Research Executive

Manchester, England, United Kingdom | Full-time

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As an award-winning integrated communications agency, we are committed to bringing about change in healthcare; change informed by experience, driven by innovation and proven in delivery.

With UK offices in Manchester and London, the majority of the work we do is within the healthcare and wellness sector. Across our offices we have a multidisciplinary team of over 500+ people who collaborate to produce global campaigns that aim to enhance people’s lives – whether that is by empowering patients to understand their treatment options, providing a range of support to carers or educating healthcare professionals to make the most effective treatment decisions possible.

We are looking for a Research Executive to join our Manchester based team who, as part of this, will secure a place on our 2021 Graduate Programme. We really believe in investing in talent and ensuring people are consistently adding to their experience and skill set – you can read more about the Graduate Programme at our website www.havaslynx.com 

The Research Executive position is ideal for someone who is seeking to commence their career in advertising and communications, particularly those who have a passion for insight development, understanding human behaviour, brand building and creative thinking. Given the nature of our work, we are looking to hear from applicants who have either recently gained a Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities or Marketing/Advertising/Communications degree, or who possess some relevant commercial experience within either the healthcare, market research or advertising sectors.

We work hard to ensure our campaigns and solutions are driven by unique insight, stand out from the crowd and truly make a difference in the world. Within this position, you will have the opportunity to really take ownership of projects and ultimately, inform the brand marketing strategy for our global pharmaceutical clients. Research and insight development is a significant part of this role – you will work with a range of scientific and healthcare related information whilst also liaising with senior professionals in the field. You will research and analyse the digital and social landscape, conduct category and competitor reviews and dive deep into understanding the behaviours of different audiences. You’ll develop good understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, receiving training which allows you to both support and lead in primary and secondary research projects – you can expect to collate reports, delivering key recommendations that help direct our client’s brand strategy. There will also be an element of client contact inherent with this position as you will be responsible for conveying your recommendations to both internal and external parties, this could be in the delivery of research findings or in the pitching of ideas to secure new business.

At Lynx, personality is key and we’re looking for a team player who displays excellent initiative, who is proactive in problem solving and who remains calm under pressure. In return, we offer a supportive environment where there is a high level of focus on your career development – we offer two invaluable internal training programmes at Lynx, the #LXAcademy and, as previously mentioned, the Graduate Programme. You can view more information via the blog area of our website.

We’re very proud of our heritage and culture so, as a result, you’ll find the Havas Lynx Group is a sociable, friendly environment where personality is important. Take a look at our social media channels for a glimpse of what we get up to via @havaslynxeu on Instagram and Havas Lynx Group on YouTube and Facebook.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a recent graduate with a 2:1 degree classification or higher in a Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Marketing/Advertising/Communications, History, Mathematics or similar
  • Display a keen interest in brand strategy, human behaviour, insight and creativity
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent initiative, lateral thinking and problem solving skills
  • Possess a high level of attention to detail and a passion for inspiring others
  • Display very strong organisational and time management skills
  • Be professional, approachable and confident in sharing their ideas

This advertised post is with the Havas Lynx Group, part of the Havas Health & You network. More information can be found at www.havaslynx.com .We understand that privacy and the security of your personal information is extremely important. By applying for this role, you agree to the terms of our privacy policy which you can find www.havaslynx.com/privacy-policy/