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Graduate Job Market Analysts - IMS Research

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: IMS Research
Reference: GP//May 08
Salary: £20,000- £28,000 (dependent on experience)  

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IMS Research is a leading provider of market research, business intelligence and consulting services, primarily to the electronics industry.

Founded in the 1980s, IMS Research has established itself as an informed, objective and trusted source of market intelligence. Today we have 45 analysts spread across three locations: Austin/Texas, USA, Wellingborough, UK, and Shanghai, China.

We provide clients with comprehensive and detailed research on today’s global markets. Our customer list encompasses most of the household names in the electronics industry, including all top 10 semiconductor companies

In the last three years IMS Research has increased its revenues by almost 150%, and further growth of 30% is anticipated in the current year. This tremendous growth record demonstrates our commitment to excellence and our dedication to exceeding our clients’ expectations.   In addition, the outstanding export performance of IMS Research over the last few years has been recognised by the conferring of a 2005 Queens Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade.

Our continued success, increasing customer base and the diversity of our research products mean that we are seeking to recruit Market Analysts in the following research areas.  Each group produces reports, tracking services and consultancy in their area of expertise.

Wireless Research - Cellular, Mobile Radio and Short Range Wireless. Including, cellular handsets and infrastructure, cellular data traffic and ARPU, emerging markets, mobile TV, push to talk, GPS,  WiMAX, Bluetooth, NFC, WLAN, UWB and ZigBee

Security covers areas such as access control, biometrics, CCTV and video surveillance, contactless cards, electronic tolls, RFID, smart cards, tags and vehicle security

Industrial Automation - Research areas include, automation software, embedded computer boards, HMI hardware, I/O modules, industrial PCs, linear actuators, linear motors, machine vision, motion control, and motor drives.

The Role

As a Market Analyst at IMS Research you will be part of a small team of ‘industry experts’.  Analysts work closely with customers at every stage of the project and build constructive partnerships to ensure that all their needs are met. The role involves

          Project management of market research reports with responsibility for the entire
        process, including identification of needs, planning, research, analysis, client
        presentations and sales/marketing.

          Business development, including design of marketing strategies and generation of
        sales opportunities.

          Provision of consultancy services to multinational clients around the world.

          The role will involve significant international travel and candidates must have a current
        passport and full driving license.

          Responsibility for the development of an “area of expertise” in a highly technical

The Training

New recruits are initially trained alongside an experienced analyst, before taking responsibility for their own projects. In parallel to this, we run a training programme for new graduates based around 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 we will provide opportunities for personal growth and development


Your Profile

           Either:  a minimum 2:2 degree in mechanical/electrical/electronic engineering, related
         science or engineering-based discipline, with a desire to apply your technical
         knowledge in a commercial environment.

          Or: A minimum 2:1 degree in a numerate, business or commercial-based discipline, 
        with a good ability to grasp technical concepts.

          Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

          Excellent analytical skills.

          Strong problem solving skills

          Enthusiasm and determination and an ability to work efficiently with limited supervision.


What We Offer

A career at IMS will be both challenging and rewarding

          An opportunity to work with a leading market research company.  You can instantly
        impact on our success, working on live projects from day one.

          A  lively, informal and flexible work environment

          Successful candidates are offered a competitive salary and benefits package including 
        profit share.

          The opportunity to progress in a rapidly expanding and dynamic company

          Comprehensive in-house training programme for all new recruits.

To apply, please e-mail your CV and attach a covering letter explaining your interest in Market Research and why you think you are suitable for the role.  Use ref  GP//May 08

Candidates must be UK/EU national or hold valid UK work permit which enables unrestricted worldwide travel

Location: Any Location, EEA, Rest of the World, South East England, UK locations, West Midlands

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