Placement Opportunity: Insights Researcher at MaCher

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Placement Opportunity

Organisation MaCher
Role/Job Title Insights Researcher
Business Sector Manufacturing;Sales & Marketing;  
No. of Employees 11-50 employees  
Company Overview A Certified B Corp since 2014, MaCher partners with brands to help them express who they are, designing thoughtful products and meaningful solutions that get them noticed.   Using our business as a force for good, we have a focus on helping brands transition away from single use plastics and virgin materials. In 2019, 96% of our products were reusable and our goal is 100% by 2023. We know testing, compliance and risk mitigation inside and out as well as your legal exposure. We take it very seriously, that’s why we are industry leaders in driving systemic improvements in global supply chain management.   We are proud to be members of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange. We also adhere to Prop 65, CCPSA, CPSIA and REACH requirements. All of our suppliers meet ISO SA8000 standards, which is the United Nations universally accepted doctrine on human rights. Additionally, we proactively engage our supply partners in transparent progress on sustainability reporting.   We make better things, to make things better.  
Key Duties/Tasks Help us to  • identify and leverage academic research and consumer behavioural insights that can inform our sales approach, create differentiation for our brand in the promotional products industry and ultimately drive revenue generation. • establish robust approaches to evaluating the impact of promotional products (particularly ROI of GWP and ‘surprise & delight’) through ‘real world’ tests with clients, that will lead to data-driven company positions on issues and demonstrate the value of MaCher’s work.  • stay on top of key consumer trends, policy changes and relevant external issues that could impact client and future client actions.  
Knowledge & Skills Required We are looking for someone who: • is curious, creative, kind, and intelligent • has strong communication skills with particular ability to communicate and transfer academic theories and ideas in ways that could be applied by business. • Has good knowledge of research in the areas of consumer behaviour, advertising or marketing  • Can identify how and what academic/data can be used to build opportunity and knowledge in our business  • Is willing to seek advice and give and receive feedback well  
Skills postgraduate researcher will have an opportunity to develop • Practical application of academic research and data for business use • Teamwork and integration of ideas among specialists in product design, sustainability,   sourcing and production and sales • Critical thinking and analysis • Creativity, originality and initiative  
Dates of Placement Flexible – any time from 1st June 2021  
Duration of Opportunity 12 weeks, but flexible  
Full time/part time Flexible either FT or PT  
On Site or Virtual Both  
Application Closing Date 21/07/2021  
Date Submitted 20/5/21


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This is one of 25 funded UK based placements available to University of Surrey PGRs.

Successful candidates will be paid by the university a maximum of £1,200 per month to cover living expenses.  Preference will be given to those PGRs who are not in receipt of UKRI funding.