Qualitative Project Manager (Remote)

Company Description

M3 is the global leader in digital solutions in healthcare. We work with a range of sectors including healthcare, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and charities; services provided to these sectors include market research, medical education programs, promotional programs, clinical development, job recruitment and clinic appointment services. M3 has grown by more than 20% year-on-year for the past 15 years, achieving over 1 billion dollars in revenue annually.

Founded in 2000, with start-up investment capital from Sony, M3’s mission is to make use of the internet to increase, as much as possible, the number of people who can live longer and healthier lives, and to reduce, as much as possible, the amount of unnecessary medical costs. Key achievements of M3 Inc. include:

  • Named in Fortune’s 2020 ‘Future 50’ list, ahead of Facebook and Amazon
  • Ranked in Forbes’ 2020 Global 2000 list of the world’s largest public companies
  • M3 is the only company incorporated after the year 2000 to be included in the Nikkei 225 Index
  • Listed in Forbes’ ‘Asia’s 200 Best Over a Billion’ in 2019
  • In 2020 M3 founded the ‘M3: Stop COVID-19 Fund’ and pledged one billion yen to support COVID-19 related initiatives

M3’s legacy lies in the power of trusted physician platforms. Around the world, M3 organizations leverage these highly engaged digital communities to deliver medical education, job placement, and market research, to improve global patient outcomes.

Due to our continued growth, we are hiring for a Qualitative Project Manager at M3 Global Research, an M3 company.

About the Business Unit:  

M3 Global Research, part of M3 Inc., provides the most comprehensive and highest quality market research recruitment and support services available to the industry with relationships reaching respondents in more than 70 countries worldwide.

M3 Global Research maintains ISO 20252 and 27001 certifications with the highest quality data collection and project management capabilities that cover the spectrum of quantitative and qualitative techniques utilized today. M3 services incorporate all of the most advanced statistical and attitudinal methodologies allowing clients to provide world-class offerings and support services to their end-client customers throughout multiple industry sectors. 

Job Description


The Project Manager-Qualitative is responsible for the day-to-day management of multiple studies, both domestic and international, with a focus on qualitative research. The PM will actively and directly manage all aspects of each project, to ensure successful project completion, on time and within budget, while meeting and exceeding client expectations. The PM will work on a full team of Associate Project Managers, Project Managers, and Senior Project Managers, all of whom report to the Director of Operations.

  • Manage qualitative projects through entire project life cycle including all aspects of managing clients, partners and healthcare professional sample. Complete project management of quantitative projects may be expected as well.
  • Facilitate screening, scheduling and confirming of respondents for TDIs, focus groups, in-person IDIs, online qual interviews, etc. and ensuring all respondents are prepared according to client requirements. Ability to act quickly to replace no-shows, follow up with late respondents, send last minute materials, etc. when alerted by client/moderator.
  • Setup and testing of survey/screener, monitoring of statistics, managing respondent honoraria and closing/auditing/invoicing of projects in technology based system.
  • Coordinate and lead project kickoff meetings for all assigned studies to ensure all involved parties understand project specifications, client needs, timelines, and responsibilities.
  • Provide regular updates and progress reports on recruitment status to meet client needs.
  • Proactively identify potential fielding concerns and identify issues when in field. Partner with sales team members and operations staff to address issues and/or make recommendations to improve performance on research studies.
  • Manage and leverage relationships with vendors, domestic and international, to facilitate accurate and timely deliverable, communications, and issue resolution.
  • Manage study profitability by monitoring and accounting for all project costs affecting the budget.
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to members of the Market Research Project Management team as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred
  • Must have 2-3 years of experience in Market Research.
  • The candidate must be a self-motivated individual with exceptional time management, organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • The candidate must have the ability to manage multiple qualitative projects accurately and on-time in a fast-paced environment where moving deadlines and other changes often occur in real time. Experience in quantitative project management as well is preferred.
  • The candidate must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • The candidate must have very strong Microsoft Office skills including Excel, Outlook and Word and be a quick learner of new technologies/software.
  • The candidate must have well-developed analytical and problem solving skills.
  • The candidate must have the ability to work autonomously and in a team environment to successfully meet study specific and departmental objectives

Additional Information


A career opportunity with M3USA offers competitive wages, and benefits such as:

  • Health and Dental
  • Life, Accident and Disability Insurance
  • Prescription Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401k Plan and Match
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation
  • Sick Days and Personal Day

*M3 reserves the right to change this job description to meet the business needs of the organization