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HawkPartners Full Time Experienced Associate Summary

  • Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience (including a generous bonus plan based on firm performance)
  • Experience: ~3-6 years of relevant post-collegiate job experience
  • Locations: Boston, New York City, Washington DC, & Philadelphia
  • Hours: 55+ hours/week on average (it will vary and evening and weekend hours are required on an as-needed basis)
  • Travel: Up to 50% of the time

Company Description

HawkPartners is a boutique marketing consulting and research firm that helps clients make fact-based decisions to guide their communications, marketing, and brand strategies.  We work primarily with global, market-leading clients across a variety of industries, and have experience working across all major markets in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.  Founded in 2002, HawkPartners is based in Boston, with other major offices in New York and Washington, DC.

We provide the following services:

  • Market Research (Qualitative, Quantitative and Secondary)
  • Marketing and Brand Strategy
  • Marketing Communications Development and Implementation

Our office culture is vibrant and non-hierarchical – affording all employees significant client exposure and responsibility for independent decision-making.  HawkPartners offers the opportunity to participate in the growth and development of an entrepreneurial venture, as well as substantial professional development opportunities that come from consulting primarily to Fortune 500 clients and other marquee institutions.

Job Description

The Associate position at HawkPartners offers a unique opportunity to build upon your skills and experience with hands-on customer consulting, research, analysis, and intelligence gathering in a flexible, dynamic work environment.  The primary role of the Associate is to execute and manage strategic projects while working collaboratively with Partners, colleagues and client teams.

Day-to-day Associate responsibilities include:

  • Developing plans, ideas and frameworks for consulting engagements 
  • Participating in and adding value to brainstorming sessions on client issues
  • Conducting qualitative research (including interviews/focus groups with customers, stakeholders and clients) 
  • Executing quantitative research (including survey development, quantitative data analysis and vendor management)
  • Conducting secondary research and competitive intelligence gathering
  • Analyzing results and creating visually appealing and compelling reports
  • Managing project timelines and client communication
  • Assisting in the development of marketing implications and recommendations
  • Co-developing client reports and participating in/delivering presentations

Job Qualifications

While HawkPartners will consider candidates with skills sets and experiences that touch on only some of or go beyond the following criteria, the optimal candidate will:

  • Have an exceptional record of academic achievement, including an undergraduate degree from a highly competitive top-tier college or university, preferably in the field of business, social sciences, economics, mathematics, or sciences - an MBA is a plus, but not required  
  • Have ~3 - 6 years of relevant post-collegiate job experience
  • Have prior experience that includes gathering and analyzing data; ideally, prior experience working on or managing custom projects for a leading market research, marketing consulting or management consulting firm 
  • Enjoy working with others and be comfortable with client interaction
  • Have strong desktop publishing skills including traditional business software programs such as Excel and PowerPoint (essential)
  • Be proficient with statistical analyses, spreadsheet modeling, and/or SPSS or cross-tabulation programs (desirable)
  • Have a background in and/or understanding of the pharmaceutical, financial services, and/or professional services industry
  • Be detail-oriented, have strong organizational capabilities, and outstanding communication, speaking and writing skills
  • Be a quick learner and nimble thinker
  • Be a high energy self-starter who possesses unquestioned personal integrity, commitment to excellence, ability and desire to work in teams, a strong interest in learning, and a willingness to always go the extra step

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