Marketing Research & Insights Manager

Freddie Mac
McLean, VA
Jun 22, 2018
Jul 23, 2018
Full Time
Position Overview
The Research & Insights Manager will be a key player on a team that drives client-focused decision making, and a data-driven approach to marketing strategy and communications across the organisation. The Manager will be responsible for conducting research and develop developing insights to share with marketing strategy and communications teammates, and then contribute to developing imaginative and differentiating marketing efforts across audiences and communications touchpoints.
The role will apply best practice in conducting research, both internally and through third parties, across financial category trends, customer insights, and competitive tracking and analysis, drawing upon multiple data sets and syndicated data sources, both qual and quant. The goal is to ensure consistent, meaningful, and actionable insights are distributed to inform the marketing planning cycle.
The role involves managing multiple research projects and ad-hoc projects, across multiple solutions areas, to ensure that projects are delivered on time and on budget. The manager will collaborate with Research & Insights colleagues to report periodically on marketing KPIs, and ensure both marketing and business stakeholders are up-to-date on relevant developments.

Basic Requirements

* 8-10 years of related experience. 2+ years management experience
* College Degree or equivalent work experience
* Demonstrated capability related to research tools and methodologies, marketing metrics, statistical methods
* Experience with external research vendors, marketing planning and execution, project management, and best practices implementation

Key to success in this role

*Considerable knowledge of market and audience research techniques and experience of conducting and managing all stages of research projects
*Demonstrates sound judgement in addressing commercial challenges
*Understands wider and external business and category issues
*Effectively uses business data and multiple sources to craft a story and guide activities and decisions
*Consistently focuses on generating sound and actionable client insights based upon superior understanding of broader trends
*Innovates to improve things within the Research & Insight team
*Highly creative with the commitment to deliver fresh ideas
*Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, with the ability to analyze and present findings to colleagues and business audiences, and to influence senior stakeholders

Preferred Skills
*Advanced degree
*Financial services experience

Closing Statement
Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you’ll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.