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Market Analyst

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Company Overview

Calling the adventurers ready to join a company that's pushing the limits of nanotechnology to keep the digital revolution rolling. At KLA, we're making technology advancements that are bigger—and tinier—than the world has ever seen.

Who are we?  We research, develop, and manufacture the world's most advanced inspection and measurement equipment for the semiconductor and nanoelectronics industries. We enable the digital age by pushing the boundaries of technology, creating tools capable of finding defects smaller than a wavelength of visible light. We create smarter processes so that technology leaders can manufacture high-performance chips—the kind in that phone in your pocket, the tablet on your desk and nearly every electronic device you own—faster and better. We're passionate about creating solutions that drive progress and help people do what wouldn't be possible without us.  The future is calling. Will you answer?


SPTS wafer processing solutions include market-leading silicon etch, dielectric etch, dry-release etch, PVD, PECVD and molecular vapor deposition (MVD®), available with a range of wafer-handling options applicable to R&D, pilot production, or volume production environments. SPTS is headquartered and has its main manufacturing facility in Newport, UK, with additional manufacturing in Allentown, Pennsylvania. SPTS operates across 19 countries in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, and offers comprehensive service and spare parts support through a worldwide network of service centers and qualified local agents.


 Forecasting device units and revenue over a 5 year horizon for our core markets

  • Using that unit forecast to create a forecast of equipment demand for SPTS products
  • Estimate market share for our products in our markets. 
  • Identify inflexion points in the long term demand and characterize as an opportunity or obstacle for our products.  These inflexion points could be at device level, or at the macrolevel (autonomous cars etc)
  • Using contacts in the industry (customers, analysts, complementary suppliers etc) and data gathering via conference and trade publications etc, create market specific customer roadmaps.  Work with product managers to turn that output into SPTS product roadmaps
  • Using those same contacts and resources, plus competitor generated data, compile intelligence on SPTS competitors and deliver to product managers & senior management.  Identify competitive threats
  • Discover and analyse potential new markets for our products.  Perform bespoke research on markets as requested by product management.
  • Identify likely sales opportunities for SPTS products and package information for SPTS sales teams.
  • Put together illustrative examples of process flows for device manufacture in our markets.
  • Quarterly, use the earnings calls of selected public companies to get an impression of confidence levels in the industry.  Publish and present those findings at internal events
  • Present market information at SPTS & KLA events, potentially up to board level.  Participate and present at industry conferences,
  • Provide market information on request for presentations made by SPTS & KLA executives, or marcoms output such as web articles, case studies press releases etc.


  • Deegree qualified in a technology field
  • Post degree qualification in business and/or marketing analysis 
  • Passionate about technology with an inquiring nature. 
  • Enthusiastic with a positive attitude
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Significant experience in the semiconductor industry experience, ideally in a marketing analyst role.
  • Strong presentation skills
  • The candidate will be a strong communicator comfortable with interfacing with all levels of a business up to C level
  • Excellent English both written and spoken