GfK Boutique Research is amongst the first market research firms to develop an analyst team in-house to add value to 'big data' specifically for institutional investors. Analysis and forecasts leverage proprietary point-of-sale and partner data complimented with financial results of publically listed companies.
Research reports are syndicated and deliver impactful and concise written conclusions as well as captivating data visualization. GfK analysts are in a unique position to help clients cut through noisy data and find meaningful ways to incorporate alternative data into the investment process for securities listed worldwide.
Key Individual Accountabilities
Effectively communicating our research messages and conclusions to clients, top tier hedge funds and mutual funds. You will be a lead client facing analyst covering multiple companies and engaging in challenging two way conversations.
Creating thoughtful and conclusive research reports on publicly traded companies across select consumer technology categories.
Comparing the signals coming from GfK's proprietary dataset with other external data points, such as company quarterly earnings reports, news stories, investor road shows, etc...
Mentor Research Associates and Analysts in the best practice for data analysis, forecasting, modelling, and crafting short and impactful notes for the management team at GfK Boutique.
Liaison amongst satellite GfK offices, globally, and GfK Boutique's primary Business Intelligence team to ensure accuracy of data extraction and extrapolation.
Being a part of a highly collaborative international team.
5+ years of relevant work experience with at least 2+ as an analyst, with significant experience in a client facing role
Solid analytical skills and an experience reporting (verbally and in print) on point-of-sale data.
A keen eye for quality control. The ability to recognize data errors, likely the result of human error in the database.
A willingness to dive into large, complex data sets to create unique, actionable analysis for our clients.
High proficiency of Microsoft excel (Pivot Tables, Macros, Formulas)
Advanced data visualization (charts, data tables, etc...)
Coordinate and execute process improvement efforts
Strong oral and written communication skills to convey our messages to clients as clearly and concisely as possible.
The ability to think on your feet when challenged, being responsive to client needs, and work extended hours.
Set objectives and development plans for the analyst team. Maintain regular dialogue with remote analysts and teams.
We are all working together towards a common goal and thus, teamwork is essential.
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)
Less experienced candidates will be considered as Research Analyst
Other responsibilities may be allocated by the line manager to ensure the effectiveness of the group. All employees within GfK expected to promote the image of the company. This will be done in part, by adopting a professional appearance and maintaining an efficient and effective working environment.
It is expected that employees adhere to any specific deadlines set with respect to Company issues relating to professional servicing (internal and external) and objectives. The detail and scope of this Job Description may be altered to take into account any changes in company needs
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK's 80 years of data science experience. This allows GfK to deliver vital global insights matched with local market intelligence from more than 100 countries. By using innovative technologies and data sciences, GfK turns big data into smart data, enabling its clients to improve their competitive edge and enrich consumers' experiences and choices.
For more information, please visit http://www.gfk.com/
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Internal Number: 4867505
About GfK Retail and Technology Hong Kong Limited
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