Market Analyst

IT - IT Support & Sales
Toronto, ON
Sep 19, 2019

Our client is a global manufacturer. Located in Toronto, they are seeking a market analyst on a permanent basis. This person will be supporting the business decisions through research, reporting and providing real – time market feedback. Reporting to the Manager, Market Research and Analytics the Market Analyst will be accountable  for:

  1. Planning & Forecasting – supporting the sales and marketing staff in effectively enhancing Planning and Forecasting activities that allow the business leaders to make real-time adjustments to market changes
  2. Market Research – accountable for researching potential opportunities that provides better data for decision makers on viable opportunities
  3. Reporting and Analytics – provide visibility to market dynamics on a real-time basis that gives business leaders more accurate and timely information for which to make decisions

Central to the role will be the ability to work with cross functional teams including Sales and Marketing Logistics, Corporate Finance, Operations and IT. Key activities will include:

  • Develop and refine business processes within the group
  • Develop analytical frameworks and modelling tools to enhance the company’s ability to forecast and report on its activities. 
  • Conduct and summarize analyses on customer and product segments to provide insights to stakeholders allowing them to make data driven decisions
  • Assist in the development of the overall sales and marketing plan for products and customers by collaborating with various stakeholders across the organization
  • Conduct monthly performance variance analysis 
  • Other activities as required.

Required Skills: 

  • Undergraduate degree in data science, engineering, computer science, business or other relevant discipline with a minimum of 2 years of experience in an  analysis role supporting Sales
  • Experience using MS Office (Word, Advanced Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Business Intelligence tools (Cognos Analytics, MS Power BI, or similar)
  • Experience leveraging data and advanced predictive analytical techniques (data mining, advanced modeling, statistics, etc.) to support sales and marketing efforts
  • Experience using quantitative methods to solve complex, meaningful analytical problems and to identify customer/business insights

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