This client, at the top of the game in luxury real estate, is producing thought-provoking trend reports on a variety of subjects and is now hunting for a data specialist with serious Excel skills to help the team do a deep-dive on their propriety data. If you’ve got the skills and a interest in which New York neighborhood is about to go the route of Williamsburg and Bushwick, this is your chance.
The Nitty Gritty
There’s a beautiful assortment of data sitting there, but it’s not living up to its potential, nor will it until you rassle it all into shape and make it sing, in graphs, charts and beautiful reports. Once you’ve gussied it up properly, it will take on an invaluable and multivariate role, helping the marketing team communicate trends with home buyers, agents and developers. Such clients will be able to consult your reports to find out answers to questions like, “Last quarter, what percentage of new developments were one-bedrooms?” Or, “Based on recent trends, where will two-bedrooms in Murray Hill be pricing next spring?”
While these reports comprise your primary deliverable, you’ll also be expected to perform ad hoc custom data grabs for the marketing department. Chances are, you’ll have that information already at your fingertips, steeped as you will be in the material. But occasionally you’ll need to really dig in to give the team what they need.
Hired Gun Proﬁle
Data analysis is your home turf as evidenced by your resume. You’ve already put in a few years on the research and analysis end of things. Maybe you’ve been performing superbly in a silo up till now and you’re ready to spread your wings and do some serious big-picture work.
It goes without saying that you’re jaw-droppingly impressive in Excel and other data tools. It’s not a problem for you to pull in a patchwork of data sets and make them sing sweet harmony. Your gift extends to qualitative synthesis and the ability to understand and anticipate the needs of marketing folks. In other words, you don’t just know how to work data; you know which data to work, and why one finding is pure gold while another is what you might call pyrite.
Finally – and this is no small thing – you can write! Clearly and compellingly, such that all that great data analysis is not wasted or lost in the translation. Closely related: Your verbal communication skills are also stellar, making for many a smooth meeting in which you sit down with stakeholders, learn what they need and manage their expectations about what you can realistically deliver.
Synthesis of multiple inputs and a big-picture orientation are absolutely critical to this role, so show us how your work to date has jumped boundaries, reconciled silos and disparate data sets, and added value to an entire organization rather than just one piece of it.
The world is not overpeopled with hard-core analysts with strong writing chops, but if that’s you, we’ve got the best job in the market for you right here.