Head of Research

· New York, New York
Employment Type Full-Time

SOSA is looking for a passionate Head of Research to lead and manage SOSA’s growing research team. You’ll lead the research and scouting team to produce best-in-class content, insights and market technology mapping of different industry verticals for our global corporate and government partners and internal teams. You’ll be responsible to build the team’s strategy, workflows and manage the teams’ workload and deliverables.


SOSA’s research team is responsible for creating high-quality quantitative and qualitative industry reports, in-depth startup analysis, and trend identification in different industry verticals for our global partners (e.g. banking, insurance, utilities, etc.).


Who you are:

  • Have 6+ years of experience in market/content/innovation qualitative and quantitative research. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills, detail-oriented, highly organized, and ability to manage people and multiple projects. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English is a must and proficiency in public speaking.
  • Experience in leading and developing research teams, preferably globally. 
  • Ability to multitask, as well as re-prioritize personal and group workload based on business needs.
  • Strong knowledge of the tech ecosystem: startups, VCs, accelerators/incubators, corporations, and other strategic partners. 
  • Experience in account management and client leadership is a huge plus.
  • Looking to work in an environment that is welcoming, transparent, collaborative, challenging, high-paced, results-driven, and fun.


What you’ll do: 

  • Lead and manage all aspects of the global research team on their day-to-day responsibilities and activities, and the team’s personal growth and development.
  • Manage the team’s operations and constantly develop the research methodologies and best practices, find operational efficiencies, and drive them. 
  • Lead and manage the company’s research strategy, workflow, and deliverables. 
  • Work closely with SOSA’s innovation managers and their global partners to understand their research needs and ensure excellent and seamless execution of all clients’ research deliverables. 
  • Oversee the development of high-quality, insightful, and timely research, and be in charge of quality assurance. 


Who we are:
SOSA is a global open innovation company.  We work with innovation teams in corporations, governments, and cities. We scout and validate startups in order to bring our clients the solutions they need to solve use cases, identify opportunities, or build new products. Think noise-canceling headphones but for the endless flow of startups. 


Since 2014, we’ve literally been in the room facilitating discussions between large organizations and tech companies. From the first touchpoint all the way to pilots, implementations, and investments, we bring our clients precisely the technologies they need to advance innovation.

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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time