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Take the opportunity to challenge yourself and learn new skills as part of the Futuresource team. Together we apply an extraordinary depth of knowledge and experience to our research and consulting services, providing a quality of service that we are incredibly proud of. As a result, our forward-thinking insights support the strategic direction of some of the world’s largest tech giants. Interested? Find out more and join our team today.

Current Vacancies

Job Overview/Purpose

We are looking for a Data Team Lead with strong MS-SQL skills. You will be responsible for developing, maintaining Web Applications, SQL Data Warehouse, Power BI dashboards/reports, and ensuring their stability, reliability and performance. You will also be managing a small team of Data Analysts, coaching and supporting them, understanding the data architecture, providing suggestions to improve the processes and create automations where necessary. You will be reporting to Senior IT Manager.

The Futuresource office is based in St Albans, United Kingdom, for the right candidate we will be willing to consider a remote worker based in India, Latvia or Belarus.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, maintain high quality data warehouse solutions. 
  • Develop, implement and optimize queries, stored procedures and functions using T-SQL.
  • Develop, implement automations using SQL Server Integration Services.
  • Build appropriate and useful reporting deliverables using Power BI and SQL Server Reporting Services.
  • Develop procedures and scripts for data migration between various systems.
  • Troubleshoot and fix issues with Legacy applications developed in Excel VBA.
  • Develop, maintain corporate website and client portal web app.
  • Collaborate with internal teams and vendors to fix and improve products
  • Documents and demonstrates solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments, and clear code.
  • Improves operations by conducting systems analysis and recommending changes in policies and procedures.
  • Updates job knowledge by studying state-of-the-art development tools, programming techniques, and computing equipment, and by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.
  • Managing Data Team, providing hands on support if necessary for all data related enquiries or troubleshooting data issues.
  • Setting up goals and performance reviews for the Data Team in line with business needs.


Skills and Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience as a Software/SQL Developer or similar role.
  • 3+ years of experience as Data Manager or similar role.
  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject.
  • Excellent understanding of Microsoft SQL Server  and T-SQL programming
  • Understanding of reporting & data visualisation tools such as Business Objects, PowerBi and Tableau.
  • Good knowledge of Power BI Embedded and its implementation.
  • Understanding of website scripts such as XML, JavaScript, JSON, Node JS.
  • Understanding of ETL framework and ETL tools such as Alteryx or Microsoft SSIS.
  • Good knowledge of ASP, ASP.Net, Visual Basic 6, Visual Basic.Net, C#.Net.
  • Excellent Excel VBA programming knowledge.
  • Data Analysis, Data Quality, Data Management, Data Collection, ETL skills.
  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on company’s success
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Good time-management skills
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills

Published: Sept 2021

Futuresource are looking for a Sales Executive to join the Sales team. Futuresource head office is based in the St Albans, UK. We are looking for a candidate either based in the UK (willing to consider remote working) or the United States, East Coast.

Core Competencies

  • Achieve annual sales target (Exclusively working with new logos to expand Futuresource’s customer base) via a consultative sales approach
  • Follow up on inbound marketing leads and outbound sales activity via phone and email
  • Use of Salesforce to track activity and monthly forecasting
  • Conducting sales meetings with customers and delivering company sales pitches
  • Onboarding customers and ongoing customer service, including arranging client debriefs on all closed sales
  • Package and sales negotiation
  • International travel to meet with clients when required including attending industry trade shows
  • Assisting with Futuresource events as required
  • Proficient understanding of market research industry, research methodology, client’s business, and products & services suitable to meet the client’s needs

Additional Responsibilities

  • Through customer discovery recognise when a prospects needs requires escalation for a bespoke engagement with a senior member of staff
  • Promotion of new services to relevant to prospects.
  • Sponsorship sales for Futuresource events
  • Able to provide a full company pitch with details of a single service area

Desired Experience

  • Up to 1 years’ experience in sales or customer facing role
  • Experience use of Microsoft office
  • Ideally you will have an interest in technology
  • A degree would be an advantage

Personal Skills

  • An internal drive and tenacity to achieve and exceed targets
  • Strong communication skills to communicate effectively with clients and internal stakeholders.
  • Personal sense of ownership around your rolls and responsibilities
  • Thrives under pressure
  • High levels of influence when working with internal stakeholders and customers to achieve the desired result for the company
  • Personal initiative to recognise and chase new business opportunities
  • High levels of energy and enthusiasm to provide a “can do attitude”
  • Articluate and well spoken

Company Benefits (UK based only)

  • Company Pension scheme
  • 25 day annual leave +1 day for every year completed
  • Chill days dependant on length of service
  • Company social events
  • Onsite parking

Published Sept 21

Futuresource Consulting is a market research consulting company that provides a range of specialist intelligence reports and ongoing personal debriefs to support with business decision-making. We pride ourselves on delivering fact-based insights and market forecasts on a global scale – advising on strategic positioning, identifying key trends, analysing competitors, and underpinning major technological developments.

We are looking for a Market Analyst to join our growing business based in St Albans, however willing to consider remote working for the right candidate.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and retain own industry research network, in addition to maintaining Futuresource's existing contacts
  • Conduct in-depth primary industry research within specific market segment.
  • Utilise own initiative to identify unique sources of primary research
  • Support in the creation of discussion guides, across both Futuresource's syndicated and custom assignment work
  • Manage proprietary datasets, identifying improvements to maintain relevance and improve value
  • Provide regular written insight and analysis in the form of blogs, reports and press releases.
  • Support in the creation and delivery of client presentations, drawing on own and wider company's insights
  • Maintain relevance of own product and services, identifying new commercial opportunities
  • Ownership of sector forecasting

Skills and Requirements

  • Extensive experience in industry or a business insights / industry analyst role.
  • Given the scope and opportunity for growth within this role, we also welcome senior analyst to apply.
  • A proven track record in building personal industry contact network for the purpose of primary research and /or data/knowledge exchange.
  • Demonstration of excellent analytical & investigative skills
  • Quantitative & qualitative skills - experience with managing, optimising and interpreting complex and disparate datasets
  • A keen attention to detail and highly effective organisation and prioritisation skills.
  • Strong multitasking capabilities and the ability to work effectively in an environment of tight deadlines and constant change
  • Strong social, collaboration, and communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS applications - Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • You may have an interest in gaming, technology, headphones

 Company Benefits

  • Company Pension scheme
  • Private Medical insurance
  • 25 day annual leave +1 day for every year completed
  • Chill days dependant on length of service
  • Company social events
  • Onsite parking

Published: August 21

Job Overview/Purpose

You will be responsible for Futuresource’s large enterprise customers, managing relationships with some of the largest and most influential technology and entertainment companies in the world. Selling to a global market you will need to approach each client with an inquisitive attitude and solutions orientated mindset to match the available research and expertise of Futuresources to the clients’ requirements. This role will require selling to multiple time zones and international travel.
This role will be based in either the UK (remote) or USA (East Coast Time Zones only)

Core Competencies

• Achieve annual sales target (a combination of renewable services and upselling to existing clients) via a consultative sales approach
• Follow up on inbound marketing leads and outbound sales activity via phone and email
• Use of Salesforce to track activity and monthly forecasting
• Conducting sales meetings with customers and delivering company sales presentations
• Onboarding customers and ongoing customer service, including arranging client debriefs on all closed sales
• Package and sales negotiation
• International travel to meet with clients when required including attending industry trade shows
• Assisting with Futuresource events as required
• Proficient understanding of market research industry, research methodology, client’s business, and products & services suitable to meet the client’s needs

Additional Responsibilities

•Ability to sell to multiple departments and stakeholders in multi-national companies
• A willingness and ability to train and mentor junior team members
• Ability to successfully prospect, define, cost, and write a full scope for custom client engagements
• Entrepreneurial attitude to successfully develop new syndicated research services with input from the research team, ensuring a focus on profitability as well as go to market strategy for the new product.
• Assisting Marketing with editorial for outbound marketing material and collateral as needed
• Sponsorship sales, event agenda development and recruitment of speakers for Futuresource events
• Able to provide a full company pitch with details of multiple service areas and a live demonstration of market data via PowerBI

Desired Experience
• Proven sales experience preferably in Business Information/Intelligence or other business service for at least 5 years
• Proven experience in a 360-degree account management role
• Proficient use of Microsoft office and Salesforce
• Understanding of the basic business policies of a subscriptions-based business
• Ideally you will have knowledge of the technology industry with an expertise in personal computing being a benefit
• Line Management of staff members or team leadership experience is a bonus

Personal Skills
• An internal drive and tenacity to achieve and exceed targets
• Strong communication skills to communicate effectively with clients and internal stakeholders.
• Personal sense of ownership around your rolls and responsibilities
• Thrives under pressure
• Due diligence in understanding client requirements and excellent customer service

Company Benefits (UK based only)
• Company Pension scheme
• 25 day annual leave +1 day for every year completed
• Chill days dependant on length of service
• Company social events
• Onsite parking

 

Job Overview/Purpose

We are looking for a Software developer with strong MS-SQL skills. You will be responsible for developing, maintaining web applications, databases, Power BI dashboards/reports and ensuring their stability, reliability and performance. The Futuresource office is based in St Albans, United Kingdom, for the right candidate we will be willing to consider a remote worker based in India, Belarus or Latvia.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, maintain high quality database solutions. 
  • Develop, implement and optimize queries, stored procedures and functions using T-SQL.
    Research required data.
  • Extract, Transform and Load data (ETL).
  • Build appropriate and useful reporting deliverables using Power BI.
  • Analyze existing SQL queries for performance improvements.
  • Develop procedures and scripts for data migration.
  • Develop, maintain SSIS packages.
  • Develop, maintain web applications.

Skills and Requirements

  • 4+ years of experience as a Software/SQL Developer or similar role.
  • Excellent understanding of T-SQL programming.
  • Degree, Diploma in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject.
  • Excellent understanding of Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Understanding of reporting & data visualisation tools such as Business Objects, PowerBi and Tableau.
  • Understanding of website scripts such as XML, JavaScript, JSON.
  • Understanding of ETL framework and ETL tools such as Microsoft SSIS.
  • Good knowledge of ASP, ASP.Net, Visual Basic, Visual Basic.Net, C#.
  • Excellent Excel VBA programming knowledge.
  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on company’s success.
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills.
  • Team player.
  • Good time-management skills.
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills.

Published: June 2021

Job Overview/Purpose

We are seeking a Content Marketing Manager to create and oversee all content marketing initiatives to drive brand awareness, engagement, sales and retention. The candidate will work closely with the marketing team to establish priority focus areas and identify key opportunities to drive our brand and business objectives. While creating relevant, engaging long and short-form content will be a key focus, the role will also involve working with the press to establish a strong industry network across multiple sectors.

The Futuresource office is based in St Albans, United Kingdom, for the right candidate we will be willing to consider a remote worker based in the UK.

Responsibilities
• Write and publish press releases, blog articles, and other digital and print materials that resonates with the company’s target markets
• Collaborate with Futuresource Analysts and industry experts to create engaging content and seek opportunities to gain individual Analyst exposure
• Maintain a keen understanding of industry trends and monitor relevant industry tradeshows, making appropriate recommendations regarding communication strategy surrounding them
• Keep our company website and social media platforms updated with the latest content
• Develop and grow the public relations strategy in line with our communications calendar, including goals, budget and tactics
• Leverage existing media relationships and cultivate new contacts, including industry thought leaders, to establish long-term media and content partners
• Assist with event planning and execution, including working with vendors, securing speakers, and liaising with event coordinators to provide the required assets
• Monitor, analyse and communicate Content Marketing results on a monthly basis

Desired Experience
• Exceptional writing and editing skills
• Ability to interpret technical information and translate it to simple, effective communications
• BA/MA degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications, or a related discipline
• Minimum of 4-6 years of experience in content marketing / corporate communications   
• Proven track record designing and executing successful marketing campaigns at a national level
• Solid experience with CMS systems and social media platforms
• Event planning experience
• Sufficient knowledge around GDPR Compliance

Personal Skills
• The ability to communicate and present campaign plans clearly and concisely
• Ability to synthesize complex information and situations to develop clear solutions and recommendations
• An internal drive and tenacity to achieve and exceed targets
• Personal sense of ownership around your role and responsibilities
• Thrives under pressure
• A positive, can-do attitude with excellent team-player skills
• Ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously

Company Benefits (UK based only)
• Company Pension scheme
• 25 day annual leave +1 day for every year completed
• Chill days dependant on length of service
• Company social events
• Onsite parking

Published: May 2021

The Company

Futuresource are a knowledge-based research company with a growing international client base. Our specialist market tracking, insights and consulting services focus on the technology and entertainment industries and are consumed through a subscription and ad-hoc licencing model. Our client base spans blue-chip corporations to technology start-ups, and includes hardware vendors, content owners, component manufacturers, application developers, distributors, retailers and investment houses.

 

The Role

We have ambitious plans to expand our business around the world and we are recruiting for a Quantitative Market Analyst, with around 3 years’ experience (client or agency side), to join our growing Quant research team, working across our custom research projects and our established consumer research programmes. Working directly with some of the world’s largest tech brands.

The successful candidate will contribute to projects end-to-end, working with relevant internal and external stakeholders at each stage from initial questionnaire design through to the development and production of insightful deliverables for clients and presenting the findings back to them. In time, there will be the opportunity to develop the role and take more ownership of our custom research projects and consumer research programmes.

 

Essential Skill Sets

  • Minimum 3 years market research experience (client or agency side)
  • Ability to analyse and find the ‘story’ in data, in order to answer the client’s objectives
  • Ability to design a PowerPoint report, displaying data in a visually engaging way
  • Can write clear and concise headlines that make the most relevant findings clear
  • Able to present findings confidently to clients
  • Experience of project managing consumer research projects end-to-end, ensuring it is managed in line with the proposal
  • Able to write engaging questionnaires that will answer the research objectives
  • Confident working with large and complex data-sets
  • Experience with fieldwork management, including managing panel providers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn

Advantageous Skill Sets

  • Experience working on proposals/ new business
  • Commercially minded
  • Experience working with consumer electronics/ technology clients
  • Experience working on large international projects

Remuneration Package (UK based)

  • Competitive Salary
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Performance related bonus
  • 25 days holiday allowance increasing with length of service
  • Chill days
  • Perkbox

Published Oct 21

To apply for any of the positions above, please email your CV with a covering letter to recruitment@futuresource-hq.com

About Us

Futuresource deliver specialist research and consulting services, providing market forecasts and intelligence reports across a range of industry sectors, including CE, Broadcast, Entertainment Content, EdTech and many more.

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