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19/03 Shiva Shivangi
Recruitment at KPMG Global Services

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KPMG - Senior Analyst - Research & Benchmarking Team (1-3 yrs)

Bangalore Job Code: 810150

Senior Analyst - Research

- We are recruiting for a Senior Analyst in the Research and Benchmarking team. Working as a Senior Analyst in the team, your responsibilities will include:

- Contribute to research and benchmarking assignments - either as a part of an ongoing client engagement, or as a part of business development efforts conducted by the entity

- Conceive, design and execute secondary research on:

- Company : business model, segments, revenue model, strategy, issues / challenges, M&A history, competitive positioning, organization structure, key management, recent developments, SWOT, etc.

- Market : industry value chain, size and growth outlook, trends and drivers, growth inhibitors and challenges, competitive landscape, Porter's / PESTLE analysis, etc.

- Benchmarking : basic understanding of the role of support functions, salary benchmarking, cost benchmarking, and vendor assessment from a business perspective

- Financials : broad analysis of income statement, balance sheet, cash flows, ratios, segment performance, etc.

- Competitors : comparative performance of companies on financial and operational KPIs, relative strengths and weaknesses, etc.

- Location Assessment : understanding of the demographic, socio-political and workforce enablers

- Prepare client deliverables (MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Word) - prepare client ready presentations that are well structured, logical and clear to understand

- Undertake exhaustive research for deliverables and triangulate information and data points from various data sources

- Suggest alternative data sources/research methodologies, suggest proxies and run creative queries to fetch difficult to obtain data

- Logical thought structuring and ability to draw insights/so-what's in simple to mid-complex projects with guidance

- Articulate findings through use of clear, concise, and grammatically correct business English (both written and verbal)

- Ability to develop simple bespoke frameworks to represent research and offer innovative ways of presenting information

- Proactively seek guidance to decode scope requirements and ask relevant questions to get to the big picture

- Proactively use past learning to connect dots, offer innovative ways of presenting information and develop simple bespoke frameworks

- Meet all internal/external timelines and provide solutions in case of delays

- Adequately assist project lead on client calls

- Work reasonably independently, with appropriate supervision and guidance from Team Lead/Assistant Manager/Manager

- Work collaboratively with onshore KPMG teams in the development of and delivery of presentations and key findings

Essential skills required :

Education / Professional Qualifications :

- MBA

- M.Com

- PG in Commerce Prior Experience:

- The candidate must have 1-3 years of relevant experience in a similar role, particularly in a leading consulting firm (e.g. international consulting firm, Big 4, global investment bank, leading research house).

- Experience working with international clients

Technical skills :

- Proficiency in MS-Office - Intermediate/Advanced MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint and MS-Word

- Highly articulate with excellent communication and presentation skills (especially PowerPoint)

- Experience in doing data analysis, preparing reports, thought leaderships, media articles, industry landscapes, company analysis and regulatory updates

- Ability to synthesize qualitative and quantitative data quickly and draw meaningful insights

- Primary/secondary research and benchmarking proficiency in using specialized databases and free sources

- Strong numerical, analytical and strategic thinking skills, and sound business / commercial acumen

- Adept at strategic frameworks such as SWOT, Porter's Five Forces, PESTLE, etc.

- A pragmatic approach to analysis and problem solving; ability to drive through to an outcome in circumstances of complexity and ambiguity

- Ability to assess technical information to distill key strategic insights and convey these succinctly, clearly and confidently, verbally and in written form

- Proficiency in using specialized databases and free sources

- Sustained research exposure (a minimum of 1 year continuously) to the below mentioned sectors will be an added edge

- Financial Services, Industrial Manufacturing, Technology, Media and Telecom, Consumer Goods and Retail, Energy and Natural Resources, and Healthcare and Life Science

Behavioral / Team Skills :

- Personal drive and positive work ethic to deliver results within tight deadlines and in demanding situations

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

- Attention to detail

- Prioritization and effective time management skills

- Effective team player

- Ability to handle client communication

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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