Manager Market Research {Shanghai, China}

Job Description:

Kline, a worldwide consulting and research firm that has served the management consulting and market research needs of organizations in the chemicals, materials, energy, life sciences, and consumer products industries for nearly 60 years. Kline’s research studies are either regional or global in scope, and may include market size and segmentation analysis, industry trends and forecasting, competitive intelligence, project or industry economics, and opportunity identification and assessment.

As a KMR manager, your primary responsibility is to manage syndicated study teams in the design, execution and delivery of research and analysis that facilitates higher-confidence strategic business decisions for our multiclient reports.

  • Be responsible for the day-to-day design and execution of consulting engagements
  • Develop/refine scope of engagement, scheduling, budget, and client deliverables
  • Drive staff performance to successful completion of engagement
  • Guide the development of analysis, appraisal and recommendations, oral presentations, and all supporting documentation
  • Serve as key client liaison throughout duration of assignment
  • Support business development efforts by maintaining client relationships, and assisting in proposal development and internal planning activities
  • Conduct select primary interviews to obtain critical insights and information

Job Requirements:

  • Specific experience in consulting, project management, and the chemical industry is strongly preferred.
  • Analytical, communication, presentation and facilitation skills will be refined and highly effective for purposes of team leadership, client work sessions, and client presentations.
  • Proven ability to manage, mentor and motivate in a team environment to achieve results that meet or exceed client expectations.
  • Qualified candidates will have a University degree, preferably a BS degree in a technical field such as Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biological Sciences or  an equivalent; an MBA or advanced degree is advantageous.
  • At least 6 years of experience in industry and a consulting or market research environment.
  • Ability to travel.

Successful applicants will be based in our Shanghai office and would be involved in consulting assignments throughout Asia-Pacific. For more information about Kline, please visit our website at

Kline & Company offers a competitive compensation and benefits package in a supportive work environment. Interested and qualified candidates should apply by submitting their resume via our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V