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Research Associate - LB Networks

London

Who We Are:

LB Networks is a rapidly growing Primary Research and Expert Network firm located in central London. Our mission is to assist professionals in their strategic and investment decisions by connecting them with industry experts to acquire the knowledge and information they need. We have developed a detailed and bespoke approach to each project ensuring a global vision and an in-depth perspective. Our clients include leading private equity & venture capital firms, global investment management firms and top-tier management consultancies who rely on us to provide relevant and useful knowledge to help their decision-making process in situations where stakes are high.

 

About the role:

As a Research Associate, you will be the bridge between our clients and industry Experts. You will be given responsibility early and be directly involved with senior executives, and also clients, on a daily basis. The role involves intelligent research, drawing maps of industries across all sectors and geographies, understanding key strategic challenges from a client’s perspective and sourcing senior industry Experts who can address these challenges. You will spend significant time reaching out to these industry Experts (often CEO/CFO/SVP level) by phone and email to discuss projects with them and will have exposure to a broad range of industries across the globe.

This is a fast-paced, communication-intense and client-facing role with a clear focus on results and revenue generation. Associates develop skills in negotiation, professional communication, project management, problem solving and client service which will pave their way to successful careers in commercial and operational leadership.

This position offers a genuinely attractive opportunity for an undergraduate, graduate or more experienced individual to join a dynamic and multicultural team and grow quickly as a professional. With the support of our founders, you will be rewarded as the company grows and high performers can expect to be managing a team and source new clients rapidly.

 

Who we are looking for:

  • Achieved a 2.1 or equivalent level at undergraduate level at University, applications from all background are welcome.

  • Excellent English communication skills, both spoken and written, and excellent phone manners with a willingness and ability to contact and discuss sensitive projects with senior executives.

  • High level of autonomy and entrepreneurial mindset, with the ability to work closely with a team.

  • Analytical mind and problem-solving skills.

  • Previous experience in a customer-facing, sales or business development role would be advantageous, but is not essential.

  • Fluency in any other European language, especially German, Spanish or Dutch, would be a plus, but is not essential.

 

What you’ll get from us:

  • High level of autonomy and ownership of role from day one.

  • Competitive salary.

  • Clear career progression, you will grow as the company grows, highly performing Associates could be expected to manage a small team after 6 months.

  • Fast-paced working environment with a multicultural team.

  • Friday drinks and fruits/snacks throughout the day.

 

LB Networks is an equal opportunity employer.  Please note that unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor visas for this position.

Or, send us your CV and cover letter at contact@lbnetworksglobal.com, with 'Research Associate - LB Networks' in the subject.