principal research analyst- business writing / client facing in london

17 June 2019
kimberley payne, randstad business support
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£ 60,000 - £ 65,000 per year, 10% bonus
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marketing & PR
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job type
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£ 60,000 - £ 65,000 per year, 10% bonus
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kimberley payne, randstad business support
0207 786 8039

job description

Principal Research Analyst/Market Analysis Business Journalism - Southbank London Salary Circa £60K- £65K + 10%

Experience in Business writing, Market Research, Analysis, Presenting, Client facing, Public speaking all must haves! If you have any exposure to business reporting and research in supply chain, procurement other market intelligence business functions - we would certainly love to hear from you!

Are you experienced in business research, writing and love creating engaging content, telling a story with data? Do you have client facing and presentation skills, a analytical mindset with a strong track record in business related research projects? If you prefer to actually present your work to a room of people and enjoy the prospect of occasional international travel, this role could be just right for you!

An award business publisher is looking for a Principal Research Analyst, with leadership abilities, to work on client based market research projects where you will present back your findings directly to them using the data and resources you find and that are provided. The successful candidate will implement research projects through engaging with members, creating regular content including unique case studies, analysis articles, blogs and thought leadership across all platforms - membership pages, website, print, social media and network communities.

The right person for the job will have the rigor, analytical ability and personality to be able to present findings on client premises, at international events and through video webinars! Perfect for someone who is comfortable with public speaking. Stakeholder collaboration and engagement is a major aspect of this pivotal role in a newly created, already very successful division. The Senior Analyst will play a major part in business growth through content creation, client engagement and innovative research!


Excellent starting salary £60,000- 65,000+ , in line with experience and skill level
10% quarterly bonus!
Exciting opportunities to travel abroad
Client/member engagement with direct presentations and contact
Thought leadership with an award winning brand (no one in the world is more respected!)
Company outings, innovative division - huge potential for professional development
Great South Central Location

Layout of responsibilities:

This role will be based in a research and content delivery function, specializing in supporting senior strategy leaders, category management and sourcing leadership roles for direct and indirect procurement, and supply chain leaders. Successful candidates will have experience of working with procurement organizations in a content delivery, benchmark, and measurement or consulting practice. Procurement practitioner experience is advantageous.

Key Responsibilities

Insights generation:

*Lead procurement expertise; drawing on experience and keeping up to date with the latest developments, research, and emerging trends and best practice.
*Creation of thought-leading research positions for clients.
*Leverage of primary and secondary fact-base to form objective insight leading to the personal creation of content via written, audio, visual mediums - including recorded, and live face to face interactions.
*Be the main contributor to PL deliverables, and respond to ad-hoc client interaction requests in accordance with customer service level agreement.
*Development of research, content, tools and working group strategy to support targeted roles in the procurement and supply chain function.
*Ownership and participation in content strategy to drive target roles' business alignment.

Client Interaction:
*Direct content delivery interaction with membership and extended network.
*Present at global commercial events and awards, membership summits, and 3rd party conferences.
*Respond to client questions and deliver proof of concept for prospects.
*Represent company insights with the industry-specific and mainstream press.
*Sharp focus on customer satisfaction.

Key Attributes, Skills, and Experience

*Minimum 5 years of experience working with Market Analysis , ideally but not limited to procurement or sourcing, or supply chain leaders.
*Demonstrable business, economic and quantitative acumen.
*Flawless writing ability, excellent planning, and strategy skills.
*Ambitious, eager to learn about new approaches and practices, desire to keep a finger on the pulse of the changing Procurement, Sourcing, and Supply chain landscape to exceed the demands of our customers.
*Motivated, organized, critical thinker, with an ability to deliver to fixed time-bound commitments, with high quality
*Analytical, customer, success and growth mindset.
*Team-player, ability to work effectively within your team and across business units.
*Enthusiastic, self-motivated and has the initiative, ambition, and commitment to have a fruitful career in a rapidly evolving company and field.
*Team leadership, people, coaching and development experience, is desirable.

Randstad Business Support acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Business Support is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

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Attention to Detail,Completing analyses of competitors,Composing concise promotional copy,Competitive analysis,Conducting market research,Conducting media research,Conducting SWOT Analyses,Conforming to deadlines,Constructing consumer surveys,Critical thinking,Defining target audiences,Developing rapport with clients,Evaluating the validity of research,Facilitating meetings and discussions,Influencing others,Listening,Manipulating statistical packages,Microsoft Excel,Monitoring industry trends,Presenting to groups,Quantitative,Results oriented,Statistical,Stress management,Storytelling,Time management,Utilizing presentation software,Writing reports,Writing executive summaries


Follow clients brief to undertake research projects, looking to build out a story using the data and reports available to you. Write engaging content and summary reports, presenting back findings to clients on site and internationally at events Experience in Business writing, Research, Presenting, Client facing, Public speaking all must haves!

educational requirements