Industry Analyst

Job Description: Industry Analyst

The Market Analysis and Planning (MAP) team resides in HP's Corporate Strategy Office. As an industry analyst in the MAP team you will be expected to provide market forecasting and scenario analyses in support of business unit and/or corporate strategy initiatives. Identify market opportunities that may be currently overlooked by HP. The successful candidate will be adept at analysing trends in the commercial or consumer hardware and hardware services technology industry, developing top-down and bottom-up fundamental market models, identify and analyse key market drivers, and collaborate with business partners to deliver a consistent and detailed forecast of market size that supports HP's strategic and operational planning.

Key Responsibilities

  • Researching and coming up with fundamental drivers of markets
  • Research and create a driver surveillance dashboard for each market (category and geo)
  • Develop and maintain top-down and bottom-up models for each market
  • Represent the MAP team point of view to our partners
  • Develop coherent and connected communication materials expressing market point of views
  • Proactive in developing thought provoking and business impacting market trend analyses


Education and Experience Required
  • Master of Science (MS) or higher in Economics or Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • 0-5+ experience in roles involving forecasting and analysing market trends
  • 2+ years as a hardware and hardware services technology industry analyst
  • Experience predicting markets intuitively over the short and long term based on the future dynamics of fundamental drivers
  • Experience calculating market size using fundamental top-down and bottom-up models
  • Experience analysing the expenditure behaviour of consumer and corporations of information technology products and services


Knowledge and Skills
  • Familiarity with advanced forecasting methods including time-series modelling and regression analyses
  • Strong background in global economic indicators of consumer, corporation, and government financial health
  • Deep understanding of demographic, firmographic, and psychographic analyses
  • Knowledgeable in key global macroeconomic database: World Bank, IMF, OECD, etc.
  • Familiarity with major technology data vendors: IDC, GfK, Context, etc.
  • Background in statistical modelling tools (STATA, R, etc.) and familiarity with SQL a plus
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, specifically Excel and Excel-VBA, Power Point, Access
  • Passion for understanding what make market ticks
  • Comfortable with collaborating with business partners ranging from individual contributors to executives
  • Excellent problem solving and written/oral communications abilities
  • Strong interpersonal and project management skills
  • Excellent presentation skills especially in presenting complex topics to senior executives
  • Ability to interface effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Very strong consensus-building and conflict-resolution skills
  • High degree of initiative, flexibility and positive attitude


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