Social Science Research Manager

8 - 10 years experience  •  Tobacco

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/26/17
Richmond, VA
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/26/17

Job Description Imagine your next position as a Social Science Research Manager for a Fortune 200 Company with a rich tradition of success, built on a foundation of iconic brands, and state-of-the-art research and manufacturing facilities. At the Altria family of companies, we’re not content with just maintaining the status quo. We’re determined to leverage our resources toward true innovation; product innovation, process simplification, new ways of thinking and doing. We have created an atmosphere where we are committed to personal development and achieving your career goals. This is your opportunity to unleash your potential, be a part of a passionate, committed, highly effective team and work on leading-edge products in a rapidly evolving space.

We are currently looking for a Social Science Research Manager to join our Consumer and Marketplace Insights (CMI) group at our headquarters in Richmond, VA. CMI’s role is to provide high quality market research to the Altria family of companies by leveraging best in class techniques and supports the exploration and development of innovative and cutting edge tools. The selected candidate will be a critical resource in supporting our consumer perceptions and harm reduction platforms. This position requires an excellent working knowledge of key research topics such as consumer science models, survey methodology and perception and behavior research; all of which will be used to generate actionable consumer insights in support of Operating Company business objectives. This is a unique opportunity to guide behavioral science to demonstrate potential reduced individual and population harm of tobacco products.


Design, manage and implement consumer research studies including: development of protocols and study materials, evaluation of statistical analysis plans and review of study analyses and reports.
Provide technical writing to support FDA applications.
Provide subject matter expertise for qualitative and quantitative methodologies to assess consumer perceptions and behavioral intentions.
Develop and execute plans to achieve objectives as a cross-functional team leader, leading collaboratively within framework of general goals, concepts and policies.
Conduct exploratory statistical analysis of data and interpretation of results for conference presentations and/or manuscript submissions.
Manage multiple priorities and projects in a rapidly changing environment.
Share key learning from research studies and aid in strategic interpretation of data. Make recommendations based on research findings.


An advanced in degree in Psychology, Sociology, Quantitative Methods, or related fields. PhD preferred.
8 to 10 years of relevant work experience (Background in CPG, Biostatistics, Public Health Policy a plus).
Demonstrated ability to effectively engage and influence internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability to employ statistical software for data analysis (SAS preferred).
Excellent advanced capabilities in survey development and validation.
Ability to multi-task and manage priorities in a deadline-oriented department and work in a collaborative manner in a team-oriented environment.
Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to summarize analyses in Microsoft Office (e.g., PowerPoint).
Expertise in consumer research, including survey design, methodology strengths and limitations, and how to best address business questions.


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