Careers with Verdantix

 

Research Director – Operational Excellence

Research Director – Operational Excellence

Job Description

JOB TITLE

Research Director

BUSINESS LINE

Operational Excellence

JOB OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Chief Research Officer, the Research Director sets the commercial and research strategy for the Operational Excellence research team located in New York and in London. This individual will have excellent client facing skills, a deep knowledge of research methodologies and experience in managing analysts as well as research projects and consulting projects. The successful candidate will have the ambition, intellectual prowess and management skills to double the size of the operational excellence research practice over a two-year period.

ROLE TYPE

Permanent, full-time

LOCATION

New York, USA

Requirements Qualifications

EXPERIENCE/DIPLOMA

  • Minimum of 8 years work experience in a technology analyst firm, market research firm or consulting firm
  • Educated to degree level with a preference for top-tier universities – desirable to have a relevant MSc, MBA or PhD

SKILLS/SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE

  • Knowledge of industrial software, APM software, digital twins, IIoT, IT systems integration a significant plus
  • Superior client management skills including communication, interpersonal and listening skills
  • Excellent time management skills and organisational skills
  • Perfect written English and fluent spoken English

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Intellectual ability to analyse diverse business problems and rapidly structure solutions through research activities
  • Proven ability and desire to manage the production of high-quality written deliverables for executive clients
  • Commercial perspective and desire to help win new business through sales support, client meetings and networking
  • Vision and ego-strength to grow with the business and constantly enhance the client value proposition
  • Career goal to manage a team of highly capable analysts
  • Willingness to travel for client meetings on an ad hoc basis for short periods typically no longer than 3 days
  • World class sense of humour

MAIN ACTIVITIES

  • Create the annual research plan for the practice group with input from analysts, sales and other managers
  • Deliver the reports in the research plan on time and to agreed quality levels
  • Provide feedback to analysts to improve the structure, key messages, language and business insights of written research deliverables
  • Manage analysts on a day-to-day basis to help them develop research skills, presentation skills, client facing skills and writing skills
  • Scope and design consulting projects with business analysis skills and conceptual thinking
  • Articulate the value of Verdantix research to new prospects in sales calls, meetings, conferences and networking events
  • Develop deep client relationships with individuals in roles like VP Operations, Head of Maintenance, Head of Engineering, Director of Asset Reliability
  • Give speeches at industry conferences and client events to build awareness of the Verdantix brand

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Liz Auerbach, Snr HR Manager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or visit our Company page on LinkedIn for more information.

Industry Analyst – Smart Building Technologies

Industry Analyst – Smart Building Technologies

Job Description

JOB TITLE

Industry Analyst

BUSINESS LINE

Smart Building Technologies

JOB OVERVIEW

This role is an opportunity for a research analyst or consultant with at least two years of professional experience to join a fun, fast-paced and innovative team. You will be part of an international research team analysing the impact of technology on buildings, real estate portfolios, workplace solutions, and facilities, energy and maintenance management. These markets are undergoing transformational changes under the influence of technology trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud platforms, mobile technologies and AI. You will establish relationships across the industry, work on all aspects of market research and contribute to consulting projects. Typical clients are executives in multi-billion revenue corporates, professional services firms, technology firms and investors.

ROLE TYPE

Permanent, full-time

LOCATION

London, UK

Requirements Qualifications

EXPERIENCE/DIPLOMA

  • Educated to undergraduate level with a preference for top-tier universities.
  • Ideal candidates will have a minimum of two years’ experience in professional services / consulting firm / analyst firm.
  • Experience in conducting research interviews and contributing to the development of research reports would be a plus.

SKILLS/SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE

  • Excellent communication skills internally, for face to face and telephone interviews.
  • Excellent time management skills and organisational skills.
  • Perfect written English and fluent spoken English.
  • Verifiable track record of meeting deadlines.
  • High ethical standards.
  • Existing knowledge of the impact of technology trends such as IoT, cloud platforms and mobile technologies on businesses would be beneficial.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Intellectual ability to analyse diverse business problems and rapidly structure solutions through research activities
  • Proven ability and desire to manage the production of high-quality written deliverables for executive clients
  • Commercial perspective and desire to help win new business through sales support, client meetings and networking
  • Vision and ego-strength to grow with the business and constantly enhance the client value proposition
  • Career goal to manage a team of highly capable analysts
  • Willingness to travel for client meetings on an ad hoc basis for short periods typically no longer than 3 days
  • World class sense of humour

MAIN ACTIVITIES

  • Lead research and analysis to create insightful reports for businesses.
  • Write high-quality research in English while meeting deadlines.
  • Source and conduct interviews with executives and industry experts.
  • Develop trusting relationships with senior industry decision makers.
  • Contribute to client advisory workshops and other presentations
  • Apply and create business research methodologies.
  • Attend industry events to help raise the profile of Verdantix in the market.
  • Identify commercial opportunities and work with sales colleagues.
  • Contribute to product development in a team context.
  • Build up your profile in the industry.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Liz Auerbach, Snr HR Manager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or visit our Company page on LinkedIn for more information.

Analyst – Environment, Health & Safety

Analyst – Environment, Health & Safety

Job Description

JOB TITLE

Analyst

BUSINESS LINE

Environment, Health & Safety

JOB OVERVIEW

Reporting into the US-based Practice Leader and working with the support of a team of analysts located in the firm’s UK and US offices, the Analyst will undertake strategic research on topics at the intersection of EHS performance and digital technologies. Success in the role requires an interest in EHS issues, an understanding of the potential for technology to improve business outcomes and experience in producing high-quality written deliverables. The successful candidate will have the ambition to undertake a wide range of qualitative and quantitative research in collaboration with other analysts.

ROLE TYPE

Permanent, full-time

LOCATION

London, UK

Requirements Qualifications

EXPERIENCE/DIPLOMA

  • Minimum of undergraduate degree; advanced degree is preferred

SKILLS/SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE

  • Strong analytical mindset with the ability to solve problems and come up with new ideas
  • Proven ability to quickly and proficiently write reports for a business audience
  • Quantitative skills and knowledge of Excel to manipulate large data sets and apply basic mathematical concepts
  • Familiarity with how to produce charts in Excel and figures in PowerPoint
  • Perfect written English and fluent spoken English
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication and team collaboration skills

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Solid experience in a business analyst role preferably with exposure to EHS technologies, EHS issues or in an industrial setting
  • Educated to undergraduate level with a preference for studies including EHS, business or technology
  • Experience interviewing senior managers across industries, via phone and in person, to collect business information

MAIN ACTIVITIES

  • Conducting research projects based on the established portfolio of Verdantix methodologies
  • Undertaking research interviews with EHS managers and executives at technology vendors
  • Building quantitative models to size and forecast EHS and industrial wearable technology markets
  • Efficiently writing high-quality research documents in English
  • Learning how to produce short reports on technology vendors based on technology briefings
  • Working on consulting projects relating to EHS technology, industrial risk management and industrial wearables
  • Attending Verdantix events and industry conferences
  • Developing trusted relationships with Verdantix clients
  • Supporting marketing efforts by writing blogs and engaging in social media activities

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Liz Auerbach, Snr HR Manager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or visit our Company page on LinkedIn for more information.

Graduate Account Executive – Sales

Graduate Account Executive – Sales

Job Description

JOB TITLE

Graduate Account Executive

BUSINESS LINE

Sales

JOB OVERVIEW

Do you want to make a difference to the growth trajectory of a small firm which is growing at more than 25% a year? Do you like the idea of joining a growing five-person sales team and working collaboratively with a digital marketing team and technology analysts to sell research subscriptions, consulting projects and event sponsorship? If so, the Graduate Account Executive role at Verdantix is a perfect fit. Successful candidates will benefit from structured training over a period of 24-months and career development opportunities across both business development and client account management which will equip high performers to progress in a more senior sales role at Verdantix.

ROLE TYPE

Permanent, full-time

LOCATION

London, UK

Requirements Qualifications

EXPERIENCE/DIPLOMA

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Proven ability to meet KPIs preferable
  • Some commercial business experience with preference for research, media, events and software
  • Experience working with Salesforce or similar CRM software preferable

SKILLS/SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE

  • Sales characteristics of tenacity, drive, commercial awareness and persuasiveness
  • Outgoing personality enabling you to build rapport with executives and influence decisions
  • Team player
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • World class sense of humour!

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Solid experience in a business analyst role preferably with exposure to EHS technologies, EHS issues or in an industrial setting
  • Educated to undergraduate level with a preference for studies including EHS, business or technology
  • Experience interviewing senior managers across industries, via phone and in person, to collect business information

SPECIFIC BUSINESS UNDERSTANDING

  • Interest in the markets and technologies covered by Verdantix is a significant plus

MAIN ACTIVITIES

  • Conducting research projects based on the established portfolio of Verdantix methodologies
  • Undertaking research interviews with EHS managers and executives at technology vendors
  • Building quantitative models to size and forecast EHS and industrial wearable technology markets
  • Efficiently writing high-quality research documents in English
  • Learning how to produce short reports on technology vendors based on technology briefings
  • Working on consulting projects relating to EHS technology, industrial risk management and industrial wearables
  • Attending Verdantix events and industry conferences
  • Developing trusted relationships with Verdantix clients
  • Supporting marketing efforts by writing blogs and engaging in social media activities

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Liz Auerbach, Snr HR Manager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or visit our Company page on LinkedIn for more information.

Message From The CEO

Since founding Verdantix in early 2008 it is remarkable that our original hypothesis about the evolution of the market has proven to be true. We believe that increased corporate focus on worker health and safety, growing stakeholder pressure for improved environmental management and broader recognition of the financial losses resulting from inferior operational risk management will require different strategies for organizations to prosper. All large organizations will need to manage environment, health, safety, energy, facilities and broader sustainability issues in a more strategic way using innovative technologies. Verdantix has the expertise, data and historical experience from 10 years of research into innovative technologies advise executives on how to navigate this challenge.

Do you want to figure out how to help Fortune 500 firms move their environmental performance to the next level? Do you want to convince executives that their firm will generate more profit by enhancing EHS metrics with information tools? Do you see a role for yourself helping innovators succeed with aggressive growth plans for safety management mobile apps, drones for environmental remediation and integrated chemicals management systems? If so, working at Verdantix will provide you with access to all of those opportunities in the context of a small, fast-growing firm, staffed by people committed to achieving tangible improvements in corporate EHS, energy efficiency and sustainability performance.

Life at Verdantix is different from life at a large professional services firm. The learning curve is steeper. The initial responsibility is greater. The contribution you make to the firm’s success is more visible. Your skills development is faster. The pressure from your peers to perform is higher. The move to client-facing activities is more rapid. The speed of evolution is such that Verdanticians talk about one "Verdantix year" being equivalent to three calendar years. Our most successful employees are intellectually flexible, develop quickly and can adapt to new tasks, projects and client demands. All the veterans are self-starters who take ownership of their goals and focus on achieving them.

As we build the firm in our London and New York offices, we seek individuals with a passionate belief that innovation and technology can transform corporate EHS, operational risk and real estate performance. People who thrive at Verdantix have a proven work ethic, a desire to be challenged, a strong sense of curiosity, a competitive attitude and a world class sense of humour. Our management culture and career development is based on achievements, skills and behaviours with quarterly reviews that keep individuals and the firm on track. We recognize that everyone on the Verdantix team has a significant contribution to make to the growth of the business. So we operate with a high level of transparency about business performance and include all employees in big decisions such as growth strategies and new product launches.

Apply to join our growing team!

David Metcalfe PhD
CEO & Co-Founder