Market Analyst
The Avascent Group - Washington, DC

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About Our Market Analyst

Avascent is seeking a Market Analyst to assist in the development of its proprietary database of global defense programs and budgets. The Market Analyst works with Avascent staff to analyze spending and procurement trends across a range of countries, including both macro drivers (e.g., economic, security, political) and specific spending plans on military platforms, C3I systems, sensors, and missile systems. This work requires canvassing a broad range of primary and secondary sources, interviewing knowledgeable experts and regional contacts, and building a detailed, quantitative portrait of market demand and market share among various suppliers.

Responsibilities

Research and document developments in country-by-country defense investment plans, using primary and secondary sources;

Capture quantitative and qualitative aspects of defense programs in Avascent’s database structure;

Update programs already in the dataset given developments in funding, timing, contract awards, and other areas;

Participate in periodic quality control efforts to ensure appropriate “tagging” with metadata and other qualitative data; and

Generate database reports appropriate to custom project work executed by Avascent consulting staff.

Qualifications

The Market Analyst should possess:
An abiding interest in global security affairs;

An awareness of trends in defense technology and defense industry trends; and

Strong familiarity with Microsoft Excel and other quantitative analysis tools.

The following qualifications are ideal and may advance candidacy, but are not required:

Knowledge of the U.S. Department of Defense procurement process, investment priorities, and major weapons programs;

Expertise in the Middle East and/or Asia; and

General knowledge of and interest in the industries served by Avascent (e.g., defense, space, homeland security) and the broader US government policy environment.