Education / Experience and Skill Requirement
Master’s degree / MBA in Strategy, Finance, Operations or Economics
3-7 years of experience in strategy research and analysis, preferably across industries
Conversant with standard frameworks, such as, Porter's five forces analysis, GE-McKinsey matrix, 4Cs, PESTLE, SWOT etc.
Excellent at using MS PowerPoint; command over MS Excel to process varied data sets in spreadsheets (Pivots, charting etc.) is highly desirable
At least 2-3 years of experience in managing a team, as well as, directly communicating with clients. Experience in managing client communications solo will be considered an added advantage
Experience in handling projects independently
Strong problem solving abilities and analytical thinking skills, as evidenced by extensive experience in utilizing those skills in research and consulting environment.
Adept at synthesizing information to generate insights
Strong communication skills
It will offer the opportunity to work with the Corporate Strategy, Corporate Development, Market Insights & Analytics, Marketing and other teams of our clients across industries (technology, fintech, retail, financial services, transportation etc.
and assist them in devising their go-to-market strategies, understanding markets, tracking competitors, tracking M&As and players’ activities
Typical engagements would involve (but not be limited to) the following :
Market overview and mapping : Assess key dynamics for a market including key trends, drivers and inhibitors. Segment the market into sub-
segments and map key companies.
Benchmark products and marketing strategies : Market segmentation, product benchmarking, pricing studies, competitor analysis to identify best of breed strategies
M&A support : Identify and analyze potential targets through analysis of markets, products, services, financial synergies, business model analysis and its robustness, competitive positioning, etc.
Prepare detailed company profiles : Evaluate company performance (financial, operational) and assess growth strategies.
Project Management :
Understand client requirement, scope projects, manage end-to-end execution and delivery (work allocation, research, analysis, quality control, delivery)
Translate client objectives into clear deliverables with associated priorities and constraints
Conduct all types of secondary research (databases, statistics and ministry / industry / association websites), as well as, general research (company websites, SEC Filings, research reports, news articles etc.
and primary research involving discussions with industry players / stakeholders
Take complete ownership of all quality related aspects
Client Management :
Manage and maintain client relationships would include regular interaction with client(s) to strengthen the relationship and identify opportunities to act as a solutions provider