Hot Job: Consumer Researcher for Belkin

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The position: Consumer insights researcher for Belkin

Location: Los Angeles, California

Job duties: The consumer insights researcher will find impactful insights into end-user needs through qualitative research. He or she also partners with the product management and design teams to identify top areas for the company to focus its end-user research efforts and to identify the best methods to find functional and emotional insights. The researcher conducts qualitative research focusing on lab-based rapid consumer feedback on insights, product concepts or marketing/packaging, and may also oversee consumer interviews, workshops, studies and focus groups to ensure high engagement. Of course, the researcher is responsible for staying current on new research methods and implements best practices.

The company: Belkin specializes in consumer electronics for home networking, computing, gaming and entertainment. They also make accessories for mobile devices like iPods, iPhones and laptops.

Requirements: This position requires a bachelor's degree in experimental psychology, anthropology or a related field, with an advanced degree preferred, and at least three years of experience leading qualitative research projects with top brands in consumer packaged goods or electronics, preferably as an in-house researcher. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an ability to facilitate qualitative research that identifies powerful insights, as well as an ability to handle multiple projects and aggressive timelines.

Extra perks: Belkin offers a bonus program, generous time off and profit sharing. There is also an on-site gym and cafeteria, dry cleaning services and transportation reimbursement.

Interesting info: It's anticipated that this person will spend 75% of their time in the lab or in the field. Domestic and international travel may be required.

Other opportunities: They also have openings for an industrial designer, a financial analyst and a marketing specialist. Plus, there are opportunities for engineers of numerous specialties.

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