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Design / Market Research Strategist

Location: Zeeland, Michigan
Date Posted: 07-19-2018
Design / Market Research Strategist – Zeeland, MI --

We are currently searching for a Design / Market Research Strategist to join our team in Zeeland, Michigan. In this role you will support projects for customers in a variety of industries. This could be an internal, Core Team position or a dedicated contract position that could be full-time or part-time.
What it’s like to work here:

DISHER is a positively cool place to work. Each team member is skilled, dedicated, and passionate about their work, promoting a culture of fresh innovative thinking, creative problems solving and solid work performance. DISHER hires for culture fit as much as skill set, which is noticeable when you see how team members care about each other and how they invest their time and energy into hobbies and organizations outside the workday.  We believe that in everything we do, we must strive to Make a Positive Difference® for one another, our customers, and our community.
Hear more from DISHER team members at disher.com/about-us/culture/
What you will get to do:
  • Partner with our customers on innovative and challenging projects
  • Provide expertise and project leadership for various types of research including market, product, user, and strategy 
  • Utilize a blend of quantitative and qualitative research tools and approaches
  • Take an investigative approach to interactive research activities 
  • Help to develop a project plan for various types of research actives including interviews, surveys, focus groups, observations, etc.
  • Help support business development and develop proposals 
  • Gather data, organize and synthesize results into comparative scores to vet the results
  • Develop and present recommendations and alternative strategies 
  • Help develop visual, iconic, infographic summaries of the research results and recommendations 
  • Develop visual communications for presentations and marketing
  • Recruit and mange other research skills as needed
  • Experience a variety of teams and work environments through projects with DISHER
  • Support Vision Mapping projects with synthesis and recommendations  
  • Make a positive difference using your expertise and personality
What will make you successful:
  • Bachelor’s degree required in Market Research, Human Centered Design, Marketing, or similar Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3-5+ years required in market research
  • Experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Ability to generate visual representations from conclusions drawn in research
  • Experience with design software
  • Able to incorporate an investigative, interactive, interpersonal approach to research 
  • Multi-industry experience is a great advantage
  • Excellent communications, strong writing skills, visual communication and presentation skills are important
  • Must enjoy working with products and be excited to learn new concepts
  • Must be team-based with a creative approach to work
  • Have a keen sense of urgency
  • Ability to consult with customers on their worksite
  • Be a self-starter, who can pursue and fulfill responsibilities independently
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Must have current and continuing right to work in the United States without sponsorship
What’s next?
Apply for this position here: http://disherdesign.catsone.com/careers

DISHER is a nationally-recognized product development, talent attraction, and business consulting firm. Since 2000, we have helped hundreds of Fortune 500 companies, suppliers, and independent inventors successfully discover, design, engineer, and manufacture high-impact products and services.
Our experienced team of over 160 qualified experts partner with clients to deliver a breadth of solutions including: Product Development Solutions, Talent Solutions, and Business Solutions. DISHER has deep experience in a variety of markets including automotive, office furniture, alternative energy, consumer, agribusiness, industrial, and medical products. We are passionate about helping our customers achieve higher performance, productivity, and profits.
With offices in Michigan and Indiana, DISHER is making a positive difference alongside clients locally, nationally, and around the world.

Keywords:  market, research, marketing, human centered design, focus groups ,data, infographics, ideation

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