Senior Analyst, Business Insights, Consumer Publishing

Stuttgart, Germany, base to €80k

David Thew & Company are retained consultants for this assignment.

Our client is the Germany-based parent company for a group comprising some of the world’s most significant global publishing brands.

The Business Insights team provides market intelligence, analysis and competitor information which helps to shape strategic decision-making at the most senior tiers of management within the holding company and with the specific publishing companies. The Insights team is typically structured along business verticals, with a global focus.

The group now needs to hire a Business Insights Manager for its trade publishing businesses, based in Stuttgart but with significant travel to other offices and reporting to the Head of Business Insights based in London.

The Business insights Manager will have significant experience in generating actionable research, insights and intelligence on trade publishing markets on an international basis, supporting senior decision-makers. He/she may have a background working in a similar role for another publisher, or alternatively he/she may have worked for a strategy house or management consultancy with publishing clients.

He/she will be experienced in communicating mission-critical intelligence in ways which are sensitive to the agendas and positions of individuals, businesses and their management, at the same time ensuring such intelligence does reach the appropriate people. He/she will be versatile and flexible, able to react swiftly to intelligence requests which may come through at short notice and with the confidence and communication skills to present clearly and coherently to senior executives.

He/she will be fluent in German and English, well-networked in relevant markets and highly competent in using relevant tools and channels to obtain information of genuine value. He/she will also need to be sensitive to the balance between the demands of the parent group and those of the individual businesses.

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