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Manager, Insights Communities - 63864BR

Primary Location: Wellesley, MA
Additional Locations: MA-Wellesley, RI-Woonsocket
Do you want to help shape the future of retail and healthcare at a highly innovative Fortune 5 company?

Join us and play a critical role in Customer Insights and Experience, as we revolutionize the future of retail and healthcare. This team plays a pivotal role: by developing new and deeper insights into consumer attitudes, perceptions and behaviors. This team drives creativity and innovation in new and differentiating products and services and impactful sales and marketing engagements.

Be part of a team of experienced insights professionals. Work within the Enterprise Insights team, functioning as part of a community of research professionals who not only help each other, but are also passionate about the future of retail, healthcare, and the voice of the customer. This is a hands-on position in which you’ll design, guide, and interpret learning from custom online communities conducted in-house.

In this role, you will support development of new products, experiences and marketing strategies across the CVS Health enterprise by managing community discussions to get critical feedback. You will work to understand business partner needs and context, then help to plan a community insights strategy to provide needed information. Your primary responsibility will be to manage communities consisting of a diverse set of respondents and discussions about a wide range of topics, from health plan products to retail experiences to advertising concepts. We are looking for someone who:
  • Uses excellent communication skills and a strong sense of intellectual curiosity to unearth transformative findings
  • Leverages strong storytelling skills to turn insights into a compelling narrative that steers our decision makers in the right direction
  • Is nimble and responsive to fluid, sometimes unexpected needs and emerging insights about our customers and members-- and enjoys the path of discovery.

Fundamental Components:
  • Conduct online community research projects, including:
a.Work with internal clients to understand business need and identify knowledge gaps
b.Develop research plans (outlining objectives, strategy, hypotheses, timeline) and screeners that capture community criteria
c.Craft intelligent learning agendas that get at the crux of the objectives
d.Community management (e.g., programming tasks, moderation, iteration, working directly with support research partners)
e.Insight identification, synthesis and creative storytelling through report and presentation
  • Complement online community projects with secondary and past research;
  • Support the planning and execution of other primary research, such as quantitative studies
  • Be at the table. Play an active role in colleague and stakeholder adoption of intelligence and insights

Background Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree Required; Masters degree preferred, but not required.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience; 3-5 years preferred with planning and executing successful qualitative/online community-based research.
  • A strong ability to surface and identify insights that set the foundation for a compelling narrative is essential. This includes: an innate desire to understand how consumers tick; creative flair to ask the same question a multitude of ways; ability to derive something compelling from the abstract; knowing the difference between insights and findings relative to the business need; and, a talent to tell an enlightened and energetic story, in writing and in person.
  • Table stakes project management skills: strong attention to detail; proactive; ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously (often about different subjects); to communicate clearly and effectively across internal team members, stakeholders and vendor partners. PowerPoint, Word and Excel skills are strongly preferred.
  • A consultative spirit with an ability to progressively connect insights to the operational and financial realities of the business.
  • Experience developing strong and productive client partnerships with junior and mid-level clients through command of process, the consumer voice, ability to foresee and prevent issues, and focus on business results.
  • Interest in developing research skills beyond communities.
This role is a full-time regular position primarily based in Woonsocket, RI with the opportunity to work from the Boston or Wellesley office or from home 2-3 days per week.

Additional Job Information:

Potential Telework Position:

Percent of Travel Required:
0 - 10%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
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