Research Associate - Fluent in French

Location: Boston and Chicago
Job Code: 63
# of openings: 1

Description

POSITION OVERVIEW

Stax is seeking bright and inquisitive talent to join our team on a contracting basis. Research Associates are staffed on a per project basis, typically working forty hours per week for two to three weeks at a time.  The Research Associate role is a great stepping stone for those interested in gaining exposure to strategy consulting and learning about business operations in a wide range of industries. As a Research Associate, you will be a member of a project team, providing support to consultants and managers.  You will:

-Collect and synthesize market data from a variety of primary sources, primarily telephone conversations with industry experts and personnel, and effectively communicate your findings and insights to the project team in verbal and written form. This could mean talking to CEOs about market trends one week and IT administrators about software choices the next.  You may also participate in the writing/drafting of presentations for clients.

-Bring your expertise in secondary data collection and analysis to the table, especially in finding and communicating with industry experts.  This requires the ability to think creatively in the face of “hard to get data” as well as a solid set of Excel skills in order to clean up, analyze, and present data.

-Learn how to draw meaningful insights from primary and secondary data, working with a Stax manager to structure presentations with clear storylines and conclusions using PowerPoint or Word.

-In addition, as a French language research associate, you will use your French language skills to conduct phone interviews with business decision makers. You will then translate the results of those interviews into English, conduct some secondary research (internet, periodicals, publications, etc.) in French to augment the data you collect during the course of your phone interviews, and help prepare PowerPoint slides reflecting the results of your research (in English).


QUALIFICATIONS

-Fluency in French required; including conversational fluency for telephone interviews and the ability to translate to and from French and English.

-Undergraduate degree required.

-Ideally 0-1 years of market research, consulting, product development, planning or private equity experience.

-Excellent communication skills, resourcefulness, willingness to conduct phone-based research, and the ability to interact successfully with a wide range of people.

-The ability to learn quickly about unfamiliar industries and navigate potentially complex topics during interviews.




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