Working here


Live and breathe NeedScope

At NSI you are exposed to the inside thinking of a variety of local and global companies. You'll work with researchers and marketers from around the world, all looking for NSI to make a difference to their business.

There are around 20 of us at NSI and there is plenty of opportunity for advancement within the company. Our global Kantar TNS connections also mean there are opportunities for international secondments from time to time.

 

NSI company



Beyond your role

You will have a specific role but you are also part of the NeedScope International team. We have a strong reputation for skills development and industry involvement. We're very social and love to eat and drink!

NeedScope team-members attending a skills session

Skills progress

- Weekly skills sessions
- Training other team members
- External training as required
 
NeedScope Team-members celebrating at the RANZ awards 2014

Industry involvement

RANZ membership benefits:
- Monthly professional development sessions
- Bi-annual conference/Effectiveness awards

 

Needscope team-members celebrating 2015 at Waiheke island

Company development

Involvement in company direction via one of four teams:
- Skill development
- Innovation
- Relationships
- Profile building

 

 

Morning tea at the NeedScope international office

The social stuff

The social stuff - Morning tea everyday (once a week treats)
- Monthly Friday night drinks
- An annual retreat

 

What we look for

Curiosity

We've never been content with research that just describes consumer behaviour. We want to understand what drives that behaviour. That's why we set up NSI and developed NeedScope.

We need people who are immensely curious, enjoy being challenged and want to make a difference to businesses all over the world.
A picture describing what NeedScope looks for in a potential employee




In the Quant team

 

Crazy about data

Quantitative research is all about analysing numbers-based data looking for patterns to build a story.

Our quanties have scrupulous attention to detail. You'll find them working hard segmenting data, setting up databases, working on new NeedScope software readying it for worldwide launch.

No analytical challenge is too daunting for our team.
 
NeedScope International Quantitative research team-members
NSI quanties in action

What does it take?

Quanties often have a blend of statistics, economics, marketing and even psychology. We use Excel, R and SPSS to crunch the numbers. NeedScope isn't just a way of thinking, it is also proprietary software package.


What can you expect?

Segmentation and database set ups – using NeedScope software to create databases for local and international clients.

International consulting – exploring NeedScope data to develop insights for global companies.

Local quantitative research - working with blue-chip New Zealand companies to help develop irresistible brands.

Developing best practice quantitative resources - for international NeedScope users.




In the Qual team


Always asking questions

Qualitative research is all about understanding consumers at a deep level whether that's meeting them face to face, observing or talking to them in the digital world.

For our tight team of qualies with sharp strategic thinking, there's no better way to ask the right questions than with the NeedScope collages and photosets.

 

What does it take?

Typically qualies have a social science background, often a mix of psychology and marketing. It's a fun and challenging role, demanding both organisational ability and creative flair.


What can you expect?

Local qualitative research – working with blue-chip New Zealand companies to help develop irresistible brands.

International consulting – delving into another culture and working out what makes people tick.

Client interaction and presentations – whether internally presenting to colleagues or workshopping with client stakeholders.

Developing best practice qualitative resources - for international NeedScope users.



 


NeedScope International Qualitative research team-members
NSI qualies in action

In the Support team

 

Design – flawless aesthetics

NSI's design team gives our NeedScope resources and presentations their irresistible look and the wow factor our clients want.


What does it take?

The work is diverse, using multiple platforms, from the Adobe suite (InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop to Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel and Word).


What can you expect?

Working in PowerPoint to deliver stunning client presentations.

Designing online applications / digital e.g. e-magazines for clients.

Visual image sourcing and manipulation Maintaining global NeedScope brand and corporate identity and standards.

 

 

NeedScope International design team-members
NSI design in action

 

Accounts – flawless accuracy

In accounts precision is the name of the game. With lots of global reporting, the team meets strict deadlines each week.

 

What does it take?

As part of global company, there are high principles in terms of ethical standards and reporting.


What can you expect?

Setting up and managing effective and efficient financial systems.

Working with global finance teams to achieve required reporting.

Maintaining strong relationships with vendors. Keeping track of receivables, including outstanding invoices and any required collection actions.

  NeedScope International accounts team-member
NSI accounts



Experience NeedScope
RANZ conference paper
NeedScope Clients
NeedScope news