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Job Description
Research Manager
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Venture Education empowers education in China. Headquartered in Beijing, Venture is an award-winning consultancy with a diverse team of innovative educators, researchers, business specialists and project leaders. We improve global education through sharing best practice, partnering leading organisations and developing creative new approaches.

 

As a Research Manager at Venture, you will spearhead the end-to-end research process, ensuring the seamless delivery of high-quality reports. Your leadership will be pivotal in cultivating a collaborative research team and fostering a culture of innovation.

 

Responsibilities (in the order of priorities):

 

  1.  Strategic Reports Oversight:

 

  • Lead on monthly research reports, analysing policy and news in the sector.

  • Optimise the quality of core reports with innovative ideas.

  • Suggesting creative summaries or one-off reports responding to a specific market event or client needs ie. The Future of Chinese Kindergartens.

  • Liaise with the client management team and clients directly to consolidate feedback and enhance value of reports.

 

   2. Bespoke Research Project Coordination:

 

  • Respond to tenders with prompt and high-quality proposals that address all client needs in a persuasive and succinct way.

  • Collaborate effectively with client to define project scope, expectations, and strategy

  • Build out project timeline and task list in order to effectively delegate.

  • Manage relationships of external partners and field workers

  • Host regular meetings with team to ensure projects are on schedule and performed to high quality

  • Lead on communication with clients through email and calls

  • Liaise with design team to ensure high quality reports; present reports to client with team

  • Responsible for project wrap up, with thorough reflections and takeaways

   3. Client Consulting

 

  • Respond to adhoc questions from client and providing supporting insights or data where necessary.

 

   4. Client Engagement

 

  • Work collaboratively with the membership team to create opportunities for promoting sector best practices through Venture’s social media channels and Zhubei’s live show.

  • Lead future report briefings and workshops with clients, providing updated research findings to sustain meaningful member engagement.

  • Proactively seek out new client opportunities and design proposals and business pitches where required

  • Update the team on a weekly basis of the performance of Venture’s social media channels and posts

 

   5. Continuous Improvement and Industry Insights:

 

  • Identify and explore opportunities for process enhancements and research tools, underscoring our dedication to staying ahead of industry trends.

  • Proactively share concise summaries and takeaways following every report with the Venture team, to help them stay informed.

  • Support marketing team with data and insights when required ie. LinkedIn or WeChat posts.

 

Requirements

 

We are a dynamic team, we care about what we do, and we have high expectations of each other. This is not just a job, it’s becoming an integral part of an organisation that has an impact. So we request you are:

 

  • Fluent in Chinese; and an excellent researcher in the language

  • Able to handle a bit of pressure now and again

  • Very careful with data; with an attention to detail

  • Confident in your abilities to undertake world-class research. Higher education may have taught you one form of research, but we are a commercial consultancy so experience in this area makes a difference.

  • A positive presence in the office. Enthusiastic, able to work in a very diverse international team, and open to regularly eating noodles for lunch.

 

Our Offer

 

Venture Education is a team that work effectively together. No blame, shouting or excuses, just collaborative colleagues trying to make ideas happen. We like our workplace culture and we guess you will too. In addition:

 

Pay:                10,500 RMB per month

Hours:            Mon-Fri, 9am – 6pm, some after-hours events may be required

Holidays:       All national holidays            

Start date:     July 29

 

If you’ve got this far, and this sounds like it might be the role for you, please email recruitment@ventureeducation.org with your CV and a short cover email to explain why you’re applying for the job. Thank you!

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