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Market Research Analyst job description

A Market Research Analyst is a professional who collects data from multiple sources and uses it to forecast trends to try and predict where the market will go in the future. They use current trends, then compare them with future expectations to make strategic decisions about where resources should go next.

Market Research Analyst responsibilities include:

  • Collecting data on consumers, competitors and market place and consolidating information into actionable items, reports and presentations
  • Understanding business objectives and designing surveys to discover prospective customers’ preferences
  • Compiling and analyzing statistical data using modern and traditional methods to collect it

market research analyst job description

Job brief

We are looking for a methodical Market Research Analyst to survey customer preferences and statistical data in order to support customers during their decision making process regarding product designs, prices and promotions. The successful market researcher will be able to analyze autonomously qualitative data, trends, strategies and competition aiming at increasing competitiveness.


  • Collect data on consumers, competitors and market place and consolidate information into actionable items, reports and presentations
  • Understand business objectives and design surveys to discover prospective customers’ preferences
  • Compile and analyze statistical data using modern and traditional methods to collect it
  • Perform valid and reliable market research SWOT analysis
  • Interpret data, formulate reports and make recommendations
  • Use online market research and catalogue findings to databases
  • Provide competitive analysis on various companies’ market offerings, identify market trends, pricing/business models, sales and methods of operation
  • Evaluate program methodology and key data to ensure that data on the releases are accurate and the angle of the release is correct
  • Remain fully informed on market trends, other parties researches and implement best practices

Requirements and skills

  • Proven Market Research Analysis experience
  • Ability to interpret large amounts of data and to multi-task
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent knowledge of statistical packages (SPSS, SAS or similar), databases and MS Office
  • Search engines, web analytics and business research tools acumen
  • Familiarity with CRM programs
  • Adequate knowledge of data collection methods (polls, focus groups, surveys etc)
  • Working knowledge of data warehousing, modelling and mining
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking
  • BS degree in Statistics, Marketing or related field

Frequently asked questions

What does a Market Research Analyst do?

A Market Research Analyst provides information that will help companies make informed decisions about their products. They study consumer behavior and attitudes, looking at what people want in terms of who they are buying from, with an eye on potential sales trends.

What are the duties and responsibilities of a Market Research Analyst?

A Market Research Analyst is responsible for optimizing strategies to yield maximum impact on sales or marketing trends using the most recent data to inform marketing strategy.

What makes a good Market Research Analyst?

A good Market Research Analyst needs strong communication skills when gathering information, interpreting data, and presenting results to clients. They also need to have a knack for understanding large quantities of complex data in order to process and relate the information across different industries and markets.

Who does a Market Research Analyst work with?

Market Research Analysts can work as independent freelancers or with an agency. In the case of an agency, they could interact daily with the marketing team and report to the Product Marketing Manager.

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