Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Junior Market Research Analyst - Paid Internship
Interested in exciting projects in the environmental field, as part of a dynamic, international team in Brussels?
shecco is a market accelerator supporting the introduction of climate friendly technologies, with a special focus on natural refrigerants. Our philosophy is to bring these technologies faster to the market in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible and thereby “sustaining our atmosphere”.
shecco's Market Development team offers customised market research, business intelligence and consultancy services; public affairs and advocacy services; European and international project activities and campaigns; and a range of publications. The Market Development team is based in Brussels, Belgium. The shecco group is also based in Tokyo, Berlin and New York.
To support its activities in the area of market research and market development, shecco is looking to recruit a Junior Market Research Analyst with a strong academic background and practical experience in data collection, market research and analysis as well as communication.
Estimated start date: April/May 2016
shecco is looking for a motivated, skilled and proactive Junior Market Research Analyst to complement shecco’s Market Development team and support the team members in market research activities. He/she will participate in the planning, implementing, analysing and communicating market research studies and data analysis. More specifically, he/she will:
Assist in conducting tailor-made market research studies in the field of climate-friendly technologies, namely HVAC&R (heating, ventilation, air conditioning & refrigeration) and natural refrigerants across different regions;
Undertake constant monitoring of industry and policy developments at a global and national scale, and compile data for internal and external databases, for market analysis and projections, partner assessments, and scenario planning;
Draft, implement and analyse surveys;
Communicate with market players and customers, and conduct interviews for that purpose;
Write articles for publication on the industry web portals managed by shecco (R744.com, hydrocarbons21.com, ammonia21.com, R718.com), as well as contributions for new publications (magazines, newsletters);
Support preparation of events and workshops, including contributing to presentation preparation;
Contribute to special projects at the United Nations or European Union levels.
Very strong interest in market and policy analysis on diverse assignments and project basis
Very strong motivation to work in the field of environmental technologies
Excellent analytical skills and well-organised
Able to use qualitative & quantitative research methods
Able to liaise with market players across multicultural environments and culturally sensitive
High sense of responsibility
Proactive with a ‘can-do’ attitude
Team player and able to work autonomously
Key Requirements & Competencies
University degree in marketing, economics, business management, environmental management, or similar; an engineering background would be a strong plus
Proven experience in carrying out analytical/research tasks
Excellent command of oral and written English
Proficiency in using MS Office, presentation and data processing tools
Valid working permit for Belgium
Relevant academic and/or work experience in the field of environmental sciences, transport, energy and the HVAC&R sector, a strong plus
Command of German and/or another language, a strong plus
Experience in Marketing/Sales and professional use of social media would be a plus
Paid Internship (Convention d’Immersion Professionelle) for a 12-month period
This internship is intended to lead to a permanent employment, based on performance
This position entails diverse job assignments, with broad learning opportunities (i.e. on the job coaching, formal training, attendance to events, etc.) and exposure to a global working environment in fast paced and dynamic environment. Occasional international travel may be required.
For more information about this job and/or the company, please contact Deirdre Lockhart, at: +32 2 230 37 00
Applications received outside the online system will not be taken into consideration.
Application deadline: 31 March 2016 (N.B. suitable candidates might be contacted before this deadline, so early application is recommended).
First round interviews will be held in Brussels in the week of 4-8 April; second round interviews, if needed, in the week of 11-15 April.