SKIM

SKIM is a dynamic and rapidly growing market research agency, located in Rotterdam, London, Gothenburg, Berlin, New York, San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, San José, and Singapore. Combining market-specific expertise and knowledge of advanced research methodologies, SKIM has been a valued partner for multinational companies for almost 40 years (Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Philips, Uber, Pfizer, Bayer HealthCare, Lilly).

We are choice behavior experts. We guide our clients around the world with their pricing, communication and new product development decisions in healthcare, consumer health, consumer goods, telecommunications, services and technology. We also serve many leading international market research agencies and consultancy firms with our quantitative and qualitative research services.

We are research heavyweights specialized in decision behavior. Bridging the rational and emotional, we partner with leading companies to understand and influence the customer journey across all channels. Committed to our “fanalytical” roots, we are constantly evolving, inventing and innovating. Clients trust us for our critical, whole-brained smarts. Call us chic geeks, we love what we do and it’s infectious.

We are continuously looking for new colleagues who are interested in playing a key role in the decision-making processes of leading multinationals. Working with us allows you to use your own initiative to make a success of our company’s business AND of your own career. Does your DNA match ours? Join us in any of our offices in Europe, the US, Latin America, and Asia!

Watch our video testimonials to hear more about why we enjoy working at SKIM, our culture, and about development opportunities at SKIM. 
  

SKIM Rotterdam, Nederland
okt 31, 2019
Fulltime
Market Research Analyst Do you want to influence the decisions of world's leading multinationals? Are you a recent graduate and ready for an analytically-challenging and rewarding career? Do you have a passionate curiosity about what and why people do what they do? Are you really good at what you do? Join us as a research analyst! SKIM is a global insights agency helping leading companies thrive by understanding decision making. To stay ahead today, it’s critical to know how decisions are made and how the changing environment influences decisions for consumers, healthcare and B2B professionals. We combine decision-behavior know-how with analytical rigor, a thorough understanding of marketing challenges, and innovative research techniques. The result? Practical recommendations you can use to propel your business forward, online and offline. Your role We are looking for new colleagues to support our TST (Telecoms and Technologies) and Consumer Goods teams. Your focus will be on quantitative research methods and techniques in relation to business questions and marketing problems. Your responsibilities include: Managing and executing all phases of a market research study: questionnaire design and programming, fieldwork coordination, analysis of the data and preparation of consultative reports and presentations in line with strategic business issues Consulting clients on their business issues to help optimize marketing communication, product pricing and portfolios, and new product developments Ensuring that the assigned projects are optimally carried out and deadlines are met Ensuring good and efficient collaboration with fieldwork agencies in different countries Independent management of client contact during day-to-day project management Contributing to the improvement of our services and products Influencing the future of SKIM Qualifications More specifically, we are looking for a dedicated, smart and enthusiastic team player with: Minimum Master’s degree in economics, business administration, market research, marketing, life sciences, sociology or psychology Strong analytical skills Keen interest in quantitative market research methodologies Excellent written and oral communication skills in English Written and oral communication skills in German or French is a plus Proactive attitude expressed in extracurricular activities Internationally-minded Ability to quickly adapt to a complex, dynamic environment Independent, yet a team player Our Offer At SKIM we believe that our people define our success and we are committed to each team member’s happiness and ability to create a career that fulfills their aspirations. The Benefits: Competitive salary Annual performance-based bonus A playful social calendar (of course, on the condition that you'd like to have one) A culture of entrepreneurship that rewards initiative A genuine focus on work-life balance with time off after intense periods Industry-leading in-house training programs and funding for external training Commuting cost reimbursement Profit-sharing scheme Employer matched pension contributions A team of passionate, smart, and friendly colleagues Additional information Please note that only complete applications consisting of a resume and cover letter in English will be considered (noting locations of interest). Due to the large volume of applications, only applicants who are invited to the first round selection process will be further contacted (this may take 1-3 weeks). Thank you for your understanding.  
SKIM Rotterdam, Nederland
okt 29, 2019
Fulltime
Technical Research Analyst Do you thrive in a fast, technical and commercial environment? Are you passionate about finding solutions for complex business problems and ready for a challenging and rewarding career? SKIM is an international market research consultancy that specializes in optimizing consumer offerings by providing actionable insights. Join us as Technical Research Analyst! SKIM is a global insights agency helping leading companies thrive by understanding decision making. To stay ahead today, it’s critical to know how decisions are made and how the changing environment influences decisions for consumers, healthcare and B2B professionals. We combine decision-behavior know-how with analytical rigor, a thorough understanding of marketing challenges, and innovative research techniques. The result? Practical recommendations clients can use to propel their business forward, online and offline. SKIM has several business units of which Data Science is one. Data Science is a think tank; a globally recognized master of conjoint methodology, always ahead of competition working at the forefront on inventing and adopting new approaches to discrete choice modelling and advanced analytics. We are a sparring partner to consultancy houses like BCG and McKinsey, fellow market research firms and other SKIM units. Your Role To support our rapidly expanding Data Science team we are looking for a new colleague passionate about quantitative market research. The position is a blend of working on client projects and ongoing technical development of our portfolio. Your responsibilities include: Involvement in various types of market research studies, such as pricing, segmentation, key driver analysis and consumer journey mapping Create the research design and do the modeling part of complex studies, and provide consultancy on standard research solutions Develop standardized methods which can be automated and used by the research project team Deploy control measures to ensure data quality, and conduct the analysis process including market simulations Reflect on our ways of working and work on improvement initiatives such as developing new tools, applications and more efficient solutions Qualifications You will play a critical role by combining technical skills and an entrepreneurial mindset. We will ask the most of you in your interaction with clients, both internally and externally. More specifically, we are looking for someone with the following profile: Minimum Master’s degree in econometrics, statistics, economics or a similar technical degree 0-2 years of experience in an analytical role Keen interest in data science tools for predictive analysis Excellent written and oral communication skills in English Full Dutch language proficiency is a must Knowledge of R and VBA in Excel Technical proficiency in Javascript, Jquery, C++ and Perl is a pre Proactive attitude expressed in extracurricular activities Internationally-minded Ability to quickly adapt to a complex, dynamic environment Independent, yet a team player Our Offer At SKIM we believe that our people define our success and we are committed to each team member’s happiness and ability to create a career that fulfills their aspirations. The Benefits: Competitive salary Annual performance-based bonus A playful social calendar (of course, on the condition that you'd like to have one) A culture of entrepreneurship that rewards initiative A genuine focus on work-life balance with time off after intense periods Industry-leading in-house training programs and funding for external training Commuting cost reimbursement Profit-sharing scheme Employer matched pension contributions A team of passionate, smart, and friendly colleagues Additional Information Please note that only complete applications consisting of a resume and cover letter will be considered (noting locations of interest). Due to the large volume of applications, only applicants who are invited to the first round selection process will be further contacted (this may take 1-3 weeks). Thank you for your understanding.