Senior Research Analyst

Roles and responsibilities

— We are recruiting for a Senior Analyst in the Research and Benchmarking team. Working as a Senior Analyst in the team, your responsibilities will include:

— Contribute to research and benchmarking assignments – either as a part of an ongoing client engagement, or as a part of business development efforts conducted by the entity

— Conceive, design and execute secondary research on: — Company: business model, segments, revenue model, strategy, issues / challenges, M&A history, competitive positioning, organization structure, key management, recent developments, SWOT, etc.

— Market: industry value chain, size and growth outlook, trends and drivers, growth inhibitors and challenges, competitive landscape, Porter’s / PESTLE analysis, etc.

— Benchmarking: basic understanding of the role of support functions, salary benchmarking, cost benchmarking, and vendor assessment from a business perspective

— Financials: broad analysis of income statement, balance sheet, cash flows, ratios, segment performance, etc.

— Competitors: comparative performance of companies on financial and operational KPIs, relative strengths and weaknesses, etc. — Location Assessment: understanding of the demographic, socio-political and workforce enablers

— Prepare client deliverables (MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Word) – prepare client ready presentations that are well structured, logical and clear to understand - Undertake exhaustive research for deliverables and triangulate information and data points from various data sources - Suggest alternative data sources/research methodologies, suggest proxies and run creative queries to fetch difficult to obtain data - Logical thought structuring and ability to draw insights/so-what’s in simple to mid-complex projects with guidance - Articulate findings through use of clear, concise, and grammatically correct business English (both written and verbal) - Ability to develop simple bespoke frameworks to represent research and offer innovative ways of presenting information

— Proactively seek guidance to decode scope requirements and ask relevant questions to get to the big picture

— Proactively use past learning to connect dots, offer innovative ways of presenting information and develop simple bespoke frameworks

— Meet all internal/external timelines and provide solutions in case of delays

— Adequately assist project lead on client calls

— Work reasonably independently, with appropriate supervision and guidance from Team Lead/Assistant Manager/Manager

— Work collaboratively with onshore KPMG teams in the development of and delivery of presentations and key findings