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Research Analyst


London, United Kingdom

Are you a skilled Researcher with exceptional quantitive and analytical skills? Can you communicate at all levels, both in writing and in person?


We are Procurement Leaders™, the world’s most valued professional procurement network. A unique and vital destination that connects, inspires and accelerates our members to become more successful.


Powered by a community of over 700 leading global corporations and 27,000 senior procurement, sourcing and supply chain executives, we provide the in-depth insight, practical tools and expert mentorship needed to transform procurement into a critical business driver. We partner with procurement executives from the world’s leading brands such as IBM, Johnson & Johnson, MasterCard, Adidas, L’Oreal and Nestle to name a few.


This role will require you to will apply financial, business, statistical and project management acumen to craft insightful, objective research deliverables, and contribute to the expansion and augmentation of PL insights. This analyst will excel in applying these areas of expertise to research coverage and process.


You need to be a motivated, organized, critical thinker, with an ability to deliver to fixed time-bound commitments, with high quality. You will be a strong communicator through written and spoken word, and via quantitative methods.


You will have demonstrable ability in research methods, an understanding of procurement is preferred but not required. This role will guide senior procurement executives on evaluating and selecting appropriate strategy for the procurement function.

What will you do?:

  • Define and conduct research to establish fact-based reasoning for PL insights. Research methods include reading, speaking with clients, vendors, evaluating and analysing case study information, benchmark and diagnostic data, and other primary or secondary research methods which comprise the PL research process
  • Produce impactful analysis for our clients. Specialise analysis and advice to industry / role-specific research as necessary; for example Chief Procurement Officer, Head of Strategy, Head of Innovation, Category Strategy Leader.
  • Create specified volumes of research and responses to client requests to set deadlines and on demand via tele and video conferencing, written research, recorded and in-person presentations; the position combines the need to prepare deliverables (with their research component) in accordance with a schedule as well as responding to client requests which cannot be planned for
  • Actively collaborate with peers and contribute to establishing company research positions.
  • Actively contribute to the research process by identifying critical issues facing PL clients and determining specific subjects to research and develop.
  • Provide support to the sales organization to renew and develop business. Advise prospective and existing clients. Demonstrate PL research value.

What do you bring?:

  • Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) Undergraduate Degree
  • demonstrable experience working within a related discipline; will previously have held a role with statistics, finance, economics or business field, or as industry analyst with knowledge of a specific industry or business function
  • Exceptional analytical skills; ability to apply conceptual models, recognizing patterns and drawing and defending conclusions. Ability to develop a fact-based research position and support that position to internal and external clients.
  • Excellent planning and project management skills
  • Flawless, articulate and succinct communication skills in English: Excellent presentation and writing skills.
  • Visionary, eager to learn about global business trends both inside and outside their field of expertise and willing to keep their finger on the pulse of the changing procurement landscape to meet the demands of our customers
  • Strong collaborative skills and ability to work effectively in remote and culturally diverse teams.
  • Available to travel both domestically and internationally.

What do you get?


You will join a fast paced, dynamic and agile organisation where our research sits at the heart of all we do.


We have a bright, airy office in central London and have a great benefit package - including a minimum of 24 days holiday, a 3% matching pension, Life and Health insurance, season ticket loans, fruit, a pool table, and a 10% performance related bonus.

SectorCareers Recruitment Sector Profile
Job TypePerm
RecruiterProcurement Leaders
Job ID683276

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