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Business Research Analyst

Minneapolis, MN, US


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

JOB DESCRIPTION Title: Manager, Business Research Reports to: Senior Director ENGINE Engine exists to help future-proof their clients’ businesses. In a fast-changing world, they empower their clients to outperform in the present and win in the future. Driven by data. Fueled by imagination. Powered by technology. Engine is an ecosystem of creative wunderkinds, uber-nerds, business consultants, cultural mavens and channel specialists working together to help clients grow. With global headquarters in New York and 17 offices across North America, the UK, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Engine offers clients a vast range of marketing solutions—including insights, content, distribution, data and technology. Find out more at or enineworldwide. GENERAL SUMMARY: Engine US has an exciting opportunity for a curious mind to join their New York or Minneapolis Business Research team as a Business Research Analyst with a particular focus on secondary research. The analyst works in a very dynamic, fast-paced team to solve business problems for Engine’s clients Our clients operate in a variety of markets but some of our most common verticals include: Private Equity Education Advertising & Professional Services Consumer Healthcare Financial Services Using secondary research as the foundation of our deliverables, we often work with our clients to address their business challenges by providing insight on the following: Market sizing / Market share Market / Company profiling Audience demographics Competitive and strategic intelligence Trend / Innovation monitoring Omnibus analysis and delivery Social analytics Expert industry analysis Industry best practices RESPONSIBILITIES: Business Research Analyst will develop compelling stories, will comfortably and independently complete research in client-ready form within tight deadlines. Will routinely analyze data, provide key take-aways, and recommend next steps for research to clients. Compile, analyze, and interpret data from internal and external sources, through a combination of published research and primary research methodologies. Arrive at a single, actionable ‘story or narrative’ for our clients, and be able to articulate key themes and findings from the research. Prepare client-ready reports and presentations most often in MS PPT, Word and other programs as needed. Uncover and disseminate best practices in use of information and knowledge. Where possible, devise new methods of improving efficiency and effectiveness in data compilation, data analysis, and data interpretation. QUALIFICATIONS: Proficient secondary research skills including experience with secondary and qualitative research techniques in databases like Factiva, Nexis, Thomson Reuters, etc. Ability to organize, prioritize and handle multiple short term and longer-term research projects without compromising quality or missing deadlines. Expert in the use of MS PPT and Word for report preparation and visual storytelling. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills - connecting research to real world business challenges. Strong communication skills (written and verbal). Ability to make independent choices regarding matters of significance to business operations. Works well independently and as part of a closely-knit team. Experience, interest, and potential to interface and partner directly with clients. Professional, disciplined self-starter that takes initiative to solve problems. Experience with interviewing and / or social media analysis is a plus. Possess a general interest and curiosity to learn and experience something new every day. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CERTIFICATIONS Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required. 2 to 3 years of relevant experience is required.