Position title: Manager, Market Insights (two-year term)
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan
Closing date: Monday, October 14, 2013
Language requirement: English
Primary and secondary research knowledge required
Lead the team that develops qualitative and quantitative research for customers, non-customers and centres of influence, often on a national scale. Use your knowledge of online trends to maintain and enhance Canadaís largest agriculture research panel. Mentor researchers in the design, results interpretation and development of strategic recommendations for both qualitative and quantitative research. In addition, youíll share research results and provide recommendations to senior managers and the Board. You have a degree in social sciences, marketing or agriculture and at least eight years of related experience (or equivalent). An MBA or other masterís degree is welcome.
These competencies describe the required behaviours and expectations for the position:
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AgilityAcknowledges both organizational and personal capacity to change, based on what is and is not possible or probable. Knows when to say no. Changes approach accordingly, even though this may entail considerable effort to meet the organizationís needs.
Customer experienceUndertakes a regular exchange of information with customers and/or co-workers for mutual benefit to build a network of trust. Manages these relationships on an ongoing basis to ensure alignment and efficiency of effort.
InitiativeMakes well-thought-out modifications to systems or processes to improve both their impact and performance.
Learning and innovationDevelops a cross-boundary approach to learning by gaining information from multiple sources and encourages this in others as a strategy for continual improvement. Adapts communication for different audiences.
Solution focusAnalyzes relationships among several parts of a problem or situation. Demonstrates resilience by developing personal tactics and techniques to deal with issues and changes encountered in resolving problems.
Teamwork and partnershipMakes sure the practical needs of the team are met. Uses different leadership styles in response to the needs and goals of the team.
Conceptual thinkingClarifies complex information or situations. Assembles ideas, issues and observations into a clear and useful explanation.
Effective communicationUses alternative or combined communication skills. Clarifies information and concepts in terms that are appropriate. Is conscious of the impact of what is being communicated. Can adapt communication and respond to others, searching for win-win solutions in situations that may be charged with dissent.
Identifying, planning and executing Demonstrates a keen understanding of differences in relationships between individuals and groups. Develops and implements effective work plans and schedules for multiple undertakings that involve different groups. Effectively allocates work and is able to redirect resources quickly to meet changing priorities while managing competing tasks.
Intellectual curiosityMakes a systematic effort to conduct research to obtain required information, different perspectives and other relevant sources of material while keeping an enterprise-wide perspective of other initiatives. Typically accomplishes this through formal and informal investigations.
LeadershipEngages others by developing a common understanding of the organizationís future direction, and champions initiatives that align with organizational objectives. Effectively communicates a sense of drive and purpose to others.
Systems thinkingUnderstands and articulates the need to integrate multiple information sources and differing points of view to develop an inclusive course of action. Understands what is possible and practical within organizational limitations.