Retail Analyst

Location: Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 28 January 2022

Salary: Competitive salary + excellent benefits

Retail Analyst

Are you ready to build a stronger understanding of the global grocery retailing industry?

Join our team to help us make a positive impact.

Thanks to expansion and team evolution we have a number of vacancies in our global retail insight team. We're looking for curious, dynamic analysts who want to travel, learn and make their voices heard.

About IGD

People make IGD what it is, a group of progressive professionals thinking and acting collaboratively to create and deliver genuine, actionable insights that drive and create lasting change.

About the role

The roles include travel across several countries to look in-depth at grocery retailers and retailing, and from our unparalleled industry relationships and access you'll meet with companies to see and understand first-hand what affects them.

Retail Analysis is IGD’s global product and we’re looking for confident and dynamic analysts with a passion for sharing knowledge who are looking to develop their voice and work across borders and cultures to create predictions for commercial success.

We’re looking for inquisitive people to be an important part of a dynamic and progressive environment, engaging with customers in a rapidly changing, agile world. You will have a voice and want to share your thoughts to help our customers grow.

The Responsibilities

Producing content for subscribers.

Building on the travels and discussions to create actionable insight for our subscribers in the form of articles providing on-going insight and reaction to news stories and more in-depth presentations with a longer-term view on a development or evolution of a market.

Building data sets that subscribers can use to inform decisions.

Estimating retailers’ sales and keeping data up to date through primary research, then forecasting to provide a view of their development.

Engaging with and presenting to subscribers.

Initially alongside other team members, analysts will be expected to present to subscribers on their own.

Focusing on personal development.

Understanding more about their markets, retailers and the industry more widely is key, alongside on-going personal development and building a network to build IGD insight.

What you’ll bring

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • An interest in corporate and commercial strategy
  • Intellectual curiosity and an ethos of continuous improvement
  • Strong communication and writing skills, a desire to make your voice heard
  • Adept with quantitative data
  • Ability to forecast industry trends and the implications
  • A knowledge of a secondary language is desirable
  • Effective, culturally adept communication
  • A dynamic team player with a collaborative mindset
  • Excellent IT skills including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Capable of adapting priorities under pressure and positive approach to change
  • Desire and enthusiasm for travel and working abroad


We are operating a hybrid approach to working with a mix of home and office-based working. We are based in a very accessible location within the M25, just 20 miles from central London.

More About Our People

We’re looking for inspiring professionals; talented people who seek personal and career growth and are ambitious to develop their potential and unlock opportunities for society, for our customers and for themselves.

We seek and attract the very best people and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. We therefore welcome applications from diverse candidates. This includes people with disabilities, so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process.

More about IGD

IGD is a truly unique place, we connect and inspire, provoking and leading constructive debate that creates impact. Together we are working to make a tangible difference for Society, Business, and the Individual.

We use in-depth commercial understanding to uncover rich insights and data, leading to action that powers success.

We reinvest profit from our Trading company into delivering Social Impact, through the Charity, aimed at uniting and mobilising our industry around the most crucial issues affecting society and business today.

Get in touch - we look forward to working with you.


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