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DATE ADDED: Fri 28/09/2018

Research Analyst/Consultant

San Antonio, USA
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COMPANY: FROST & SULLIVAN

Job Description

Research Analyst/Consultant

The Visionary Innovation Group produces visionary, futuristic trends-based research rooted in scenario building and a macro-to-micro analytical process. Our clients use our research as a base for strategic decision-making and to understand trend impacts on organizational functions such as Research and Development (R&D), Product Planning and Development, Human Resource Management, Technology Planning, Innovation Scouting, Corporate Strategy, and Marketing.

The Research Consultant ensures research fulfillment of consulting engagements and syndicated project work, makes strategic and tactical recommendations, and assists with the development of strong business partnerships. The Research Consultant will typically operate as the primary analyst on syndicated research projects and play a supporting research role in consulting engagements. The preferred candidate will be a committed professional, with a thorough understanding of research methodologies. Furthermore, those with a pro-active, methodical, and innovative working practice; and the ability to deliver accurate results within a fast-paced, client-focused environment will be most successful in this position.

Today, more than ever before, companies must innovate, not only to survive, but thrive in the future. Frost & Sullivan has spent more than 50 years guiding clients toward transformational growth strategies by identifying and focusing on innovation opportunities driven by disruptive technologies, mega trends, emerging markets, and new business models. This is your opportunity to be part of a revolutionary global team that truly inspires positive global changes. Learn more about Frost & Sullivan: #-Sullivan-overview

Responsibilities:

  • Researches and authors strategic trends-based insights, typically in PowerPoint format, through analyzing key data
  • Clearly executes research methodologies as designated by a consultant or research manager
  • Conducts primary interviews to validate and enhance
  • When required, works very much on the client’s behalf, and sees the results in that context
  • Becomes an active intellectual contributor to project teams, helping design the direction or work and solutions for clients
  • Works toward becoming an expert in selected domain areas of focus

Qualifications:

  • Proven research experience
  • Strong presentation and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills - works to get at the root cause of problems
  • Strong out-of-the-box and creative thinking
  • Some quantitative skills
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office, include PowerPoint and Excel
  • Previous analyst experience in a business environment, or willingness to learn and adapt quickly
  • Demonstration of experience troubleshooting complex problems and providing the initiative to find creative solutions
  • A keen eye in spotting visionary or innovative trends
  • Understanding of the current technology trends
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Ability to take on new learning areas and rapidly upskill
  • Candidate must either have a degree or be in the process of attaining a degree
  • Frost & Sullivan prides itself on its multi-national teams; therefore a command of another language (especially Spanish) would be advantageous

Benefits:

  • Annual base salary plus bonus opportunity
  • Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (flexible work schedule options available)
  • Business casual dress attire (blue jeans on Fridays)
  • Complimentary on-site workout facility
  • Café on premises, serving breakfast and lunch
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, and 401(k)

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related transformational growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have developed growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.

Frost & Sullivan is committed to a work environment free of all forms of discrimination. Frost & Sullivan recruits and hires without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or sexual orientation. If you want