Qualitative Business Consultant London £30 - 40,000

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VAC-28

Sector

B2B, Financial Services

Salary

£30,000 to £40,000 Per Annum

Benefits

Excellent career development opportunities and benefits

Town/City

London

Contract Type

Permanent

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Our client provides some of the largest financial services institutions globally (e.g. retail banks, payment card networks and payment service providers, FinTech companies) with innovative, evidence-led insight and analytics and has done for almost 50 years. Using their commercial mind-set and creativity they turn data and insight into ready-to-use knowledge that informs or transforms their client’s marketing strategy. As such, the team is responsible for driving revenue through maintaining and building long-term relationships with the clients they work with. At the end of all projects, their clients receive commercially robust, evidence-based deliverables to help them communicate plans clearly with their stakeholders. 

They are looking for an ambitious and commercially aware with established desk and primary research skills, ideally with experience of the Financial Services sector. The ideal candidates will have experience in a research or consulting environment on the agency side, conducting primary and secondary research and creating insightful client recommendations. They will have experience of CI, B2B and managing small projects as well as delivering client presentations.

 Key elements of the role 

  • Providing insight into markets and competitors through the research of published industry analysis sources and the interviewing of industry experts, suppliers and competitors
  • Conducting in-depth interviews with market experts, key players customers and prospects (B2B) and building a network of contacts to engage with
  • Adopting a range of approaches such as analysing scarce business intelligence to seize opportunities for our clients
  • Presentation creation by drawing sound conclusions and communicating these effectively internally and externally
  • Managing small research projects or small parts of more complex projects

 What they are looking for

  • 3+ years’ experience in research / consulting environment 
  • Complete fluency in English (precise written English is a must)
  • Languages such as Italian, German, French and Spanish as a second language are a strong advantage due to our client base.  All candidates must be fluent in written and verbal English 
  • Experience in primary research (in particular independently conducting complex in-depth interviews) from market research or consultancy environment
  • Project management experience running small research projects or small parts / workstreams of larger more complex projects
  • Experience in creating compelling PowerPoint presentations and delivering them confidently to clients
  • A demonstrable passion/interest in Financial Services, previous research / consulting experience in financial services / payments would be a strong advantage
  • A 1st or 2:1 class degree and strong academics - Economics or Business degree preferred 
  • A good grasp of modern business and marketing language
  • An excellent communicator with a highly engaging manner, who is ready for a client-facing role
  • Strong interpersonal skills, team player, self-motivated and driven to deliver
  • Ability to work in a demanding environment, independently and as part of a team, and be able to efficiently manage their own time and workload
  • Able to demonstrate great attention to detail, an eye for detail is critical
  • Working closely with fast-paced clients, the consultant must be enthusiastic but also diplomatic

Excellent career development opportunities and benefits!

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