Job Title: Consumer Research Manager
Date Posted: 09-14-2007
Job Location: California-Los Angeles
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 5+ to 7 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:DOE (Depend on Experience)
Company Name: Vivendi Universal Games
Company Website: www.vugames.com/resource/flash_require.html
Contact Information: Vivendi Universal Ga   Vivendi Universal Ga (careers@vugames.com)
Job Description:
Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) is a global developer, publisher and distributor of
multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is a leader in the subscription-based
massively multi-player online (MMO) games category, and also holds leading positions in the
PC, console and handheld games markets. Its development studios and publishing labels include
Blizzard Entertainment, Sierra Entertainment, Radical Entertainment, Massive Entertainment and
Swordfish Studios. VU Games’ library of over 700 titles features owned intellectual properties
including Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo and World of Warcraft from Blizzard; Crash Bandicoot,
Spyro The Dragon, Empire Earth, Leisure Suit Larry, Ground Control and Tribes. 

Vivendi Universal Games is looking for an experienced Market Research Manager with extensive
experience designing and implementing qualitative and quantitative research studies, some with
high degree of complexity. The ideal candidate will have 8+ years in the field of research
preferably in Gaming or consumer products.  The position requires excellent analytical and
communication skills as it requires analysis, reporting and presentation of the research
findings.  Consumer products/gaming experience is highly desireable.  

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:


- Design discussion guide and moderate focus groups and product tests at in-house research
facility
- Oversee recruiting needs for focus groups
- Write reports of research results
- Supervise Research Analysts on various projects
- Design study methodologies and solicit proposals from research suppliers
- Design survey questionnaires
- Supervise outside research suppliers and Research Analysts on various projects 
- Analyze data and write reports


 

Requirements:


- BS degree in a related field plus minimum 7 years of primary research experience 

- Experience with a consumer products company, advertising agency or research supplier
required  
- Strong familiarity with Win XP, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point) and also
be internet savvy 
- Familiarity with SPSS software is not required, but desired.
- Strong planning skills, orientation to detail, ability to multi-task/coordinate multiple
projects and people simultaneously  
- Must have excellent verbal communication skills and excellent research analysis and report
writing skills
- Ability to learn new software/ technologies 
- Experience moderating focus groups strongly desired
- A team player with excellent interpersonal skills and a strong commitment to learning 
- Knowledge of or an enjoyment of video games a real plus


For immediate consideration, please send your resume to careers@vugames.com . On the subject
line, cut and paste Research Manager.  Please no phone calls.
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