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Research Senior Manager - Economic Modelling

Job Location: London

Job Number: 00460515

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Role: Accenture Research Senior Manager - Economic Modelling
Location: London 
Travel: Occasional where required 
Salary: £85,000 - £95,000

Introduction: 
Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. 

Join Corporate Functions and you will become part of a diverse team which offers the essential expertise that enables all of our employees to deliver high performance to our clients. Our Corporate Functions professionals work in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing and Communications, CIO, Information Security, and Geographic Services.

Whether you work directly with clients or manage important internal initiatives and efforts, you’ll find amazing opportunities to make a measurable difference.

Accenture Research is a global, 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 from a wide variety of skills and backgrounds to create talented teams of problem-solvers. We hope you’ll want to join us!

Introduction: 
Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. 

Join Corporate Functions and you will become part of a diverse team which offers the essential expertise that enables all of our employees to deliver high performance to our clients. Our Corporate Functions professionals work in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing and Communications, CIO, Information Security, and Geographic Services.

Whether you work directly with clients or manage important internal initiatives and efforts, you’ll find amazing opportunities to make a measurable difference.

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

Key Responsibilities include:

-    Design and execute groundbreaking and differentiated thought leadership to position Accenture with leading organizations such as WEF

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

-    Grow capabilities in the team, eg. organizing learning activities, create x-pollination opportunities

-    Help supervise the growth of our team of data scientists, ie experts in data structuring

-    Foster innovation and build research assets that differentiate Accenture Research in the market

-    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.

What skills & experience are we looking for? 


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

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

    ·         Subject matter expertise in themes such as productivity 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 and data management tools (eg. eViews, Stata, R, etc.) and processes

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

    ·         A track record of external presence in conferences and in publishing in tier 1 economic, business literature 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

     

     

    Reports to:   Economic Modeling Global lead

    Qualifications: Post-graduate degree/ PhD or equivalent in Economics is preferred

    Work Experience: 

    • Experienced Manager or similar
    • Significant research experience
    • Global / large private corporation or institution, research think tank or recognized research government agency


What’s in it for you?
All of our Corporate Functions professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career. 

On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

What are the next steps?
If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.

About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

Closing Date for Applications 28/06/2017
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.




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