Research Analyst (Ecommerce)

We are looking to hire a new Research Analyst for our Media and Technology team, to specialise in the fast-growing and transformative ecommerce industry. This is an exciting opportunity for a professional with experience in the ecommerce industry to become a publicly recognised expert of the sector, its leading companies and its impact on retail, media and society more generally. Someone who not only understands the practical detail around concepts like drop shipping, fulfilment, or cohort analysis, but can explain in clear terms why they matter for the big picture (or not). We offer autonomy in forging a research agenda in the field, as well as a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

Role and responsibilities

  • Write regular reports for subscribers and contribute to consultancy projects
  • Maintain and analyse data from a wide range of sources to produce models and forecasts
  • Help develop our capacity to produce analysis on current trends and future outlook of the ecommerce sector
  • Develop ideas on how the growth and development of ecommerce is affecting retail, media, technology and telecoms industries
  • Assess the impact of wider demographic, social, commercial and regulatory changes on the industry
  • Present to a range of organisations including media companies and financial institutions
  • Manage individual projects within ecommerce, as well as work on larger projects across the company


  • A minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in the ecommerce industry or a related field (marketing, analytics, CRM etc.) – a strong interest in the workings of the industry is more important than specific expertise
  • Strong analytical and research abilities, including the ability to identify subjects that will interest our subscribers and write about them with a focus on the commercial impact for firms affected
  • Proficiency in handling data and using Excel, as well as good mathematical ability
  • Ability to write in a clear and engaging manner, argue compellingly and present data intelligently
  • A collaborative attitude, and ability to work jointly on research spanning multiple, converging industries
  • Curiosity about the “big picture” of the online economy and a drive to develop and test hypotheses about the future of retail, tech and media
  • Interest in understanding both the consumer and business sides of markets in media and technology
  • An upper second class degree from a good university

How to apply:

Please send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you consider yourself a strong candidate to

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