Planet Retail RNG - Research Director - London

Company:
Plexus
Brand:
PlanetRetail
Job function:
Content
Job type:
Perm Full Time
Location:
London, UK
Salary:
£ 0 - 0
Job ref:
RS-47
Close date:
28 September 2017
Planet Retail RNG provides leading FMCG and retail businesses with the expertise, network and information to confidently make strategic decisions, future investments, and navigate disruption in key retail markets around the world.

Our vision for delivering deep insight and retail market intelligence has evolved into a business with a range of solutions, delivered via teams based in Boston, London and Frankfurt. Our comprehensive coverage of the retail sector is enhanced by our proprietary data and forecasts. We publish research reports on topics and issues that are top of mind for our clients now and in the future, and complement this with bespoke recommendations and continuous learning via our advisory and executive education capabilities.

We are looking to recruit a Research Director – EMEA Advisory in our London office to join our fast growing advisory team focussed on assisting our EMEA based clients with their challenges of today, and of the future.

As a senior member of the team you will be responsible for leading and ensuring Planet Retail’s advisory capabilities are industry leading
You will ensure we stay on top of the most important retailers and trends, providing authoritative, insightful and succinct coverage on this fast growing and dynamic sector. You will lead in assisting our clients with their most pressing issues and challenge, delivering recommendations and insights grounded in rigorous analysis and original frameworks.

The main areas of responsibility include: 
  • Ownership of delivery of Planet Retail RNG’s EMEA advisory budget and goals
  • Working with the sales team to prepare proposals and scope of projects, to secure advisory mandates to clients in the EMEA region
  • Driving thought leadership; developing frameworks and original research
  • Interpret clients’ challenges, form hypotheses and deliver solutions  and actionable strategic insights in a compelling way
  • Building and maintain relationships with existing clients as well as develop new client relationships
  • Liaising with the clients to keep them informed of progress on projects
  • Gathering and analysing information, formulating and testing hypotheses
  • Developing and presenting recommendations to clients backed up by rigorous analysis
  • Facilitating workshops and running focus groups
  • Lead and manage advisory analyst
Desired Skills and Experience
  • A strong first degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 4-6 years’ experience in an analytical, research or consulting role
  • A robust analytical skill set
  • Experience of working with retailers and FMCG businesses an advantage, especially in an area or field exposed to e-commerce or supply chain
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively
  • A great team player with drive and flexibility, who is also an independent thinker
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, plus Word, PowerPoint and Outlook required