21 Apr, 2022

Here at OCO we’ve been working at the heart of Trade and Investment for 20 years. Whether its leading agencies such as DIT, JETRO, Invest Hong Kong, partnering with the world’s most high profile consulting firms, or working with companies directly, OCO supports its clients in building and executing successful plans to attract international investment and grow businesses in new markets.

With presence in the key commercial centres in Europe, Asia, America and the Middle East, we employ a multi-national and multi-lingual team dedicated to delivering success.

The job holder will be expected to work in line with OCO’s values which are; Excellence, Courage, Creativity, Commerciality, Collegiate Behaviour and Our Talent.

Purpose of the role:

The successful candidate will assist with Mintel’s team of Irish writers to research and prepare its annual publication of consumer market research across the FMCG, Finance, Leisure/Tourism and Technology sectors using a wide range of both internal and external research sources.

Furthermore, the successful will be required to aid in sales and marketing activities to increase brand awareness of Mintel, as well as updating client subscribers, and responding to their inquiries/ requests.

Key responsibilities:

  • Analysing data – formatting and compiling consumer research data for a variety of reports, highlight key trends in consumer analysis.
  • Performing secondary/desk research on behalf of analysts to gather relevant information for use in reports and projects.
  • Assisting the analyst team in report writing duties and using Mintel’s databases to aid in trend analysis.
  • Using Mintel’s GNPD database to provide data and analysis on new products. (training provided)
  • Helping to prepare research surveys and working with the analyst team to interpret results.
  • Responding to inbound client queries relating to Mintel products and research.
  • Ad-hoc research/ analysis support.
  • Providing sales support.

Essential criteria:

  • Third level degree or equivalent professional qualification in Business, Economics, Geography (other disciplines will be considered where candidates can demonstrate core skills required).
  • Have excellent research skills, being able to find information for a wide variety of markets.
  • Have strong numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Be competent in working with spreadsheets and market data.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Have working knowledge of MS Office.
  • Strong working knowledge of spreadsheet and database software such as Microsoft Excel.

Desirable criteria:

  • An active knowledge and interest in current events, market developments and developing marketing trends.
  • Strong knowledge of secondary data sources, such as government data sources.
  • Some working knowledge of database software such as SPSS
  • Some prior experience in secondary/desk research.

Competencies:

  • Customer focus
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Communication
  • Analysis & Research
  • Quality of Work
  • Flexibility
  • Planning / Organisation

What we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Annual Bonus
  • 22 days paid annual leave rising 25 days
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Private Health Care
  • Flexible working
  • Working as part of an international team
  • Opportunity to travel

Closing Date:

If you are interested in applying for this position please complete the monitoring form and send a covering letter and CV outlining your suitability for the role to by 6th May 2022.

OCO Global is an Equal Opportunities