Forrester Research Associate in Sydney, Australia

Fuel your intellectual curiosity and professional growth. Forrester is an idea company, where smart, motivated, curious people bring a diversity of opinions and the courage of their convictions to collaborate on ideas that change the course of business. Most of all, bring a point of view; here, every voice has value. At Forrester, you’ll work with innovative clients at emerging and established brands; these are the business and technology leaders we inspire and who inspire us. The Forrester experience is built on a singular, powerful purpose: to challenge thinking and lead change.

About This Role:

The Research Associate is a critical member of Forrester’s research team and will play a key role in our efforts to strengthen the Asia Pacific research team. The successful Research Associate is self-motivated, methodical, and well organized; confident when dealing with a wide variety of people; comfortable with data gathering and manipulation in Excel and SPSS; and able to synthesize data into clear and powerful presentations as well as coherent written arguments. Qualified candidates display strong numerical, analytical, and problem-solving skills; have accurate and clear written skills when producing questionnaires and reports; and are ready to take on new challenges with enthusiasm to learn and grow.

The Research Associate works directly with a team of research directors and analysts who research, write, and publish reports to help make business and technology professionals successful in their roles.

• Provide timely and value-added research support for designated analysts, and provide backup to other analysts on the team.

• Assist in the creation of survey questions and fulfillment of surveys to collect data.

• Conduct primary research with end users and technology vendors.

• Conduct secondary research for published reports using industry sources, including competitive assessment and third-party data analysis.

• Assist analysts in conducting research, analyzing findings, and producing reports and presentations.

• Assist in the building of analytical models, maturity models, self-assessment tools, etc.

• Communicate and collaborate effectively with research directors and analysts.

• Provide support for presentation and graphics creation for Forrester events, consulting, conferences, webinars, etc.

• Manage press and vendor community contacts.

• Learn and be responsible for quantitative work with Forrester’s data.

• Coordinate use of social media platforms (blogs, Twitter, online community) in the research and publishing process.

• Help the marketing and sales force understand published and upcoming reports — this may include giving short presentations and suggesting appropriate reports for potential clients.

A strong track record of academic achievement; a bachelor’s degree at a minimum, with a concentration in marketing, statistics, computers, economics, or engineering. Although experienced professionals will be given preference, recent graduates can also apply.

• Good numerical, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

• Confidence when dealing with a wide variety of people.

• The ability to work with a team and handle multiple tasks.

• The ability to work independently without day-to-day supervision and as part of a global research team.

• Excellent communication skills.

• Attention to detail and the ability to build reusable resources like survey questions and formatted data outputs.

Typical candidates are:

• Outgoing and personable.

• Able to deal with a wide range of personality types pleasantly.

• Analytical.

• Engaging on the telephone.

• Outspoken and articulate in writing and speech.

• Proficient in touch-typing.

• Highly organized and detail-oriented.

• Self-motivated.

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