Source, a leading provider of research, data, and strategic advice about the global professional services industry, is seeking more bright and brilliant senior analysts to join the rapidly growing team. This role sits in the Market Trends area of our business, contributing to the production of our suite of reports on the professional services industry, particularly management consulting. Specialising in particular regions and sectors, you will also be asked to present your work to the leaders of professional services firms around the world.
A culture of openness and ideas-sharing make for high exposure and impact, and there is strong emphasis on investing in talent.
Co-founded in 2008 by one of the leading commentators on the management consultant industry, Fiona Czerniawska (ex- EY & PwC), Source has since become a leading provider of research, data, and strategic advice about the global management consulting industry, headquartered in London.
Underpinned by the biggest and most sophisticated data model of the consulting industry ever created, our work helps consulting firms to navigate the ever-changing market place and accelerate their growth plans. Our customers include all of the world’s biggest 20 consulting firms; we provide them with the intelligence they need to make better decisions.
Our team and culture
The Source team is made up of around 40 bright and hard-working individuals, many of whom started their careers in large consulting firms before joining Source to continue doing challenging analytical and strategic thinking, for consulting firms themselves, in a more diverse and flexible environment. We travel frequently to major business centres like New York, Frankfurt, Paris and Dubai – but rarely to an extent that’s overwhelming.
Our culture is one of the cornerstones of our success: We give our people a say in the way our company is run, treating them as individuals but celebrating our successes as a team. It’s a relaxed, fun, but hard-working company, where everybody has a voice and is encouraged to share their ideas about how we grow. We back that up by distributing 10% of our profits among our staff every year, and by providing employees with the opportunity to own equity in our business.
Every year, those who have worked with the company for the longest time get to nominate a destination for one of our quarterly meetings, and then everybody gets to vote on where we go. So far that’s taken us to Istanbul, Seville, Dubrovnik, Corfu and the Loire Valley.
About the opportunity
Reporting to Zoë Stumpf, Head of Market Trends, in this role you will be working interpreting the data we have about specific markets and using your in-depth knowledge of the professional services industry to write insightful reports and present to our clients. Your responsibilities will include:
Analysis: Make sense of large amounts of data (both qualitative and quantitative) and tease out the stories and trends hidden within it. Develop a good understanding of the professional services market, including sector-wide trends and what’s going on in specific firms.
Presentations: Create presentations for clients, using proprietary or custom data sets, and answer their questions. You need to be comfortable using PowerPoint to create engaging and informative presentations and delivering these to audiences of all shapes and sizes.
Blogging: Write blogs that entertain and entice our readership.
Interviews: Conduct research interviews, typically with either consulting firms or their clients, over the telephone or face to face. You’ll be expected to take notes, write them up and process them according to whatever system we have in place for doing so at the time.
Reviewing: Occasionally we might need you to review, sense-check, or edit other people’s reports.
This is the sort of person we need
You are a highly analytical person capable of finding stories within large amounts of data, and with an ability to translate them into insightful and compelling reports. You excel at putting arguments together in a written form and you like anticipating and answering your reader’s questions. You have the resilience to be involved in an intense area of our business--we publish around 25 Market Trends reports a year-- and you also relish the opportunity to present your work to clients.
Whether you see yourself as a management consultant with a strong interest in writing, or as a writer with a strong interest in consulting, you will need to have at least three years' experience doing analysis and/or writing, including some time in the professional services industry. Please note that as part of the selection process, we would ideally like to see evidence of writing such as blogs or thought leadership pieces.
We're looking for someone to join on a full time basis, but we will consider someone on 3 or 4 days a week if there is flexibility to occasionally work an extra day or half day.
Please note that we will ask the successful candidate to complete a criminal record self-disclosure form.
We want our organisation to consist of people who:
Are generous with their time in order to help each other (and our customers) succeed
Take the wheel when needed
Have a positive attitude
Can always be objective and honest
Keep an eye on the future
Are always professional
Have a sense of fairness
Trust each other
Ask, listen and hear
Are curious, and who want to learn
Are constantly looking for ways to improve things (products and processes)
Develop products we can be proud of
Have an intuitive sense of what’s important
Demonstrate leadership by example
Laugh a lot
Source is an equal opportunities employer and will provide reasonable support to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to identify any additional support that you might require to enable you to make and application.