Sagaci Research is looking for an experienced Retail Research Analyst based in Barcelona and part of a global and multicultural team covering the African continent, reporting to the Retail Insights Research Director.

With offices in 15 African countries and field operations in a further 19, Sagaci Research is the leading provider of African market data and analysis.

In a continent where garnering reliable and up-to-date information can frequently be a challenge, our mission is to provide clients with data and insight that helps them to maximise their potential in some of the world’s fastest-growing markets.

Today our research analysts are responsible for designing and delivering custom research projects across the continent.


  • Defining the data collection process for all retail related projects, together with the senior team, including definition of indicators, database structures, quality control procedures, and automation of analysis and reports
  • Interacting with operations and IT teams to ensure proper execution of processes on the ground: team organization, adherence to target methodologies, usage of IT tools, training, monitoring, compensation
  • Liaising effectively with clients and internal team members whilst being the main day-to-day contact for projects
  • Coordinating and managing different tasks to ensure projects run smoothly and effectively, accurately, on time and within budget
  • Accurately analyzing and interpreting collected data, employing attention to detail and knowledge of statistics to recognize when findings are inaccurate or unclear
  • Synthesizing information and insights into clear reports that can be shared with clients


  • Strong analytical rigor and attention to detail
  • Experience in data processing tools (Excel, SPPS) and SQL databases
  • Experience in analysing large sets of data, from data collection to elaboration of synthetic reports
  • Experience in structuring and standardizing data collection and transformation processes and methodologies, including ability to define frameworks and processes to structure ambiguous data
  • Experience of simultaneously running multiple projects and multiple tasks (including client interactions, process definition, data analysis and report writing)
  • Pragmatism, internal drive and results orientation
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Strong work ethic, self-starter, integrity and honesty
  • Fluent English is a must and French language is a strong addition