Senior Analyst – Research – CPG

Roles and responsibilities

  • Execute business research projects in the area of strategy, procurement and/or marketing for various clients – including large corporations operating in the industrials space globally
  • Contribute to the entire project lifecycle through exhaustive research, data interpretation, insight generation/analysis and report preparation
  • Understand research objectives based on client requirements and accordingly build a work approach; interpret and analyse information for accuracy, exhaustiveness and applicability
  • Conduct exhaustive secondary research on a variety of topics across sources such as company websites, industry reports, market studies, general news articles as well as databases, and other relevant sources
  • Synthesise analytical and actionable insights – through qualitative and quantitative methods – which provide solutions to client’s business problem, and present this information in a structured manner
  • Deliver high-quality, client-ready output with minimal supervision; identify risks/issues and escalate those to project leads in a timely manner

Ideal Candidate

  • 1 to 3.5 years of experience in business research ; extensive experience in utilizing those skills in research environment
  • Experience of direct interaction with clients, both through emails and conference calls
  • Experience of working in teams
  • Creative outlook and ability to think of multiple approaches to address a problem
  • Analytical bend of mind, to seek the why, how and so-what of a problem statement
  • Motivated, quick thinker, dynamic person with strong business acumen
  • Demonstrate perseverance and ‘can do’ attitude
  • Go getter with quick grasping ability
  • Proactive and ready to take initiative
  • Strong team player with a zeal to learn
  • Any specialisation/background in the Industrials sub-sectors , MBA : Desirable
  • Experience of supervising/managing the work of a relatively junior analyst
  • Experience in manufacturing/industrials space (added advantage)
  • Superior analytical skills to analyse and interpret both qualitative and quantitative information
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Ability to maintain quality levels across studies and manage projects with minimum direction
  • Ability to write reports (headlines, summary and recommendations) with no grammatical or data interpretation errors
  • Ability to conduct open ended primary research to garner industry specific insights
  • Knowledge of analytical frameworks like Porter’s 5 forces, BCG matrix, and understanding of business dynamics of various industries and basic economics
  • Proficiency in Power Point, Excel and Word to deliver the desired output in a creative and aesthetically appealing format
  • Knowledge of one’s educational background with clear understanding of fundamentals and concepts
  • Knowledge of various databases such as Lexis, Thomson, Factiva and ProFound