Deloitte Research Lead—Industrial Products and/or Manufacturing, Center for Industry Insights in Chicago, Illinois
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And our culture of innovation means your ideas on how to improve our business and your clients will be heard.Research LeadIndustrial Products and/or Manufacturing, Center for Industry Insights,Deloitte Services LP The Deloitte Center for Industry Insights (the Center) is a trusted provider of leading trends and research on critical business issues facing business leaders across consumer business and manufacturing. The Center and Deloitte Services LP seeks to hire a manager or senior manager level individual to play a key role in developing though leadership that will have a transformational impact on Deloitte s manufacturing client base and the industrial marketplace. The Research Leader will work directly with Deloitte industrial sector leadership to develop actionable insights on emerging trends, challenges and opportunities facing manufacturing companies.This includes conducting advanced level research, writing, analysis and deployment, and participation in strategic decision-making with practice leadership. Deliverables may includewhite papers, in-depth research reports, client presentations, case studies, articles, interactive websites etc. which integrate information from a wide range of primary and secondary sources, including surveys, third-party research, analyst reports, executive interviews, focus groups, industry commentaries, news articles, etc. Office location is flexible. Responsibilities:Research and Eminence Strategy Development and Deployment Work with senior leadership to develop the research agenda and execute sector level research strategy, successfully navigating through complex situations with multiple stakeholders and delivering top notch results on time Shape and manage agenda for research and eminence, and develop deployment strategies and vehicles Manage key relationships and project deliverables with internal stakeholders and outside vendors to support the development and deployment of the core research agenda Develop research proposals through collaboration with Center leadership, including design of original research study proposals and research plans involving sophisticated research methods Develop, manage and execute complex research projects focused on topics related to specific sectors, such as industrial products, and/or broader issues across industrials, chemicals and specialty materials, aerospace, automotive, etc.Day-to-day activities Collaborate with marketing, sector specialist teams, other research teams, and client service professionals across the firm to deploy research findings Oversee the team of researchers working on sector and industry projects, providing both project management, and individual mentoring Manage and coach junior analysts Design and execute in-depth primary and secondary research to form or support hypotheses, including complex quantitative and qualitative data analysis, case study development, survey design and analysis, and senior executive interviews Write original research reports, case studies, viewpoints and articles targeted at leading management, industry and policy publications Use appropriate statistical and analytical methods in validating research hypotheses and perform analyses to develop original insights Develop presentations summarizing insights and recommendations for executive-level audiences at internal and external eventsQualifications 10 years in research and/or consulting roles within the consumer or industrial products industry sector, preferably industrial products and/or manufacturing Strong track record with previous employment, preferably with consulting firms, think tanks, academia, focused research institutes, corporate strategy or research divisions Ability to quickly filter and synthesize large amounts of information, identifying key points and providing relevant insights to senior decision makers Excellent project-management skills; demonstrated ability to develop/deploy project methodologies in an entrepreneurial environment Strong personnel management and mentoring skills and the ability to effectively direct and motivate project teams Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills Competency to work in a virtual teaming environment Proven experience with statistical/econometric modeling Demonstrated experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods A strong understanding of and previous research experience addressing:o substantive issues facing consumer and industrial products industrieso key business issues including strategy, operations, innovation, tax, mergers and acquisition, customer strategy, financial and performance management, and/or IT strategyo high level understanding of industry issues, structure, and/or regulations Education MBA, or Master s degree in Economics, Statistics, or Business-related disciplines preferred How you ll growAt Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. 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