Research Analyst (Cape Town)

Posted on :

2 Apr, 2014

Category :

Research Jobs in South Africa

Frost & Sullivan’s African operation is in the process of recruiting research analysts for the following divisions. We focus on Management Consulting and Market Intelligence.

  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Chemicals, Materials and Food (CMF),
  • Mining and Metals
  • Energy and Power Systems (EPS)
  • Industrial Automation & Electronics (A&E)
  • Environment & Building Technologies (EBT)
  • Logistics & Transportation ( LT)

The candidates for these positions will compliment the company’s globally-based team in the provision of world class research and consulting.

Client focused and with a good knowledge of the relevant industry in Africa, the suitable candidate will play a critical role in the development of Frost & Sullivan’s business in this exciting region.


Key responsibilities:

  • Utilise proven primary and secondary market research methods to produce high quality and timely research deliverables (including research papers, data, industry awards and bespoke consulting projects)
  • Continuously develop strong research and analytical skills, industry contacts and sector knowledge
  • Liaise closely with clients and Frost & Sullivan’s sales teams to develop new ideas for syndicated research products.
  • Contribute directly through their research and support activities to the achievement of the global business unit objectives
  • Through interaction with Frost & Sullivan’s global client base, identify and act upon opportunities for business development in Africa.
  • Work with PR and marketing teams (through tradeshows, newsletters, trade press, TV interviews, etc.), to ensure the required level of exposure for his / her business sector in Africa is achieved.
  • Deliver concise and professional presentations / briefs to senior level executives within his / her respective market.
  • Become recognised as an authority in his / her respective field within Africa.


Key Skills:

  • Strong client focus
  • Results oriented & proactive approach
  • Good knowledge / strong interest in the respective industry
  • Excellent English verbal and writing skills
  • Confident with ability to present at senior level
  • Innovative approach to research development
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Organised, strong work planner with focus on timely delivery.
  • For certain research groups, French and Arabic speaking skills are preferred



  • A good degree in a suitable discipline (business / finance / economics / Industry-related)
  • 2+ years experience in consultancy / market research / marketing within the relevant industry
  • Post graduate degree: Masters / MBA will be an advantage


Suitable applicants should apply in writing, providing a CV and cover letter to the below mentioned email id quoting the following references per industry sector:
[email protected]

Logistics & Transportation: AFRICA-RA-TL

Please note that if you have not received feedback within 2 weeks of your application, it has been unsuccessful. Please kindly contact Martine Gross at Tel: +27 21 680 3260 for any queries


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