Research Analyst

The Freedonia Group - Cleveland, OH


About the Company

Freedonia Custom Research conducts complex and interesting industry market research assignments for major global industrial manufacturers, private equity firms and investment banks. Our custom research organization is in a unique position with a built-in customer and prospecting base from which to build. These clients already know and use Freedonia’s off-the-shelf market research and count on us for their key market research insights concerning:

  • Market size
  • Product and market segmentation, including growth rates
  • Market environment
  • Market share
  • Value chain analysis
  • Market attractiveness
  • Customer perceptions and purchasing decision-making
  • Competitive profiling
  • Production capacity/supply analysis

Freedonia Custom Research conducts studies related to a broad range of industries, including:

  • Automotive and transportation equipment
  • Construction and building materials
  • Chemicals – coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers
  • Energy and power equipment
  • Industrial components and equipment
  • Medical and pharmaceutical products
  • Metals and minerals
  • Packaging
  • Paper and textiles
  • Plastic materials and processing
  • Security, electronics and communication

In addition, The Freedonia Group’s industry market research is considered an authoritative source by the world’s leading publications and has been featured in nearly every relevant trade publication, including The Economist, Time, Bloomberg Business Week, The Financial Time and the Wall Street Journal.

Our analysts have appeared in other media outlets such as NPR, CNBC and a multitude of webcasts.

Job Description – Custom Research Analyst

Freedonia Custom Research is seeking candidates for Senior Analyst and Analyst roles. The nature of the work is project- and team-based. The research analyst role is responsible for both primary and secondary research activities, analysis and synthesis of data, and the organization and delivery of internal and client project deliverables. These roles perform a combination of the following activities depending on the client’s requirements, the nature of the study, the project role and position (ie, Senior Research Analyst, Research Analyst):

  • Conduct secondary research in support of custom research studies
  • Conduct primary research, including interviews with constituents across a broad range of industries
  • Direct or contribute to the development of interview guides and/or survey instruments for data gathering and analysis
  • Develop quantitative analysis of markets, including demand analysis (marketing sizing), market segmentation and forecasts
  • Analyze data gathered in the course of primary and secondary research to develop key elements of study deliverables to inform client’s business planning
  • Profile industry constituents across the value chain of a subject industry
  • Work with internal and external clients in a collaborative manner to deliver high-value results
  • Recommend changes in research approach in studies based upon direction of data gathering and in-process analysis
  • Stay current with industry and macroeconomic trends impacting markets covered by the company
  • Present research findings and recommendations to clients
  • Contribute to internal performance improvement initiatives to implement new analytical techniques or tools

Key attributes for a successful analyst include:

  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Strong quantitative skills and keen attention to detail
  • Ability to analyze and organize data into meaningful presentations
  • Ability to effectively and professionally communicate findings to colleagues and clients
  • Experience working in a team-based environment
  • Creativity to solve problems and develop approaches to complex analytical questions
  • A solid understanding of market research methodologies
  • Consulting experience, experience in industrial markets, MBA, economics degree and/or marketing degree, familiarity with business research a plus but not required
  • Motivation and fit to culture
  • Interest in working in friendly, cohesive environment with a variety of responsibilities
  • Strong work ethic and diligence, along with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, often with short-term deadlines
  • Interest in and ability to work across multiple industries and topics
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Strong client service attitude


Your response should include your resume and a specific letter of interest demonstrating your analytical capabilities and ability to add value to our project teams by leveraging your strengths and background. In other words, don’t just forward your resume to us – show us how you think you can contribute and why your experience and interests align to the research analyst position described above.

Job Type: Full-time