OTR Global (OTR®), founded in 1995, is an investment research firm with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. OTR is a leading platform for primary research and one of the largest channel research firms servicing the institutional investment community. OTR was a leader in pioneering interview-based methodology; its research method is utilized by more than 130 research personnel located in more than 15 countries. The unique approach unites quantitative measures and qualitative responses to uncover inflection points and produce predictive results. OTR has developed a comprehensive base of industry sources and a deep understanding of complex, global product supply chains and distribution channels.
OTR Global is a leading channel and marketplace research firm serving Wall Street clients, and offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth. OTR has provided marketplace research to some of the world's largest institutional investors for more than 20 years. OTR prepares its research by aggregating, comparing and contrasting extensive marketplace intelligence it gathers from nontraditional sources. OTR compares its findings with expectations and look for dislocations or inflection points that provide investment opportunities for our clients. Sources are interviewed via telephone, typically on a quarterly basis, which subsequently provides the basis for OTR's research.
This person will develop and maintain relationships with industry sources to generate timely in-depth interviews spanning retail, restaurants and consumer products topics in China. Effective source development and interviewing skills are key aspects of the role. The individual in this role will also support the Editor, China Consumer, to prepare and coordinate projects in the field, work closely with other members of the Consumer Retail China team and OTR's global Consumer Retail team in other regions, as appropriate. Effective communication skills is another key aspect of the role. The Consumer Retail Researcher, China reports to Editor, China Consumer. Must live in PRC.
PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:
Thorough understanding of the China market with a strong background in one or more of the following areas: ecommerce, apparel and footwear, retail wholesale, consumer products and/or restaurants industry.
Extensive industry network of contacts in China, beyond public relations and investor relations; ability to network and successfully develop new sources is key.
Experience working in the internet or Ecommerce industry or researcher who covers the internet or Ecommerce industry.
Minimum of 2-3 years' experience in ecommerce, retail, restaurants and/or consumer products; consulting or market research firm experience, investigative journalism experience a plus
Ability to obtain in-depth interviews and accurately capture detailed notes.
Ability to analyze and identify essential findings; spot trends, strategize and think broadly forward;
Strong organizational skills; an ideal candidate is a quick learner and able to multitask
Strong and positive communication skills
The ability to speak/read and write native Chinese is required; strong verbal and written English skills preferred.
Ability to meet deadlines and be flexible with schedule a must due to working with reporters and editors in different world time zones.
The ability to maintain a positive attitude, self-motivation and confidence.
A native Chinese born speaker and citizen. If not, the proper credentials and work permits to be employed in China is a must.