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Competitor Insight Manager


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH London, ENG, GB, N1C 4AG

Brand:  RS Components
Function:  Marketing

Job Title – Competitor Insight Manager

Location – UK (Corby or London)/France/Italy/Germany/Spain


As the Competitor Insight Manager, you will interpret, and disseminate market intelligence and tie this together with other insight feeds (e.g. primary research and data analytics) to signpost the future of our business. The jobholder will actively participate in the delivery strategic projects, supporting teams with related data and insight. You will play a key role in clearly painting a picture of the global market and competitive landscape we operate in, through delivering a clear view on competitor activity, macroeconomic conditions and supplier and external trends the holder will use this information to inform both strategic, M&A and tactical activities across EMEA and with wider Electros portfolio.


Reporting to the Commercial Insight Directoryou will be a part of an organization that promotes personal development, growth, and career progression and who will provide you with the tools and training you need to excel in the industry.


What you will enjoy doing to be successful in this role


Conducting independent desk research, using both internal and external sources. Collates and turns this data into a series of reports and dashboards that can be disseminated into the business.


Supporting in the management of the M&A pipeline, profiling potential targets, helping to support business cases and pro-actively identifies potential targets that meet the group strategy.


Pro-actively builds and develops a strong network across the business to collect and share external market data.


Performing quantitative and qualitative analysis and assists with the development of recommendations.


Supporting projects and takes responsibility for creating sections of presentations and other deliverables.


Proactively developing knowledge of key topics (e.g. competitors, trend themes, industries), identifies and monitors trends, and creates related profiles and uses this information to information to inform and shape future strategy.


Pro-actively sources new value-added information from new resources that answers business questions and identifies both new commercial opportunities and challenges.


Working closely with the Corporate Development and Investor Relations team in the provision of insight to help manage investors and develop our corporate strategy.


Monitoring insight channels, both directly and indirectly, collaborating with other insight teams across the business and flags changing trends for further strategic analysis.


What you will need to be successful in this position:

  • Educated to degree level and relevant professional qualifications
  • Strong technical experience across all aspects of the role including competitor intelligence, macroeconomics, market sizing alongside an appreciation of market research techniques and scenario modelling.
  • Excellent IT literacy (e.g. PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
  • Sound commercial awareness and business acumen with high level accounting understanding (e.g. reading a P&L, financial ratios)
  • Distinctive conceptual abilities and creativity in structuring and solving strategic problems
  • Strong ability to articulate results and ideas in a concise manner using a variety of media and formats, be persuasive and convincing in front of a challenging audience
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Attention to detail and capacity to deliver high quality work to tight deadlines and manage a diverse workload
  • Ability to think strategically about the implications of work.
  • Able to motivate themselves and others using a collaborative approach
  • Enthusiastic to work with a diverse range of teams and to learn and develop
  • Very strong interpersonal and relationship building skills and an ability to build credibility with internal and external individuals
  • Culturally sensitive with the ability to operate effectively in a global role


Strong leadership drives tangible benefits for our business and is core to our success. Our Amazing Leaders are required to show their passion for our people, customers and suppliers. They must act with humility to create an environment where our people can make amazing happen and they will demonstrate trust by leading by example by taking accountability and ownership.


The good stuff


Innovators and pioneers. Rebels and creators. A global organization of optimists and specialists with big ambitions for the future. You can take control of your future here at RS. We offer all the benefits you’d expect to receive in a progressive global business.

We recognise that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone. In this role, we can confidently offer the following flexible working patterns:

  • Working remotely - from home or any other work location
  • Working flexibly - flexing the times when you work in the day to help you fit everything in and work when you are the most productive. If you need some flexibility, please just ask us and we’ll be happy to discuss it with you.

Grow in our learning and inclusive culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here. Are you ready to explore the possibilities?


We are RS


We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture where our people get to bring their true self work every day and thrive. We recognise that a diverse and representative workforce is critical to our success, and our aim is to create a business where people can be their best selves. Our employees expect this as a matter of course and it is fundamental to how we attract, develop, and hold on to the best talent.


We recruit and develop employees who are the best suited to the requirements of the job role, regardless of gender, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.  We believe everyone should be able to bring their true self to work and be given the opportunities to succeed.  If you require any adjustments during this process to ensure you can bring your true self, please let us know.


We recognise that we’re not perfect when it comes to being a truly diverse organisation yet.  However, we are passionate about diversity and are proactively working to build an organisation where everyone can see themselves succeed here.

Increasingly powered by digital technology, we’re our customers’ one-stop-shop for electronic products and industrial components. We began in a north-west London garage supplying spare parts to radio repair shops back in 1937 and we’ve kept transforming for over 80 years. Today, we’re using digital globally to revolutionise the way we do business and strengthen our position as the people engineers turn to for help, advice and knowledge.


We’re proud of what we’ve done, but we’re not sitting back. We’re always looking to make the customer experience simpler, faster and easier. We’re transforming markets and the impact of technology. We’ve widened our services portfolio with innovations from procurement and inventory solutions to 24/7 product support.


We’ve been on an incredible journey, but the best is yet to come; are you ready to join us?

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