Lead Researcher

July 4, 2023
  • Remuneration: Market-related based on experience
  • Location: Johannesburg
  • Education level: Secondary/Tertiary
  • Job level: Entry
  • Type: Permanent

About Bridgement

Bridgement is breaking down the barriers to access finance for small businesses in South Africa. Traditional loans from banks and other lenders have a slow application process, have strict criteria, require a lot of documentation, and inflexible terms. In contrast, we use cutting-edge technology and artificial intelligence to offer flexible finance online, with a 2-minute application, no documentation required, and a decision in a matter of hours. We’re a well-funded fintech start-up, backed by Capricorn and the greater Yellowwoods group, best known for their investments in and ownership of Nandos, Hollard, Clientèle, Direct Axis, and Budget Group. Having won several awards recently, including Xero’s App of the Year award, we are proud to be recognised by worldwide brands as a trusted and valued business.

Roles & Responsibilities

We are hiring a driven Lead Researcher to join our sales team. This role involves conducting market research, generating high-quality leads, and contributing to business growth. The ideal candidate should possess strong research and analytical skills, along with the ability to identify and communicate with potential customers effectively. This position offers career advancement opportunities within our organization, providing a platform for development and growth.

You will be responsible for the following:
  • Conduct thorough market research to identify target audiences, industry trends, and potential customer segments.
  • Utilize various research methods to generate a list of potential leads that align with the business’s target criteria.
  • Maintain accurate and organized lead databases and CRM systems.
  • Communicating with new clients.
  • Collaborate with the sales team to understand their requirements and provide them with qualified leads.
  • Stay updated with industry trends, sales techniques to continuously improve lead generation strategies.
  • Identify and recommend new sources or channels for revenue generation.
  • Create new client campaigns and strategies
  • Provide timely feedback and insights to enhance the overall sales and lead generation process.


  • Passion for research and eagerness to gain practical experience in a professional setting.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills for booking meetings with clients and making calls.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop campaign ideas and contribute to new sales strategy ideas.
  • Enthusiasm for learning and keeping up with industry trends and best practices.
  • Familiarity with market research methodologies and techniques.
  • Openness to receiving feedback and a willingness to continuously improve skills.

It will be useful to have although not absolutely required:

  • Tertiary education/ New graduate
  • Proactive and self-motivated with a strong drive for results.
  • Adaptability and willingness to embrace new technologies and research methods.
  • Curiosity and a passion for continuous learning.


In addition to a competitive salary, we also provide:

  • An opportunity to be a part of one of the most exciting, growing fintech startups
  • A smart, fun and diverse team
  • A lovely office in Melrose Arch with great coffee, complimentary snacks, a putting green, Playstation and much more
  • Amazing employee benefits including life insurance, disability + critical illness, income protection and gap cover, as well as other benefits like psychological, physical, financial wellbeing and legal support

Ready to Apply?

If you think you’re the right person, please send your CV to [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you!