Deloitte Research Manager – Retail Industry in Des Moines, Iowa

Deloitte, one of the nation s leading professional services firms, provides audit & assurance, consulting, risk and financial advisory, risk management, tax, and related services to select clients through approximately 245,000 people in 150 countries and territories. The firm is dedicated to helping our clients and 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 communicatingdistinctive, valuable points of view on topics of interest, importance, and relevance to our clients builds Deloitte s reputation as a thought leader in the marketplace, a major contributor to the firm s competitive position and brand profile. Deloitte s Center for Industry insights (CII) is a critical component of the firm s thought leadership strategy, as it provides research and thought leadership focusing on issues relevant to Deloitte s Consumer & Industrial Products (C&IP) industry stakeholders. Key among these stakeholders are the practice professionals that support the strategic and operational needs of our clients in Retail, Wholesale & Distribution sectors. Our approach enables Deloitte to effectively define and shape conversations that matter. Doing so enables Deloitte to speak with a consistent and compelling voice, and help pave the way for new services and capabilities offered by the firm.

Center for Industry Insights thought leadership is effective when it:

  • Is relevant to Retail, Wholesale & Distribution sector and C&IP industry business issues

  • Aligns with Deloitte s strategic priorities, so that we can take ownership, make an impact, and deliver service capabilities

  • Applies to multiple Deloitte businesses (e.g., consulting and attest services) or functions, (e.g., CFO, CIO)

  • Provides deeply-researched, fact-based propriety insights that establish Deloitte and its people as eminent experts within specific topic or strategic areas

  • Prompts meaningful conversations with clients and prospects, builds relationships, and supports external marketing to establish Deloitte s brand

  • Galvanizes our talent

  • Offers a unique point of view

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

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

  • Differentiates Deloitte from competitors

  • Remains relevant for multiple years

  • Is built on collaborations or buy-in with select internal champions to align organization, execution, and resources appropriatelyExamples of Thought leadership work that has been done at Deloitte include:

  • Retail and C&IP related Deloitte Insights and Deloitte Review articles:

  • On the couch: Understanding consumer shopping behavior at

  • Embracing retail disruption: Deloitte's 30th annual holiday survey report at

  • Today at s relationship dance: What digital dating can teach us about customer loyalty at

  • The race to autonomous driving: Winning American consumers' trust at

  • Consumer products trends: Navigating 2020 at

  • Backyards without fences: Carving out territory in changing consumer products terrain at

  • Recent themed Deloitte Review issues and videos:

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

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

  • Following the Digital Thread video series at Position:The Center for Industry Insights is comprised of researchers who support and conduct the design, research, production, and deployment of foundational, analytical, and practice perspectives and other thought leadership materials relevant to C&IP practice stakeholders (professionals and clients), positioning the firm as a thought leader across all C&IP sectors and the marketplace in general. Deloitte s C&IP industry practice provides professional services to stakeholders in the following sectors: Retail, wholesale, and distribution; aerospace and defense; automotive; consumer products; chemicals and specialty materials; industrial products; and travel, hospitality, and services.This specific position will focus on the retail, wholesale, and distribution sector, and the research lead may also assist with developing this sector s thought leadership research agenda. In this role, they advise on topic selection and partner with author teams to develop and lead research that both provides value to their sector and adheres to Deloitte s rigorous quality standards.The position provides opportunities to:

  • Develop unique and thoughtful perspectives on retail, wholesale, and distribution related topics

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

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

  • Cultivate relationships with interested practitioners and other internal researchers and thought leaders to facilitate thought leadership development and ensure alignment and agreement of ideas and practice and sector positions

  • Deliver internal and external presentations, live and via webcasts, on C&IP and assigned sector (e.g., Retail) 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 perspectives; influence media and analysts

Category: Communications and Public Relations

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