Since CR’s inception in 1936, research has been one of the principal means through which the organization identifies and addresses consumer needs and pain points.
The Chief Research Officer will lead and manage CR’s principal research activities (survey research, statistics, market analysis, and consumer engagement) to help inform our priorities and and maintain CR’s position as the preeminent authority on consumer needs and behaviors.
As an expert and senior adviser to CR’s leadership and staff, the Chief Research Officer will oversee many research functions directly - including those that generate research content for CR’s print and digital products and inform its policy and advocacy efforts such as our survey and statistics teams - as well as working with research teams across the organization. As a widely respected research expert they will also help ensure CR is aligned with best practices; promote CR’s research activities externally and forge strategic relationships with external vendors and peer organizations.
An advanced degree in an appropriate research focused discipline - Research methodologies, Experience involving general research, analysis, interpretation, reporting and in providing leadership to an research unit. Significant experience of developing and deploying a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies for collecting data and analytic techniques for developing meaningful and actionable interpretations of research data. Strong interpersonal, media presence, public speaking, communication (verbal and written), and computer skills.