• Senior Analyst/Team Leader MEA

    Job Locations India-Gurgaon
  • Introduction

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    As the research and analysis division of the Economist Group, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) helps Managers 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 two hundred countries.


    The Country Analysis division of the EIU is now seeking to establish the role of Senior Analyst/Team Leader to assist the Middle East and Africa (MEA) Regional Director to manage a team of country analysts and researchers. The Senior Analyst/Team Leader will have overall responsibility for ensuring their teams delivers the EIU’s portfolio of country analysis products and services to the required standards and agreed timelines. The role  is required to identify skills gaps and areas for improvement within the country analyst team, and help shape and deliver staff training and recruit policy with the aim of delivering the EIU’s existing portfolio of country analysis products and services. The position holder will be called upon to promote and present the EIU by participating in external client facing events and media briefings, whilst representing the India based Country Analysis team internally at senior management group meetings.


    How you will contribute:

    • To be an intellectual leader within the MEA regional team, providing leading analysis and insight on some of the major countries in that region.
    • Show a strong sense of editorial judgement and ensure required quality standards for EIU products and services are met at all times.
    • Promote our work on this topic 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 on the MEA region when required.
    • To 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.
    • To work collaboratively with other senior EIU staff members to support new business development and implement divisional strategy.
    • To manage the staff members at that location effectively and to attract and develop high calibre staff.
    • Supervise the day-to-day functioning of a diverse team of country analysts and researchers.
    • 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 this role are:

    • At least 4-5 years’ experience in team Managership and/or demostrable team leadership
    • A thorough understanding of macroeconomic data and forecasting techniques.
    • Very strong written and oral communication skills.
    • A Master degree and/or MBA
    • The ability to develop and motivate a professional and client focused analytical team.
    • Attention to detail and ability to ensure consistent high quality products and services.
    • Strong interest and analytical rigour in issues covering economic, political and risk analysis.
    • An ability to clearly and concisely communicate ideas and insights with staff, senior management and external clients.


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