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Graduate Job Experienced Market Research Analyst

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: IMS Research
Reference: IMS/1
Salary: £25,000 - £28,000 depending on experience  

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Salary: £25,000 - £28,000 depending on experience


IMS Research was founded in the 1980's and has established itself as a highly regarded and trusted source of quality market intelligence.  The company has experienced remarkable growth throughout its history and has increased its revenues by 110% over the last three years.  Our clients operate in over 45 countries worldwide in most sectors of the electronics industry, including semiconductor, automotive, consumer, power and energy, communications, security, medical and industrial automation.  Today IMS Research has over 120 analysts across six locations: Austin, Texas, USA; Shanghai, China; YungHe City, Taiwan; Seoul, Korea; Tokyo, Japan, and the headquarters in Wellingborough, UK

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Market Research Analyst to join our Industrial Automation and Wireless Communication Groups.

We are looking for candidates with at least 1/2 years market research experience, prior knowledge of the sector is not essential, but a proven interest in the respective industry would be beneficial.  You should have a good degree in a numerate/ technical subject such as electronic/electrical / mechanical/telecommunication engineering, physics or business. 

The Role

As a Market Analyst at IMS Research you will work closely with customers at every stage of a project. The role involves:

  • Project management of detailed market research reports with responsibility for the entire process, including identification of needs, planning, research, analysis and occasional client presentations. 
  • Business development, notably telephone sales efforts to both existing and new customers.
  • Significant travel (mostly international) and candidates must have a current passport and full driving license.
  • Responsibility for the development of an “area of expertise” in a technical marketplace.

Your Profile

The successful applicant will require the following skills: 

  • Highly numerate and comfortable manipulating and presenting statistics in a variety of formats.
  • Confident telephone manner and willingness to spend an average of an hour or two a day on the telephone to customers focusing on sales and research.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Intermediate or advanced Excel skills with experience of producing spreadsheets, graphs and tables.
  • Creative, inquisitive and persistent and enjoy solving analytical problems.
  • Good project management skills.

The Training 

You will participate in a series of in-house courses run by a mix of external consultants and internal personnel. We take the development of our staff seriously and throughout your career at IMS Research we will provide opportunities for personal growth and development.   

What We Offer 

A career at IMS Research will be both challenging and rewarding.

  • An opportunity to work at a leading market research company.  You can instantly impact on our success, working on live projects from the first week.
  • A lively, informal and flexible work environment.
  • Successful candidates are offered a competitive benefits package including profit share.
  • The opportunity to progress in a rapidly expanding and dynamic company.
  • Comprehensive in-house training program for all new recruits. 
  • Salary of circa £25,000  £28,000 depending on experience.

Working hours are 8.30am – 5pm Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 4pm Friday (39 hours a week). Analysts are occasionally required to work longer hours when on business travel or at completion of a project.

Application Process

First stage: Complete application process online and upload CV  (click on apply now)

Second stage: Telephone interview

Third stage: Assessment day with interview, written exercise and role play

Start date of successful candidate:  September 2011. 

Work Permits

IMS Research is unable to employ anyone who does not have the right to work in the UK. We are unable to apply for work permits for individual jobs until all UK and European economic area of employment sources have been exhausted.

Location: East England

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