Forrester Forecast Analyst in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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About This Role:
The Forecast Analyst uses a variety of quantitative methods in modeling the future, including close examination of analogous markets and consumer surveys, analysis of company financial statements and filings, scorecard analysis of market drivers and inhibitors, complex market segmentation analysis, and analysis of historical trends. The Forecast Analyst is responsible for conducting extensive industry research and qualitative industry interviews, managing the process of building consensus among Forrester’s research teams, and communicating research findings to clients. This individual works closely with the sales team to scope out custom forecast opportunities.
The ideal candidate has experience in working as a management consultant, a financial analyst, or in a position conducting business and strategic analysis relating to consumer technology or the internet. This person should be familiar with consumer survey data and its use in developing strategic insights and understand how to develop forecasts and analyze business processes across multiple industries.
Work with Forrester research teams in providing modeling and forecasting analyses that support and drive research products.
Interview marketing and strategy executives at technology and professional services companies.
Provide telephone and email inquiry responses to queries placed by Forrester’s clients.
Ensure smooth research production operations.
Bachelor’s degree; MBA or other advanced degree is a plus.
Five to seven years of experience with management consulting, financial analysis, or business analysis and in working broadly in the field of technology.
Experience with the design principles underlying market forecasts.
An understanding of consumer survey data and its limitations and usage.
An affinity to work with a sales team and to support them with client development.
Excellent presentation and writing skills.
Strong written and presentation communication skills.
Someone who is detail- and process-oriented.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
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