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Strategy Insights & Planning Associate (University of Cambridge)

Location Available:  London, United Kingdom


Application Deadline Date - Friday 25th October 2019


Welcome students from University of Cambridge (Class of 2020) Please note that this role is only open to students who are graduating in 2020, applications from 2019 grads will not be considered!


ZS is a global leader in sales+marketing consulting, outsourcing, technology and software. Our singular focus for more than 30 years has been to help global companies maximise their sales+marketing organisations’ performance and results. Together, we design and implement strategies that lead to greater market share, more competitive operations and better utilisation of today’s latest technologies. From our worldwide offices, ZS experts use analytics and deep expertise to help companies make smarter decisions quickly and cost effectively. We are particularly known for our strong presence in the pharmaceutical and health care sectors, yet work across a range of industries.

ZS's Business Consulting group delivers solutions to a broad spectrum of sales+marketing challenges. We also help our clients transform their sales+marketing organisations to implement these solutions. Our solutions and recommendations are based in rigorous research and analysis underpinned by deep expertise and thought leadership.


Strategy Insights & Planning Associates (SIPAs) create and deliver solutions for our clients and project teams. SIPAs leverage their analytic, synthesis and communication skills to derive insights and solve business problems. In particular, SIPAs apply problem-solving frameworks to client issues, support clients in change initiatives and employ standard analytic techniques to help guide client decisions.


• Leverage problem solving skills and frameworks to develop solutions to client business problems;
• Conduct market research and/or desk research to derive insights and inform client decision making;
• Design custom analyses using tools like Excel, Access, Confirmit and ZS's proprietary software;
• Synthesise and communicate results to clients and ZS teams;
• Collaborate with client and ZS teams to implement solutions;
• Take immediate responsibility for project deliverables;
• Drive problem solving and advance ZS’s sales+marketing capabilities.


• Bachelor's or master's degree in any discipline; strong academic performance with analytic and quantitative coursework is required (business, economics, marketing, psychology, physical or life sciences, engineering, applied maths, statistics or relevant fields);
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
• High motivation, good work ethic, maturity and personal initiative;
• Effective oral and written communication skills;
• Empathy, adaptability and emotional intelligence;
• Strong attention to detail, with a quality-focused mindset;
• Self-discipline for planning and organising tasks;
• Aptitude for, and enjoyment of, working in teams.

ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English and the official language of the country is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable.  

Candidates must possess work authorisation for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of marks (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.

ZS Associates offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, supplemental insurance programs and pension scheme. We are an Equality Act employer.

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