SKIM is an innovative and ambitious organization. Our mission is to become the #1 decision behavior expert and trusted partner to the world’s leading organizations.
SKIMmers are smart, enthusiastic and ambitious. They love solving complex problems and enjoy working with other experts to learn from each other and find innovative solutions. A SKIMmer’s enthusiasm is palpable, they like to be intellectually challenged, they enjoy autonomy. They also share a healthy sense of competition, striving for their own success whilst also supporting and celebrating the success of others. SKIMmers care about the world around them and are actively committed to SKIMPact, our mission towards sustainability towards our clients and ourselves. Does this sound familiar to you? Do you see yourself as a SKIMmer?
As a Senior Analyst, you will manage large-scale pricing & portfolio projects (also referred to as RGM: Revenue Growth Management) from start to finish and provide our clients with the answers that drive their businesses forward. You are passionate about working with numbers, and by doing so you are helping major consumer goods companies to optimize their prices & portfolios. For example, you could be helping a client determine whether they should increase the price of their current shampoo range, or if it would be better to introduce a smaller sized range next to the current one. You will ensure that the assigned projects are optimally carried out and deadlines are met. You may have more affinity with certain areas of research such as Analytics or Modelling, Data Science, Account management, but we encourage you to learn as much as possible in your early career to make sure you have a solid skillset that will set you up perfectly for the next steps in your career.
You will be involved in all aspects of a market research project. This includes:
- scripting and technical set up of studies
- modelling and data analysis
- giving actionable pricing recommendations to clients
- working with clients from day one
Some SKIMmers may focus more on the technical elements of research such as Data Science, Statistics, Modelling, Programming; their journey into Market Research is therefore different, because we emphasize on each individual’s unique talent. But saying that, we do think it’s important to be exposed to all the different corners of Research before you decide which career paths excite you most. We expect you to learn, gain experience, maximize exposure to different challenges, build your technical skills, develop independence and project management excellence.
We are looking for someone with 2-4 years of professional experience (preferably within market research, pricing research and/or Revenue Growth Management & Pricing consultancy). The ideal candidate will have strong numerical and analytical skills and data-driven problem-solving using a variety of research methodologies and statistical analyses.
The key skills for a SKIMmer working in the Pricing & Revenue Growth Management area are:
- Number-savvy: you are passionate about working with numbers, and you are comfortable working with big datafiles in Excel;
- Critical Thinking: look beyond the process to the objective; challenge the outcome; consider alternatives; ask the right questions; think rationally; be critical;
- Collaboration: this is an essential part of SKIM’s and each SKIMmers’ success, so you need to be able to work well in a team, support others, share knowledge, encourage each other’s success, build our SKIM community;
- Excellent communication skills: how else can we partner with clients and work as a team?
Other important competencies are; being determined and focused, being able to quickly understand the critical success factors, an eye for detail, being able to prioritize, work with tight deadlines. We don’t ask you to be a perfectionist, we expect you to make mistakes in order to learn and grow; however, we do expect you to have an ambition to strive towards excellence. Technical skills such as R, SPSS, Excel are preferred. Besides that, we expect you to have a true interest in Pricing & Revenue Growth Management, Market Research, Consumer Behavior, and/or Data Analytics.
SKIMmers have a strong academic background, though they have studied a vast variety of subjects including Marketing Science, Data Science, Consumer Behavior, Econometrics, Applied Mathematics Economics & Marketing, Neuroscience, Business Analytics or other interesting studies with a research or statistical background.
We offer a competitive salary & benefits package that includes the following:
- Annual performance-based and profit-sharing bonus
- Regular team outings and events
- High value placed on taking initiative and ownership
- Open, collaborative work environment
- Flat organizational structure
- Focus on work / life balance
- Casual dress code
- Active training programs in place, many of which are guided on-the-job training as well as opportunities over time to work in other offices around the world
At SKIM, we value diversity, equity and inclusion. With increased diversity comes greater variety of perspectives, ideas and creativity, and we foster an environment where everyone feels welcome and comfortable to be their authentic selves. Therefore, we welcome diversity in applicants and base our hiring decisions regardless of age, race, color, religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic characteristics, marital or military status.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Thank you for taking the time to read the description of this role, and we look forward to reading your submission if you think you’re a great fit. We read each application carefully and will get back to you as soon as we can.
Please note that only completed applications, consisting of a resume and cover letter, written in English, will be considered.