Job Title: Graduate Research AssociateLocation: ManchesterSalary: £24,000 (£34K OTE)Sector: Financial ServicesEmpowering finance professionals to work smarter, our client provides world-class solutions to finance teams and executives across the globe. Redefining financial performance management, their influential enterprise focuses on benefiting businesses with the range of award-winning services they offer.Our client are now looking for focused and motivated graduates to join the research team in their Newcastle office, seeking vital business opportunities and helping them deliver during an exciting period of growth that they’re experiencing! Graduate Research Associate- What you get:A competitive basic salary of £24,000Y1 OTE of up to £34,000!Excellent training that is geared towards your progressionRegular team socials and nights out with a vibrant and inclusive companyCompany mobile and laptopLucrative bonus and incentive schemesA modern, fun office in a highly sought after central locationGraduate Research Associate- The Role:The successful candidate will work and learn in conjunction with senior team members and other teams within the company on new search projects. Main responsibilities will include:Use researching tools and techniques to search for an identify prospective companies and clientsCreate a pipeline for all target prospects that you have discovered through your researchCreate initial contact with key decision makers at the prospective companies, creating an interest in the company offeringMaintain contact with new and existing contacts, qualifying their suitability and interest in order to establish whether the company offering can help themPerform regular outreach over the phone, email and using social channels, as well as engaging face to face with customers, with an overall aim to book meetings to pass over to senior members of the teamManage and maintain the company CRM system entering any valuable research information you establish, as well as recording client details, ensuring both are completed accurately and in a timely mannerGraduate Research Associate- About You:Educated to degree levelExcellent communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills- you must be confident engaging with others on a regular basis!Organised, with excellent time management skillsPersonable and adaptableTeam player, but can also work autonomouslySelf-motivated with a strong desire to succeedPareto Law values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.If you require this job specification or to apply in an alternate format, please visit the Pareto website.