• Consultant, Public Policy and Economics

    Job Locations China-Beijing | China-Hong Kong
    ID
    2019-5959
    Function
    Consulting
  • Introduction

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    The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is a leading global provider of country, industry and policy analysis. We help our clients navigate the toughest challenges and specialise in evidence-based insights that create impact for leading organisations. Currently, the EIU Consulting team is recruiting for a Consultant with a quantitative profile to work within an internationally-focused and diverse team. The successful candidate will manage data-driven strategy projects for our clients and play a prominent role in building our consulting practice in China.

    Accountabilities

    How you will contribute

    • Manage all aspects of consulting projects including planning and execution
    • Leading client meetings and day-to-day client communications
    • Design and implement internal workflows and take ownership of team deadlines
    • Uphold the highest quality standards in the team’s output
    • Develop new data-driven methodologies to solve client problems and deploy advanced analytics to generate insights
    • Deliver projects to strict deadlines and within budget, ensuring achievement of agreed revenue and contribution targets
    • Manage and build client and stakeholders relationships
    • Assist in business development, prepare proposals and participate in client pitches
    • Assist in internal training and recruitment of talent as needed

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The ideal skills for this role are

    • Degree in Economics, Finance, Statistics or other quantitative discipline; Master's degree is preferred
    • A minimum of 5 years of prior work and outstanding project management track record in consulting for industry or government clients
    • Experience creating solutions that involve advanced analytics, including expertise with one or more of the following analytical software packages: STATA, Eviews, R or Python
    • Client management experience including with senior executives
    • Excellent presentation skills, with ability to communicate complex analysis and ideas to non-specialist audiences
    • Ability to deliver to tight deadlines
    • Fluency in English and Mandarin
    • Most critically, a passion for using data to solve complex problems

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