Senior Research Executive - FMCG


22nd May 2024



We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Research Executive to join our talented and growing FMCG team. Working on some of our biggest client accounts, from globally renowned companies to innovative brands.

You’ll have a keen interest in exploring new ideas and research techniques within this sector, plus proven experience working in FMCG Market Research in a commercial environment. You’ll also have an abundance of curiosity to deep dive into our client’s strategic issues, convert findings into impactful insight and develop and nurture our clients.

You’ll get to use a variety of methodologies to really go the extra mile for our clients. We have a very strong team ethos with a focus on learning and development, so you will be supported as well as given lots of opportunity to grow and be challenged.

Ideally, you’ll have proven experience working in Market Research in a commercial or not-for-profit sector and strong knowledge of the FMCG and / or shopper sectors.

If you have a hunger to better understand people and a desire to help brands help us all, get in touch.

We offer Hybrid working, which for us is a blend of working remotely and in the Winchester or London office. It’s all about choosing the best place to be for you, your team, and the business on any given working day.

In this role you will get to:

  • Plan and manage research projects efficiently and creatively.
  • Create engaging presentations, analysing results with some reporting to clients.
  • Have lots of variety across quantitative methodologies, plus scope to get involved in mixed method projects.
  • Be involved in collating proposals, joining pitches (and contributing when appropriate) and supporting the teams growth activities with existing and new clients.
  • Liaise with internal teams, providing direction and communicating project information.
  • Get involved with training, innovation and other company initiatives and make your own mark.
  • Learn about the role of neuroscience and behavioural science within research and receive support in applying these techniques.


Who will you be?

  • An established Quantitative (agency or client-side) Senior Research Executive, or experienced RE looking for development.
  • A motivated self-starter, approaching tasks with a determined mindset and eagerness to learn from new challenges.
  • You’ll understand different research techniques and have a passion for exploring new ideas and facing challenges.
  • Eager to jump in, have a can-do attitude and relish the chance to tackle new challenges.
  • Naturally inquisitive, genuinely interested in understanding human behaviour and investigating it.
  • A clear communicator, enjoying interaction with people and working collaboratively as part of a team.
  • A problem solver, approaching challenges creatively and striving to find solutions.
  • Organised, paying strong attention to detail and demonstrating excellent time management skills.
  • Adaptable, comfortable working in various industries, projects, and with different research methodologies.
  • Flexible, with the ability to work autonomously as well as playing your part as a member of a high-performing team.
  • A creative spark and a real desire to make data tell a story.


What’s in it for you?

Our people are key to our success. Human understanding is what we do, both in terms of understanding people but also understanding our people. Whether this is investing in training and development, improving staff benefits or funding a really great day out, people are the heart and soul of everything we do.

You’ll enjoy:

  • Flexible hybrid working
  • 25 Days’ Holiday pa
  • Flexible Bank Holidays + 3 day Christmas closure.
  • Additional Holiday purchase scheme.
  • Contributory Pension Scheme.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Healthcare Cashback Plan (Incl. Employee Assistance Programme).
  • Travel loan and Cycle to work and work abroad schemes.

Need a flavour of what to expect as part of our team, visit out Instagram channel @WalnutUnlimited to see what we’re up to…

Why join Walnut Unlimited?

As a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for, we help brands connect with people, by understanding people. We believe that interpreting human behaviour is as much an art as it is a science. Walnut uses market research techniques to understand what we think, how we feel and, most importantly, why.

Blending neuroscience, behavioural science and data science, we uncover the truth behind our human experiences.

We value:

  • Respect – Respect for self, for each other and the work that we do.
  • Spark – Demonstrate spark-y, charismatic, positive & energetic behaviour.
  • Courage – Brave and bold. Prepared to stretch self and boundaries.
  • Collaboration – Partnership with colleagues, suppliers and clients to achieve the best outcome.
  • Evolution – Evolve with the times, market trends, staff, clients and consumers.


We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. All candidates will be considered equally, however, unfortunately we are unable to offer sponsorship.

As an equal opportunities workplace, we have a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, socio-economic status, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, neuro divergence, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. Whether you’re just getting your foot in the door, or you are an experienced employee whose life circumstances are shifting, we are committed to creating a workplace that reflects the world we want to live in and are therefore flexible to accommodate each individual’s needs as best as we can.


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