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Research Analyst


United States of America

Job Family

Client Solutions

For almost 90 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, ROI, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of 8,000+ employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and will support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future, as we continue our evolution from Market Research provider to SaaS data solutions and consulting partner. We value extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

This is an exciting time for the right candidate to join GfK’s Boutique Research team and take their experience to the next level! The Research Analyst will have the unique ability to create and evaluate data to connect key points to tell a compelling story that will include revealing forecasting trends for our clients and more. They will have the opportunity to be client-facing and present their findings to top GfK internal and external clients. This role will be an integral part within our team conducting research on publicly traded companies derived from GfK’s proprietary POS data. We are looking for an energetic and motivated individual seeking to develop their critical thinking skills to support our clients in the institutional investment space.

You will:

  • Work collaboratively with the broader Boutique analyst team to analyze GfK data and produce detailed industry-level research reports.
  • Build a strong knowledge base for tracking prominent publicly traded companies, keeping up to date on the latest news and earnings releases.
  • Rapidly analyze GfK’s proprietary global POS database to identify key inflection points, leveraging a variety of tools including Excel, SQL, Power BI, R and Python.
  • Manage market forecasts that are updated in real-time to flag the impact.
  • Craft top-tier visualizations to effectively convey important conclusions from the latest research.
  • Represent GfK in front of its clients, detailing the latest research either over the phone, video conference, or in-person.

You have:

  • 3-6 years of experience as an analyst in a role related to finance, with at least 2 years of experience in a client facing role.
  • Exceptional analytical skills and an appetite for knowledge – industry-specific knowledge is desirable, but not required.
  • High proficiency of Microsoft Excel (Power Pivot, Macros, etc.) is a must.
  • Minimum basic knowledge of SQL required.
  • Knowledge of Power BI / Tableau, R or Python is a plus.
  • The ability to craft effective visualizations to highlight key data trends and conclusion.


  • 401K Match
  • Eleven paid corporate holidays
  • Medical / Vision / Dental / Life / Pet insurance
  • Work / Life balance – Hybrid work schedule and centrally-located downtown Boston office
  • Tuition assistance – up to $5,250.00 yearly
  • Commuter benefits
  • Supplier discounts / Plum Benefits partnership 

We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal employment opportunity, focusing on all of our employees reaching their full potential. 

We respect and value every employee regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, personality, experience, culture, faith, socio-economic status, or physical or mental disabilities.

We endorse the core principles and rights set forth in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the Social Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, promoting the universal values of human dignity, freedom, equality, and solidarity.

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At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours.

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit and make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to get to know you!

Posted: 27 days ago

City: Boston

Work Area: Client Solutions

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00016226