Planet Retail RNG - Retail Analyst, Special Projects - London

Company:
Plexus
Brand:
PlanetRetail
Job function:
Content
Job type:
Perm Full Time
Location:
London, UK
Salary:
£ 0 - 0
Job ref:
RS-57-1
Close date:
13 November 2017
Planet Retail RNG are a global intelligence and advisory business focused exclusively on retail. Through research and data, custom advisory and executive education we help businesses like Walmart, Apple, Unilever and Hersheys plan their growth strategies with forecasts and analysis of how the retail landscape will change. Planet Retail RNG is owned by Ascential plc, listed on the London Stock Exchange and owner of leading brands Cannes Lion and WGSN. For more about Ascential see http://www.ascential.com/

We currently have an exciting and unique opportunity for a talented Retail Analyst to join our new Project team at Planet Retail RNG. This role will support the Global Insight Director - Special Projects to deliver breakthrough insights to our retailer and FMCG clients. 

Key Purpose

  • As part of a small and agile team, you will be delivering a new solution for retailer-supplier collaboration and benchmarking.  You will be providing analyses of survey data to identify trends, implications and “so-what’s” for our clients, leveraging Planet Retail RNG’s existing retail insight and strategic frameworks
  • Personal delivery of outputs in the form of presentations and supporting the Global Insight Director to deliver workshops and briefings
  • Working closely with our internal product development team to help scope and build our new solution and continuing to refine once launched
  • Responding to client requests and ensuring we meet and exceed their needs at all times

 Key Accountabilities
  • Creation of surveys with clients, from scoping to final analysis.  Working closely with the Data Analyst and Global Insight Director to ensure we add value through high quality insight and analysis
  • Support the Global Insight Director in the preparation of insight findings, reports and preparation for workshop delivery
  • Presenting with gravitas and confidence with senior global stakeholders /clients, responding to queries and developing strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • Liaison with the product team and customers to scope needs during our product build phase 
 
Qualifications & Experience
  • A strong degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in an analytical, research or consulting role
  • Significant retail experience.  Either as a retailer or as an FMCG partner to retailers.  A robust understanding of the dynamics of the grocery retail landscape is critical.

IT Experience
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, plus Word, PowerPoint and Outlook required

Skills & Competencies
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills – must be comfortable using large data sheets and extracting insights and trends
  • Written and verbal communication skills – must be able to engage with internal and external stakeholders, building strong and trusted relationships
  • Able to deliver to senior clients with authority and gravitas
  • Quantitative and qualitative research expertise
  • High time management and workload management awareness.
  • Pro-active and collaborative in internal sessions, with a proactive mind-set and desire to seek solutions to customer requests
  • Strong project management skills

Personal Attributes

  • A great team player with drive, resilience and flexibility
  • Thrives under pressure, can prioritise time and enjoys the challenge of managing multiple projects at once
  • Actively seeks out best practice and adapts to findings.
  • Self-starter, willing and able to work independently with a desire to succeed and ambition to progress