• Research Associate

    Job Locations UK-London
    Category
    Research
  • Overview

    Fuel your intellectual curiosity and professional growth. Forrester is an idea company, where smart, motivated, curious people bring a diversity of opinions and the courage of their convictions to collaborate on ideas that change the course of business. Most of all, bring a point of view; here, every voice has value. At Forrester, you’ll work with innovative clients at emerging and established brands; these are the business and technology leaders we inspire and who inspire us. The Forrester experience is built on a singular, powerful purpose: to challenge thinking and lead change.

     

    About This Role: 

    The Research Associate will work with a team of analysts who conduct primary research into digital innovation and transformation of firms across a range of industries. The Research Associate will support their research on topics such as the implementation of Agile development and delivery, creation of sustainable supply chain in retail, and impact of smart packaging and materials.

    Responsibilities

    The Research Associate will support a team of analysts to create rigorous and thought-provoking research for Forrester clients. He or she will:

    • Conduct primary and secondary research for published reports, including arranging and conducting interviews with established and emerging technology companies, designing and fielding online surveys, reviewing industry sources, and assessing companies’ strategies.
    • Manage the research production process from inception through publication.
    • Assist in the building of analytical models, maturity models, and self-assessment tools.
    • Create graphics for reports and presentations to convey both conceptual analysis and quantitative findings.
    • Help build presentations for Forrester events, consulting, conferences, webinars, etc.
    • Learn and be responsible for some quantitative work with Forrester’s Technographics® market research data.
    • Help Forrester’s sales force understand published research and suggest relevant research for existing and potential clients.

    Qualifications

    • A strong record of academic achievement: BA or BSc minimum.
    • One to two years of varied undergraduate or postgraduate work experience.
    • An excellent command of the English language in speech and writing. Fluency in one or more other major European languages, particularly German, French, Spanish, or Italian, would be a significant advantage.
    • Intellectual curiosity about consumer behavior, business and technology, and particularly the impact of technology on business and operating models.
    • Excellent listening, critical thinking, and writing skills.
    • Numeracy and attention to detail. You will be organized and able to prioritize and deliver reports on schedule.
    • Interest in conveying ideas in graphical formats, including charts, infographics, and conceptual graphics.
    • Enthusiasm and willingness to work in teams and help other team members succeed.
    • Experience using business software, including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software. 

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    Forrester Research is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a work environment that is free from all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment.

     

    Data Protection

    The information provided by you in this application will be used for the purposes of recruitment and, for successful applicants only, for personnel administration and management purposes and to comply with the employer’s obligations regarding the retention of employee records. If your application is unsuccessful, Forrester Research, Inc., its subsidiaries, affiliates, and/or service providers (collectively “Forrester”) will retain your personal information on secure file solely to consider you for future recruitment opportunities.

    By submitting your resume/CV, you consent to Forrester’s retention of the information provided on a secure file for personnel administration and management purposes and/or in order to consider you for future employment opportunities and to the transfer of the information provided to:

    Forrester’s offices in the US and other countries outside the European Economic Area; and Service providers engaged by Forrester for the purposes of processing applications for employment who may be located outside the European Economic Area.

     

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