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Senior Analyst: Market Forecasting

Location: UK; flexible mix of working from home and in our office in central London

CCS Insight (www.ccsinsight.com), a fast-growing company that provides market analysis and insights to major global technology companies, is looking for a senior analyst to join its growing team of renowned analysts in this exciting cross-area role in market forecasting and quantitative research.

The main scope of the job is to support the company’s extensive market forecasting for a number of technology areas, some established and some nascent; examples include mobile phones, smart wearables, virtual and augmented reality, telecom services, 5G networks and more. In addition, the role includes ownership of some quarterly and monthly reporting.

The successful candidate will work with some of the best-known, most innovative and most successful tech companies in the world and will influence their thinking about the future of the market. You will present your insights to small and large audiences of all levels, including senior executives.

You will be working with market models and data trackers, so a confident approach to all aspects of data — analysis, understanding, modelling and presenting — is essential.

Equally important is an ability to turn market insights that seemingly do not contain numbers into quantitative assumptions and conclusions, and to present a quantitative forecast as a clear story about how a market will develop.

You will work very closely with our Vice President of Forecasting, but will also be expected to collaborate on specific forecasts or other projects with other analysts who are experts on the subject. This will give you an opportunity to work with and learn from our team of experienced analysts.

To succeed in this role, candidates must have the following skills:

  • High numeracy and exceptional analytical skills. You must enjoy working with numbers, be able to interpret their meaning, find relations between them, spot trends and inconsistencies with ease, and have excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively. You are capable of working independently, with minimal supervision, and enjoy owning your work, but you are also great at working collaboratively with people from various backgrounds.
  • You enjoy sharing your knowledge, insights and opinions with colleagues and clients, and you can tell a story from a set of numbers.

Required education and experience:

  • A university degree in a subject that demonstrates your numeric skills and your ability to learn fast.
  • At least five years’ relevant experience that can demonstrate the three must-have skills above.

We are looking for a bright individual who is curious about technology markets, and has the drive to learn and become an expert in a fast-paced industry where change is constant.

Any of the following is an advantage, but the successful candidate does not have to display all these attributes:

  • Knowledge of the technology industry
  • Experience in market analysis, market research or forecasting: for example, from an internal insights team in a company from any industry; an analyst company; a market research agency or a consultancy
  • Experience in financial analysis and modelling
  • Deep understanding of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of Power BI or other data handling software

If you think you have the skills we are looking for and are excited about this opportunity to join us, please send your CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this job to jo.oldham@ccsinsight.com.

The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK and ideally be based within commuting distance of London.

No agencies.

Business Editor

Location: UK; flexible mix of working from home and in our office in central London.

The business editor is responsible for editing and publishing CCS Insight’s research deliverables. This junior role involves responsibility for several areas of the publishing process. The job requires a strong command of grammar and spelling, numeracy, a knowledge of Microsoft Office software and an understanding of technological, business and statistical concepts.

Editing duties encompass fact-checking, applying house style, reworking grammar and sentence construction, spell-checking and cross-referencing. The role also involves creating and editing charts, and basic image processing.

Publishing duties include sourcing of images, entry into the company’s content management system, posting to the corporate website, content distribution and publicising on social media.

The business editor role is also responsible for editing PowerPoint presentations, including the creation of templates and images for major corporate events, maintaining the content management system and fulfilling ad hoc requests for editing support on special projects and internal reports.

Candidates should be educated to degree standard, motivated and resourceful, with a keen eye for detail and an ear for language. We’re looking for someone who knows their Oxford comma from their en dash. And if you’re fluent in Excel functions, macros and data manipulation, we’d like to hear from you.

You’ll be working with some of the brightest people in the analyst world, so you’ll be expected to take a creative approach to problem-solving and helping to produce outstanding research for our clients.

If you think you have the skills we’re looking for and are excited about this opportunity to join us, please send your CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this job to jo.oldham@ccsinsight.com.

The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK and ideally be based within commuting distance of London.

No agencies.