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Junior Research Analyst – Financial Background – Africa – Johannesburg



Our global research and information network plays a critical role in maintaining and developing our industry knowledge by providing up-to-date market intelligence and performing in-depth research. We currently have an opening in Johannesburg for a Junior Research Analyst. To succeed and feel at home in this fast-moving environment, you have to have a flexible attitude and an international perspective.
Detailed Description
Job responsibilities fall into 2 categories:
  • Client service team support:  He/she will assist McKinsey teams by collecting, summarizing, analyzing, and synthesizing facts that serve as critical inputs to client service teams
  • Knowledge development:  He/she will develop their own perspectives in their areas of expertise

Main responsibilities include:

  • Serving as consultants’ first point of contact for industry knowledge and thus introducing consultants to industry structure, players, dynamics, and issues
  • Researching and analyzing industries, companies, products, and issues for application in client problem-solving
  • Participating actively with consulting teams by engaging the consultants in discussion on the client issues and crafting creative research solutions to prove or disprove hypotheses
  • Preparing targeted end-products to communicate research findings
  • Expanding McKinsey’s knowledge base by developing and maintaining codified knowledge
Desired Skills
Educational qualifications/work experience and skills criteria:
  • Financial or economics qualification essential
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Research skills would be useful but not essential
Applicants should possess:
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • A highly investigative nature and ability to structure analyses
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Professional attitude and service orientation; team player skills
  • Computer literacy (knowledge of MS Office is a requirement)
  • Outstanding academic records including at least a Bachelor’s degree
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