Research Analyst / Strategy Officer at Layer3

Layer3 is one of the fastest growing network and security infrastructure companies in West Africa, providing award-winning services, including managed and cloud services, network security, IT infrastructure management, virtualization and mobile device management solutions. Our unique model integrates best-of-breed technologies from global leaders such as Juniper Networks, Blue Coat, Polycom, AirWatch, F5, Extreme Networks and VMware, coupled with our next-generation metro fiber networks, to offer unparalleled services and after sales support to some of the most demanding customers.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Research Analyst / Strategy Officer

Location: Lagos
Job type: Full-time

About the Job

  • As the Research Analyst under the Strategy and Business Development Group of Layer3, you will be pivotal in information gathering using relevant research tools and techniques for developing and shaping the company’s strategic initiatives.
  • You will work closely with the head, Strategy & Business Development to develop the companies strategy documents.
  • You will play a pivotal role in identifying growth opportunities, risks and mitigants.
  • You will analyze market trends, competitive landscapes, and emerging technologies to guide the organizations vision to enhance our market position


  • Market Analysis: Conduct thorough research and analysis of industry trends, customer preferences, and competitive landscapes. Translate insights into actionable strategies that will drive the company’s success.
  • Risk Management: Assess potential risks and challenges associated with strategic decisions and provide mitigation strategies to ensure the company’s growth trajectory remains steady.
  • Scenario Planning: Develop various scenarios and contingency plans to adapt to changing market dynamics and unforeseen challenges
  • Strategy Development: Should have a clear understanding of strategy development across: Brand, Communications and Go to Market Plans
  • Innovation: Must be able to identify emerging technologies and trends that could impact our industry. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate innovation into the company’s strategic roadmap.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work closely with departments to ensure alignment between strategic goals and operational execution. Foster a collaborative environment that encourages knowledge sharing and coordinated efforts.

Key Skills
Technical Specification:

Experienced strategist:

  • Risk analysis and strategic business planning skills
  • 3-4 years’ Experience working in a corporate/business-focused environment.
  • Experience in successfully implementing new organization models, including change management aspects.
  • Sound knowledge of research and analytic tools and sources
  • High level of computer literacy, including word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, and the Internet.
  • Highly numerate with strong ability in financial analysis, forecasting, project costing, and preparing and monitoring budgets.
  • Understanding and knowledge of Juniper Networks, Vmware, Cisco, F5, Blue Coat, AirWatch, and other Layer3 partner and competitor products is a big plus.

Person Specification:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral (including presentations)
  • Intellectual ability & Strategic thinking
  • Willing to continuously update personal skills and knowledge.
  • Superb social and interpersonal abilities hone with business partnering/advisory roles.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with people at all levels in various organizations (within and without).
  • Ability to build rapport quickly with colleagues (subordinates, contemporaries, and superiors).


  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, Economics, Engineering or any relevant discipline
  • Minimum of 3-4 years working experience in a strategy role (ICT industry experience will be an added advantage).


  • Observe the obligations of Layer3’s Employee Handbook Manual
  • Adhere to Layer3’s Development Principles
  • Adhere to Layer3’s Intellectual Property Policy requirements and relevant Data Protection and Information Security legislation.
  • At all times, work to ensure the health and safety of the post holder, other staff, colleagues, and visitors to Layer3’s premises.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the position as the subject of the email.


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