Research Analyst job in Altrincham


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Job Ref: 6350

Job Type: PERM

Location: Altrincham

Salary: £20,000 - £26,000 plus bonus

Date Posted: 27-04-2018

Category: Accounting/ Finance, Customer Services

Alexnander Hancock

Job Description

Our client is seeking a Research Analyst to join their busy and successful team.

The successful candidate will have a genuine interest in business and people and you will be seeking a career role in a professional environment


To arrange, carry out and manage telephone based investigations, determining whether clients have or have not carried out Research and Development activities and if so, meeting certain thresholds and requirements, justifying the decision made.

Responsibilities and Requirements:

Service delivery

  • Genuine interest in people and business. The successful candidate will need to reflect client’s passion and enthusiasm and have strong skills to engage with very senior stakeholders including business owners/leaders
  • Understands the company’s objectives and priorities, and how own work fits into these
  • Plans and organises tasks effectively, taking a structured and methodical approach to achieving outcomes
  • Manages multiple tasks effectively by thinking things through in advance, prioritising and managing time well
  • Focuses on the outcomes to be achieved, working quickly and accurately and seeking guidance when appropriate
  • Working to agreed service levels
  • Working towards agreed daily, weekly and monthly individual targets
  • Openness to change
  • Positive about change, adapting rapidly to different ways of working and putting effort into making them work
  • Flexible and open to alternative approaches to solving problems
  • Finds better, more cost-effective ways to do things, making suggestions for change and putting forward ideas for improvement
  • Takes an innovative and creative approach to solving problems


  • Takes ownership for resolving problems
  • Acts on own initiative to address issues, showing a strong work ethic and demonstrating extra effort when required
  • Upholds professional standards, acting honestly and ethically, and challenges unprofessional conduct or discriminatory behaviour
  • Asks for and acts on feedback, learning from experience and developing own professional skills and knowledge
  • Remains calm and professional under pressure, defusing conflict and being prepared to step forward and take control when required
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Self-motivated and positive attitude
  • Cool-tempered and able to handle rejection

Decision making

  • Gathers, verifies and assesses all appropriate and available information to gain an accurate understanding of the client’s business and projects.
  • Proven ability to gather and collate information using questioning techniques and create and maintain accurate records
  • Considers a range of possible options before making clear, timely, justifiable decisions.
  • Reviews decisions in the light of new information and changing circumstances
  • Balances risks, costs and benefits, thinking about the wider impact of decisions

Customer Service

  • Outstanding negotiation skills with the ability to resolve issues and address complaints
  • IT skills – including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Maintaining accurate records on our databases and systems
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Working with others
  • Works co-operatively with others to get things done, willingly giving help and support to colleagues
  • Is approachable, developing positive working relationships
  • Explains things well, focusing on the key points and talking to people using language they understand
  • Listens carefully and asks questions to clarify understanding, expressing own views positively and constructively
  • Persuades people by stressing the benefits of a particular approach, keeps them informed of progress and manages their expectations.
  • Is courteous, polite and considerate, showing empathy and compassion
  • Deals with people as individuals and addresses their specific needs and concerns and treating them with respect and dignity

This is purely an office based role.

This is looking to be the client’s focal point initially, arranging and handling client’s enquiries. In addition to general duties, it is expected that each Analyst will complete on average 20 telephone based Investigations per week. There will be a need for including preparation time reviewing relevant information, post call documentation and an internal review with the technical team to action findings.

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