Market Research Manager manages market research efforts for the organization. Sets policies and practices for gathering research on market conditions, competitors and consumer trends. Being a Market Research Manager analyzes and presents gathered research to sales, research and development, and management. Requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty. Additionally, Market Research Manager typically reports to a head of a unit/department. The Market Research Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. To be a Market Research Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required.