30 Apr, 2024

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

Purpose of role

OCO has an Analyst vacancy to support across all lines of business, this role will be based in Belfast. The purpose of the role is to assist economic development agencies who are seeking to attract companies into their region and companies who are looking to export products into new markets.

Key Responsibilities

Under the management and direction of the Manager, the role will involve:

Delivering great work for our clients through high quality work, and research and analysis:

  • Assist with the creation of client-facing deliverables
  • Monitor and check work to ensure high quality standards, identify mistakes and take appropriate action for future work
  • Understand and clearly articulate the research question and the problem at hand
  • Identify the problem and consider potential solutions
  • Conduct research to identify key data points and high-level trends
  • Collect and compile data into consistent formats so that it can be easily analysed
  • Produce reports and summaries of research undertaken, identifying areas which may be of interest to the client/s

Winning profitable work for the company through customer focus and commercial awareness:

  • Develop a good understanding of the clients needs and make client’s needs a primary focus
  • Identifies and raises issues to the relevant person internally to ensure appropriate action is taken
  • Learns from feedback to ensure OCO continuously provides a quality service
  • Develop a clear understanding of OCO’s services and clients
  • Understand individual KPIs for projects and behaviours OCO are seeking to drive

Improve your knowledge and skills through effective communication, planning and organisation:

  • Confidently and proactively uses both verbal and written communication to communicate to clients and colleagues
  • Organise own time and work effectively to meet various competing deadlines
  • Advises colleagues or manager early of any obstacles to work delivery
  • Effectively handles multiple tasks and requests for support

Supporting your colleagues by leading, working as part of a global team and being flexible:

  • Demonstrate openness to changing work priorities, circumstances and deadlines
  • Establish rapport and build relationships with colleagues and managers through sharing ideas and listening to what others have to say
  • Collaborate effectively with other team members to solve problems across markets and Divisions

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).
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Up to date knowledge of and ability to locate key sources of information
  • Ability to process large volumes of data
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Displays initiative in taking greater responsibility without being asked
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve
  • Experience of Excel and PowerPoint

Desirable criteria

  • Experience working in inward investment and understanding of FDI processes highly desirable.
  • Experience of working in a similar research role

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 attached monitoring form and send it with a covering letter and CV outlining your suitability for the role to recruitment@ocoglobal.com by 15 May 2024

OCO Global is an Equal Opportunities Employer


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