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18/04 Sharmi Roy
Senior Associate HR at Cognizant

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Cognizant - Pitch Analyst - Research (7-11 yrs)

Bangalore/Delhi NCR Job Code: 817178

Cognizant - Pitch Analyst

Exp : 7 - 11 Years

Primary Responsibility and Key Tasks:

- Work with the Pod Leader, a seasoned senior analyst and Client Sales Team to provide research & analysis on (amongst other things):

- Understand the client brief, and generate insightful reports through research and analysis

- Analyze industry trends and market developments and present meaningful insights

- Create in-depth, relevant research reports on potential targets

- Develop deep-rooted knowledge of and expertise in the vertical and cloud solutions

- Assist in research in other verticals as needed

- Mentoring new analysts with research requests, established process to bring them to scale.

People Interactions :

- Client Sales Teams

- Fellow Analysts

- Client Subject Matter Experts

Professional Qualifications & Skills :

Professional Qualifications:

- A graduate or an MBA (preferred) with 1-2 years experience in a research role, preferably in a financial, market research or management consulting firm (mandatory)

- Hands-on experience in the chosen research vertical (BFS, Telecom, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail, Technology etc.)

The individual is expected to demonstrate:

- Analytical and inquisitive mindset, with enthusiasm and willingness to learn

- Should be able to work under general supervision, with limited review of work needed

- Strong written and oral communication skills and presentation capabilities

- Excellent presentation skills - PowerPoint and Google Slides (gSuite) experience

- Experience creating pitch decks for cloud services across multiple industry verticals is highly desirable

- Knowledge of cloud products is highly desired

Competencies Required in role :

Problem Analysis : Ability to demonstrate some of the following behaviours in the context of the deliverables outlined as the Key Tasks for the Role.

- Assimilates information quickly to get to the key facts

- Recognizes clear trends within data

- Applies lessons learnt from previous experiences

- Applies a logical approach to the analysis of information and data

- Understands the information needed and finds ways of obtaining it

- Maintains confidentiality of information used and exchanged during research

Communication & Impact :

- Builds trust with other analysts through open and honest dialogue even in difficult situations

- Speaks clearly and succinctly

- Writes accurately, clearly and effectively

- Structures his / her communications

- Demonstrates enthusiasm

Teamwork :

- Keeps necessary people informed of activities and developments

- Volunteers to assist co-workers and covers work for others

Planning & Organizing :

- Determines best use of time and assigns activities appropriately

- Establishes priorities and plans for own work

- Ensures urgent and important tasks are completed first

- Identifies resources needed for own assignments: Uses simple tools and systems to structure personal activities (e.g. .to do. Lists, follow up procedures)

- Escalates issues quickly if they can- t be managed or resolved within agreed time-scales

- Quickly and accurately reports on the status of work

- Meets deadlines by managing time effectively

Drive & Commitment :

- Goes above and beyond the basic job to ensure success

- Demonstrates a positive, - can-do- attitude

- Demonstrates commitment to his / her own and the team's goals

- Sees tasks through to completion to achieve the desired results

- Responsive, quick to act on inputs / feedback

- Prepares for meetings, reads assigned material and completes agreed work requirements

- Believes he/she can make a difference

- Does what is necessary to meet deadlines

- Volunteers for projects

Career Path :

The incumbent will be able to progress materially as follows over time:

- Handle tasks independently and demonstrates consistent excellence

- Progress to more complex deliverables

- Become a subject matter expert

- Lead a team of analysts

In time, and after demonstrating relevant capabilities, there may be opportunities to move laterally into other areas of business where these skills are in demand.

Role : Pitch Analyst

Reports to : Lead Analyst, a seasoned senior analyst

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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