What is the relationship between Ipsos Strategy3 and Ipsos Market Research?
Ipsos Business Consulting and Ipsos Strategy3 merged in 2020 to form one single team that is the consulting arm within Ipsos. Ipsos is the third largest market research agency globally and the second largest in Asia. Ipsos provides research to many of the world's largest corporations and governments as well as to thousands of smaller clients. We work in areas such as product and service innovation, advertising effectiveness, customer loyalty, and public affairs. Ipsos is unique in offering consulting and research services delivered by an integrated team of specialists. Sitting in shared offices, we work closely with our research colleagues on engagements that cover a broad spectrum of business questions. From needs analysis, product development, market sizing and segmentation to distribution chain analysis and sales & marketing strategy development - we do it all.
Will I have the opportunity to travel or work in other offices?
Many of our projects require travel and it is very likely that short-term project-related travel will be required. Unlike some other consulting companies, it's unusual for Ipsos consultants to be based in client offices for long periods of time. Opportunities also arise for internal relocation. We believe Ipsos Strategy3 benefits by keeping experienced, knowledge employees within the company. When the circumstances are right and an agreement is reached between the offices involved, an opportunity to transfer to another office would be possible.
Would I specialize in particular industries or solutions?
From Analyst to Management level, our consultants are expected and encouraged to work across a variety of projects. This means you will have the opportunity to gain experience from all our consulting solutions and work in a variety of sectors. At the Senior Management level, our consultants may begin to specialise in certain sectors, particularly where long-term client and industry relationships exist.
What kind of internal training will I get?
New hires are given induction training in consulting methods, fundamental business, economic concepts, and the Ipsos Strategy3 approach to consulting engagements. Whatever your level, annual training is provided with your peers to ensure you continue to develop. This may consist of further grounding in consulting approaches for Analysts, introduction to project and client management techniques for Senior Consultants, or advanced leadership, negotiation and business development skills for senior level Managers. Opportunities for training and knowledge sharing with Ipsos research colleagues will frequently arise.
What will my day to day work load be like?
Consultants need to be curious, analytical, and have a strong people-focused mind set. This is reflected in the tasks that make up our day-to-day work. One day you might be conducting workshops with clients to understand their business or interviewing industry leaders to share their knowledge about a particular area. The next day you may be brainstorming new product line innovations for a client. This job will offer you variety and breadth whilst requiring tenacity, focus, and an enquiring mind.
What backgrounds do your consultants come from?
Our employees have diverse backgrounds that can range from business consulting, market research, engineering, biochemical sciences, sales, finance, psychology and strategy. We all share the belief that good decision making is evidence-based and strategic. Consultants we recruit are highly motivated with outstanding academic credentials along with a strong record of extracurricular activity, professional accomplishment, and leadership.