Deloitte Associate Vice President – Research Execution and Methods - Bersin By Deloitte in Parsippany, New Jersey
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And our culture of innovation means your ideas on how to improve our business and your clients will be heard.About Bersin by DeloitteBersin is part of Deloitte Consulting s Innovation practice. Bersin by Deloitte delivers research-based people strategies designed to help leaders and their organizations in their efforts to deliver exceptional business performance. Our WhatWorks membership gives Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 HR professionals the information and tools they need to design and implement leading practice solutions, benchmark against others, develop their staff, and select and implement systems. A piece of Bersin by Deloitte research is downloaded on average approximately every minute during the business day. More than 5,000 organizations worldwide use our research and consulting to guide their HR, talent and learning strategies. Are you a natural leader with a passion to dig in and pioneer new technology-enabled methods and processes for some of the largest corporate entities in the world? Our team works on the cutting edge building and delivering the next generation of HR applications and services to clients. We re looking for the very best individuals who thrive on what s possible. Work You ll DoTheAssociate Vice President Research Execution and Methods willoversees the development of the research underpinning Bersin s insights and will be on point for leading the continued evolution of Bersin s research capability. This personwilldrive the quality of our research efforts with effective research methodologies and analysis techniques, as well as expanding our thinking beyond traditional research methods. This person is an experienced researchmethodologist. S/heensures both consistent excellence in research today and innovation in research methods and products tomorrow. This individual will be the primary steward of Bersin s collected data sets, helping to maintain quality, consistency, and long term viability, as well as an innovator in using data sets from other Deloitte Human Capital products to generate insights. S/he will play a crucial role in our ability to leverage increasing value from our data from both the creation of research assets and in support of new data-driven products such automated dashboards, diagnostics, and assessment tools. The role collaborates closely with the heads of Research Ideation (which sets the Insights agenda) and Content Delivery (which creates the assets that highlight Bersin s insights). The right candidate for this role will have the ability to lead a global team in conducting in-depth data analysis and articulating the story that the data tells. The AVP will act as a team leader and coach to members of the overall research team when needed, and will formally manage several resources dedicated to research support. In addition, s/he will personally oversee, and often times fulfill, on complex market research studies. More broadly, this person will be part of the team that works with our Product Management team in the development and maintenance of data-driven products and services. This person may also provide cross-functional leadership on internal projects, both within Bersin and with Deloitte Human Capital Consulting. We are looking for people who can learn our business, help us grow, and take advantage of opportunities to develop with the firm. Responsibilities:Research Responsibilities:Lead a global team on all aspects of research design, administration, and analysis.Develop scalable practices, processes and capabilities to expand Bersin s research capacity, speed and impact.Continually innovate onquantitative and qualitative methods, tools, policies, and procedures.Oversee best practice related to all research data, past and present, in order to maximize quality and business potential.Participate in the development of research-based tools for members and to support consulting solutions.Insights Department ResponsibilitiesContribute to the continuous evolution of the Insights Team practices and processes to identify, investigate and deliver cutting-edge insights to a fast-moving market.Work with analysts and content experts to turn data into actionable insights. Identify areas for cross-practice collaboration.Promote leading practice standards and provide hands-on expertise for conducting research across the HR spectrum.Lead governance of the use of research data across Bersin products and services. Assist in advocating best use across the wider Deloitte ecosystem.Interface directly with corresponding Deloitte Consulting leadership to align research methodologies.Client-Facing ActivitiesRepresent research rigor and innovation as well as data quality and integrity to our members and to the general public.Respond to complex member calls with senior-level practitioners and answer strategic methodology-based questions.Promote a personal and company brand that sets our research apart from our competitors.Work with the marketing and sales teams to help position products and solutions to prospects. Research Design and Data CollectionDevelop quantitative and qualitative methods, tools, policies, and procedures.Advise on all aspects of research design, administration, and analysis, coaching researchers as needed.Work with analysts, content experts, and target audiences to develop, test and implement data collection methods and tools.Oversee data collection for large-scale projects.Manage data processing including data cleaning, recoding, weighting, and analysis.Provide analysis and key insights to support analysts in the creation of reports, tools, and presentations.Manage research suppliers when necessary.Manage Bersin s overall survey timeline, ensuring that studies have a regular cadence and respondents are not overburdened with frequent survey requests.Research InnovationDrive future methodological growth and process improvement, increasing our effectiveness, efficiency, and utility to our members.Stay current on the leading edge of quantitative and qualitative research methods.Investigate new advances in business research methods and tools.Introduce new methods, tools, and concepts to the team where warranted and advantageous.Evaluate our current methods and our application of those methods. Continuously looking for ways to improve.Data StewardshipOversee best practice related to all research data, past and present, in order to maximize quality and business potential.Lead governance of research data across Bersin products and services. Assist in advocating best use across the Deloitte ecosystem.Ensure that all data collected meets quality standards.Steward a common data dictionary for Bersin Research. Coordinate related interactions within the broader Deloitte network.Create and maintain a repository of all Bersin data and related analyses.Continuously investigate new, better, high-quality sources of data.Steward the ongoing growth and health of the Bersin Research Exchange (our research panel).Maintain the day-to-day relationship with our panel management platform provider.Maintain the day-to-day relationship with our online survey platform provider.Keep Bersin by Deloitte current per internal Deloitte policies and external regulations governing data collection and use.Basic QualificationsMaster s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology, Economics, Social Science Research Methods, or equivalent.8 years of business experience in Human Resources or with a related analyst or research firm or consultancy.5 years in a mid- to senior-level leadership role.Experience with a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research methods and related tools.Experience designing and managing large-scale online surveys.Experience with transforming research outputs into validated assessments, diagnostics, and benchmarking tools.Expert knowledge of survey methodology and survey operations, such as questionnaire design, cognitive interviews, survey administration, and data analysisExpert competency with statistical packages (SAS, WPS, SPSS, R, Stata) and survey tools.Experience with new innovations in research, such as online qualitative research, mobile data collection, social media market research, and social listening.Ability to coach and develop researchers related to research methods to work as part of a virtual, global team and oversee multiple tasks.High execution skills, with ability to consistently produce quality results.Comfortable working in a collaborative environment, providing and accepting continuous feedback and support.PreferredPh.D. in Economics, Industrial Organizational Psychology, other Social Science disciplines, or equivalent.10 years of experience as a research analyst, research scientist, or methodologist focused on Human Resources and related domains (learning & development, talent acquisition, talent management, leadership, etc.).Experience managing India-based resourcesDeloitte Consulting LLPDeloitte Consulting LLP is one of the world's leading management consulting organizations for executable strategy, operations, technology, and human capital advisory services. 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This offering helps organizations to move faster, adapt quickly, learn rapidly, and embrace a dynamic workforce. About BersinTMBersin is the indispensable digital destination for the HR professional to build capability, community and credibility, stay informed, and lead on workforce issues. Our membership gives HR, talent and learning professionals the information and tools they need to design leading practice solutions, benchmark against others, develop staff, and select and implement systems. A piece of Bersin research is downloaded on average approximately every minute during the business day. More than 5,000 organizations worldwide use our research and consulting to guide their HR, talent and learning strategies.Learn more about Bersin. About the Insights TeamOur research-driven insights are the engine that powers our presence in the marketplace. 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