Senior Forecast Analyst

Forrester Research, Inc. New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 weeks ago


Fuel your intellectual curiosity and professional growth. Forrester is an idea company, where smart, motivated, curious people bring a diversity of opinions and the courage of their convictions to collaborate on ideas that change the course of business. Most of all, bring a point of view; here, every voice has value. At Forrester, you'll work with innovative clients at emerging and established brands; these are the business and technology leaders we inspire and who inspire us. The Forrester experience is built on a singular, powerful purpose: to challenge thinking and lead change.

About This Role:

Forrester is currently seeking an experienced Senior Forecast Analyst who serves eBusiness channel strategy and technology professionals. The Senior Forecast Analyst is responsible for building market-level forecasts for various business segments and technology platforms. These forecasts are intended to give clients clear, analytical ways to think about upcoming changes in their sectors. Areas of focus are diverse and include eCommerce spending and online, mobile, and emerging retail consumer technologies, among others.

The Senior Forecast Analyst will use a variety of quantitative methods in modeling the future, including close examination of analogous markets, consumer surveys, and interviews with business executives; analysis of company financial statements and filings; scorecard analysis of market drivers and inhibitors; complex market segmentation analysis; and analysis of historical trends. The Senior Forecast Analyst is responsible for designing and developing market models, conducting extensive industry research, managing the process of building consensus among Forrester's research teams, and communicating research findings to clients and the press. In addition, this candidate will work closely with sales to support syndicated sales of the forecasts and scope out custom forecast opportunities.

The ideal candidate should have worked as a management consultant, a financial analyst, or in a position conducting business and strategic analysis relating to retail consumer technology. This person should be familiar with leveraging consumer survey data and its use in developing strategic insights. The candidate should understand how to develop forecasts and analyze business processes.


  • Work with Forrester research teams in providing modeling analyses that support and drive research products.

  • Oversee advanced modeling in various topical areas, including usage and revenue forecast models for internet business segments, cost structure studies, and financial analyses.

  • Interview marketing and strategy executives at retail, technology, and professional services companies.

  • Provide telephone and email inquiry responses to queries placed by Forrester's clients.Present at Forrester-sponsored conferences, briefings, and webinars.


  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills; ability to synthesize divergent perspectives and offer intellectual leadership in building broad frameworks to solve business problems.

  • Experience with or demonstrated ability to quickly master the design principles underlying market forecasts.

  • Strong report writing, presentation, and communication skills.

  • Understanding of consumer survey data and its limitations and usage.

  • Affinity to work with sales and to support them with client development.

  • Outstanding productivity and leadership; the desire and ability to drive product development.

  • Strong motivation and creativity; the ability to thrive in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment.

  • Sharp attention to detail; high personal standards for quality and thoroughness.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Five to seven years of related experience, such as forecast analysis, management consulting, financial analysis, or business analysis, working broadly in the field of information technology, software, and services.

  • Bachelor's degree; MBA or other advanced degree a plus.

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