Research Associate (professionally proficient in German or French)
At PitchBook we work to provide global professionals with comprehensive data on the entire venture capital, private equity and M&A landscape so they can discover and execute opportunities with confidence. We credit our success and rapid growth to our cutting-edge products, customer centered attitude and ability to embrace and drive change.
In just over a decade, PitchBook has reached over 1,000 global employees with offices worldwide, and we’re not slowing down! Consistently recognized as a Best Place to Work, our culture is at the heart of our success and is driven by excellence, inclusion and fun. At PitchBook we’re committed to fostering an open and collaborative work environment.
Are you the type of person who communicates well and loves finding answers to challenging questions? Are you looking for a role where you can make an impact, create channels of communication with industry leaders, and join a rapidly growing company that has opportunities at the next level for high performers across several departments? If so, we'd love to talk!
Summary of role:
Nearly everyone in Research starts as a Research Associate. In this role you will join one of our dataset teams with an initial focus on mastering our data management tool and direct outreach processes. Once fully trained, you will create outbound campaigns using email and/or phone calls to gather and update data in our platform.
The focus will be on primary research, which is the collection of proprietary data obtained from contacts at investment and advisory firms involved in PE and VC deals, or the companies being funded with private capital.
This learning process and growth of industry knowledge creates a pathway for our Primary Research Associates to grow into Senior Research Associates and Team Leads within Research or a variety of roles on other teams at PitchBook.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
- Building relationships with industry professionals at private equity and venture capital backed companies, service providers or private investment firms;
- Managing email and/or call campaigns with the goal of gathering and verifying private markets data;
- Working with marketing, editorial and customer success teams to tailor email messaging, meet reporting deadlines and better understand client use cases;
- Leveraging technology-based tools to ensure that proprietary data is added to the PitchBook Platform efficiently and with the utmost quality;
- Working with the team to develop and improve processes, tools and methodologies;
- Collaborate on projects to identify opportunities to improve upon our core quality metrics (comprehensiveness, accuracy, timeliness);
- Becoming an expert in PitchBook’s core research areas of private equity, venture capital and M&A through dedicated training
- Full business proficiency in English and a European language (German and French preferred);
- Superior communication and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated oral and written abilities, targeting an audience all the way up to the executive level;
- A strong sense of urgency, as well as being comfortable making a high volume of outbound calls on a daily basis;
- The belief that anything below excellent isn’t good enough and expectations of the same from those on your team;
- The ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
- Strong organization and multi-tasking skills;
- Incessant curiosity, innovative thinking and meticulous work habits;
- Demonstrated commitment and attention to detail, ideally in a high-volume, fast-paced environment;
- Ability to build and manage relationships across the full professional spectrum including senior colleagues and outside professionals;
- A background or interest in the private equity, venture capital and M&A industries;
- 1 – 2 years professional experience, which might be in the form of an internship;
- 2.1 Bachelor’s degree, or above.
Benefits include discounted private healthcare, generous pension contributions, travel loans, subsidized gym membership, free fruit and snacks, weekly office breakfasts, Friday office drinks, and many more!
We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.
In order to start a role with PitchBook you will be required to provide documentary proof that you are entitled to live and work in the UK.