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BARBARA E. GRANDIN Titusville NJ Phone: 609-439-3371 firstname.lastname@example.org Objective: A market research position in a company dedicated to high quality deliverables through teamwork. Profile Highly experienced in quantitative and qualitative research o In multiple settings: business, especially pharmaceuticals, and academia o With team members from different disciplines, different cultures and vastly different levels of education Excellent communication, analytical, and writing skills o Adding value to reports by combining an in-depth understanding of the data with knowledge of business needs Significant experience in supervision, teaching and mentoring Within pharmaceutical market research, 12 years’ experience in full service firms o Strong methodological and therapeutic category expertise o Substantial quality control experience Well-honed ability to multi-task Committed to excellence, strong team player; enjoy challenging, fast-paced, dynamic environments MR Experience Primary market research skills Project management on 100s of projects from inception to final deliverables, including developing methodology, crafting survey/discussion guide, monitoring fielding, data cleaning and analysis, report preparation and client presentation o Strong qualitative and quantitative experience both domestic and international o Experience with diverse research types Working closely with clients to understand their strategic and tactical business needs and formulate the most appropriate research strategy to meet them Staff management, training and mentoring Supervised a team of 7 research analysts Over time, trained/managed 13 project managers in 3 locations, 2 of which were remote. o Training included research methodologies, data analyses, use of SPSS, determining key takeaways from data and general writing skills Worked with and trained off-shore delivery teams to reduce re-work and increase efficiency Setting standards, quality control For three firms, headed quality control efforts, including hiring staff for numeric QC, trouble-shooting and personal final review of all deliverables for interpretation of data, relevance of key takeaways and overall meeting of clients’ business needs Employment History Highlights MARKETRX, A COGNIZANT COMPANY, BRIDGEWATER, NJ 2004 - 2012 Senior Engagement Manager 2010-2012 Managed accounts totaling $3 million in revenue Wrote proposals, managed budgets, wrote questionnaires/discussion guides, handled fielding issues, developed analytic plans, co-produced and QC’d final PowerPoint and Excel deliverables; presented results and recommendations to clients. Senior Market Research Consultant 2004 to 2010 Directly supported the VP of Market Research on all market research projects; responsibilities were initially company- wide ($10 million per annum: 2004-2008) and subsequently focused on a new office ($3.5 million per annum: 2008- 2010). I mentored Project Managers and assisted with client relationships especially with problematic projects. Barbara E Grandin Page 1 NOP WORLD HEALTH/MARKET MEASURES/COZINT, PRINCETON, NJ 2003 - 2004 Director, Head of Research (Scripdriver) 2003-2004 Had final authority on all research-related decisions for Scripdiver ™ a relatively new syndicated strategic initiative which linked promotions, brand health and patient dynamics Managed and guided 7 researchers, 3 of whom I personally hired and trained Supervised the design and execution of all custom research based on Scripdriver data. Associate Director, In Common Needs (MM/C Syndicated Division) 2003 Oversaw and supported syndicated projects totaling $16 million for quality control in terms of accuracy of numbers in reports, QC of final reporting and ensuring results presented added maximum value given the market landscape for each therapeutic area Mentored researchers in the unit on proper interpretation and presentation of data COZINT (MERGED WITH MARKET MEASURES), EWING NJ 2001 to 2002 Associate Director, Research, Head of Quality Control Department Oversaw and supported projects totaling $22 million in 2002 for quality control in terms of accuracy of numbers in reports, editing and ensuring maximum strategic insights Convened an internal statistical group to explore a range of multivariate analyses FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS, ROME 2000 to 2001 Research Consultant, Forestry Trees and People Programme Conducted an international readership survey in three languages covering 1800 respondents in 100 countries. Responsible for: o Survey design o Data analysis o Writing the final report to donors RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ 1990 to 1998 Assistant Professor, Department of Human Ecology Taught courses in International Environmental Studies, Environment and Development Pioneering research on homeowners’ use of lawn and garden chemicals (sponsored in part by NJ Department of Environmental Protection and the Geraldine Dodge Foundation). Did consultancies in several African countries on livestock development and veterinary issues. Education STANFORD UNIVERSITY, PALO ALTO CA M.A. & Ph.D., Social Anthropology MONTEITH COLLEGE, WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY, DETROIT MICHIGAN B.A. Social Science Primary Computer Skills Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS/PASW, Advanced level), Word (Intermediate level), PowerPoint (Intermediate level), Excel (Basic level) Barbara E Grandin Page 2
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