The Analyst will be responsible for developing significant content and producing industry and / or functional analysis reports to support search engagements, special projects and new business initiatives.
To accomplish this an Analyst will gather, synthesize, make recommendations and present information for prospective and ongoing client engagements utilizing internal, external, and contracted resources.
Analysts play a major role in knowledge creation within the firm, including responsibility for research projects building Spencer Stuart’s knowledge of executive talent within industries and companies.
Over time, Analysts are expected to develop in-depth knowledge of their area of focus; gaining this expertise includes understanding the implications of current news and issues, becoming familiar with executive leadership across a range of companies, and understanding market influences.
Reports to : Research Director / Associates and Consultants (on a project basis)
Other Key Relationships : Consultants, Associates, Senior Associates, Executive Assistants
Assist in the creation of content for qualifications packs for new business development initiatives. Develops a solid understanding of the potential client / client’s industry including specific information regarding the value proposition (competitive landscape, strengths, and weaknesses), stock performance, employee count, etc.
Synthesize information accurately, so that it is easily incorporated into a readable, client-ready document.
Maintain current awareness of news and issues associated with key client engagements and market opportunities and share that information and knowledge in a timely way with associates, consultants and knowledge management.
Assist in high level name generation and organization chart creation. Contribute to the long list creation by leveraging internal and external databases to provide commentary on potential candidates.
Participate in kick-off meetings with Associates and Consultants to assist in the development of the search strategy. Directly assist Associates with search-related tasks, such as the development of a search strategy and target list.
Develop industry and / or functional expertise by maintaining an awareness of industry trends and best in class leaders / future leaders.
CANDIDATE SPECIFICATION : KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
Ideal Experience : University degree.
Familiar with business reference resources such as Factiva, Hoovers or OneSource.
Experience in using Microsoft’s Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs
Fluent in Italian and English (written & spoken); additional language skills will be an advantage.
Critical Competencies :
Project Management Plans, manages and drives own efforts in support of new business development and search assignment support as measured by timely completion of project tasks and feedback from project team members.
The successful candidate will do this while handling multiple projects with competing deadlines, working with individuals who have differing styles, and managing challenging expectations.
Analytical Skills Synthesizes research for business development initiatives, search assignments or intellectual capital initiatives and provides a succinct and accurate point of view as measured by quality and timeliness of contribution to assignment / project objectives.
The successful candidate will do this while dealing with short timelines and limited information.
Professional Approach Contributes to the efficiency and quality of teams in order to successfully meet project objectives as measured by Consultant, Associate and peer feedback while working with individuals who have differing styles.
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