Researcher - Automotive Technology

Ref No. BHN514792
Location Leamington Spa, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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Our client, one of the UK's leading provider of consultancy services to the Automotive industry, are currently looking for a highly motivated Researcher to train as a Business Analyst on Technology trends in Automotive, Defence and Energy markets.


qualitative and quantitative research, analytical skills, Automotive Technology, Large Engines or Clean Energy

The Job

The Role

Suited to a Research Fellow or Engineering Graduate with an analytical mind, strong communication skills, enthusiasm, and a penchant for trend analysis, the Researcher will train as a Business Analyst,

Your work will focus on the analysis of issues and challenges faced by today's businesses, contributing to the design and development of innovative strategies as well as delivering market and product knowledge for your clients.

Typical assignments include competitive intelligence gathering, voice of the customer/market activities, analysing large databases of information, conducting financial and market analysis, developing client presentations, and supporting clients with implementing the resulting recommendations.

Core Responsibilities

  • Support clients on a wide variety of topics, including, but not limited to -
  • New product development and new market entry strategy development
  • Assessing market drivers and customer needs as part of product strategy development
  • Technology assessment, road mapping and adoption scenario modelling/forecasting especially for CAV - Connected Autonomous Vehicles - and Electric Vehicles
  • Competitive bench-marking of products and technologies - Product cost estimation, performance benchmark, life cycle cost analysis, overall business model review
  • Operations strategy - Design and commercial cost reduction, sourcing strategy development and execution, manufacturing process assessment
  • Due diligence engagements for leading early-stage venture funds, private equity clients to help assess investments in the energy and transportation sectors
  • Collect data from secondary sources and assist the team in identifying new and unique information sources
  • Design and execute qualitative and quantitative primary research
  • Quantify economic implications of strategy recommendations for the client
  • Translate data into meaningful insights and recommendations
  • Communicate findings to the consulting team and the client verbally, and in writing
  • Support senior leadership team in business development activities, as required
  • Engage in overall marketing activities by being active in authoring white papers, industry publications and presenting at market specific conferences

Position Requirements

  1. Technical or Engineering degree from a top-tier institution (Master's degree is preferred)
  2. Strong analytical skills and experience conducting in-depth data analysis
  3. Self-starter with excellent organisation and time management skills able to structure own work and work independently
  4. Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly, with excellent written & verbal presentation and communication skills; also able to recommend solutions to senior client leadership
  5. Proficiency using MS Word, Access, Excel, VBA, PowerPoint and other database skills
  6. Basic statistical modeling and regression analysis
  7. Willingness to be globally staffed on short notice and stretch work-life balance, as required
  8. Previous experience in consulting role a plus
  9. Relevant professional work experience in research & development, product development, strategy in one of the following industries:
  • Automotive
  • Medium/heavy duty vehicles and off highway equipment
  • Large engines
  • Natural gas and oilfield equipment
  • Defense
  • Clean energy

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