Research Analyst I

  • Competitive
  • George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
  • Permanent, Full time
  • IHS Markit
  • 16 Nov 18

Research Analyst I

The Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) group of IHS Markit delivers information, insight and analytics for all key technology sectors. This position is a part of the TMT Research Center of Excellence (RCOE) based in Penang, MY. The team provides desk based research and analysis (R&A) services to the wider TMT community. Responsible for sourcing, capturing, collating and synthesizing TMT industry related market information, the team provides basic market trends and analysis to support TMT end products and workflows.

General Job Duties:

  • Work as part of a team providing desk based research and analysis services to TMT market intelligence community using systematic and intuitive research techniques.
  • Responsible for contributing to R&A products and workflows ensuring timeliness, high quality standards and completeness of deliverable.
  • Collate, Summarize and analyze research findings in the form of a structured DB, report or a predefined framework
  • Understanding, qualifying research scope; responding and fulfilling research requests by interacting with internal customers
  • Have good project management skills to map out the research process and project plan including estimate of time and resources needed
  • A flexible approach to be able to work on several different research projects at the same time
  • Demonstrate complete ownership and responsibility of the tasks/projects assigned
  • Actively participate in formal and informal knowledge sharing sessions

Specific Job Duties:
  • Effectively and quickly research various sources of information, like company, industry, news websites and electronic databases like Thomson Reuters etc. to acquire news & other details, including, but not limited to, product specifications, pricing, financials, corporate action, new technology etc.
  • Organize and rationalize large quantities of information with ability to manipulate that data with ease using advanced excel, macros, and other programs. The ability to influence automated search programs to enable efficient information acquisition and organization process.
  • Using structured thought process to summarize and synthesis research findings in databases and frameworks
  • Conducting basic analysis of the data and information to provide trends and key takeaways
  • Presenting the information, findings and research in clear, structured format
  • Ensuring quality of deliverable including completeness and correctness of information & data prior to submitting to business stake holders

Required Education:
  • Bachelor degree in Economics, Statistics, Engineering, Business
  • Higher degree like MBA, Masters, and Engineering is a definite plus.

Required Experience:
  • 1-2 years experience in business (marketing strategic/ operations), market research, consulting
  • 2 years+ experience MS Excel for data capture and MS Office
  • Advanced level written and spoken English language skills

Other Skills / Requirements:
  • Analytical, critical thinking and problem solving mindset
  • Quick learner. Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
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