Careers

Do you want to help us take on the big challenges our clients face in the vibrant food and beverage industry? Whether you’re a recent graduate taking your first steps toward a career or a seasoned professional looking for a career that makes an impact, then we’d like to hear from you. 

Director, Strategic Insights

The Hartman Group is looking for an experienced research professional with a strong background in survey research, statistics and analytics and a passion for food culture, wellness or sustainability. This is a full-time, on-site position at our office in Bellevue, WA.  This individual will lead as well as collaborate on consulting and survey research projects to help uncover growth opportunities for our clients in the food and beverage industry. Experience working with or for CPG or consumer products companies in the area of strategic consulting, research consulting or market research is required. Along with the opportunity to lead our clients in strategic, tactical and action-oriented decisions about their business, this position offers self-motivated and creative thinkers opportunities to showcase their innovative problem solving and data-driven model creation abilities. We seek individuals with strong analytical and writing skills, strong project management and client-facing skills and proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced team-driven work environment.

Qualifications:

  • Superb writing and persuasive communication skills
  • 10+ years of experience in a data and analysis-driven role with a minimum of 5 years’ applied work (i.e., not purely academic research)
  • 5+ years’ experience working with or for CPG or consumer products company in the area of strategic consulting, research consulting or market research.
  • 5+ years' experience and self-sufficiency with industry-standard statistical analysis packages (e.g., SPSS, Stata or R)
  • Bachelors or graduate degree in business, social science, statistics or allied field. Masters or higher preferred
  • Advanced fluency in survey sampling, weighting methods and inferential statistics
  • Analytical and strategic thinker, with experience synthesizing multiple, complex data streams (e.g. qualitative and quantitative consumer data, sales data, government data, Nielsen, IRI, SPINS, Euromonitor data)
  • Strong project and time management skills
  • Intellectual curiosity and interest in studying consumer behaviors and attitudes
  • Evidence of leadership ability (project, thought and people)
  • Self-motivation and flexibility within a dynamic work environment

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and supervision on custom survey research, including project design, questionnaire development, story development and recommendations.
  • Design optimal multi-method approaches to reach client objectives
  • Help advance The Hartman Group's intellectual capital and portfolio of research models, databases and tools
  • Develop and direct complex statistical analysis and modeling for strategic consulting projects.
  • Synthesize multiple data streams, including analysis of in-house data, survey data, client data, sales data and market insights to provide targeted business implications and client recommendations
  • Report-writing and PowerPoint presentation deck development, including publication-quality charts and tables
  • Project leadership and management, including presentation of research findings via conference calls or in-person presentations. Mentor team in skill development, new methodologies, tools and designs.

Consultant /Qualitative Researcher

Overview

The Hartman Group is looking for an experienced research and consulting professional with a strong analytical and strategic thinking orientation, qualitative consumer research experience, and a passion for food culture.  This individual will lead projects to help uncover growth opportunities for our clients in the food and beverage industry. Experience working with or for food or consumer products companies in the area of strategic consulting, research consulting or market research is required. We seek individuals with strong writing skills as well as project management and client-facing strengths and proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced team-driven work environment. This is a full-time, on-site position at our office in Bellevue, WA, with travel estimated at about 25%.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in strategic consulting, research consulting or market research, with at least 3 years’ experience conducting qualitative research with or for a consumer-facing company (i.e., not purely academic research)
  • Experienced and proficient in ethnographic interviewing, participant observation and documentation, in-depth analyses with conclusions and recommendations
  • Bachelor’s & Graduate degrees in some combination of business and social science (anthropology, qualitative sociology, social psychology) a plus
  • Analytical and strategic thinker, with experience synthesizing multiple, complex data streams (e.g. qualitative and quantitative consumer data, sales data, government data, Nielsen, IRI, SPINS, Euromonitor data)
  • Superb writing and persuasive communication skills
  • Strong project and time management skills
  • Intellectual curiosity and interest in studying consumer behaviors and attitudes
  • Evidence of leadership ability (project, thought and people)
  • Self-motivation and flexibility within a dynamic work environment

Responsibilities:

  • Manage multi-method/multi-phase projects, including landscape and trend reviews with secondary research and data synthesis, stakeholder interviews, qualitative consumer research, analysis and report generation with client recommendations.
  •  Manage all aspect of qualitative research – respondent screeners, discussion guides, respondent homework and interviewing exercises; conduct in-home interviews and store audits; analyze and report study findings
  • Develop strong narratives and succinct, visually compelling Power Point presentation decks, including video as appropriate or required
  • Quickly develop a clear working knowledge of all Hartman Group research models and intellectual capital
  • Stay abreast of consumer culture, food culture and emerging trends
  • Present research findings to clients via conference calls or in-person presentations and work sessions
  • Project leadership and management of project details to meet timelines and client expectations

Junior Digital & Visual Communications Specialist

The Hartman Group is a leading provider of custom research and consulting services to the food and beverage industry. We have a stellar reputation across the industry for providing ahead-of-the-curve thinking and delivering high-quality products and personalized client service.

We are currently looking for a Junior Visual Communications Specialist for an enterprising, fast-paced environment. This is a full-time, entry level position on-site at our offices in Bellevue, Washington.

The Jr. Visual Communications Specialist position will combine various graphic design and communications skills, knowledge of basic marketing principles and resourcefulness in support of marketing and public relations, business development and sales, social media activities, website management, company events and client project deliverables in a collaborative work setting.

The Jr. Visual Communications Specialist will produce visual/graphic designs and marketing content that effectively represents The Hartman Group to its target audiences. This individual is a creative self-starter, who works well independently and flourishes in an environment with minimum supervision.

The Jr. Visual Communications Specialist can handle a wide range of projects including graphic design for reports, white papers, presentations, infographics, social media and website, as well as writing for the web, email marketing, newsletters, blogs and copy editing, and marketing/web analysis. (Some photography and video experience a plus.)

This position reports directly to the Senior Director of Marketing.  

Responsibilities

  • Translate creative vision into graphic and written communication
  • Offer creative approaches to problem solving; be team oriented and project a proactive and positive attitude
  • Work on multiple projects and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Produce or support the production of a variety of communications including: create, design, and edit content for a variety of collateral materials, including newsletters, brochures, press releases, web content, electronic campaigns, announcements, promotions and other marketing materials
  • Secondary responsibility in this role: provide assistance to the Visual Communications Manager in support of overflow client project deliverables (visual design, formatting, layout and editing for reports, presentations and other visual content)
  • Manage/monitor website to ensure company’s information is fresh, relevant and engaging
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, partners, and other staff members

Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in related area (design, communications, journalism/advertising or digital marketing)
  • One to two years of professional design and communications experience, including visual design experience in websites and development of infographics
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Premier, After Effects, Bridge), Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel, Microsoft Office applications, and other tools of the trade such as Wordpress/CMS platform
  • Must be able to multi-task and transition from project to project quickly and effectively
  • Translate creative vision into graphic and written communication; experience in web design and graphic design is preferred
  • Some experience with event marketing and promotion, and attendee engagement
  • Familiarity with Google analytics and social media channels
  • Strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail and follow through
  • Highly collaborative working style; open to partnering with and learning from others
  • Broad and expanding skill set: comfortable bringing concepts to reality in a variety of mediums – transitioning seamless between design tools (e.g., InDesign) and office apps (e.g., PowerPoint). Willingness to advance skills through continued education (e.g., classes, workshops, conferences)

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