Job Details

  • Reference No.SC/1593
  • DepartmentMarketing & Insights - Central
  • Hours per Week37.5
  • LocationSlough
  • Grade8
  • Reporting toLucy Pedrick, Insights Manager
  • Closing Date27/07/2018 12:00 am
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Senior Research Executive – Slough

An amazing opportunity has arisen for a Senior Research Executive to join the close-knit research team of a well-known, award-winning foodservice company. If you love food, have a passion for figuring out what makes people tick and thrive on collaborating with stakeholders to help them make informed decisions we’d love to hear from you.

Operating in a broad research capacity, either working alongside research agencies or taking responsibility for internal research execution, you will cover a wide range of subjects within the foodservice sector, from service delivery to sustainability, from tasting to trends. With days that vary from working with our insights partners and/or foodservice customers to attending topical events, exhibitions and food tours you will learn a wealth of experience, providing ample opportunity to not only grow your research knowledge but to develop a deeper understanding of the importance of supporting our customers and our channel communities in executing foodservice excellence.

The scope of this role will see you be part of a team that is passionate about driving best in class consumer, customer and business insights that help our marketing, commercial and operations teams, as well as the wider business, truly understand our customers and our customers’ customers.

Bidfood encourages entrepreneurial mind sets to explore better ways to work, to do research and to deliver service excellence. Our team is instrumental in either developing and/or evaluating a portfolio of products – food and non-food, campaigns, concepts and initiatives that are designed to match the diverse and evolving lifestyles of today’s and tomorrow’s consumers.

You will be key in contributing to the achievement of Bidfood’s mission and vision ensuring insight is at the heart of everything we do through:

  • Working with stakeholders across Bidfood to contribute to the setting and leading of our insights roadmap and strategy
  • Progressing into a natural leader, playing a key role in the development and progression of the team’s Insights Executive, recognising the importance of coaching and mentoring to help junior team members be the best that they can be
  • Fronting the design, execution and delivery of traditional – and less-traditional – insights and research pieces
  • Leading and embedding the purpose and outcomes of research and strategy pieces to drive actions and improvements to encourage a different way of thinking
  • Heading up the day-to-day management and showcasing of the company-wide Service Excellence measurement tool and reporting portal
  • Striving to unearth new insights to keep yourself, the team and the business up-to-date with the market landscape, the channels and consumers
  • Co-leading the planning, development and delivery of an inspiring and actionable ‘Food and Drink Trends’ event to ensure each of these popular annual events is better than the last
  • Collaborating with our innovation pipeline initiative to develop concepts, product ranges and campaigns that deliver customer and consumer centric product portfolios
  • Ensuring yours and the team’s work gets noticed inside and outside the business, through the translation of insights and findings into customer-facing presentations, visuals and/or tools to support our sales teams, our customer and channel marketing teams and ultimately the business
  • Embracing own personal development in terms of insights skills and business knowledge

As an experienced research you will have/be:

  • A minimum 2.1 degree in any discipline
  • A breadth of fantastic research (qual and quant) experience under your belt
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills
  • Confident and effective working with stakeholders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including confident and credible presenting
  • An inquisitive and questioning mind-set – with strong attention to detail
  • An ability to tell stories with data and recognise patterns
  • A self-starter – proactive and conscientious
  • Can-do attitude – willing to try new things, and get stuck in
  • Good Powerpoint and Excel skills
  • Integrity and an uncompromising commitment to doing the right thing
  • Fun
  • Respectful rebellion
  • A collaborative working approach
  • Any database/analytical software experience a benefit
  • Experience or keenness in managing and nurturing insights executives

Working with us, you’ll benefit from:

  • Flexible working arrangements ie option to work from home occasionally once established in role
  • 30 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Having a real say in the opportunity to implement your ideas with the Marketing and Insights Team
  • Training and ongoing mentoring
  • Working in a newly built, vibrant office near Windsor
  • 2 further volunteer days to take time out to support Bidfood’s community initiative


To apply please email Lucy Pedrick at

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