Graduate Research Analyst
A Research Analyst is a member of our global research team, who will support Consultants with components of the search process.
The key responsibilities of the Research Analyst can be summarized as follows:
- Develop accurate target and relevant assignment lists and industry sources with guidance
- Produce comprehensive reports, which detail the relevant target companies, possible market sources and candidates for an assignment
- Contribute to identification of “best in class”, high quality, diverse candidate slates (both obvious and non-obvious) by:
- Identifying potential candidates based on job specification and resumes
- Identifying appropriate internal and external sources
- Developing sound working knowledge of on-line and proprietary database search engines to identify relevant candidates
- Developing sourcing skills under tutelage of senior colleagues
- Liaise with colleagues in other offices to share ideas and best practices
- Collaborate with administrative support in the creation of client status reports
- Maintain the highest quality information on the database, with timely, accurate input of data gathered during the course of search work
- Conduct background research and develop components of credible, client ready materials to support business development efforts; ensure accuracy and timeliness of information provided to Consultants
Knowledge Management and Sector/Practice Activities
- Contribute to building our database by proactively tracking and capturing individuals in target markets
- Grow and develop sector-specific domain knowledge to use intelligently on sourcing calls
- Introduce prospects to the firm as and when required – always aware of the need for identifying potential new hires
- Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
- Grade 2.1 or above
- Less than 2 year’s business experience, post degree
- Excellent listening skills
- Ability to filter large amounts of information, quickly identify the salient points and provide relevant insights
- Excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills, particularly the ability to interact credibly with individuals from all levels of an organization
- Excellent writing skills and ability to produce quality, well-structured documentation for clients
- Highly organized – outstanding time management and ability to prioritize
- Strong proficiency in MS Office, Excel and PowerPoint
- Bright, smart, intuitive
- Intellectually curious and a quick thinker
- Able to develop and defend a point of view
- Demonstrates above average levels of skepticism. Knows when to question the status quo
- Drive and tenacity with the desire to excel
- Self-starter, who is able to meet deadlines while multi-tasking
- Forensic attention to detail
- Results focused
- Strong team orientation and collaborative instincts
- Sound judgement
- Culturally aware
Career Potential & Benefits
Russell Reynolds Associates offers a variety of different career paths for researchers. The firm takes pride in the fact that, every year, a small number of researchers are promoted into the consultant ranks and we provide formal support in this process through the Associate-in-Training program.
We also provide leadership opportunities to those who are keen to stay in the research ranks but aspire to get involved in broader initiatives around training, mentoring and contributing to the overall research strategy. Also, our researchers have the opportunity to move into our knowledge team, which focuses on creating insight into industry and talent trends.
Russell Reynolds also offers their employees a fantastic range of benefits including a 10% pension contribuiton, private healthcare, life insurance, Ride2Work, Season Ticket Loans and an Employee Assistance Progrramme to name a few.
- Initial application and CV submission
- Shortlisting & submission to Russell Reynolds Associates
- Psychometric test, case study exercise and interviews with Russell Reynolds Associates
The shortlist will be filled on a rolling basis and applications may close earlier than advertised, so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please email us here if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you in your application or with any part of the recruitment process.
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