Research Consultant (French OR Spanish)

Outsource Recruit
London (Central)
11 Jan 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

My client provides some of the largest global financial services institutions with innovative, evidence-led insight and has been doing so for many years. They have a dedicated team focused on tracking and anticipating the competitor activities of their global clients. Using their commercial mind-set and creativity, they turn data into ready-to-use knowledge that informs, or transforms, their client’s marketing strategy.

This team is responsible for driving revenue through maintaining and building long-term relationships with their clients. At the end of all projects, their clients receive commercially robust, evidence-based deliverables to help them communicate plans clearly with their stakeholders.

They are now seeking an intelligent and driven Research Consultant with fluency in French and/or Spanish to carry out research and complement our set of team competencies.

Key elements of the role

• Use own initiative to proactively seek and develop understanding of the financial services industry through different data collection methods and interpret findings. Training will be provided to kick-start the process

• Utilise a combination of rigorous desk research and primary research skills, mainly semi-structured in-depth interviews via telephone with senior executives

• Able to identify and persuade busy and often reluctant executives to share information - candidates must be personable and confident

• Analyse and interpret qualitative information and numerical data through cross-checking to build strong and evidence-based recommendations and implications for their client

• Synthesise findings to prepare well-written, insightful and robust research reports using tools such as PowerPoint, Word and Excel

The successful candidate should have

• A 1st or 2:1 class degree and strong academics are essential. They are interested in both arts and science graduates, but a Business degree will be an advantage

• Complete fluency in English, French and/or Spanish

• An excellent communicator with an engaging telephone manner and experience conducting interviews for research or commercial purposes

• A demonstrable interest in financial services

• Ability to work in a demanding environment and to efficiently manage their own time

• Experience in creating compelling PowerPoint presentations and delivering them confidently

• Great attention to detail in their work, including precise and professional written English

• Working closely with a fast-paced but highly collaborative team, the Research Consultant must be driven but also diplomatic and able to work independently when required

What they offer

• A dynamic work environment within a diverse and passionate team
• A high level of responsibility and ownership of your work from early on
• Exposure to all stages of a project and client-facing opportunities
• Challenging work with blue-chip financial services clients globally
• Internal and external training on a range of professional skills courses
• A platform to contribute your own ideas from day one and progress quickly based on
• A mentor to guide you and help you grow
• Bonus, paid in January, dependent on company and individual performance
• A matched contribution pension scheme
• Life assurance
• Private medical and travel insurance
• Cycle to work scheme

This is an entry-level position, which offers the potential for rapid advancement into client-facing and project management positions.