Analyst Associate

  • 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: R3086

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

As an Analyst Associate for Edge by Ascential Retail Insights, you’ll influence how brands and retailers go to market and execute their strategies in stores and online.

By creating and utilising data, publishing on retail developments and innovation, and engaging with clients to inform and inspire, you will help create the best retail insights and intelligence business in the industry. With guidance from your Research Director, you will work cross functionally with colleagues in London and across our network of global offices to create industry leading content and deliver unique client solutions.


Key Responsibilities

  • Research and content development, focusing on retailers, markets, and strategic thought leadership topics, using data sets from Edge by Ascential, primary research, and your own expertise to provide actionable recommendations to customers
  • Project management, leading & driving projects
  • Create unique data analysis to solve customers’ frequently asked questions and pain points
  • Deepen customer engagement and research capabilities through cultivating personal client relationships
  • Become an expert and spokesperson for the Edge by Ascential Retail Insight platform to effectively communicate value and applications to customers
  • Deliver presentations in-person and through webcasts
  • Monitor and interpret retailer, industry, and macro-economic developments to improve our data forecasts and coverage
  • Publish actionable insight and analysis on industry news and developments following the framework of situation>implication>recommendation


Your Experience

  • Ideally a degree or equivalent
  • Quantitatively savvy with ability to interpret data to draw conclusions, delivering insight in a ‘client ready’ format
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills critical, additional language skills beneficial
  • Experience in online retail and digital is desirable
  • Efficient and productive, skilled at project delivery with ability to manage resources and responsibilities to meet commitments
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively work in teams and interact with customers
  • Self-motivated and results driven, able to take initiative and ownership
  • Confident in public speaking and able to share opinions within larger groups
  • Fast-learning and flexible with strong time management skills to independently lead research and balance priorities


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.

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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 



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