Associate 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 a market research associate who brings positive attitude, excellent writing skills, experience and/or interest in researching mobile topics, and a willingness to learn from a seasoned team of industry veterans.
The associate analyst will focus on key topics related to the growing market opportunity at the intersection of mobile technology and payments. This candidate would be a key contributor to our research products that are consumed by mobile service providers, credit card networks, financial institutions, payment processors, retailers and device manufacturers. This candidate would be expected to perform market research including quantitative and qualitative analysis. Responsibilities include writing reports, articles and blogs, performing primary and secondary research, developing surveys and forecasts and actively participating in business development opportunities.
Core job functions include:
Developing expertise in technology and business models related to mobile money and mobile devices.
Developing and delivering detailed research publications, case studies, research notes, business case analysis, consulting proposals and conference presentations relating to the digital media market and its evolution.
Creating, maintaining and managing market forecasts and monitor instruments used for quantitative research.
Communicating research findings and providing expert opinion/industry insight and supporting data to help shape overall industry growth via analysis and presentation.
Turning proactive research and analysis into strategic advisory consulting on market trends, business models, and new developments in technologies and services in the communications industry.
Serving as a key member of custom research engagements to help clients produce marketing plans, strategic initiatives, product roadmaps and segmentation analysis
Two years experience as a journalist, technical marketing, or equivalent.
Experience with and knowledge of current trends and developments at the intersection of mobile technology and payments expertise are preferred.
Communications Skills: Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; author concise and compelling written publications based on Yankee Group Research that clearly identifies a problem/issue/opportunity, provides provocative analysis, and outlines potential implications and actionable recommendations; and present, discuss and defend research findings and methodology in an articulate and convincing manner.
Research and Analytical Skills: Conduct primary and secondary research with significant breadth and depth to help clients address business challenges. Present research findings, actionable recommendations and advice to clients via written publications, face-to-face meetings, presentations and consulting engagements.
Demonstrated sense of urgency
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Solid relationship management skills
Strong team and collaborative orientation
High level of energy and passion
Strong sense of professional accountability and integrity
Demonstrable autonomy and initiative
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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