It’s a people business

Market research has always been, is, and remains a people business. It lives by people whose knowledge, experience and expertise contributes crucially to the success of your project. We invite you to get to know our people!

Management

Hans Schöttmer
Managing Director, Schöttmer-Institut GmbH Hamburg

A leader and thinker, contemplative philosopher and goal-oriented pragmatist. Following studies in psychology and professional stations at Nestlé, GfK and icon, he leads the Schöttmer-Institut in Hamburg since 1997 together with his wife. His skillset: a fascinating combination of multi-layered theoretical knowledge from the fields of psychology science and brand technology, entrepreneurship, and in-depth practical experience, combined with an out-of-the-box disposition. Thus equipped, Hans has for many years been inspiring and developing innovative methods of quantitative and qualitative market research – ‘on the fly’ and in addition to the daily challenges on behalf of his clients.
 
„I’m an idealist with a clear vision of good market research.“

hans.schoettmer(at)schoettmer.de

Susanne Schöttmer
Managing Director, Schöttmer-Institut GmbH Hamburg

"Everybody is talking about Digital Transformation, Virtual and Augmented Reality, AI and Design Thinking. The groundbreaking influence on society in general and our work in specific is evident, therefore I think I have the most exciting profession" she says about herself. Susanne studied business administration and communications sciences and focusses for some time now on opportunities derived by this fundamental change, waiting to be discovered. Always looking ahead, keeping her eye on the radar for future trends and modern lifestyles as a valuable base for conceptional work on brands, products and communication.
 
„Apart from Big Data: At certain points our digital friends suffer from being machines and it needs human experts like us with professionally well-developed empathy and creative Denkfreude to be successful!"

susanne.schoettmer(at)schoettmer.de

Lisa Neundorfer
Managing Director, Schöttmer-Institut Rhein-Main GbR Wiesbaden

Inspirational, integrative, Lisa started as an innovation expert in the Rhine-Main region 2015. After 15 years of supervising consumer and services research at the IFAK Institute, this humanities graduate found in Hans and Susanne Schöttmer the perfect sparring partners for new research ideas. With a wealth of experience in a wide range of markets, a good sense for the essentials, and a ‘suitcase of symbols’, she reveals people’s hidden motivations, and filters the ‘nuggets’ from complex fundamental studies with a sharp analytical eye. One of her strengths lies in conveying concentrated knowledge in an easily palatable format.
 
„It's important to me not just to present knowledge, but to provide inspiration along with it, while also drawing the eye beyond the immediate and the obvious.“

lisa.neundorfer(at)schoettmer-rm.de

Team

What makes a great team? Enthusiasm and individual strengths. At the Schöttmer Institute, you will find – alongside the more conventional psychologists, economists, sociologists, cultural scientists and nutritionists, festival fans, musicians and voice actors, make-up artists, amateur cooks (in a way, all of us are, with various focuses – which is why our company events have always been culinary happenings as well ;-)), gardeners, photographers, amateur architects, fashionistas, wine experts, salsa dancers, and amateur craftsmen. A one-of-a-kind mix indeed!

We are small enough to be directly connected with you and your customers – but large enough and well-versed in conducting global studies competently and efficiently as well.

„A healthy core of in-house professionals, complemented by a network of specialists, freelancers and native speakers from various countries that has grown steadily over the years, guarantees superior project management around the globe – no matter how big or small the project.“

Susanne Schöttmer, Managing Director

A network of specialists

The network of professionals who enrich our work is comprised of valuable, highly qualified people from various disciplines, professionals focused on specific topics. We live the diversity in keeping with modern co- and networking.

  • Graphic designers
  • Live scribblers
  • Copywriters
  • Photographers
  • Data Scientists
  • IT specialists
  • Programmers
  • Translators / Interpreter
  • Moderators
  • Specialists for various qualitative forms of analysis

Schöttmer International

The Schöttmer-Institut has already been on the global preferred supplier lists of different international blue chip companies for many years. We work for strategic business advisor teams and product developers around the world. Sometimes it is about assisting national clients with international product launches, developing cross-national communications platforms or supporting international clients in handling the European market. As an independent market research institute, we work with individually selected partners in different countries. The coordination and supervision of international studies (also in the role of a lead agency/ outsourced market research department) takes place centrally in Hamburg.

Europe
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, United Kingdom, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

North Africa
Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan

Asia/ Pacific
China, Hong Kong, India, Iran

North America
Canada, USA

South America
Brazil, Colombia

The studio

Proximity can be crucial. Which is why the Schöttmer Institut treats itself to the luxury of an in-house research studio that simultaneously serves as an experimental space, future lab and workshop. It gives us the ability to quickly and easily get ‘up close and personal’ with the target group at any time. Partner studios in Germany and all over the world also enable us to effectively implement your research beyond the Hamburg city limits – no matter where.

Memberships

ESOMAR
personal membership
(Susanne Schöttmer)
 

BVM
corporate and personal membership
(Susanne Schöttmer)

AKQUA
personal membership
(Susanne Schöttmer / Lisa Neundorfer)
 

Career opportunities

Ready for some sophisticated tasks and exciting challenges related to marketing, brand management and Market Research? Do you have a persuasive personality, a good education and/or a university degree? You’re a good listener and can communicate the facts competently? Then we have a great job for you!

Why not email us your application right now? We are constantly growing and are always happy to welcome people aboard who will support our team with commitment, team spirit and an analytical mind!
 

  • Professional networkers
  • Co-workers (freelance)
  • Interns
  • Project managers / assistants

Please apply here

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