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French and/or Spanish Speaking Research Consultants

Job reference:
£24,000 - £30,000 p.a.
Job type:
Perm - Consulting
Economics & Market Research
Date posted:
This vacancy has now expired.

Role overview

For 40 years our client, a vibrant boutique, have provided a range of clients that include some of the largest financial services institutions globally, with innovative, evidence-led insight. Delivering this is a well-establish and dedicated team who focus on tracking and anticipating the activities of their clients competitors. This team helps drive revenue by building long-term relationships, solidified on the data driven knowledge which is provided and helps, inform and transform clients marketing strategy. Also received are commercially robust, evidence-based deliverable's to help them communicate plans clearly with their stakeholders.  

Our client are seeking an intelligent and driven Research Consultant with fluency in French and/or Spanish to carry out research and complement our set of competencies. 

Key elements of the role

• Use own initiative to proactively seek and develop understanding of the financial services industry through different data collection methods and interpret findings. Training will be provided to kick-start the process
• Utilise a combination of rigorous desk research and primary research skills, mainly  semi-structured in-depth interviews via telephone with senior executives
• Able to identify and persuade busy and often reluctant executives to share information – candidates must be personable and confident
• Analyse and interpret qualitative information and numerical data through cross-checking to build strong and evidence-based recommendations and implications for our client
• Synthesise findings to prepare well-written, insightful and robust research reports using tools such as PowerPoint, Word and Excel

What they are looking for

• A 1st or 2:1 class degree and strong academics are essential. They are interested in both arts and science graduates, but a Business degree will be an advantage
• Complete fluency in English, French and/or Spanish
• An excellent communicator with an engaging telephone manner and experience conducting interviews for research or commercial purposes
• A demonstrable interest in financial services
• Ability to work in a demanding environment and to efficiently manage their own time
• Experience in creating compelling PowerPoint presentations and delivering them confidently
• Great attention to detail in their work, including precise and professional written English
• Working closely with a fast-paced but highly collaborative team, the Research Consultant must be driven but also diplomatic and able to work independently when required

What they offer

• A dynamic work environment within a diverse and passionate team
• A high level of responsibility and ownership of your work from early on
• Exposure to all stages of a project and client-facing opportunities
• Challenging work with blue-chip financial services clients globally
• Internal and external training on a range of professional skills courses
• A platform to contribute your own ideas from day one and progress quickly based on
• A mentor to guide you through work life and help you grow
• Bonus, paid in January, dependent on company and individual performance
• A matched contribution pension scheme
• Life assurance
• Private medical and travel insurance
• Cycle to work scheme

This is an entry-level position, which offers the potential for rapid advancement into client-facing and project management positions. Our client invest time and effort building our team’s core skills by providing clearly defined career paths and ongoing support through line management, mentoring and coaching. The team works closely across different levels and with senior project leaders in an atmosphere where teamwork and high performance are recognised and rewarded.

The interview process:
1. call with the HR Manager
2. F2F interview, assignment, presentation, followed by informal 'meet the team' session
3. Final interview

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