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JOB TITLE: Market Analyst                

Reporting to: Marketing Manager

Job Parameters: Permanent/Full time

Location: Southampton, Hampshire

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package

Oil Spill Response Ltd is looking for a Market Analyst to join our Marketing team based in Southampton on a full time, permanent basis.  

Oil Spill Response Limited is the largest international industry-funded cooperative which exists to respond to oil spills wherever in the world they may occur, by providing preparedness, response and intervention services. We are wholly owned by most of the environmentally responsible oil and gas companies, and our membership represents the majority of global oil production. We currently employ 300 people across 9 locations around the world.

The Marketing department plays a critical role in providing the sales team with market and competitor insight as well as lead generation and qualification.

The primary focus of the Market Analyst is to provide the sales team with leads identified through the development of market and competitor insights. The role holder will be responsible for utilising output from the market analysis database and applying analytical techniques to evaluate and draw conclusions from information gathered. These insights will inform recommendations on regional marketing and sales strategies.

The successful candidate for this role will have a proven track record in analysis and insight in an international environment and knowledge of the Oil industry or closely related sector.  You will possess commercial awareness, have excellent communication and problem solving skills and have the ability to explain analytical work in a logical way, verbally and written, to provide insight and recommendations to a non-analytical audience

If you would like to apply for this position then please send your CV and covering letter to The closing date for applications will be 25th January 2018 and you must be available to interview from 1st February 2018.

Main Accountabilities

Through continual hunting and gathering of information from both the market and competitor landscape identify leads and opportunities. Perform analysis to identify high priority opportunities and collaborate with stakeholders to create an action plan feeding information into sales and account management to drive new business opportunities. Proactively engage with business stakeholders including Sales & Marketing Operations to ensure action is taken. In particular:

  • Assess Macro-Economic Environment and Evaluate Market Momentum Trends & Influences
  • Analyse Market Share
  • Assess Regulatory Environment
  • Analyse Competitors and Conduct Competitor Brand Performance Analysis
  • Add value and influence decision making
  • Identify opportunities

Analyse and interpret a diverse range of complex data and information and undertake quantitative, and where necessary qualitative, analysis using appropriate software - for example statistical software packages, spreadsheets and databases.

Produce reports and briefings for a wide range of audiences, using the most appropriate format.

Advise and guide a wide range of audiences in the interpretation of complicated data and information and key findings. Communicate with, consult with and develop good working relationships across the business, including taking briefs from others for specific data analysis for approval by line manager.

Design and develop methodologies/systems to collect, maintain, manipulate and present data and information, make recommendations on compatibility and implementation and identify opportunities for improvement. Assist with the design and implementation of new information systems as required.

Direct responsibility for the adaptation, development or design of significant information systems to ensure continuous improvement, effective use of resources and value for money, including development of new information systems as required.

Undertake specific data and information projects and initiatives, managing appropriate data collection exercises and analysing and reporting findings. 

Use structured thinking processes to identify patterns and relationships relating to the strategic intelligence landscape; make links and associations between data; identify intelligence gaps for further investigation.

Share the results of analysis in an appropriate format, written or verbal, targeted to the needs of the target audience and, engaging with the appropriate stakeholders, ensure that insight is at the heart of the decision-making process.


  • A proven track record in analysis and insight
  • International working.
  • Business report generation and presentation.
  • Oil industry knowledge (or closely related sector such as marine, engineering, emergency services, defence)

Technical/Work-based Skills

  • Advanced in MS Excel, Word & PowerPoint
  • Computer literate
  • Practical knowledge of MS Office

General Skills/Attributes

  • Strong commercial focus - ability to present key findings to the business
  • International market analysis
  • Results driven and able to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously
  • Strong communication skills and good stakeholder management
  • Attention to detail
  • Logical thinker
  • Problem solving skills
  • Confident and Self-Motivated
  • Ability to pick up new systems quickly
  • The ability to present confidently
  • The ability to explain analytical work in a logical way, verbally and written, to provide insight and recommendations to a non-analytical audience


  • Minimum of two years in an analytical role, preferably with a commercial focus
  • Proven experience in working with data, strong data analysis and interpretation skills preferably within an insight function
  • Experience of communicating/presenting to colleagues or peers


  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent, preferably in a business, economics or statistical discipline
  • English language, spoken and written