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Join Bluefield in the Future of Water

Interested in making a difference and helping organizations identify and address strategic opportunities in water?

Bluefield Research is actively seeking thought leaders, globally, for a range of positions in sales, marketing, consulting, and research.

We are an independent insight and advisory firm providing global analysis of water markets and strategies to empower executives and key decision makers to make more informed business decisions. Learn more about us, our team, and our clients.

Bluefield’s dedicated water insight business is a great place to expand your skills and become a thought leader in a rapidly changing environment.

Analyst, Municipal Water Sector

Summary: The Analyst plays a key role in spearheading data-driven products and insights to Bluefield’s wide array of clients – from Big Tech and engineering services firms to hardware vendors and financial services firms. This position calls for a combination of industry insights and data analytics capabilities to develop real-time water market intelligence.

This is a great opportunity to leverage one’s core data and analytical skills through client-facing, commercial interactions with companies addressing the challenges facing the U.S. & Canada municipal water sector.

Become a thought leader in water

  • Build and manage project databases, market forecasts, and project databases with data management tools.
  • Lead a steady flow of deliverables to clients, including written reports, presentations, forecast models, and client workshops.
  • Initiate, write, and produce regular executive briefings, PowerPoint presentations and market forecasts, while becoming an expert in this growing field.
  • Analyze the water industry trends impacting market development- regulations, project announcements, technology adoption, and macroeconomic influences.
  • Support the needs of Bluefield’s other teams- consulting, sales, marketing, and production
  • Demonstrate to clients and team members a knowledge and expertise in the analysis of the water sector, water technology, and overall market opportunities.
  • Interact with clients on a continuous basis to provide market research, competitive analysis, and strategy support.
  • Enhance industry profile through speaking opportunities and other participation in industry forums

Show off your skills and experience:

  • 1-5 years relevant experience, within the water, energy, infrastructure, or market research fields, preferred.
  • Data management languages (i.e., R, Python, MySQL) interest and experience.
  • Proficiency with MS applications required (Excel, Word and PowerPoint); experience with databases helpful.
  • Experience with Tableau, Qlik, Sisense…etc. preferred
  • A keen attention to detail and highly effective organization skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Must be flexible to travel
  • Native English, other languages a plus

The Basics:

  • College or University degree, required
  • Start-up company experience, preferred
  • Fluency in English; (understanding of Spanish, French or Portuguese is a plus but not required).
  • The position will be managed from our Boston office.

Benefits:

  • A smart, fun, growing team
  • Start-up culture with strong opportunities for growth
  • Health insurance coverage and reimbursement
  • Three weeks of vacation per year
  • 8-10 Public Holidays determined annually
  • Retirement plan with investment matching
  • Paid time off (sickness and health)
  • Upward mobility in a start-up culture that allows for potential a role in management with demonstrated success

Please submit cover letter and resume (PDF) to careers@bluefieldresearch.com. Please be sure to include the position title in the subject line.

Candidates in Boston area will be given preference.

Only qualified candidates will receive a response.

Sales Associate, Europe Water Industry

Summary: Bluefield Research is growing and actively working to expand its reach across the global water industry. As such, we are seeking an organized, intelligent, and highly-motivated Sales Associate to join our team. The Sales Manager’s primary responsibility is to identify and nurture commercial business leads across Bluefield’s product portfolio Insight Reports and Corporate Subscription Services. The position will report directly to the Director of Sales and work closely with the Marketing and Research teams.

This is a great opportunity to hone one’s commercial and professional skills in a business-to-business environment by selling an interesting product (i.e., market data & insights) in a critically important industry (i.e., water).

Amid the myriad of climate stresses, corporate sustainability measures, and new solutions, the water industry is changing. If you want to become a leading voice and an active contributor to a company’s success, Bluefield is the perfect landing spot for growth.

Step to the forefront of a growing business:

  • Qualify, nurture, and close on sales opportunities through inbound lead follow-up and outbound calls and emails
  • Generate new leads and help identify new clients based on database of contacts, existing clients, target audiences, and whitespace.
  • Perform client management tasks across the sales cycle from proposal to new client kick off calls. 
  • Develop an understanding of Bluefield’s offerings and be able clearly explain to value prop to prospects, qualifying them as potential clients in the process.
  • Effectively manage a sales pipeline, reporting regularly to the Sales Director on key metrics.
  • Document client and prospect feedback to aid business and product planning
  • Support colleagues with cross-sell and up-sell opportunities to existing client base (reports, data, subscription services, custom research).

Show off your skills and experience:

  • 1-3 years of sales experience, B2B sales is preferred but not required.
  • Comfortable doing demos or presentations, strong phone presence.
  • Solid teamwork, interpersonal, customer service, and communication skills.
  • Self-starter with strong drive to exceed given goals and objectives.
  • Positive attitude and desire to contribute to the company’s success.
  • Proven ability to network and build relationships in person and by telephone and video.
  • Demonstrated ability to document, report, and present engagement activities in an ongoing basis.
  • Success in working the sales cycle from contact to deal closure.

The Basics:

  • College or University degree, required.
  • Start-up company experience, preferred.
  • Basic understanding of business platforms (e.g. Zoom, HubSpot, Trello), as well as MS office applications (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Fluency in English; (understanding of Spanish, French or Portuguese is a plus but not required).
  • The position will be located in Europe. Barcelona and Paris are strongly preferred locations.

Benefits:

  • A smart, fun, growing team.
  • Start-up culture with strong opportunities for growth.
  • Three weeks of vacation per year.
  • Public Holidays determined, annually.
  • Paid time off (sickness and health).
  • Upward mobility in a start-up culture that allows for potential a role in management with demonstrated success.

Please submit cover letter and resume (PDF) to careers@bluefieldresearch.com. Please be sure to include the position title in the subject line.

Only qualified candidates will receive a response.

Digital Strategies Analyst, Water Industry

Summary: The global water sector is undergoing a significant transformation, headlined by the increasing adoption of more innovative digital solutions to optimize the management of aging infrastructure assets, workforces, and operations. This shift towards an internet-of-things approach is attracting new players like Big Tech firms, telecoms, and investors seeking to carve out positions alongside a deep roster of established hardware, software and services providers.

For these reasons, Bluefield is seeking a leader wanting to research, analyze and guide industry decisions based on the emerging trends that will shape tomorrow’s opportunities in digital water. The Analyst will play a leading role on Bluefield’s team and be responsible for guiding clients on the changes in market environments, growth trends, and company strategies related to digital transformation within the water sector – with a global focus on market developments in the North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America regions.   

Guide companies and utilities as a subject matter expert in digital water:

  • Lead a steady level of deliverable output to clients, including written reports, presentations, forecast models, and client workshops.
  • Initiate, write and produce regular executive briefings, PowerPoint presentations and market forecasts, while becoming an expert in this growing field.
  • Build and maintain project databases, company profiles, financing deals, and technology deployment, including development of online dashboards.
  • Understand the key building blocks of digital strategies – including underlying infrastructure, software integration, and business cases related to specific technologies.
  • Analyze the water supply chain and trends impacting market development- M&A, partnerships, project announcements, technology adoption.
  • Support the research demands of Bluefield’s other research groups and consulting practice as a subject matter expert.
  • Demonstrate to clients and team members a knowledge and expertise in the analysis of the water sector, water technology, and overall market opportunities.
  • Interact with clients on an ongoing basis to provide market research, competitive analysis, and strategy support.
  • Support Sales and Marketing teams in client and prospect meetings.
  • Build an professional industry profile through speaking opportunities at conferences and company board meetings.

Show off your education, skills, and experience:

  • Undergraduate degree, required.
  • 2-5 years relevant experience, within the technology, telecoms, water, energy, infrastructure, or market research fields.
  • Proficiency with MS applications required (Excel, Word and PowerPoint); experience with databases helpful.
  • Experience with Tableau, Qlik, Sisense…etc. preferred
  • A keen attention to detail and highly effective organization skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to conduct desk-based primary research, including interviews with key industry stakeholders unfamiliar with Bluefield Research.
  • Flexible to travel.
  • English fluency, other languages a plus.
  • Preference will be given to candidates in Barcelona are Paris.

Benefits:

  • Healthcare insurance reimbursement
  • Vacation (three weeks)
  • Paid time off (sickness and health)
  • Public holidays (8-10)
  • 401k investment plan
  • Upward mobility in a start-up culture that allows for potential a role in management with demonstrated success
  • The compensation package (base salary, plus performance related pay) will be commensurate with experience.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to: careers@bluefieldresearch.com

Only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up

Marketing Associate

Summary: The Marketing Associate plays a key role in all marketing initiatives and in helping to achieve company goals. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates seeking to gain experience across a variety of marketing channels, at a small, growing company, while gaining awareness of global water issues.

Bluefield Research is seeking an individual to provide ongoing support to the marketing and content team at Bluefield. This person will be responsible for key marketing functions including email marketing campaigns, website management, social media outreach, lead development, client support and conference planning. The successful candidate will have at least two years of experience with a demonstrated ability to juggle multiple priorities, strong communication skills, and attention to detail. Bluefield’s collaborating and entrepreneurial environment is an excellent opportunity to develop one’s marketing skills in a growing business.

The ideal candidate enjoys tracking performance analytics and working across various marketing channels.


-Content Development and Email Marketing: Assist in the development of content for email marketing of reports and data, client communications, weekly newsletters, and drip campaigns.

Website Content Management: Support the team in posting research deliverables, podcasts, blogs and other content to the website. Monitor website content for updates, featured content, and SEO. 

-Analytics and Feedback: Regular analysis of marketing channels and campaigns for RIO/overall performance. Monitoring web analytics analyze website traffic and report key metrics. 

-Social Media and Video Support: Support marketing team with social media posts on LinkedIn and Twitter tied to research and news items. Help produce explainer videos for marketing campaigns and website highlighting takeaways from research.

-Sales and Client Support: Help maintain database of water industry contacts and identify new contacts for business development. Assist in managing calendar of water events and speaking opportunities. Support sales team with client usage and access on the website as needed.


Show off your interests, skills, and experiences:

  • Required Education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience: At least 2 years experience in a marketing role (B2B experience is a plus)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent command of English language, grammar, and usage
  • Proven ability to multi-task while maintaining a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to meet key deadlines
  • Strong communication skills
  • Our marketing team uses WordPress, Hubspot (CRM) and Powtoon (prior knowledge is helpful but not required).
  • Copyediting, proofreading skills are a plus
  • Graphic design skills is a plus but not required
  • Valid work visa
  • Fluent English. Other major language are a plus

Benefits

  • A smart, fun, growing team
  • Start-up culture with strong opportunities for growth
  • Health insurance coverage and reimbursement
  • Three weeks of vacation per year
  • 8-10 Public Holidays determined annually
  • Retirement plan with investment matching
  • Paid time off (sickness and health)

Please submit cover letter and resume to careers@bluefieldresearch.com. Please be sure to include the position in the subject line. Only qualified candidates will receive a response. Preference given to Boston-based candidates.

Internship, Water Industry-
(Winter/ Spring 2023)

Summary: The Bluefield internship focuses on supporting our insight service clients though data and trend analysis, developing reports and presentations for clients, and being part of a team. This is an excellent and proven opportunity for candidates seeking to build their knowledge and experience in the global water markets. It is also a valuable entry-point into full-time employment.

Forge a new path in the rapidly changing water landscape:

  • Build-out and maintain project and company databases
  • Interact with industry players and government agencies to identify key data inputs and market perspectives to support strategy discussions
  • Initiate and produce PowerPoint presentations
  • Demonstrate to research team members a growing knowledge and expertise of the water sector, water technology, and market opportunities
  • Build an understanding of the regulatory, technology and competitive landscape of the water industry and the development market

Show off your interests, skills, and experiences:

  • Required Education – Undergraduate or Graduate degree, candidates Accepted
  • Experience: Preferred 1-2 years experience in written research and analysis in the water, energy, or other infrastructure sector
  • Valid work visa
  • Fluent English. Other major language are a plus
  • We have a preference for candidates already located in Boston, Chicago, or Barcelona.

Please submit cover letter and resume to careers@bluefieldresearch.com. Please be sure to include the position in the subject line. Only qualified candidates will receive a response.

Consulting Associate, Water Industry

Summary: Interested in making a difference and helping organizations identify and address strategic opportunities in water?

The Consultant position supports Bluefield’s bespoke research activities by collecting, analyzing, and presenting data trends and market shifts across the water industry for a specific project scope and client. This opportunity, which is project-based, is ideal for those seeking to build their knowledge and develop expertise in global water and business strategies. It is also a demonstrated stepping stone to a full time position.  

Navigate global water strategies and competitive landscapes:

  • Get up to speed on client-focused scope to support Bluefield team with data collection, analysis, and presentations
  • Develop clear research and forecasting methodologies that can be applied to market sizings and outlooks.
  • Develop and maintain a strong level of curiosity about the regulatory, technology, and competitive drivers influencing the global water industry
  • Interact with industry players via primary research activities to identify key data inputs and market perspectives to support strategy discussions
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and expertise of the water sector, water technology, and market opportunities within project framework during workshops and client meetings
  • Think outside the box to deliver thought provoking insights to colleagues and clients

Show off your education, skills, and experience.

  • Undergraduate degree; a Graduate Degree is a benefit
  • 2-5 years relevant experience, within the water, infrastructure, or market research sectors is preferred
  • Proficiency with MS applications required (Excel, Word and PowerPoint); experience with database platforms such as Tableau, Sisense, PowerBI is a benefit
  • A keen attention to detail and highly effective organization skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Fluent English and at least one other language is preferred
  • Willingness to work on a flexible project-to-project basis. Our most successful team members begin collaboration on short term projects that leads to a permanent position.

Benefits

  • Upward mobility in a start-up culture that allows for potential a role in full-time project management with demonstrated success.
  • The compensation package (base salary, plus performance related pay) will be commensurate with experience.
  • Ongoing collaboration with Bluefield’s team of water experts in its new, easily accessible downtown Boston office.
  • Access to “blue chip” clients and their perspectives on the changing water market.
  • Mentoring and guidance in delivering best in class research methodologies – from data collection, analysis, and presentations.

Please submit cover letter and resume (Pdf preferred) to careers@bluefieldresearch.com. Please be sure to include the position title in the subject line.

Only qualified candidates will receive a response.

Interested?

Bluefield’s dedicated water insight business is a great place to expand your skills and become a thought leader in a rapidly changing environment.