Deloitte Researcher, Center for Integrated Research in Chicago, Illinois

Researcher, Center for Integrated Research US Research & Insights

Deloitte, one of the nation's leading professional services firms, provides assurance and advisory, tax, and management consulting services through nearly 40,000 people in more than 100 U.S. cities. The firm is dedicated to helping our clients and our people excel. Known as an employer of choice for innovative human 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 leading professional services, with more than 165,000 people in over 135 countries. Deloitte s thought leadership has been recognized as #1 by Source for Consulting.

Generating and communicating distinctive, valuable points of view on topics of interest, importance, and relevance to our clients builds Deloitte s eminence in the marketplace, a major contributor to the firm s competitive position and brand profile. Deloitte sCenter for Integrated Research is a key component of the firm s thought leadership strategy, serving to bring coherence and focus to the hundreds of publications and other thought leadership material released each year. This focus in our research and thought leadership allows Deloitte to be more effective in shaping and defining the conversations that matter. By developing signature content, we enable Deloitte to speak with a consistent and compelling voice, and help pave the way for new practices and capabilities within Deloitte.

Center for Integrated Research perspectives on relevant topics are effective when they:

  • Align with our strategic priorities, where we can take ownership, make an impact, and deliver service capabilities;

  • Apply to multiple Deloitte businesses (e.g., consulting and attest services), sectors (e.g., healthcare and technology), or functions (e.g., CFO, CIO);

  • Provide deeply-researched, fact-based propriety insights that establish Deloitte and its people as eminent experts within a specific topic or strategic area;

  • Lead meaningful conversations with clients and prospects, build relationships and support external marketing to establish Deloitte s brand;

  • Galvanize our talent;

  • Offer a unique point of view;

  • Establish expertise that enables Deloitte to build new capabilities and establish new market offerings for clients;

  • Provide a platform for a differentiated and branded perspective that supports our overall market positioning;

  • Differential Deloitte from competitors;

  • Remain relevant for multiple years; and

  • Work with selected internal champions to align organization, execution, and resources appropriately.

Examples of work that has been done at Deloitte under the auspices of the Center for Integrated Research include:

  • Recent themed Deloitte Review issues and videos:

  • Deloitte Review, Issue #22: Industry 4.0: Are you ready? ( link )

  • Deloitte Review, Issue #21: Navigating the Future of Work ( link at https://www2.deloitte.com/insights/us/en/deloitte-review/issue-21.html )

  • Following the Digital Thread video series ( link at https://sloanreview.mit.edu/tag/following-the-digital-thread/ )

  • Center for Integrated Research-sponsored Deloitte Insights collections

  • Industry 4.0 ( link )

  • Future of Work ( link )

  • Future of Mobility ( link )

  • Behavioral Economics and Management ( link )

Position :

The Center for Integrated Research is comprised of researchers who support and conduct the design, research, production, and deployment of foundational perspectives and other thought leadership materials across multiple campaigns that drive to the heart of Deloitte s prioritized issues to own and positions the firm as a thought leader in the marketplace.

Each researcher may also serve as a series editor for a specific thought leadership campaign, overseeing insights publications produced by experts within the practice. In this role, they assist with topic selection and thought leadership development, and partner with author teams to develop and lead research that both builds on their campaign and adheres to Deloitte s rigorous quality standards.

Series editors work closely together to coordinate and lead campaigns within the Center for Integrated Research, and the role would include regular collaboration with team members focused on managing other campaigns to develop deeper, more coordinated research and insights.

The position provides opportunities to:

  • Develop signature perspectives on Center for Integrated Research-related topics;

  • Personally produce and deploy thought leadership content through the design and execution of world-class research;

  • Support team members and other thought leaders in Deloitte in the design and execution of their initiatives;

  • Work with internal researchers and thought leaders to align Center for Integrated Research-related efforts, and to cultivate relationships with interested practitioners;

  • Deliver internal and external presentations, live and via webcasts, on Center for Integrated Research -related topics;

  • Create an accessible way to understand often highly-technical or complex topics;

  • Serve as a connection point to external audiences on these topics;

  • Cultivate relationships with external researchers and thought leaders;

  • Gain external awareness of and recognition for our signature perspectives; influence media and analysts; and

  • Gather and curate current and future work.

Qualifications and Work Experience

  • Demonstrated ability to direct and perform rigorous primary and secondary research;

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;

  • Strong editorial skills;

  • Experience working independently and as part of a virtual team;

  • Comfort with succeeding by making others successful;

  • Excellent networking skills;

  • Ability to forge consensus;

  • Passion for research and writing;

  • Coaching capabilities, particularly around the research and writing process;

  • Strong project management skills with excellent attention to detail;

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tight deadlines;

  • Subject matter expertise in emerging technologies and/or organizational and management principles, gained through either prior research or work experience;

  • Previous strategy consulting experience is preferred;

  • Graduate degree (MBA or PhD) preferred; and

  • Location flexible, with the following cities preferred: New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, or Milwaukee.

To apply

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

How you ll grow

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