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Research Senior Analyst

Job Location: London

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00637397


- Job description

Role: Research Senior Analyst
Location: London
Salary: £34,000 - £38,000 dependant on skills and experiences
Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. 
Join Corporate Functions and you will become part of a diverse team which offers the essential expertise that enables all of our employees to deliver high performance to our clients. Our Corporate Functions professionals work in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing and Communications, CIO, Information Security, and Geographic Services.
Accenture Research uncovers trends and shapes data-driven insights through thought leadership and research for Accenture and its clients. We combine a deep understanding of our clients’ business with leading-edge research techniques to discover the most pressing issues facing organizations today.
Our team of 250 researchers and analysts develops thought-provoking research - supported by proprietary data and partnerships with leading organizations - that guides innovations and allows us to transform theories and fresh ideas into real-world solutions for our clients.
Our team uses innovative business research techniques such as economic value modelling, analytics, crowdsourcing, expert networks, surveys, data visualization, and open research with Tier 1 academic and business partners. 
Accenture Research powers hundreds of points of views published by Accenture every year and handles Accenture’s exclusive network of data and sources covering all industries, countries, market trends and digital technologies. The team is part of Accenture’s Strategy Office.
We work in four main areas:
  • Developing points of view: Accenture creates original, cutting-edge points of view to use with clients, the media and in conferences. Many of our projects are published and quoted in the media.
  • Working directly with clients: we work alongside our colleagues from the practice to provide research to clients.
  • Supporting Accenture’s growth: our researchers advise the leaders of our business on the opportunities for growth, on differentiating Accenture in the market and about our positioning relative to our competitors.
  • New business opportunities: helping Accenture understand markets and companies and identifying ways in which we can help clients become high-performance businesses and governments.
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About the role
The role is housed within the UK Research team – a growing team of 25+ researchers in London – and also within the global Primary Research team – 15 quantitative and qualitative research experts who sit all over the world, including Bangalore, Boston, Chicago, Johannesburg and Paris.
The successful candidate will support colleagues on projects both in the UK and across the world, working with Accenture’s practice, research and marketing teams, to provide primary research design expertise, online survey skills, high-quality analytics and storytelling.
Recent examples of projects led by the UK Primary Research team include:
Key responsibilities for this role:
  • Survey design: questionnaire/discussion guide development, sample specifications, analysis planning
  • Project management: leading local projects, or discrete elements of global projects, including liaising with vendors
  • Survey programming: using Confirmit to programme and launch online surveys
  • Data analysis: analyze and manipulate survey datasets using Excel and SPSS
  • Charting: chart data in Powerpoint, Qlik or Tableau
  • Storytelling: interpreting data to tell a compelling story
  • Quality assurance: verify data points in final deliverables
What skills & experience are we looking for? 
We are looking for someone who has a comprehensive skill set:

Understanding of primary research methodologies

  • Knowledge of when to employ different primary research methods/techniques
  • Ability to clearly explain the pros and cons of different methods to non-expert audiences

Understanding of quantitative data analysis techniques including:

  • Manipulation and analyze survey data
  • Translating questionnaires into databases
  • Using SPSS or other analysis packages
  • Employing statistical analysis such as significance testing, using appropriated methods for analysis, descriptive analysis
  • Employing advanced statistical analysis such of regression, factor analysis, segmentation, cluster analysis and conjoint analysis can be used
  • Understanding statistical principles such as sampling and weighting.
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)
 Functional skills
  • Data and statistical analysis
  • Excel (Advanced)
  • Project management
  • Sampling principles
  • PowerPoint (including charting)
  • Able to work as part of a global, virtual and local team
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Data visualization (e.g., Qlik and Tableau)
Work Experience: 
  • Business experience, ideally within a research agency or research department
  • Working with databases and using various data analysis techniques
  • Preparing databases for analysis (cleaning data, preparing flat files, etc.)
  • Using Excel in addition to using SPSS (e.g., creation of tabs, weighting data, significance testing). The candidate will be required to demonstrate their working knowledge of Excel and SPSS.
  • Using online programming software eg. Confirmit 
  • Ability to handle data from surveys including multi-country surveys requiring translations, weighting or local considerations
  • Experience of working on multiple projects at the same time and/or in virtual teams (i.e., multi-locations, multi-countries).
We are looking for determined but curious researchers who are looking to develop both their front and back office skills.
  • Enthusiasm for the power of research to shape debates is a must.
  • And an interest in technology is highly valued
Education Experience
Bachelor’s degree ideally where strong numeracy skills are demonstrated; additional relevant qualifications are welcomed but not essential
What’s in it for you?
As researchers develop their career within the Survey team we want to help them answer the following questions with a firm ‘Yes’
  • Responsibility: am I being given tasks of increasing difficulty/ importance?
  • Value: is my opinion increasingly valued by my superiors?
  • Progression: am I proving the competencies required of the next level?
In terms of career development there will be tremendous scope to expand and build on this role. A dynamic, proactive researcher will find many opportunities to learn and grow at Accenture.
The research team is genuinely a great place to work. There will be times when you work long and hard but we put life/work balance very high on our agenda.
All of our Corporate Functions professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career. 
On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!
What are the next steps?
If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.
About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.
Closing Date for Applications 07/12/2018
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.


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