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Market Intelligence Manager

Summary Information for vacancy - reference 002120


Met Office


£31160 - £39900 Per Annum


EX1 3PB, Exeter, Devon, South West

Closing Date

27 June 2011

Interviews start

Not specified


Not Specified


Not specified

Pay frequency


Appointment Terms


Working Arrangement

Full time

Travel required


No of vacancies


Field of work

Administration, Communications/Marketing, Procurement and Contracts Management, Programme and Project Management

Brief Description

The Business Management team acts as a support team for the commercial business of the Met Office. Activities of the team include strategic planning and business management, market intelligence, research expertise, business performance management, customer relationship management and process management.
Managing the market information process and delivering market research projects including the gathering, storing and analysing of market and customer intelligence.

Vacancy description

Gather and analyse market and marketing data on customers, competitors and the external environment for business to make best decisions.

Direct external suppliers to deliver projects to brief and on budget to agreed outcomes.

To ensure market research capability is available to all commercial programmes and is maximised to its full potential.

To plan, monitor and control market research budgets with agreed variances.

To communicate information in useable formats to ensure business understanding and decision making.

 Additional information -

Gather market and marketing data on customers, competitors and the external environment.

Analyse this data and turn it into information through the production of reports.

Take responsibility for a marketing information system and knowledge sharing methodology to enable Commercial to maximise the use of customer, competitor and external environment knowledge.

Manage the market research programme including (but not exclusively) projects relating to product/service concept testing, price testing, product/service testing whilst in development for business within agreed timescales and budget and ensure that it is carried out to the highest possible standards, in accordance with the Market Research Society’s Code of Conduct. This will involve the development of research briefs with Business Units and Marketing Managers and the management of external agencies.


Market Research experience. This role requires experience of market research, information gathering and analysis techniques. Together with experience of managing market research agencies and constructing effective market research briefs.

Excellent organisational and time management skills.
Customer focus: Be customer-focused and able to independently exercise sound and unbiased judgement. Evidence of experience of working with customers.
Creativity and imagination: Have an enquiring mind, be able to take the initiative and constructively challenge preconceptions.

Analytical ability: Evidence of an ability to rapidly absorb, analyse and present information in an organised and systematic way through effective interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills.

Good communicator and team player: Form effective working relationships with staff and customers at all levels. Please provide details of your experience of working in a team.


Further information

CRB check required - No

Regulated by OCSC - No

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - No

How to apply

Met Office application form and completion guidance can be found along side the full vacancy details on the met Office website at


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