Business Research Analyst

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Business Research Analyst

  • Post Date:February 2, 2021
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  • Qualification Degree
    Industry Business
Job Description

(YouTube channel & Online, Social platforms)


To provide unique, distinct and valuable research about doing business in Zimbabwe. Contributing to the success of the business development firm based in Zimbabwe Service and consulting propositions via research quality and timeliness, marketing, sales, thought leadership and customer satisfaction. By producing first-rate research, and fully exploiting this in collaboration with our Website, YouTube channel, sales, events and media teams, contribute to the Informa Tech Entertainment Pillar’s success by delivering timely, high-quality, accurate and insightful analysis.


  • Data, highly credible and consistent base data, market shares and forecasts;
  • Written reports, detailed and insightful analysis to provide customers with clear market guidance on outlook, trends, landscape, regulatory and tech impact; connects the dots with other data sets and analysts
  • Thought leadership, regular and recognised market insight on changes, risks and opportunity
  • Presentations, public speaking at industry or client events
  • Consulting, leading small customer projects and contributing to large ones


The Research Analyst is expected to assume the following key responsibilities plus any other reasonable duties as required:

  • Thought leadership ” Produce written insights and press material that provides a solution perspective; be opinionated and look for opportunities to comment on industry news; highly recognized within coverage areas
  • Primary research ” Lead interviews with key industry contacts; attend shows; F2F visits to support relationship development with leading industry figures; using interviews to offer opinion and insight on market developments
  • Secondary research ” Using a range of secondary sources to support primary research including ” the internet, trade journals, in-house research, trade associations, public reports, financial releases, company press releases
  • Forecasting ” Using primary and secondary research to generate market projections; using credible sources to support forecasts; logging all assumptions and working in a clear way; creating the story around market development/opportunities/risks; develop forecast scenarios
  • Writing ” Provide qualitative analysis to support and justify data with a focus on change and development; use a text plan and outline structure to support concise output; discuss the impact of technology and key market trends; include guidance and opinion on risks and opportunities
  • Sales support ” Carry out demonstrations of our products and services to clients and prospective clients. Partner with the sales team to generate new leads, progress existing leads, and support renewals; use scoping to continually evolve the research offering.
  • Inquiries and consulting support ” Support client inquiries, provide deeper insights into forecasts, reports, and other produced research. Work with consulting resources and senior team members on consulting projects, perform primary/secondary research to build proposed deliverables.
  • Event and media support ” Partner with the events and media teams to further Informa Tech’s position in the space, to build a platform for showcasing our research, and to develop new research propositions based on intelligence gathered at events


  • Customers ” clearly communicating research USPs and market specific opinion
  • Sales team ” partners with AMs to manage client relationships, provide product demonstrations, support renewals and generate new business (both syndicated and custom)
  • Marketing team ” support content generation and initiatives to raise the profile of individual, research
  • Product management team ” share and discuss feedback to ensure all research content decisions are customer centric
  • Leadership team ” proactively communicate new ideas and feedback around process, operations, research etc. to support continual improvement
  • Wider Informa Tech team ” build a network of colleagues to collaborate with


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance or relevant field, in addition he/she should have vast experience in the field.
  • Developed primary research interview and data gathering skills
  • Multitasking ” ability to prioritise competing tasks effectively
  • Ability to find and piece together data from multiple sources and to connect the dots; able to create the “story”
  • Use assumptions and logical thinking to create estimates, scenarios and forecasts
  • Planning and executing deliverables to capture key research highlights
  • Excel database and pivot table expertise. Solid grasp of Excel for data building and data manipulation required.
  • Prior experience in using a variety of media for outreach and developing relationships
  • Confident in hosting and/or leading customer briefings and calls about specific topics and markets
  • Experience working collaboratively towards a common goal; knows who and where to seek support
  • Ability to find innovative solutions to challenging problems
  • Creating insightful and opinionated reports in a structured and concise way
  • Prioritising time for competing tasks

Email your CV to [email protected]

Deadline for submissions is Monday the 8th of February 2021