Business Research & Strategy Analyst at Connect Rail Services Limited

Connect Rail Services Limited is at the cutting edge of leveraging rail and in-land waterways in transporting heavy-lift goods by taking the pressure off the road network. Their vision is to build a Pan African logistics business committed to unlocking the challenge of moving goods across the continent.

Business Research & Strategy Analyst at Connect Rail Services Limited 1

Connect Rail Services Limited is recruiting candidates for a Business Research & Strategy Analyst.

JOB TITLE: Business Research & Strategy Analyst



  • Business & Enterprise Intelligence (B&EI) conducts primary and secondary research to develop actionable intelligence and insights for key strategic decisions.
  • We work closely with senior leadership and other stakeholders across multiple functions, such as strategy, business development and marketing.

Job Role
As part of the B&EI team, the Business Research& Strategy Analyst will be responsible for the following:

  • Conducting research on the industry and market opportunities, performing deep dive research and analysis and providing impactful deliverables that include expert insights and business implications
  • Perform in-depth industry research on critical areas for future growth
  • Create presentations for multiple stakeholders including executives, board members, and strategic business development resources.
  • Assist business development and executive management in preparing variety of document and presentations including business reports, proposals and presentations in PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Ensures the completion of prospect-oriented due diligence and competitive analyses for new business pursuits including research, analytics, data mining, and data collection.
  • Assist with project management tasks (scheduling and coordination of activities)
  • Support periodic strategic planning process as well as ad-hoc strategic projects as new business opportunities arise.


  • Bachelor or Master’s / MBA degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or Economics
  • 3 years relevant experience Ideally experience in Investment Banking or Management consulting, Technology startup, Marketing Agency etc.
  • Advanced proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel, financial literacy and a keen interest in adopting innovative technology
  • Ability to work successfully in a service-oriented, matrixed environment
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational and team-management skills
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills; ability to translate complex solutions and strategies into easily understandable and compelling content
  • Ability to work under pressure and always maintain professional demeanour
  • High level of energy, creativity and orientation towards value-add results
  • Self-starter willing to work in an entrepreneurial, demanding, and fast-paced environment

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to:¬†[email protected]¬†using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

Job Features

Job CategoryAnalyst/ Quality Control
Deadline24th March, 2020.