Frost & Sullivan, Inc

Market Research Security Analyst

Job Locations PL-Warsaw
ID 2020-1342
Category
Marketing

Overview

Frost & Sullivan, founded in 1961, is a global growth consulting company dedicated to providing innovative growth strategies and market intelligence to a broad portfolio of global blue-chip companies. With a client list that includes global 1000 organizations, emerging companies and the investment community, Frost and Sullivan has evolved into one of the premier growth consulting companies in the world.

 

The Opportunity

The Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) division of Frost & Sullivan provides organisations with up-to-date market intelligence that enables our clients to take advantage of the rapid pace of technology and business model evolution in global markets. Every company around the globe is impacted by ICT, and when combined with the power of Frost & Sullivan’s other vertical market practices, the European ICT team provides clients with differentiated market intelligence that delivers both vendor and end-user insights for the global consulting and analysis market.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Analyst professional to play a key role in the growth of the cybersecurity market research and consulting team in Europe. This position requires the candidate to help build our business practice by developing insightful strategic research, proactively supporting client engagements, business development, and team-building initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Domain Expertise– Become a thought leader in the cybersecurity team, delivering value via strategic research, client engagement, global press, and social media outreach.
  • Intellectual Property and Strategic Evaluation – Develop actionable, strategic, insightful, up-to-date market intelligence based on primary and secondary market research on the technologies, and services that the cybersecurity industry sells to the enterprise market.
  • Business Development –Maintain business relationships with security vendors across Europe by regularly participating in briefings with security vendors and working under the guidance of senior team members to conduct business needs analysis for Frost & Sullivan clients.
  • Consulting Engagement – Proactively contribute to cybersecurity consulting projects under the guidance of senior team members, demonstrate specialist knowledge in the cybersecurity industry, and utilise defined research and analytical practices in a team-focused environment.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have an educational background in business, market research, economics, journalism, or technology with an enthusiastic curiosity about the critical role cybersecurity plays in enabling business across Europe. A proactive, methodical, and innovative – thinking outside the box – working practice is essential, with the ability to deliver accurate, high impact results in a fast-paced team-focused environment.

 

Essential

  • The ability to research and write a coherent story in proper English about a topic is critical.
  • A foundational understanding of consulting/research/investigative journalism methodologies and business modelling (primary/secondary research, coherent story development).
  • A foundational understanding of the ICT industry, such as industry structure, operational practices, business functionalities, and competitive landscapes.
  • Desire, curiosity, and enthusiasm to build your expertise in the cybersecurity domain to become a respected thought leader in the eyes of European security vendors.
  • The ability to network to create new security vendor relationships and to proactively manage ongoing relationships to stay relevant to security vendors.
  • Enthusiasm for supporting business development initiatives that benefit the entire team.
  • An analytical thought process, with outstanding written and verbal communication skills and business level fluency in English.
  • The desire to learn public presentation skills in front of an audience and a video camera.
  • Confident enough to present your work to a group of peers or a client and defend your analysis in a calm and professional manner.
  • A team player who views team collaboration as an important path to professional development.
  • A degree-level education or equivalent experience within a relevant related discipline.

Desirable

  • A relevant university degree (BA, BS) in business marketing, market research, economics, journalism, or technology.
  • A foundational understanding of key cybersecurity issues in one or more of the following areas:
    • Infrastructure security for networks, computing, and storage systems
    • Internet of things (IoT) security issues and solutions
    • Network security architecture and zoning, network virtualization security
    • Firewalls, intrusion prevention/detection systems, and security outside the firewall
    • Software-defined data centre/network security architecture
    • Security orchestration & automation, threat intelligence, managed defence & response
    • Encryption technologies, secure elements, root of trust, zero trust architecture 

Career Progression

We believe in career progression. We, therefore, invest in training and career development, with defined career paths available to those who demonstrate higher levels of success.

If you are interested in working in an international, fast-paced, dynamic, collaborative, and rewarding team player environment and you meet the requirements of this role, please forward your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the position to the email box provided.

Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

You must be eligible to work in Poland for any employer.

Frost & Sullivan is an Equal Opportunities employer.

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