We Are Black Swan Data

In a world turbo-charged by social media, the old world of traditional consumer research no longer enough. Where there’s slow and pre-emptive questionnaires and surveys, now there’s continuous big data, algorithms and machine learning. For some, it’s unknown territory. For Black Swan Data, it’s unprecedented possibilities.

Black Swan Data is revolutionising consumer research through Social Prediction. Using the most sophisticated data science and AI techniques, we unlock the full potential of social data to understand and predict consumer behaviour more accurately and further ahead than anyone else. It’s how we turn game-changing insights into a competitive advantage for global giants like PepsiCo, McDonald’s, Unilever, Mondelez and Danone.

We’re fast movers. Since 2011, we’ve spread our wings across the UK, Hungary, USA and South Africa. Today our team of 260 Swans (and counting) includes data scientists, developers, insights consultants, analysts, designers, engineers and marketeers.

But first, we’re entrepreneurs and champions of change who thrive on moving fast and breaking new ground. And our work is getting us noticed. In 2015 we were awarded the Sunday Times #1 Fastest Growing Start-Up. In 2016 we were named the UK’s Fastest Growing Exporter. And in both 2017 and 2018 we ranked high in the Financial Times 1000 Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies.  

Welcome to the Insights Team at Black Swan Data

As a Junior Insights Consultant you will work on a mix of research projects with all Black Swan teams, covering a range of skills drawn from statistical analysis and consumer insight experience as well as quantitative and qualitative research techniques. You will also be responsible for supporting and Insights Consultant with various tasks across a large range of client projects.

This is an opportunity to work across some really interesting client issues and expand your knowledge of how digital research and data science can be used to complement for traditional research approaches. You will be part of an engaging, fast-paced environment, working with a young, dynamic and social team.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Desk Research

- Thorough research of client industries.

- Present and share this learned knowledge with the wider team.

  • Taxonomy Builds

- Building out of inclusion lists around necessary categories, brands and themes.

  • Analysis

- Conduct both data-led and qualitative analysis.

- Ability to work with and interpret large volumes of Excel data.

  • Admin and Logistics

- Supporting in the management of projects.

- Supporting in the facilitation of workshops - booking facilities, meeting print deadlines etc. 

  • Moderation

- Online community moderation

– Following a pre-defined discussion guide, work to probe respondents to get to the crux of what they’re talking about.

  • Report Writing

- Succinct reporting of both data-led and qualitative analysis.

  • Work as part of the team to share ideas

- Take an active role in team sharing sessions.

Your Candidate Profile: 

• Relevant experience in qualitative and quantitative analysis.

• Interest in product innovation and new technologies.

• An interest in new emerging research techniques and the potential in data and technology.

• Feel comfortable and confident working with consumers.

• Confident in presenting internally.

• Skilled at using PowerPoint to present work in a professional and visually compelling way.

• Ability to build relationships with suppliers.

• Ability to work both alone and collaboratively with other team members.

• Bring energy and positivity, as well as compassion and empathy to every team interaction.

What makes a Swan?

We want people fanatical about creating innovative solutions inspired by data. We know Black Swan’s DNA is different, it’s what helps us find new perspectives on our clients’ problems. Working in a fast paced, energized environment, our bar is set high, and an ability to build long lasting partnerships both internally and externally is vital.

We have made a difference at our core and that is embedded in our values.

  • We believe in long-term partnerships through transparency and honesty
    • We believe in leaving the world in a better place than we found it
    • We believe anyone can achieve great things. We do not put people in boxes
    • We listen more than we talk
    • We think 10% crazy is just about right!
    • Most importantly, and because you spend 60% of your waking time at work, we believe you should enjoy it

What We Offer?

Exciting Clients and Projects - Working with Black Swan we promise to provide an exciting and ever-changing industry within Data Science and Predictive Analysis innovative and challenging projects with some of the leading Brands using the industries latest technologies.

Talented Teams -   We hire highly skilled and multi-disciplined teams over the world. We have 8 offices across 4 countries!

Career Development – Regardless of which area of the business you work in you can expect to collaborate on all aspects of Black Swan’s projects gaining the exposure you need to develop your expertise. No matter what stage you are in your career your development is our priority.

Working environment - Because you spend 60% of your time at work, we try to make it enjoyable: Daily supply of the all the snacks you can eat in our all- day kitchens, Fridays Wobbly trolley - (check them out on our Instagram page!) , Monthly Breakfast courtesy of Black Swan.

We want to positively change the future through technology and the power of prediction. How about you?

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