Research Manager (03-1955)

The Research Manager is responsible for leading research projects to satisfy defined strategic or business objectives. They will ensure that the research program produces rich insights, with a high degree of data integrity, while continuously looking for innovative methodologies. To support this goal, the research manager must decide on the methodology and techniques for conducting the research, and lead the development of research instruments, analysis and final reporting. The research manager is responsible for reviewing research related fieldwork, validating collected data, conducting advanced analysis, write reports and communicate results.


Research methodologies: Guides the organization with their research technical expertise in conceptualizing and developing qualitative and quantities methodologies. Has the ability to listen to a key business challenge (or identify one) and work with internal stakeholders to develop research initiatives to collect and analyze data to better understand and find solutions to the problem

Compliance: The research manager will ensure that all primary research and AL's Insiders online panel meet legal and operational requirements of AL. This includes the proactive understanding of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), and market research best practices.

Quality management: All research is designed, planned, executed and reported on with a high expectation of quality. The research manager oversees all aspects of research initiatives to ensure efforts meet the level of quality required by AL.

Project management: Oversees the commissioning of research and the online panel, in coordination with schedules, negotiating and liaising with research suppliers and key users of the research to ensure the research is suitable to meet project needs. This includes RPF development, scoring and award. SOW requests, evaluations and agreement.

Stakeholder engagement: Encounters a diverse range of operational, strategic and technical challenges that require analytical, interpretative, evaluative and constructive within with a diverse range of stakeholders. Uses comprehensive interpersonal and communications skills to build consensus

Best practices: Continue ongoing evaluation of research tools and emerging techniques and technology to ensure AL remains up-to-date on ideal methods and processes.

Budget and timeline: Oversee the implementation and delivery of all audience research to ensure the quality and completion within budget and deadline requirements, managing project research budgets.

Research execution: Understands and follows policies and principles, acting within the realm of understanding to execute studies. Research output includes insight to inform decisions related to product development, service enhancements and operational. Results have a direct and significant impact on key performance objectives.

Analysis: Analyze and synthesize data into management level insights that business users can turn into actionable initiatives.


  • Experience in managing qualitative and quantitative research projects
  • Strong experience of designing and conducting qualitative and quantitative research, including ability to conduct one on one discussions and focus groups
  • Online research platform experience, including programming surveys, pulling analytics and reporting. (Vision Critical Sparq an asset)
  • Expert SPSS, or SAS data analysis skills (including multivariate and segmentation techniques)
  • Experience of managing fieldwork and adapting methods to challenging and constrained conditions.
  • Strong analytical skills, including expertise in the modeling, segmentation and analysis of data.
  • Ability to appropriately communicate sensitive information and to judge how and with whom this information should be shared
  • Strong listening, communication, and collaboration skills. An ability to communicate with stakeholders from diverse functional areas, and can convey complex data in tangible business terms. Proactive problem solver with planning, coordination, and leadership skills
  • Degree in marketing, communication, social science, business or associated field.
  • Formal training as a Qualitative research moderator/facilitator considered an asset
  • CMRP considered an asset

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Atlantic Lottery delivers a career in a fun and high-performing environment that offers a competitive salary, relevant training, development opportunities and flexible benefits. If you are interested in applying for this position please apply before September 21, 2018

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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