Roles and responsibilities Work you will do
The successful candidate will perform industry and company deep-dive research focused on thought leadership projects in technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT). The professional needs to develop research ideas, formulate hypotheses, and validate them, analyze quantitative and qualitative data, synthesize findings, and demonstrate strong business writing and presentation skills. The professional will work with project leads and senior members in both US and India (referred as US-India or USI).
The professional will be required to work across the following phases of a project to assist and support TMT research/project leads in building eminence for Deloittes TMT practice in the marketplace:
Strategic topic development:
Support research proposals and projects being developed by TMT project leads.
Work with project leads to understand, refine, and help them manage stakeholder expectations and priorities.
Research and analysis:
Contribute to the research projects end-to-end: developing research hypotheses and questions, performing comprehensive and targeted secondary research, analyzing data (qualitative and quantitative), validating research hypotheses, extracting insights, and synthesizing findings.
Conduct in-depth, comprehensive data analysis to form or validate the hypotheses as part of which, understand and identify key factors and issues that address the research questions, determine cause-effect relationship with respect to research problem, gather required data, analyze and interpret data, participate in brainstorming sessions to come up with the best possible solutions, and be part of the solution implementation process.
Apply established research tools and methodologies/research techniques (e.g. in-depth financial analysis, case studies, and econometrics) to support business decision-making.
Demonstrate strong writing skills as required for market/industry/ company- intelligence and thought leadership reports, including strong structuring and story boarding skills.
Write high-quality research briefs/reports that are well-structured, organized and synthesized based on inferences and findings from the collected data/information. These will be used by senior project leads/team members in final deliverables targeted at executive audience.
Be autonomous and independently manage all aspects of project to ensure outcomes, and meet deadlines by demonstrating high level of ownership, accountability and productivity.
Experience and skillsets:
Prior exposure to business research/thought leadership in TMT industry Hands-on experience in one of the 3 areas is preferred (Technology / Telecom / Media & Entertainment)
Overall 6-8 years of research experience, with at least 3 years in TMT industry including strong understanding of major TMT industry trends, and their impact on companies globally, including ability to analyze the impact of current competitive, regulatory, marketplace issues and trends on the sector or industry; knows the industrys or sectors linkages to other industries and the economy, and vice-versa.
At least 3 years of experience in independently performing end-to-end research (company/industry research analysis in TMT industry):
Developing research hypotheses based on the identified research questions
Performing data analysis using specific research methods
Extracting/generating insights that validate the research hypotheses
Writing and presenting short/long-form deliverables that capture the key insights.
Ability to handle large datasets, and experience in one or more of the following research methods: Data modeling, financial analysis, statistical analysis (testing samples), Econometrics.
Proficiency in using research tools/databases including Factiva, Thomson Research, Gartner, Forrester, SNL Kagan, and D&B Hoovers.
Required Candidate profile
Solid skills in MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Analytical competencies and other professional attributes:
Adept in turning research and analysis into compelling and impactful storylines; and bringing a point of view.
Possess strong analytical, problem-solving, storyboarding, and critical thinking skills; and be provocative, curious, creative, and a forward thinker.
Proficient in building professional relationships, demonstrating a spirit of co-operation, and a flexible approach to work.
Experience in working with US clients/stakeholders is a plus. Since the job requires significant coordination with US colleagues, exposure to working in virtual teams and ability to network with US counterparts are vital and critical.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to deal with ambiguity and work in a fast-paced research environment.
Highly developed personal and professional ethics are expected.
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Employment Type: Permanent Job, Full Time