation. Based on a profound understanding of what drives human beings and markets, we identify actions that build brands, enhance customer experiences, inspire product innovation and boost business productivity. We listen, learn, question, discover, innovate, and deliver•for each other and our clients•to make the world work better for people.

Role Overview
Insights Directors at Escalent lead the development of insights and storytelling and own the design, execution, data analysis and reporting phases of our work.

At Escalent, the Insights Director is a senior-level project role that helps the Sector leader fulfill on the objectives for projects while maintaining strong client relationships. Depending on the account team•s size and needs, this role will be expected to take the lead on day-to-day project related decisions and client correspondence. Insights Directors contribute to client retention and growth through consistent responsiveness and delivery of high-quality insights.

Insights positions are accountable for:

  • Presenting insights that address the client or industry•s needs.
  • Experience with and proper application of analytical techniques & tools (e.g., SPSS, etc.)
  • Strong background and interest in quantitative research involving complex topics and in-depth data analysis
  • Independently creating client-ready materials on time
  • Sound process & integrity of insights
  • Effectively working independently and in a team environment
Research Execution:
  • Direct and oversee all aspects of large-scale quantitative engagements, both domestically and globally, from inception to fruition. Responsibilities for this role Include developing custom questionnaires, troubleshooting fieldwork issues, developing SPSS syntax for data quality checking, tabulation plan, leading client meetings, crafting in-depth analysis/reports and delivering compelling and visually appealing presentations to clients.
  • Quickly develop rapport with clients and cultivate robust client relationships through adept management of expectations, adherence to timelines, proactive communication of project progress, problem-solving techniques, and strategic guidance in client implications and decision-making.
  • Effectively leverage a variety of methods and tools by collaborating with experts across Escalent, including our Centers of Excellence like Marketing & Data Sciences for advanced analytics, our Qualitative team, Syndicated & Javelin practices, or external partners in Behavioral Science, etc.
  • Identify execution efficiencies and process improvements internally to optimize project profitability, deliverable quality, and team productivity.
  • Independently learn new therapeutic areas and confidently converse in patient and HCP vernacular
Insights and Storytelling:
  • Lead the development of insights and storytelling and own the data analysis and reporting phases of our work.
  • Partner with clients to present findings in a way that is impactful to client•s stakeholders.
  • Synthesize insights across studies and indications, as applicable, to provide unique perspective and actionable direction to clients.
  • Work closely with your fellow team members in other Insights roles, in Project Management positions and Sales & Strategic Growth roles in delivering our solutions in a high-quality manner.
  • Contribute to thought leadership, point-of-view publications, and our award-winning blog (
Coaching & Mentoring:
  • As you gain understanding of the nuances of the types of projects (methodologies), a particular client, the industry (or industries), and Escalent solutions, you offer consultative guidance to clients and colleagues.
  • Coach junior staff on interpretation/synthesis of results, storytelling, client-centric servicing model and problem-solving, etc. to help them develop their skills in research methodology, client management, and elevation of findings to actionable insights.
  • Develop training materials, as needed, to help junior staff learn or enhance their skills and performance.
Salary Range for this position is $115,000 - $130,000. If this is not the right range for you, please check out our other openings. This position is 100% remote.

  • Must have a Bachelor degree in health, life sciences, market research or other related field. An advanced degree is a plus.
  • Minimum of 7 years of related experience within the life sciences industry or sector with recent experience managing studies from start to finish
  • Considered •Highly skilled• in analytics functional skillset
    • Breadth of research methodology expertise & experience including survey / instrument design, advanced analytics such as conjoint, MaxDiff, etc.
    • Data analysis software (e.g. SPSS, Excel, etc.)
    • Able to distill findings into meaningful insights
    • Formation of story architecture
  • Highly skilled in all aspects of Reporting (deliverables)
    • Prescriptive / Consultative Writing skills • reports and client communications
    • Data viz / PPT / Excel
    • Autonomous report design / analysis plan
    • Strong presentation and storytelling abilities
  • Ability to effectively lead project insights team
  • Ability to manage several client engagements concurrently.
  • Ability to contribute to research design and/or proposal writing
  • High degree of professionalism & situational awareness (particularly related to client interactions)
  • Highly collaborative, capable of getting others across the organization to collaborate
Compensation, Benefits, and Culture
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance - Large carriers on a national level (domestic partner coverage included)
  • 401k with Company Match • No vesting period; bi-weekly contributions
  • Flexible PTO - Feel no guilt in taking off a minimum of 3 weeks of •real• vacation time
  • Paid Parental Leave - 12 weeks for maternity and 6 weeks for paternity, including adoption
  • 12 Paid Company Holidays
  • Hybrid/Virtual Work - Virtual-first workforce with employees in most states
  • Salary Range for this position is $115,000 - $130,000
Growth Potential
From this position, you would have the following options available for future growth/roles at Escalent:
  • Insights Director on a different sub-sector or Industry
  • Director of Insights • a leader of the function, supervising others within an industry team
  • Insights Consulting roles • Individual contributor positions within the Insights & Consulting path
  • Sales & Strategic Growth roles • consultative sales role with incentive plan
  • Leadership of a Sector / Practice • consultative sales over a sector/industry with leadership responsibility & management incentive plan
  • VP, Project Management & Insights • leadership role over delivery teams in a large industry or multiple teams
  • Centers of Excellence • i.e. Qualitative Consultant, Data Sciences
  • Advisory Practice (Javelin Roles) • offering advisory services over a particular sector of an industry (i.e. Wealth, Health Insurance, Payments, Electric Vehicles, etc.)
Explore our Careers and Culture page to learn more about the people behind the brand:

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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