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Insight Centre Research Analyst (French Speaker)

Location: Paris, France
Date Posted: May 4, 2023

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Alvarez & Marsal is a leading independent global professional services firm, specializing in providing turnaround management, performance improvement and corporate advisory services. With more than 7,500 professionals globally, our firm excels in problem solving and value creation. Drawing on a strong operational heritage and hands-on-approach, our professionals work closely with organizations and stakeholders to help tackle complex business issues and maximize value.

Our Insight Centre is the rapidly growing research and benchmarking arm of A&M and it's mission is to provide our professionals with highly relevant, industry specific, actionable, fact-based insights derived through our proprietary benchmark and research studies on a global basis. The group was founded to adhere to one of A&M’s founding principles, “No shooting from the hip”. It supports client work and business development projects with an ever-growing toolbox of products, including custom benchmarking and research studies and targeted subscriptions and resources. The team considers research both a science and an art, and as such is committed to developing high-quality, unique and insightful deliverables to support stakeholders.

Your Role

We are looking for a Paris based Research Analyst. The role involves working directly with project teams to deliver benchmarking, analytics and research services which support thought leadership, business development and client work. This role requires the keen ability to multi-task in order to deliver a range of research requests, help with research product evaluations and train staff on research techniques and best practice. There will be a focus on providing data from Bloomberg, so experience of the database is required, as well as the ability to conduct financial analysis.

Your Responsibilities

You will fulfill a wide range of varied research requests by interacting directly with A&M stakeholders from all divisions and across all levels - from Analysts to Managing Directors. You will engage in the full life-cycle of the request from the scoping phase to delivering the final output. These requests will include, but are not limited to the following examples:

  • Conducting financial analysis on a range of companies to understand their financial health, with particular focus on debt structures
  • Creating market overviews to track industry trends
  • Screening for data on the fixed income market at both a government and corporate level
  • Sourcing commodity pricing/indices
  • Identifying and obtaining reports from industry, financial, IT and news subscriptions and resources
  • Assisting in Selling, General & Administrative (SG&A) functional and process benchmarking.

In addition, you will

  • Help to manage the research request pipeline through
  • Collaborate with the team to prioritise, coordinate and project manage research requests that are sent to our third-party research partners
  • Promote the Insight Centre and provide education on how to leverage and engage with the Insight Centre
  • Work collaboratively with counterparts in the global Insight Centre team to drive a “one-firm” approach to research Positive and “Let’s Get it Done” attitude; willing to pitch in where needed

Who You Are

You’re a self-starter and problem solver that loves variety at work. You enjoy collaborating with other Insight Centre team members from our USA and European offices. When faced with challenges to solve, you dive in and think creatively to find great solutions to research-based questions. You have a good understanding of financial metrics and are comfortable with numbers, you are experienced in finding industry research, managing a pipeline of requests, but importantly you have a flair for customer service. You will have most likely worked in a similar research service for a professional services or consulting firm previously.

What You Bring

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in a related field (relevant Financial Analysis or Information degree preferred)
  • Relevant work experience in a similar role
  • Excellent analytical skills and research experience using Bloomberg
  • Knowledge of other research databases Factiva, Capital IQ, APQC
  • Financial research, financial analysis, and financial markets/trends
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office (Excel)
  • Good project management skills, able to manage a research request pipeline, and multi-task
  • Demonstrable financial research, financial analysis, and financial markets/trends knowledge
  • Outstanding customer relationship management skills, able to manage expectations, delivery timescales, and agree outputs
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

Your general qualities

  • Fluency in both French and English
  • Motivated by constant learning and desire to build something meaningful
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Ability to deliver high quality results, often in a time-constrained environment
  • Flexible/adaptable and creative thinker
  • Results-oriented mindset
  • Team Player
  • Positive and “Let’s Get it Done” attitude; willing to pitch in where needed

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor or any other characteristics in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

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Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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