Analyst/Senior Analyst, Mobile Money Yankee Group Research, Inc.
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Yankee Group is the preeminent research and advisory firm equipping enterprises to profit in a mobile world. The core of our content is proprietary research and analytics on the attitudes, behaviors and usage patterns of mobile users. Based on this research, we provide a range of actionable data, insights and advice to marketing, strategy and product executives driving the mobility revolution in leading companies worldwide.
Yankee Group is seeking an Analyst with strong quantitative skills to focus on mobile money strategies. This candidate will be responsible for creating Yankee Group?s data sciences research in areas such as mobile payments, mobile commerce, mobile banking and mobile loyalty and couponing. The Analyst will be a point of contact for banks, card networks, mobile operators, handset vendors, payment technology vendors, retailers and other members of the evolving mobile money ecosystem.
Core job functions include:
Conducting sophisticated market research including quantitative and qualitative analysis.
Using data to create a compelling narrative that engages our clients.
Developing and maintaining models, forecasts and monitors for key technology and consumer categories.
Creating detailed research publications, case studies, consulting proposals and conference presentations relating to mobile money and the evolution of consumer and retailer behavior and preferences.
Presenting research findings to external constituents; this includes providing expert opinion and industry insight to members of the press, client prospects and industry participants via conferences, blogging, etc.
Driving business development opportunities by proactively translating mobile money research into consulting and custom research opportunities.
Supporting the delivery of consulting and customer engagements through presentations of key market data, business model and product analysis, customer analysis and segmentation, and strategic and tactical recommendations.
The ideal candidate will have 1-10 years experience working in market research, financial analysis or strategy consulting with a focus on consumer electronics and/or telecommunications industries. Specific requirements include:
Research, Quantitative and Analytical Skills: Must be proficient at primary and secondary research, with demonstrated fluency with survey and market forecasting techniques, e.g., questionnaire design, statistical analysis, industry/financial modeling and data presentation. We require the candidate to have used at least one quantitative data analysis tool other than Excel (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Stata, R or Marketsight). Applicants must be comfortable using traditional office software such as PowerPoint, Excel and Word as well.
Communications Skills: Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Candidate will be expected to present research findings, actionable recommendations and advice to clients via concise and compelling published documents and blog entries, executive presentations, consulting engagements and regular interactions with press and media.
Organization and Planning Skills: Must be able to plan and manage individual workload in a coordinated effort with team members to reach internal and external deliverables and timelines.
High level of data analysis skills and the ability to get past the numbers to what they mean
Strong writing skills
Demonstrated sense of urgency
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Solid relationship management skills
Strong team and collaborative orientation
Strong sense of professional accountability and integrity
Applicants for this position must provide a written narrative that shares their insight on a mobile money market topic. When applying online, please include your written narrative in the "Enter Text Resume" field and attach your resume as a separate file.
Yankee Group will evaluate all narratives and relevant experience according to three criteria:
Information quality. The data points don?t have to be deep data, but they should illustrate the applicant's unique perspective on the mobile money topic he or she has chosen. Graphs or pictures are welcome if they are the best way to present the data, but plain words are just fine too.
Writing and story. We will evaluate this narrative as an example of your writing skills, and we?ll be looking for direct, clear text that tells a story. We are looking for a narrative that could be read out loud and has a beginning, middle, and end. This shouldn?t be more than 750 words and ideally will be much shorter.
Persuasiveness. Applicants should write their narratives to convince Yankee Group that they will be the best hire out of all the applications received. Show us how you are uniquely qualified to do this job, as well as how your work will benefit our company and our clients. Be creative, evocative and honest in the words you use and how you present your particular perspective.
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