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Market Analyst, Connected Devices

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

CCS Insight, a fast-growing company that provides market analysis and insights to major global technology companies, is looking for an experienced market analyst to join its growing team of renowned analysts in its Connected Devices team.

CCS Insight’s Connected Devices research spans categories including smartphones, wearables, virtual and augmented reality, PCs and tablets, and more. As part of this team, the successful candidate will support the company’s market research across multiple device areas: collecting, analysing and producing original market insight and data, and delivering this to clients in reports and presentations.

A central focus in this role will be Pulse, CCS Insight’s quarterly market-tracking and forecasting programme for new and pre-owned devices. The successful candidate will be expected to lead on elements of the Pulse programme, assuming responsibility for managing both research and analysis of the global market for devices including smartphones, smartwatches and tablets.

Because of the detailed nature of this global quarterly tracking programme, experience and confidence when working with large data sets are essential, alongside a strong track record in project management.

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.

Specific responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Management and delivery of an advanced market-tracking and forecasting programme, with responsibility to deliver data products and subsequent reports to clients in a timely manner.
  • Collection of secondary and primary research information, including sensitive and original data and insights.
  • Analysis of unstructured and disparate information to form sensible and structured market information and commentary.
  • Presenting dynamic data products and other prepared content to clients, both in person and digitally, and handling ongoing enquiries about research.
  • Acting as an external spokesperson for CCS Insight, representing the company in public, including at trade shows and in the media.
  • Delivering thought-provoking and insightful content through channels such as the CCS Insight blog and at events including our annual Predictions event.

You will work closely with other analysts in connected devices, as well as more senior roles in the business including the Vice President of Research and the Chief Analyst.

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

  • Strong 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 with minimal supervision, and enjoy owning your work, but you are also great at collaborating with people from various backgrounds.
  • Storytelling. You enjoy sharing your knowledge, insights and opinions with colleagues and clients, and you can tell a story from a set of numbers.
  • Attention to detail and quality. This is essential in both data handling and in written work.
  • Proven ability to develop a network of senior and relevant contacts to support the wider research and sales effort.
  • Excellent communication skills including on remote calls.
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to confidently manage complex multistakeholder deliverables.

Required education and experience:

  • A university degree in a subject that demonstrates your numeric skills and your ability to learn fast.
  • A minimum of two to three years’ relevant experience that can demonstrate the 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
  • Advanced skills in 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 be based within commuting distance of London.

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