Competitor Analyst

Product · Manchester, Manchester
Department Product
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

The Opportunity


Peak is the Decision Intelligence company. We are on a mission to help organisations use AI to make great commercial decisions, all the time. Just as importantly, we are also focused on building an amazing company. One where we truly value our people & culture, and strive to make Peak an amazing and diverse place to work. Our recent Best Companies award & 3 star accreditation for being one of the top companies to work for is a testament to this.

 

We have ambitious plans over the coming years; to launch and lead a new category of technology (Decision Intelligence), expand our operations and create the best working culture possible. This is a great time to join Peak and the Product team, as we start the next stage of our global growth. 


The Role


While we believe the Peak platform offers class-leading capabilities, we know the landscape for Decision Intelligence is changing fast.  Therefore, it's important we are aware of emerging direct competitors and technologies in adjacent verticals.  The Competitor Analyst role will be crucial to understanding the ever-changing competitor landscape and using that insight to inform our product strategy, roadmap and commercial positioning.

 

Key Responsibilities:


  • Identify Peak’s key competitors by continually monitoring the tech market and tracking changes and additions in the space we occupy.
  • Perform in-depth technical analysis of competitors features and capabilities. Identify their key strengths and differentiators.
  • Critically evaluate the relative strength of each feature in the Peak platform in the context of the competitor landscape.
  • Create reports of your findings, identify actions that inform the Product team’s strategy and roadmap.
  • Work closely with Product marketing to translate your findings into clear and compelling collateral to support both marketing and sales enablement.
  • Present your insights to senior leadership across Peak on a regular basis.  Be the go-to subject matter expert on the technical capabilities of our competitors.

 

Skills & Experience


We are building a world class, global Product team and are looking for a first principles thinker with great market insight and the ambition to work on a cutting edge product. 

 

  • A proven track record of working in an analyst role, producing insights that influence commercial decision makers.
  • Strong experience of performing competitor analysis of software products, ideally with a B2B SaaS focus.
  • Skilled at critically analysing the capabilities of technology products through reviewing documentation and hands-on assessment.
  • Excellent writing and presentations skills.  Ability to communicate your views in a compelling and insightful manner.
  • Ideally, hands-on experience of using data, analytics or data science technologies.
  • Great people skills and able to build relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic SaaS scale-up environment.


Personal Skills

 

We’re on a profound mission at Peak ‘to be the global leaders of AI’ and we need teammates with particular values to help us make this happen:


  • Open - Keen on hearing feedback and input from others.
  • Driven - A strong desire to solve really complex problems.
  • Curious - Proactively seek new information and ideas.
  • Smart - Will love making complex things simple for people to relate to and understand.
  • Responsible - Take pride in your work.


Benefits:


  • Opportunity to make a large impact in a fast-growing company with global ambitions and influence Peak’s early success in entering the global market.
  • Share options / Equity in Peak - Peak is our company, Peak is your company
  • 25 days annual leave when you start (rising with each year of service up to 30), plus 8 days public holidays (3 flexible days for you to use when convenient)
  • A fantastic working environment with open communication channels, flat team structure and a truly collaborative style.
  • Flexible culture - Hybrid working model (Clubhouse/Home) and flexible hours with work life balance in mind.
  • Opportunity to work from anywhere in the world for 1 month of the year
  • Great maternity leave benefits.
  • Mental and physical health support through a variety of channels, e.g., Headspace and Spill app subscriptions, online yoga/boxing/HIIT classes, regular team days and social activities (online at the moment).
  • Cycle to work initiative and public transport season ticket loans.
  • Learn from some of the best minds in the UK and India across multiple disciplines.
  • Opportunity to develop in various areas that you may take an interest in as part of your personal development.

 

Inclusion and Diversity at Peak

 

Our mission at Peak is to help businesses do great things with AI - we are the innovators, the disruptors and the gamechangers.  

 

Diverse and inclusive companies will drive the fourth industrial revolution - and we will lead from the front. 

 

Over the next 5 years, we need more than words to create a stronger company and a fairer society, which is why Peak are committed to not only creating an amazing place to work, but a diverse and inclusive one too.

 

We want to create awesome teams and leadership, where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and their ideas to solve the complex problems for the companies and the communities we serve.

 

 About Peak

 

Founded in Manchester in 2015 by Richard Potter, David Leitch and Atul Sharma, Peak is on a mission to change the way the world works. We have offices in Manchester, London, Jaipur and Brisbane. Our decision intelligence platform provides businesses all over the world with AI-powered solutions that drive commercial outcomes. 

 

Connecting data sets from across an organisation to provide predictive insight and recommended actions, the Peak platform directs fast and effective decision making. It is used by leading brands including Nike, Pepisco, KFC, Sika and PrettyLittleThing. 

 

In August 2021, Peak announced a $75m Series C funding round led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund II. We have grown significantly over the last three years, and now number over 250 people globally. This year Peak received a Best Companies 3-star accreditation, which recognizes extraordinary levels of employee engagement and was ranked by The Sunday Times as one of the Best 100 Companies to Work For in 2020 and 2021. 

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  • Location
    Manchester, Manchester
  • Department
    Product
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level