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Deloitte Research Lead: Center for Consumer Industry Insights – US Research & Insights, Deloitte Services LP in Chicago, Illinois

Research Lead:Center for Consumer Industry Insights US Research & Insights, DeloitteServices LP

Level: Manager,(CL5)



Deloitte, oneof the nation s leading professional services firms, provides audit &assurance, consulting, risk and financial advisory, risk management, tax, andrelated services to select clients through approximately 245,000 people in 150countries and territories. The firm is dedicated to helping our clients andpeople excel. Known as an employer of choice for innovativehuman resources programs, Deloitte has been recognized as one of the " 100 Best Companies to Work for in America "by Fortune magazine for the sixteenth year. Deloitte is part of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, one of the world's leadingprofessional services, with more than 165,000 people in over 135 countries.Deloitte s thought leadership has been recognized as #1 by Source forConsulting.

Deloitte sCenter for Consumer Industry Insights (CCCII)introduces differentiating evidence-driven thought leadership to influenceindustry conversations at scale and to initiate meaningful engagement withclients and prospects. The Centergenerates distinctive, resonantand relevant studies & points of view. Ourapproach enables Deloitte to effectively define and shape conversations thatmatter. Doing so enables Deloitte to speak with a consistent and compellingvoice, and help pave the way for new services and capabilities offered by thefirm.

Center for Consumer Industry Insightsthought leadership is effective when it:

  • Is relevant to ConsumerProduct, Retail, Wholesale & Distribution sectors and broader Consumer industryclients & prospects

  • Articulates a casefor change and arms client leaders with pragmatic guidance and leadingpractices

  • Providesdeeply-researched, fact-based propriety insights that deepens our expertisewithin specific topic or strategic areas

  • Aligns with Deloitte sstrategic priorities

  • Creates adifferentiated platform Examples ofThought leadership work that has beendone at Deloitte include:

  • Consumer Industry related Deloitte Insights and Deloitte Review articles:

  • Millennialsand beyond: Brand growth through a cross-generational approach to consumerprofiling at

  • 2018Deloitte holiday retail survey at

  • Theadoption of disruptive technologies in the consumer products industry

  • 2019Retail Industry Outlook: Navigating disruption in retail at

  • 2019Consumer Products Industry Outlook: Technology s role in Consumer PackagedGoods (CPG) trends at

  • Therace to autonomous driving: Winning American consumers' trust at

  • 2019Global Automotive Consumer Study: Consumer trends in the automotive industry at

  • Themed Deloitte Review issues and videos:

  • DeloitteReview, Issue #22: Industry 4.0: Are you ready?

  • DeloitteReview, Issue #21: Navigating the Future of Work at

  • Followingthe Digital Thread video series at Position : Deloitte s Consumer industry practiceprovides professional services to stakeholders in the following sectors:automotive; consumer products; retail, wholesale, & distribution; andtransportation, hospitality, & services.TheCenter for ConsumerIndustry Insightsis comprised of researchers who conduct research &analysis (from ideation to research design to data collection to analysis),asset design & production (harness evidence-driven storylines and formfactor to cut thru the noise in concert with our production team) and deploy& scale the conversation (with stakeholders / PR / Marketing to harnessmoments that matter).Simply stated, theCenter crafts compelling stories for clients, based on credible evidence, andtold through consumable assets.This specific position will focus on developing andexecuting a thought leadership agenda in the consumer products, retail,wholesale, and distribution sectors.In this role, the successful candidate will adviseon topic selection and partner with sector leadership to develop and leadresearch that both provides value to the sector and adheres to Deloitte squality standards.The position provides opportunities to:

  • Develop unique and thoughtful perspectives onconsumer product,retail, wholesale, and distributiontopics

  • Cultivaterelationships with interested practitioners and thought leaders to facilitatethought leadership development

  • Build personalbrand through publications and internal & external presentations

  • Serve as a connectionpoint to external audiences

  • Cultivaterelationships with internal and external thought leaders and influencers Qualifications andWork Experience

  • Demonstrated abilityto direct and perform rigorous primary and secondary research

  • Strong verbal andwritten communication skills

  • Experience workingindependently and as part of a virtual team

  • Comfort with successvia making others successful

  • Excellentnetworking skills

  • Ability to forgeconsensus

  • Coachingcapabilities, particularly around the research process

  • Strong projectmanagement skills with excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to managemultiple projects and deadlines

  • Subject matterexpertise in consumer produces, retail, wholesale, and/or distribution

  • Previous strategyconsulting experience is preferred

  • Graduate degree(MBA or PhD) preferred

  • Location flexible To apply Apply with a letter explaining why you are interested inthis role and expanding upon your qualifications.Please include a full CV and two writingsamples, ideally sole- or first-authored.One sample should be shorter (i.e.,<1000 words) and one longer(i.e., 1500-5000 words).

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