Faisel Bundy Personal Statement
As a highly motivated, innovative, communicative person with management/ supervisor experience in market research, I have proven track record of providing ad hoc, Quantitative research to a broad range of FMCG clients.I am very interested in the position Research Manager as the role relates to my qualifications, employee research experience and career intentions within the challenging, yet stimulating field of Market Research Management.
As a market research interviewer for GFK NOP, with 12 years market research experience, including six as a supervisor at TNS.I have taken several market research jobs with leading agencies within market research. I have a Degree in Chemical engineering, MRS, ECDl Professional Qualifications. These placements have enabled me to gain a wealth of practical specific experience to gain deeper technical knowledge and experience of strategic market research- including ad hoc FMCG, budgetary, management,quantitative , qualitative research , presentations skills, performance monitoring, project design, Analysis skills. These jobs have not only developed specific research experiences, but also valuable transferable skills in fast paced sector.
During my work experiences I have valued being able to develop my ad hoc quantitative research skills, analytical, problem solving, communication, self-management, presentation, IT, questionnaire design, management, and skills. I have harnessed during my career.Within two years of joining TNS I had one an award as best quality interviewer and been promoted to supervisor.
Within TNS I contributed to ad hoc surveys such as:-
Pringle- Hall test on new product range, including pricing.
Lego- Involved Consumer attitudes and behaviours, new products, and consumer satisfaction survey. Using Needscope, segmentation technique on parents and children taking between 90 minute and 2 hours interviews. A pilot study with director and also interviewed on main study.
For Mars a New Product concept research for Snickers- including pricing.
A new Product Development for 3g mobile phone- Hall- determine prices of packages, interest in different uses of phones, attitude and usage of different packages-20-30 minute interviews.
Packaging for Cathedral City, New fragrance- (LOOKING LIKE WOMAN), DRINK packaging and new product.A packaging for crisps surveys– Walkers.
Nestle- fair trade research ad hoc.
Costing , New product development , packaging for many othertypes of food for Proctor Gamble, Coco cola, Pepsi, Uniliver, BAT, Kraft, L’ORIEL, Nokia, Nestle, other FMCG companies.
In Depth drinks survey on Consumer behaviour, competitor analysis, attitude and usage survey taking 2 to 2.5 hours long.
These required me to lease with various departments, work on award winning projects, MRS conference projects, participate in group project meetings, pilot brief and debrief meetings.
I have management experience as a Hall manager , appraising staff on Ad hoc and FMCG surveys, Completing Validation checks on Ad Hoc and FMCG surveys, Pilot studies on FMCG, Ad Hoc Surveys, Completing appraisals on staff including 75 managementlevel appraisals while supervisor at TNS.To manage project teams within the research team and effectively delegate responsibility on all relevant aspects of the project, to ensure accurate, timely and cost effective execution of the research. Ensure completed to time and Budget.
These have utilised my excellent communication skills, have enabled me to develop successful working relationships with both internal and external staff including client, MRS, respondents. Has enabled me to develop my prioritising, problem solving, adaptability to changing demands, innovation skills.
I have gained presenting skills from- Degree Thesis, Open University, ECDL, Pascal/c++, MRS Presentation skills, Running Workshops, PCDL, Advanced Certificate, International Research. Mystery Shopping.
I have gained Designing Research skills from- Pilot studies- Toys, Travel, Newspaper advertising, UKAEU Pilot study, Babcock Energy, Director of own company, Degree thesis, Open University, ECDL Advanced. MRS Summer School, Advanced Certificate.
I have gained Writing Proposals skills from- UKAEA, ECDL, Degree Thesis, Open University course, MRS Advanced Certificate, Summer school.
I have gained Analysis skills from- UKAEA, Babcock Energy, Degree, Pascal / C++, ECDL courses. MRS Summer School, Advanced Certificate.
I have gained Running to Revenues, Setting Revenues skills from- Summer School, Advanced Certificate.
I have gained Qualitative Research skills from - Diageo Drinks Survey, Lego Toys survey, Post mail services for Business 2 Business survey. I have completed panel recruitment Cello. Online panel Covered on Advanced Certificate, MRS summer school, completed many online surveys.
I have gained questionnaire design experience from Pascal/C++ course, MRS courses.
As a supervisor at TNS I have supervised staff on Training events- 3 times a week three times. Supervising staff in appraisals, accompany staff when starting. All my work experiences at TNS, GFK NOP have been to ISO standards.
As Director of my own Business, Supervisor on Servisair cleaning contract, and Supervisor at TNS had to ensure had to monitor budgets against projects costs taking actions when costs exceeded predicted costs.To manage project teams within the research team and effectively delegate responsibility on all relevant aspects of the project, to ensure accurate, timely and cost effective execution of the research. I have completed brief clients. I have managed to accompany over 200 staff on first day to help with their training, at cleaning supervisor improved, trained staff on deap cleans with over 40 staff.
As well as my TNS work experience I HAVE GAINED AD HOC experience GFK NOP- Cars International Survey – Covering Consumer satisfaction, Brand Awareness, competitor analysis, using Segmentation technique. From Cello on street interviews for FMCG clients.
In addition to my studies and work experiences, I can offer a wealth of experiences gained during my travels, religious studies.I have ability to speak basic Urdu and Arabic. I have gained management