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Economic Research & Modelling - Manager

Lugar de trabajo: Buenos Aires

Regional Description: Argentina

Número de la posición: 00656743


- Descripción de la posición

Accenture Research is a global, award-winning team providing insights and analysis to Accenture and its clients throughout the world. Joining Accenture Research translates into continual opportunities to expand on what you can do. Our researchers come together with a wide variety of skills and backgrounds to create talented teams of problem-solvers. We hope you’ll join us!
About Accenture Research
Accenture Research uncovers trends and shape data-driven insights through Thought Leadership and Research for Accenture and its clients. Accenture Research combines deep understanding of Accenture clients’ industries with leading-edge research techniques to discover the most pressing issues facing organizations today.
Our team of 250 researchers and analysts develops thought-provoking research -- supported by proprietary data and partnerships with leading organizations that guides our innovations and allows us to transform theories and fresh ideas into real-world solutions for our clients.
Our team uses innovative business research techniques such as economic value modeling, analytics, crowdsourcing, expert networks, surveys, data visualization, and open research with Tier 1 academic and business partners. 
Accenture Research powers hundreds of points of views published by Accenture every year and handles Accenture’s exclusive network of data and sources covering all industries, countries, market trends and digital technologies. The team is part of Accenture’s Strategy Office.
We work in four main areas:

• Developing points of view: Accenture creates original, cutting-edge points of view to use with clients, the media and in conferences. Many of our projects are published and quoted in the media.

Working directly with clients: we work alongside our colleagues from the practice to provide research to clients and as part of the client experiences we deliver from the Centre.
Supporting Accenture’s growth: our researchers advise the leaders of our practices on the opportunities for growth, on differentiating Accenture in the market and about our positioning relative to our competitors.
New business opportunities: helping Accenture understand markets and companies and identifying ways in which we can help clients become high-performance businesses and governments.
 About the role
Key Responsibilities include:

Design and execute groundbreaking and differentiated economic research to position Accenture with clients

Work with industry research teams in scoping economic modelling proposals and the quantitative research strategy in general.

Grow capabilities in the team, eg. Foster innovation and build research assets that differentiate Accenture Research in the market, organize learning activities, create x-pollination opportunities

Help develop our collaboration with the team of data scientists, ie. experts in data structuring, machine learning/AI, data-viz

Market and sell capability to clients internally. Create awareness and understanding for that capability in Accenture and Accenture Research

Represent Accenture Research in client-facing situations, for instance in proposals and live presentations where a core part of the research solution lies in data modeling.

Your skills
We are looking for someone who has a comprehensive skill set:
“Hard” skills:

• Track record in economic research projects using econometric modeling and statistics

• Subject matter expertise in themes such as industrial organization and labor markets

• Strong analytical skills and a proven ability to make sense out of data

• Solid experience in the presentation of research deliverables to high level executives

• Excellent understanding of modeling tools (eg. eViews, Stata, Matlab, R, Python etc.) and processes

• Understanding of data science methods applied to economic studies would be a plus

• A track record of external presence in conferences and in publishing in economic or business journals would be a plus


“Soft” skills:

• Intellectual curiosity

• Proven ability to manage people and research projects

• Experience in supervising and coaching data scientists and statisticians

• Strong people developer / change management skills

• Entrepreneurial attitude

• Strong professional qualities: client focus, decisiveness, integrity, resilience to stress against stretch goals, deadlines.

• Strong communications skills (focus on actionable intelligence) and good interpersonal skills in one-to-one and team settings

Additional Information
Reports to: Head of Economic and Data Science Research
Qualifications: Post-graduate degree/ PhD or equivalent in Economics is preferred
Work Experience: 

• Manager or similar

• 10+ years research experience

• Global / large private corporation or institution, research think tank or recognized research government agency

Location: Buenos Aires
Preferred start date: As soon as possible
What to expect
Accenture is a company of around 400,000 employees in 53 countries and your first weeks will be spent getting to know the organization. As you become more familiar with the organization you can expect to start work on one or more projects. There is no typical day or project at Accenture Research but you might start by working on an analysis of one of our clients or potential clients or get involved in developing practical industry growth models, for example of the food industry in Asia, working with a specialist in this area.
Over time you will find a varied project load develops and that you will be working on between two and four projects at any given time, of different durations and scope. You’ll build a good working relationship with the other researchers worldwide. The team operates mainly on a virtual basis. 
In terms of career development there will be tremendous scope to expand and build on this role. A dynamic, proactive researcher will find many opportunities to learn and grow at Accenture.
The research team is genuinely a great place to work. There will be times when you work long and hard but we put life/work balance very high on our agenda.

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