Planet Retail RNG - Retail Analyst - London

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Perm Full Time
London, UK
£ 0 - 0
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Close date:
26 January 2018
We’re Planet Retail.  
Planet Retail is an independent research and advisory firm trusted by the leading global retailers and 45,000 CPG, technology and retail professionals worldwide.  Through a combination of research and data, bespoke advisory and executive education we provide leaders with the expertise, network and confidence to shape the future of retail

About the role
We're looking for a Retail Analyst to join our team in London. As part of our Content Team, working under the direction of a Research Director, this role is responsible for providing inputs to the Planet Retail portal including;
Coverage of retailers and markets, with accountability for primary research and written insight as well as numerical updating and forecasting for the portal.
Monitoring the key trends in these areas and understanding the implications for suppliers, as well as being confident in predicting the future developments.

Your key responsibilities will include:
  • Accurate and up to date retailer and market profiles and data forecasts; tier 1 profiles updated monthly and tier 2 quarterly (supporting collective team targets.
  • Reporting of news and store visits.
  • Development of insight articles and reports (capturing trends and future focused implications), with support where required.
  • Collaboration with colleagues to support research projects across multiple locations.
  • Supporting advisory projects for clients (e.g. creation of original content and slides).
  • Support for Digital and Retail Technology projects (collaborating with Retail Technology colleagues) where required.
 Your experience  
  • Degree educated or equivalent.
  • Keen interest in retail, FMCG is desirable.
  • Experience of/or understanding of online retail and digital beneficial.
  • Microsoft Excel, plus Word, PowerPoint and Outlook required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • English language skills – excellent, additional language skills beneficial.
  • Ownership, customer focus, good time management, personal effectiveness.
  • Ability to interpret data in order to draw concise conclusions.
What we offer     
We offer our employees a great package of perks, including: 
  • 25 days of holiday per year – with the option to buy or sell between 1-5 days
  • Great learning and development opportunities
  • Bonus, Pension, Private Medical and Dental Insurance plans
  • Life Assurance; Income Protection and Critical Illness covers
  • Option to opt into the Ascential Shares Scheme
  • Volunteering opportunities
In addition, we offer flexible benefit packages that include Childcare Vouchers; Cycle to Work; Retail Vouchers; Gourmet Card; Gym Flex; Gadget Insurance, Health Assessments and Will Writing. 
We also place great importance on health, lifestyle and wellbeing consistently, in which you will have the options to fuel up on free fruit, attend yoga sessions, join our running club, or perhaps taking up on a lunchtime massages. 
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About Ascential 
Planet Retail is a part of the Ascential group. 
Each of our products and brands has its own unique heritage and voice, but all align to one common goal: to enable an eco-system that better informs and connects the business world. 
Here at Ascential, we have a deep knowledge of our customers, their businesses and industries. Our aim is for our products – increasingly offered both face to face and online - to offer content and connections that professionals rely on for growth and value creation. 
Operating from 14 offices around the world, Ascential serves customers in more than 150 countries, providing local and global knowledge, connections and access. 
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