Junior Research Analyst - Global Sourcing Center

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering, Economics or similar
  • Good understanding of general business concepts and terminology; genuine interest in learning about global procurement strategies
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, and quantitative skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in both English and Spanish)
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Professional attitude and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Willing to work at a fast paced environment on a results-oriented team

Who You'll Work With

You'll be based in San Jose, Costa Rica and will be on the Global Sourcing team, a part of our Knowledge Network. You will work with consultants, clients and internal teams to prepare complex data analyses and models that help solve client problems and deliver significant measurable impact.

Our global knowledge network includes more than 1,800 knowledge professionals who work alongside our consultants and clients to generate distinctive insights and proprietary knowledge. You will work with this group to help develop, codify, sanitize, and manage our global knowledge portal, which includes more than 50,000 documents that form the backbone of our firm's knowledge management.

What You'll Do

As a Junior Research Analyst you will reinforce a team of internal experts and support consultant teams and our clients all around the world.

Your main responsibilities will be to conduct secondary and primary research within the relevant global sourcing domain through proprietary and third-party data sources. You will manage day-to-day workflow, mainly regarding supplier searches in the Americas. You will be providing assistance in sourcing diagnostics programs for our clients and identifying best-cost regions for new suppliers of various products. You will build and maintain relationships with relevant industry experts and governmental agencies to support sourcing projects, cooperating with our teams in India, China, Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia.

You will consolidate, upload and maintain documents in our proprietary databases. You will also help consulting teams on client engagements with research requirements within the global sourcing domain areas. You will package these research findings in client-ready end products (such as PowerPoint presentations and/or Excel models).


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