Mintel Researcher - Covering German Speaking Countries in London, United Kingdom

Researcher - Covering German Speaking Countries

  • Location London, United Kingdom

  • Date Posted 16th October 2017

  • Category Research

  • Job Type Full-time

  • Requisition ID 385


Location: Central London, St Paul’s

Salary: up to £23,000 p.a

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Researcher to join our global team, reporting to a Regional Manager, to provide telephone and internet based research of Germany, Austria or Switzerland. The successful candidate will be working with some of the most recognisable consumer brands, delivering market data, helping our global clients to grow and develop their businesses, responding to ad hoc requests, as well as feeding into long term strategic planning.

As a Researcher you will:

  • Carry out economic market research for various different sectors within Germany, Austria or Switzerland, using desk research on secondary published resources and communicating regularly with trade associations, national statistics, governmental agencies and the leading players within each sector, both by email and over the phone.

  • Find quality, timely and reliable data specifically on the market size, market segmentation, market shares, brand shares, key players and forecasts for each market

  • Managing efficiently, independently and naturally the daily communication with the trade contacts (email, phone, Linkedin) in order to build, maintain and develop a network of trade contacts for each industry covered and in particular within the Food & Drink sectors.

  • Analyzing sources and processing quantitative and qualitative data independently, with a particular focus on the German Food and Drink markets.

  • Input all relevant data into a web-based platform which will be quality checked and validated by the Regional Manager

  • Aim to continuously improve the research process, from the sources of information used, transfer of knowledge and final product quality

  • Provide insight and opinion into the markets where required

  • Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with the Mintel Food & Drink platform Analysts and the PR Executives working on the German markets providing all the assistance needed on a daily basis in the interpretation and use of the market size data, under the supervision of the MMS Head of Research

We are excited hearing from you, if you…

  • are educated to degree level ((Economic / Business)

  • have previous experience in quantitative Market Research and/or in the German Food & Drink sectors (preferable)

  • have excellent analytical skills

  • do enjoy working with numbers

  • are fluent in English and mother tongue level in German, both written and spoken

  • have a good understanding of the brand landscape and retail structure of Germany, Austria or Switzerland

  • have good communication skills

  • have good organizational skills

  • feel confident in conducting online desk research

  • feel confident in conducting telephone research (not CATI)

  • can handle Excel and Word

Who we are

Mintel began four decades ago, providing food and drink research in the UK. Now the brand spans all corners of the globe. Mintel's leading analysts are world-renowned experts in diverse areas such as leisure, consumer goods, beauty, retail, financial services, sales promotion and social trends. Mintel is looking for ambitious individuals that work well with others and share our common goal of providing best in class market intelligence. Constant feedback from our colleagues shapes the way we interact with each other.

Life at Mintel

Our over 800 employees have over 51 different nationalities and speak over 37 languages. Mintel is all about people. We are committed to finding, training and growing the world's most talented employees. From your very first day with Mintel, we will ensure that you benefit from continuous performance measurement, training and development. Besides that, you will enjoy several other benefits including:

  • Working from home once a week

  • 25 days of annual leave, excluding bank holidays

  • Discounted gym membership

  • Life assurance

  • Discounted dental insurance

  • Company celebrations every first Friday of the quarter

  • Fresh Fruit

  • Free breakfast

  • Interest free bike loan

  • Interest free travel loan

  • Childcare Vouchers