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Business Analyst

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Leamington Spa

  • Closing Date
  • 31/10/2021

Job Description

Ricardo Strategic Consulting (RSC) is currently seeking to hire a highly motivated Business Analyst (BA). At RSC, we deliver tangible results to our clients, so we recruit people who will thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Our entrepreneurial working style and the size of our firm allow our BAs to become an integral part of the team immediately and to have an impact early on in their careers at RSC.

 

The Business Analyst 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 our 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 modeling/forecasting especially for CAV – Connected Autonomous Vehicles - and Electric Vehicles
Competitive benchmarking 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 RSC marketing activities by being active in authoring white papers, industry publications and presenting at market specific conferences

 

Position Requirements

Technical or Engineering degree from a top-tier institution

Master’s degree is preferred
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

Strong analytical skills and experience conducting in-depth data analysis
Self-starter with excellent organisation and time management skills able to structure own work and work independently
Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly, with excellent written & verbal presentation and communication skills; also able to recommend solutions to senior client leadership
Proficiency using MS Word, Access, Excel, VBA, PowerPoint and other database skills
Basic statistical modeling and regression analysis
Willingness to be globally staffed on short notice and stretch work-life balance, as required
Previous experience in consulting role a plus