Interrupt is the leading strategic creative agency for the building material and home improvement industries. We work with an impressive list of Fortune 500 clients who are leaders in their category. What we do is unique. We deliver Strategic Creative Results for our clients to ensure they outperform their market and optimize their business results. We measure Interrupt’s success through the success of our clients. This position will align with and embody our company goals of enabling profitable success for our clients and Interrupt, building a team of extraordinary people, creating a dynamic office culture and giving back to our community. This position is an important one to Interrupt’s and our clients’ success.

Position Description

The Strategic Insights Manager will work closely with senior team members and clients to conduct deep secondary research, design and execute primary market research, develop impactful fact-based insights and contribute to game-changing strategic recommendations for our clients. This position is part of a growing focus for the agency and therefore offers opportunities for continued growth.


  • Identify and synthesize insights that inform key business decisions for Interrupt’s industry leading clients
  • Review, analyze, synthesize, summarize client-provided data, reports and presentations
  • Participate in all aspects of qualitative research including; scoping, planning, discussion guides, scheduling and conducting interviews, transcript analysis, insights development and reporting
  • Participate in all aspects of quantitative research including; scoping, planning, survey development, fielding, insights development and reporting
  • Work with other internal stakeholders to define process, approach and timelines to achieve discovery and insights objectives on Strategy projects
  • Collaborate with Director of Strategic Insights to translate research findings into clear and actionable recommendations through compelling analysis, storytelling, and presentations to different cross-functional teams and leadership
  • Coordinate and manage third-party partners and contractors
  • Collaborate closely with Interrupt colleagues working in different functional areas
  • Maintain visibility of “the big picture” while working at ground level
  • Find answers to hard questions, driven by relentless curiosity
  • Proficiency in syndicated and secondary data sources and research
  • Work efficiently and effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Organizational skills and ability to simultaneously work across a range of client projects


  • Minimum 5+ years of relevant experience in market research, marketing, brand or product management, or strategy consulting
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Understanding of market research fundamentals is key
  • Proven track record of framing ambiguous problems and creatively leveraging different types of custom and syndicated research
  • Experience across qualitative and quantitative methods that inform product and brand strategy
  • Demonstrates proficiency in data analysis
  • Proactive problem-solving abilities
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, with ability to dynamically present findings to clients
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work within our culture and a team environment is essential
  • Team player with the confidence and integrity to earn client and internal team confidence
  • Experience with the building material/home improvement industry is a plus
  • Beyond data collection, strength in uncovering actionable strategic insights
  • Desire to be in a fast-paced environment
  • Embrace, respect and contribute positively to Interrupt’s culture
  • Support Interrupt’s overall mission and follow all standards, policies, procedures and confidentiality guidelines
  • Travel to client or offsite meetings and conferences when necessary (less than 20% of time)

It is preferred that this position work full time in Sylvania, Ohio; Remote or hybrid arrangements may be considered for highly qualified candidates


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