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Company GfK
Contact Name GfK
Contact Email [email protected]
Since 10-09-1934
Job Information
Job Type Full-Time
Salary Range - To £25000 Per Month
Category Other Research
Sub Category
Shift Morning
Posted 10-09-2016
Minimum Education University
Degree Title Recent Graduate
Minimum Experience
Work Permit
Required Travel
Job Status
Job Status Sourcing
Start Publishing 16-09-2016
No of Jobs 1
Stop Publishing 14-09-2019

We have a great opportunity for a Research Associate to work within this fast growing division of German-based GfK Group, which is a €1.5+ billion company with 12,000+ employees working in over 100 countries; GfK is the world's largest provider of point-of-sale (POS) data and has extensive proprietary data operations. GfK Boutique Research provides quantitative and qualitative research to industry clients as well as financial clients investing in companies of the Telecom, Consumer Electronics and Information Technologies sectors. GfK point-of-sale data is the core of our research; to provide relevant and differentiated analyses for institutional investors. Being a small and growth-focused team offers the opportunity to evolve in a dynamic environment. GfK Boutique Research team members are located in offices in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, Taipei and Japan.

The team provides research on a growing number of technology sectors. The quantitative research we provide mostly consists of monitoring performances of tech companies by tracking market shares, volume growth, segment trends and ASP (average selling price) movements. On top of this GfK provides unique thematic research thanks to our ability to leverage GfK's proprietary POS data. We regularly update our clients on the market dynamics via emails which include analytical notes and excel deliverables as well as via telephone and in-person briefings.
This is an excellent, challenging and rewarding assignment. The successful candidate will be comfortable focusing on specific topics, generating ideas for the on-going research and adapting his/her research based on wireless industry. The assignment requires top-rate analysis skills, problem solving aptitude, intellectual rigor as well as self-motivation. We value ingenuity, simplicity, and dedication to the achievement of team objectives.


Key Responsibilites:

  • Build deep industry knowledge and expertise in wireless industry with primary focus on smartphones (leveraging GfK POS data and other internal data sources, external industry data, and own desk research and attendance of industry events), and use this to deliver compelling products and services to GfK Boutique clients
  • Work with Boutique's internal forecasting team to build country and regional forecasts, leveraging GfK's POS data asset
  • Maintain and build a network of GfK colleagues around the world and use this to leverage local knowledge to optimize forecasts
  • Identify and propose opportunities to enhance existing products and services, or develop new ones to extend commercial opportunities in your product sectors
  • Brief and develop mutually-rewarding relationships and dialogues with industry clients
  • Travel as necessary to represent GfK Boutique at industry and GfK events
  • Accuracy of the forecast (with the forecasting team)

This role would be great for a recent graduate or equivalent. You will be based in Woking and the salary is up to £25,000 per annum plus target bonus of 10%.


Preferred Skills

Skills, Competencies and Experience:

  • Analysing data and delivering actionable research
  • Strong MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Dealing with large data sets
  • Presentation – should be able to present ideas in a concise and powerful manner
  • Proven exceptional analytical skills and appetite for knowledge
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • An ability to convey GfK's research to industry clients as clearly and concisely as possible (Analysts need to be able to think on their feet when challenged, and be responsive to their needs)
  • Excellent team player

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