Insight Centre Research Analyst

Alvarez & Marsal

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Company: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

Benefits: Competitive

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A&M’s Insight Centre is the rapidly growing research and benchmarking arm of Alvarez & Marsal.  The mission of A&M’s Insight Centre is to provide our professionals and our client executives with highly relevant, industry specific, actionable, fact-based insights derived through our proprietary benchmark and research studies on a global basis.  The group was founded to adhere to one of A&M’s founding principles, “No shooting from the hip”.  A&M’s Insight Centre supports client work and business development projects with an ever-growing toolkit of research and analytics solutions, including empirical and custom research studies and targeted subscriptions and resources.

The team considers research both a science and an art, and as such is committed to developing high-quality, unique and insightful deliverables to support stakeholders.

A&M’s Insight Centre is looking for a London-based Research Analyst to join the growing team.  Currently, the team is largely based in the United States (US), with one Team Leader in the UK.  This new research role will help continue to expand local presence in A&M’s London office, the hub for European operations.

The EU Insight Centre Research Analyst will support the EU Team Leader in providing a range of research support functions, and also serve as a liaison between the US Insight Centre staff and A&M’s employees in Europe. The role involves working directly with the European leaders and project teams to deliver benchmarking, analytics and research services which support thought leadership, business development and client work. This role requires the keen ability to multi-task in order to deliver a range of research requests, build and maintain a research tools inventory for Europe, help with research product evaluations and train staff on research techniques and best practice. The Analyst will support the Research Leader in being the Insight Centre’s “eyes and ears” for Europe, working with the Insight Centre to develop and deliver relevant insights to the European teams and assessing which requests can be served by Insight Centre US staff and which requests require local support.

There will be some travel required throughout A&M’s European offices as well as occasional travel to the US.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver in-house research support and liaise with European practice leaders and stakeholders to ensure the research is fit for purpose and timely
  • Manage the research request pipeline through Salesforce.com
  • Collaborate with the US-based team to prioritise, coordinate and manage any research requests sent to our third party research partners
  • Promote the Insight Centre and provide education to the European professionals on how to leverage and engage with the Insight Centre
  • Increase awareness and management of local research tools
  • Train end-users on research best practices
  • Evaluate new research tools and service offerings
  • Create thought leadership pieces, helping to identify themes for European research collateral
  • Work collaboratively with counterparts in the US as part of the global Insight Centre team to drive a “one-firm” approach to research

Qualifications:                                                                                                       

  • A number of years experience in research; preferably in a consulting or professional services frontline environment
  • Relevant Information degree preferred
  • Motivated by constant learning and a desire to help build something meaningful
  • Strong project management skills; you will need to take responsibility for research projects being completed on time, on budget and to specification
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) and ability to interface with all levels of the business
  • Ability to build strong relationships with internal and external clients and vendors
  • Experienced at delivering customer service
  • Self-starter, but also a team player; “Let’s Get it Done” attitude; willing to pitch in where needed
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, “get your hands dirty” atmosphere
  • Ability to deliver high quality results, often in a time-constrained environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Problem solver – a flexible and creative thinker with a results-oriented mind-set

Other Skills:                                                                                                         

  • Experience of researching distressed companies and their debt structures preferred
  • Experience with Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Thomson One, BvD or other research resources
  • Experience with Salesforce.com or other demand or pipeline management tools
  • German speaker strongly preferred; English-language proficiency test may be required

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It is Alvarez & Marsal’s policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

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Job information

Company: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

Benefits: Competitive

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