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Research Solutions Senior Researcher SA

PWC · 4 days ago
Manchester
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Who we are looking for:Candidates should take the time to read all the elements of this job advert carefully Please make your application promptly.We are looking for a Senior Researcher to work in the Research Solutions team. Research Solutions collaborates with clients in the UK firm to deliver high quality information and innovative research solutions to support the firm's priorities, key campaigns and client facing delivery. The role will report to the Head of Research Solutions and be part of a team of 7 research staff.About the teamResearch Solutions is part of Business Solutions, which is made up of critical functions that come together as a business-centric and connected community of problem solvers to ensure the smooth running of the firm.       There is an increasing demand for data across the firm and the way that the business uses data is changing on a daily basis; the scale of change is huge.  Research Solutions needs to be agile to adapt to this fast-changing landscape.  As a senior researcher you will provide research support to the UK firm and you will be a self-starter and problem solver who enjoys finding solutions to research based challenges.  Ideally you have previous experience of working in a similar research service for a professional services or consulting firm.About the Senior Researcher role This is an important role within a team who manage the entire secondary research function of PwC UK. The Research Solutions team consults on all aspects of developing, winning, and delivering client work and are highly regarded for their in-depth research experience.In this role, the successful candidate: Provides research support to the UK firm Works with a range of staff at all grades Provides advice on how client staff can undertake their own research Proactively consults with internal clients to offer solutions that add value and solve our clients' problems Brings curiosity and challenge so that research offerings are continuously improved. Works innovatively and leverages technology and partnerships to help the firm make informed business decisions Works effectively with other parts of Business Solutions to support business strategy and revenue growthSkills and experience required  Extensive technical knowledge of using secondary research tools such as Refinitiv Eikon and Datastream, Boardex, S&P Capital IQ, Factiva, Dealogic, Pitchbook and Bureau van Dijk FAME and Orbis amongst others Able to balance and prioritise a pipeline of requests from staff at all levels Ability to deliver high quality results, often in a time-constrained environment Excellent written and verbal communication skills and able to effectively communicate key business messages to a diverse audience Strong stakeholder management skills, able to consult on the research brief, manage expectations and delivery timescales and explain the data found during the research process accurately and completely An interest in learning social media analytics tools An interest in learning web analytics tools Good understanding of financial metrics Able to use the advanced functionality of Excel and Google Sheets Knowledge of Alteryx and Tableau Knowledge of relevant trade associations, bodies and journals Experience of training staff on a technical competency such as research skills Experience of working in a customer or service focused role A proactive individual who is able to work effectively as part of a team which is geographically dispersed Strong presentation composing skills (including the use of Google Suite) Strong networking skillsNot the role for you?Did you know PwC offers flexible career arrangements and contract work? Learn more.The skills we look forThe PwC Professional is our global framework for defining and encouraging leadership at all levels. Learn more.The Deal‘The Deal’, our firmwide Employee Value Proposition’ empowers our people to be the best they can be. Learn more.Our commitment to youWe’re committed to building a culture that empowers all of our people to thrive and feel a sense of belonging at PwC. Learn more.Application supportIf you’re a person with a disability, if you’re neurodivergent, or if you have a condition that you believe may affect your performance during our selection process, we’ll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to our processes for you. Learn more. 
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