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As a Research Manager, we know you’ve gained a wealth of experience leading research projects. Responsible for identifying potential research ideas and pitching those ideas to the management team or submitting research proposals for approval. You’ll develop a support model as your business grows a domestic and international customer base. 

You have a clear passion and drive for your profession, you also have a deep understanding of how valuable research is to a business and how it can benefit marketing campaigns. You’ll evaluate and measure the ongoing campaigns using a range of rating systems and custom research. With your strong communication skills, you can adapt and implement client and customer feedback into your research projects, highlighting where improvements can be made. 

At 3Search, we recognise that the role of a Research Manager involves managing, overseeing, and producing proposals for research and development projects. You will also facilitate communications between various departments, including analytics, marketing, and sales. You will be providing your team with support and mentorship to build the development of your research team.

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Research and Development Managers: What can you expect?

At 3Search, we understand a Research Manager's responsibility within a business is to develop campaigns through the research gathered. To help you to decide whether it is the right fit for you, we’ve crafted some key skills and responsibilities for the position of Research Manager, providing you with a brief overview of what you can expect.

Responsibilities of a Research Manager

  • Develop transparent R&D programs that the wider team can use and that help garner the desired results for the business
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders for ongoing research projects
  • Identify the best research tools to enhance projects and implement these within the business
  • Manage the research and development department and help train and support junior team members
  • Ensure research is conducted and insights are collated on time without delaying the wider project

Requirements of a Research Manager

  • Proven experience in a consulting role
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Ability to write R&D protocols, templates and frameworks
  • A keen eye for detail
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Research Manager: Salary Expectations

The average salary for a Research Manager across the UK:  

London: £36,000 - £45,500

Greater Manchester: £35,000 - £45,500


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Progression opportunities for a Research and Development Manager

With the vast amount of managerial experience you’ve gained from your role as the Research Development Manager, you can use your skills across a range of different roles and in a range of different industries. We’ve gathered a selection of potential career progression opportunities with their corresponding salary expectations to help you understand them clearly. 3Search has compiled some possible routes for you to venture down and aid in your decision-making. 

With your Research and Development Manager skills, the progression to a Research Project Manager would be smooth. You’d be responsible for leading research projects to satisfy a defined business or scientific objective. Additionally, you’ll be accountable for reviewing and researching any related fieldwork to the ongoing project. Other notable responsibilities that you would be in control of include validating any collected data, authoring reports, and communicating with all parties involved with the project. 

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