Analyst

  • Ascential
  • London, UK
  • Jul 22, 2021
Analyst Content Strategist

Job Description

Brand: Edge by Ascential
Job function: Content
Job type: Perm Full Time
Job location: London
Salary: Competitive market rate salary
Job ref: R5344
 

Edge by Ascential are looking for an Analyst to join our team in London, UK as part of our Content function.

An analyst on the Retail Insight content team will help brands and retailers transform their businesses into industry leaders ready to win in a digital world, utilizing their expertise to create data and written reports that will guide investment decisions. This includes uncovering future growth opportunities (where to play) and best practice execution guidance (how to win). In addition to their contributions to research on the Retail Insight subscription portal, analysts are essential to commercial success, supporting client renewal and new business activities.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Help clients through digital transformation and become leaders in ecommerce
  • Monitor and interpret retailer, industry, and macro-economic developments to improve our data forecasts and coverage
  • Produce written reports using data, primary research, and personal expertise on leading retailers, markets, and categories, and retail industry topics like winning on the digital shelf, delivery intermediaries, emerging last-mile fulfillment models, and in-store evolution
  • Create unique data analysis to solve customers’ frequently asked questions and pain points
  • Present research in-person and through virtual meetings to small and large audiences
  • Create and strengthen customer relationships by cultivating personal relationships and understanding of client business priorities and needs
  • Own report product lines, including calendar, template, content, and production process, monitoring performance and gathering quantitative and qualitative feedback to refine future reports and identify new product development opportunities
  • Become an expert and spokesperson for the Edge by Ascential Retail Insight platform to effectively communicate value and benefits to customers
  • Support new business & renewal sales activities by demonstrating industry expertise and communicating product value and differentiation

 

Your Experience

  • Ideally a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, ideally in relevant field
  • A passion for the retail industry, with experience in ecommerce preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to identify client challenges and create solutions that solve customer pain points with actionable recommendations
  • Quantitatively savvy with ability to interpret data to draw conclusions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills critical, additional language skills beneficial
  • Commercial understanding with history of contributions that impact business results
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership
  • Adaptability to learn and adjust quickly in a fast-moving environment with considerable accountability
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively work in teams and interact with customers

 

What We Offer

Our benefits package incorporates what we’re passionate about – unlocking your future, overall well-being and sustainability – whilst giving you control over your benefits.

  • 25 days of holiday per year – with the option to buy or sell between 1-5 days
  • Great learning and development opportunities
  • 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
  • Season ticket loans

In addition, we offer flexible benefit packages that include Cycle to Work; Retail Vouchers; Gourmet Card; Gym Flex, 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.

 

Inclusive Workforce

At Ascential, our goal is to create a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel comfortable in bringing their authentic selves to work. We want all Ascential people to feel included and truly empowered to contribute fully to our vision and goals.

Everyone who applies will receive fair consideration for employment. We do not discriminate based upon race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

If you have any accessibility requirements that would make you more comfortable during the application and interview process, please let us know so that we can support you.

For more information on our culture, visit Ascential.com.

 

About Edge     

Edge by Ascential™ delivers some of the industry’s most accurate and actionable sales-driving data, insights and advisory solutions for global brands and retailers looking to win in today’s ecommerce-driven world.   

Formerly Brand View, Clavis Insight, One Click Retail and PlanetRetail RNG, Edge by Ascential was launched in October of 2018, bringing four brands under one roof. Our market leading products are a product of our people and we are always in the market for top talent.   

If you are interested in progressing your career, this position represents a great opportunity to join our team at an exciting stage in its development and expansion. Edge is headquartered in London, with offices in the USA, UK, China, Germany and France. Find out more at www.ascentialedge.com 

 

 

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