Data, Research & Analytics

Business Analyst

Location: 
Richmond United Kingdom
Hours: 
35 hours / week
Contract Type: 
Regular
Schedule Type: 
Full Time
Job ID: 
R30447

About RX Global
RX is in the business of building businesses for individuals, communities and organisations. We elevate the power of face-to-face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 400 events in 22 countries across 43 industry sectors.   RX is passionate about making a positive impact on society and is fully committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people.   RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.www.rxglobal.com 

About RELX
RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs over 33,000 people, of whom almost half are in North America. 

We are looking for a flexible and customer-focussed business analyst who will work closely with Portfolio Directors, Exhibition Directors and their teams to oversee market intelligence gathering, assess competitor activity and identify / co-ordinate the progression of key commercial growth opportunities for our leading brands. You will work closely with brand teams to prioritise and progress strategic projects, including the implementation of virtual / hybrid offerings, based on market data, emerging trends and customer insights. 

You will be responsible for supporting the Brand Director across the portfolios, gathering data and performing analysis to inform technology-led product development and organic growth strategy. You will also assist with the identification of new business opportunities through market analysis and interpretation of insights.

Key responsibilities:

  • Business partner with event teams to deliver industry research, market mapping, competitor analysis and strategic growth of existing brands
  • Close monitoring of competitor products, markets and trends – production of summary reports and data
  • Support the evolution of existing brands and adoption of new business models, assisting with the design, commercialisation and delivery of virtual / hybrid and other alternative event formats
  • Work closely with CI manager to translate insights into winning strategies and execution plans, identifying sector and event-specific growth opportunities e.g. value chain extensions and ‘white spaces’ for expansion
  • Evaluate new product and technology trends to identify key markets for future product development
  • Facilitate the development of high quality business growth plans including sector adjacencies and geo-clones
  • Work with Divisional Directors to investigate new business delivery models and future revenue streams
  • Assist with event strategy development including the Top 100 process and Portfolio Strategies
  • Collate sector-specific business intelligence data through public information, industry reports and purchased sources, to inform key decisions on strategic priorities, growth plans and deployment of budget / resource
  • Oversee competitor activity monitoring and industry trend analysis to support strategic decision making
  • Identify and initiate potential strategic partnerships to drive growth across all sectors
  • Challenge assumptions and support / drive expansion and innovation in the division
  • Communicate regularly with competitors, customers and suppliers, attend competitive events and conduct qualitative research to keep abreast of current trends

Ideal Candidate Profile:

  • Proven business intelligence and market analysis experience including successful track record of working with teams on customer-led growth initiatives including new product development, market research and strategy
  • Commercial experience across a variety of sectors and experience in working with multiple stakeholders
  • International mind-set with an appreciation of cultural differences to drive development of a diverse portfolio
  • Strong communication skills, able to guide and influence teams within a matrix management environment
  • Pragmatic, collaborative approach with the ability to forge strong relationships across the business easily and use data-led arguments to drive change
  • A clear strategic thinker who can connect strategy to superior execution
  • Highly analytical and numerate – ability to evaluate data  and build insights based commercial strategies
  • Regularly looking for innovative ways to do things differently and creative thinking to situations and problems
  • Solid understanding of digital media platforms and how we can use data from these platforms for insights
  • High levels of organisation and planning at operational and strategic level

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