Do you want to advance your career, be challenged, make a difference and influence strategic decisions? Then USP has various opportunities for you in the research and consultancy fields.
USP is looking for enthusiastic and ambitious people!
What our people say
Senior Research Analyst
Jeroen de Gruijl
Manager HR & Operations
Mark de Graaf
Senior Research Analyst
Sylvana van Hensbergen
As Research Manager I am, like the Research Analysts, involved in the technicalities of market research. Briefly put, this means I programme the questionnaires, supervise field work (manage call centres), analyse the data and write reports. I am also responsible for the training and coaching of new and less-experienced Research Analysts, and for various planning-related matters within the team. The wide range of different activities coupled with working for renowned clients such as Philips, Vaillant, Mitsubishi etc., and, of course, great colleagues, is what makes my job at USP so enjoyable. Don't let the fact that USP carries out market research in the construction, installation and housing sectors scare you off: there are more than enough interesting issues, challenges and learning objectives in these markets for you to sink your teeth into!
I've been working as a Research Analyst for USP Marketing Consultancy, a job I really enjoy, for almost three years. I've successfully completed various interesting projects in the field of Installation and DIY. The relationship between the client's question and researching the issues has always enthused me. Charting the client’s wishes, analysing the data researched and subsequently incorporating the data into a report is always a great challenge; the work energizes me and gives me great job satisfaction. What makes the job even more challenging is that USP also targets the international market. I believe research cannot be considered successful until the client is satisfied with the end result. This job fits me perfectly because it allows me to apply my communication, methodological and research skills. This is the job for you if you want to work in a dynamic and challenging environment where everyone does their utmost to be the best they can be and to bring out the best in their colleagues. USP strives to provide premium client-oriented services.
At USP I've been given the opportunity to grow from Research Analyst to Project Manager of the Construction Team in just three years. The greatest thing about USP and particularly the Construction Team is that we work with young, enthusiastic and ambitious colleagues. Ambition and enthusiasm are a must because we deliver quality research that is used by international manufacturers in the construction industry to determine their future strategy. As project manager you work with the project team to ensure that everything goes smoothly, that you have a great project in-house, and, most importantly, to ensure the client is satisfied with the end result. And that can prove quite challenging. For example, we regularly conduct research in several countries at the same time for one project, in which we must take account of the different time zones, the different interests of the external partners, and the different wishes from the client's local teams, which again may differ per country. These projects are the perfect opportunity for me to further improve myself and gain even more knowledge of the market.
The reason that I am still working for the company where I started out as a student ten years ago is twofold: quality and team spirit. Delivering high-quality work is a must for me. At USP we seek not only to satisfy the client, but we also devote a great deal of attention to optimising the quality of our work, so that we always deliver valuable, innovative results. In my job, I work with various colleagues, external partners and clients, and yet we all function as one team. Being part of this team means that every day is different, full of interesting new challenges.
The focus of every day is geared towards my clients and, more specifically, the response to the strategic market intelligence issues current in their organisations. Our client-base is very diverse. Many of my assignments are customised to meet the needs of large international manufacturers, for example, research in the field of brand position, distribution structure and pricing. Sector organisations are also an important client group for which I mostly carry out sector surveys. What's more, I am responsible for one of our multi-client surveys; the European Electrical Installation Monitor that is being carried out in seven European countries. My focus lies on the installation sector, electrical installations in particular, but a close team and overlapping themes enable me to also carry out assignments in the HVAC sector.
As Senior Research Analyst at USP I'm involved in the execution of the more complex projects and the training and coaching of new team members. What I enjoy most about my job is the variety between the different components of market research. From preparation to data collection during the field work, from the analysis up to the report; I'm involved in all aspects of a project. All this, combined with the task of taking my new colleagues under my wing, ensures that no day is the same. Great colleagues and the fun outings and after-work drinks complete the picture!