Research Analyst

he Research Analyst, Federal Opportunities is responsible for conducting and analyzing federal business opportunity research. The position will act as a liaison with both clients and government officials. The Research Analyst ensures the quality and analytical depth of the web-based database product content through both primary and secondary research. Principle duties include: identifying federal requirements using in-depth primary source research; updating and tracking progress on previously identified federal business opportunities; synthesizing research findings in both written and oral formats; analyzing overall market trends; and the provision of written oral briefings to internal staff, external clients and trade publication representatives.

The Federal Opportunities team is in need of a highly motivated, self-starter who demonstrates success in a fast-paced work environment with team-oriented deadlines. Successful applicant must have superior research capabilities as well as a demonstrated commitment to excellence.
  • Stay abreast of public sector procurement developments to enable and facilitate quality data collection and representation.
  • Through in-depth department/agency understanding, assess and report on future public-sector requirements.
  • Identify existing federal requirements through in-depth primary (in-person or telephonic) research.
  • Conduct research, analysis and delivery of high-quality and timely responses for customer inquiries regarding public-sector opportunities and initiatives.
  • Conduct and analyze overall market trends and provide written and oral briefings to internal staff, external clients and trade publication representatives.
  • Update and track progress on previously identified federal business opportunities.
  • Synthesize research findings and analysis in structured online written and oral formats.
  • Represent GovWin IQ at public-sector industry events.
  • Participate in formal quality assurance reviews to ensure maintained delivery of data quality
  • Act as a GovWin IQ liaison to clients and government officials.
  • Support management in the training of team-members.
  • Other duties as assigned by hiring manager (ad hoc opportunity reports, events notes, etc.)

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in business development or public sector administration. Advanced Degree preferred, but not required.
  • Minimum of 3 years professional experience in marketing, customer support, data collection, business development or government relations.
  • Superior ability to synthesize complex concepts in both written and oral forms.
  • Adequate oral presentation skills.
  • Keen attention to detail including outstanding grammatical skills.
  • Ability to learn and apply complex market knowledge quickly.
  • Ability to train and develop others.
  • Excellent internet research skills.
  • Intermediate skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Customer focus and ability to interact with clients and government officials one-on-one and at public sector events.
  • Ability to learn, understand and utilize new software rapidly.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and capability to work successfully in a collaborative environment.
  • Proven commitment to academic and/or professional excellence.
  • Understanding of public sector procurement as well as information technology market concepts and key components
  • Intermediate level understanding of the public sector technology procurement process (including Federal Acquisition Regulations – FAR) and/or business development (BD) cycle.
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