Overview of the role:
Each Research Associate has, at any one time, various project-specific responsibilities as well as wider spheres of responsibility within the unit's global database projects. The role is a combination of directly conducting research and analysis for the finalisation of projects and commissioning, controlling and editing the work of research associates in the field.
Research coverage is of consumer markets as outlined above. Although RAs could potentially be required to work outside their geographic focus, the vast majority of time is spent working in defined national markets. Euromonitor therefore expects its research staff to be committed to building:
Commissioning and editing expertise.
The Research Associates work as a team under the supervision of their Research Manager and are responsible for updating and developing sections of new and existing datasets and reports for the consumer industries covered. The role includes:
Secondary research, to gather published information;
Collating and analysing new research;
Client-facing responsibilities, which may include assisting client use and understanding of published data and reports, responding directly to clients regarding queries;
Attending conferences, giving presentations at industry events, participating in PR activities such as webcasts, videocasts, etc;
Statistical and textual editing;
Assessing and improving overall product quality;
Building research contacts and developing regional expertise.
Oral and written fluency in English and the language/s appropriate to the position/s advertised;
Research track record, with proven skills in:
Analysis and report writing;
Commissioning and editing an advantage;
High level of numeracy;
Computer literacy, with good experience of spreadsheet and word processing software - ideally Excel and Word;
Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines;
Tenacity and attention to detail.
Internal courses are provided on:
Market analysis and report writing;
Euromonitor's commercial environment;
Computer software as required.