Research Manager, Quantitative

Quantitative Research Manager

Voted at the 2022 MRS Awards as The Best Place to Work, The Nursery Research and Planning is a highly respected agency specialising in brand strategy, communications, and customer experience. We carry out qualitative and quantitative research, and data analytics, across a huge range of sectors including FMCG, financial, automotive, leisure and healthcare.

We are looking for a Quantitative Research Manager to join our close knit and friendly team, working across a large variety of brands and sectors. You will ideally have spent c.5 years at a market research agency and will have an interest in brands, marketing, and customer behaviour. 

As a Research Manager at The Nursery, you will have ownership of both ad hoc and tracking projects from inception to completion. You will be a key team player and will deliver excellent service while helping to develop existing client relationships.

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Contributing to research proposals and attending pitches
  • Managing quantitative research projects including design, resourcing, liaising with suppliers, quality control and analysis
  • Writing bespoke questionnaires that demonstrate an understanding of client objectives
  • Building relationships with clients, advertising agencies and media agencies to fully understand strategy and campaign context and objectives
  • Conducting analysis (in Q Research software) that answers the client brief
  • Presenting results and recommendations in an engaging, confident way
  • Coaching and mentoring junior staff
  • Working closely with, supporting, and learning from Account Directors and Research Leads
  • Taking an active role in marketing and internal projects
  • Working closely with other business units (qualitative, data analytics) to ensure client needs are met

Life’s a little different at The Nursery. We are a community of Partners and our structure means that everyone is a co-owner of the business and invested in our future.

Community to us means that every single person at The Nursery is fundamental to our culture, our thinking and ultimately our success. People are what makes The Nursery. We help our people grow by nurturing talent and embracing our differences.

We are committed to promoting a fair, equal, and inclusive environment that everyone has the opportunity to learn and strive in. We are currently trialling a hybrid model of working: 3 days in the office, 2 days working remotely.


  • Employee Ownership Bonus (subject to conditions)
  • 25 days holiday + 3 days for Christmas closing + 1 day for Birthday
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Workplace Pension
  • Death in Service (Life Cover)
  • Group Income Protection Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance scheme – Bupa Healthcare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cycle to work
  • Annual eye test

If this sounds like the role for you, please send your CV and an email cover letter to

The Nursery is proudly employee-owned and a certified B Corp.