• Country Analysis Director, India

    Job Locations India-Gurgaon
    ID
    2019-6059
    Function
    Research
  • Introduction

     

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    As the research and analysis division of the Economist Group, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) helps leaders prepare for opportunity, empowering them to act with confidence when making strategic decisions. The EIU is the global standard in providing quality, actionable intelligence to the public and private sector, assessing issues that impact the marketplace for over 200 countries.

                          

    The Country Analysis division of the EIU has built an office in Gurgaon, India, and we are now seeking to establish the role of Country Analysis Director, India, reporting to the Country Anlaysis Director, to manage and direct the team of analysts in Gurgaon. The holder of this role is an intellectual leader of The EIU, making sure that the quality of the analysis produced by the editorial teams meets the standards expected of Economist Group products and services, as well as meeting the needs of our clients by addressing the economic, political, industry and business issues of the day in a timely and relevant manner. The holder of this role is also a thought leader, representing The EIU externally at the most senior level, both to clients, prospects and the media.

    Accountabilities

    How you will contribute:

    • Be an intellectual leader within The EIU’s Gurgaon office, providing leading analysis and insight on countries and/or specialist topics.
    • Preserve the integrity of the Economist brand in line with its founding principles.
    • Ensure that the quality of our editorial output, both written and numerical, meets the high standards expected by our clients. To proactively make whatever changes are necessary to support this objective.
    • Have a strong external profile, possessing excellent presentation skills and an ability to work effectively in a public forum.
    • Promote our work within The Economist Group and externally, and liaise directly with external clients and media organisation on behalf of The EIU.
    • Provide briefing engagements to clients when required.
    • Contribute to the commercial success of the Country Analysis business via a focus on value-creation for clients.
    • Provide strategic insight and input to help develop The EIU’s products and services.
    • Work collaboratively with other senior EIU staff members to support new business development and implement divisional strategy.
    • Supervise the country analysis staff in Gurgaon and to attract and develop high calibre staff.
    • Implement training and onboarding strategies to enhance skills across the team.
    • Work with both analysts and research analysts to mentor them and help them develop their macroeconomic and forecasting skills.

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

     The ideal skills for the role include:

    • Broad knowledge of global political and economic trends.
    • A proven ability to convey ideas and opinions coherently and with authority.
    • Experience of leading, motivating and developing analytical and editorial teams.
    • Experience in producing economic forecasts and analysis on both developed and emerging economies, combined with strong editorial skills.
    • Experience of managing and leading within a B2B digital publishing business.

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