Senior Consultant Analyst
Job Purpose: We are currently looking for a Senior Consultant Analyst with a keen interest in quantitative consumer research. The ideal applicant will have extensive experience working within an analytics team at a strategy consultancy or research agency and a history of academic achievement in a numerate discipline. Key elements of the role: Customer research using quantitative and qualitative techniques amongst consumers and businesses to inform strategic decisions. Senior Consultants are expected to work collaboratively from initial brief to final presentation, managing the project and supporting the team in order to exceed client expectations Market modelling and forecasting comprising a range of approaches, which will include analysing scarce business intelligence and sizing opportunities for our clients, as well as optimising product design and pricing. Both emerging and traditional research methods are used Presentation creation drawing sound conclusions from our research and communicating these effectively. Delivering clear and inspiring presentations, both written and verbally, are key skills of a Senior Consultant Day to day responsibilities: Independently manage and deliver a variety of types/sizes/complexity projectsDevelop robust statistical models using a variety of techniques (e.g. regression, conjoint analysis, segmentation) and communicate the results within set deadlinesDraft well written, structured reports in business English, including executive summaries and soundly developed recommendationsGain trust and confidence of client at a budget holding level. Demonstrate ability to handle client meetings, resolve issues, etc.Play an active role in new business development: preparing sales presentation, attending sales meetings, writing proposals, etc.Write case studies and/or articles and through pieces off the back of successful projectsProactively participate in our people management activities of recruitment, training & development and mentoringPlay a role in the internal management of KAE - proactively identifying & addressing system/process improvements.Understand KAE brand, values, competence areas and be able to convey them clearly in client situations What we are looking for: Extensive experience in quantitative survey research, ranging from research design and questionnaire development via the structured analysis of data to developing meaningful, commercial recommendationsCandidates must have worked with a range of advanced quantitative techniques, including conjoint analysis, segmentation and regression analysisProject management experience and an eye for detail are essential for this roleExperience managing suppliers and clientsAdvanced Excel proficiency along with knowledge of a programming language. Familiarity with Q, SPSS and Sawtooth Software an advantageA demonstrable passion for marketing science, quantitative analysis, statistics and modellingAn ability to create compelling PowerPoint presentations and the confidence to deliver themCommercial awareness and understanding of core economic principlesThought leadership in new analytical ideas and tools as well as in solving client business problemsExperience of working in a demanding environment and to efficiently manage timeDemonstrate ability to adapt style of communication to suit different client/team needsShow ability to lead a team & develop team spiritExposure to and an interest in financial services would be an advantageDue to the international nature of our projects, the role may involve occasional international travel and fluency in a foreign language would be an advantage What we offer: A dynamic work environment within a diverse and passionate teamChallenging work with blue-chip clients globallyBonus, paid in January, dependent on company and individual performanceA matched contribution pension schemeLife assurancePrivate medical and travel insuranceCycle to work schemeHoliday provision 25 days after the second year, plus Christmas Eve (excluding Bank Holidays) Requirements: Good academic background from a top University, Master's level/Ph.D. (desirable)Desire to be successful in an agency environmentAgency side experience Methodologies the candidate must be familiar with: Around 10 years experience in the Quantitative/analytical, segmentation, regression and conjoint analysis methodologies.