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Join the world's premier global economic consultancy
Oxford Economics, the world's leading economic consultancy, is always looking for high-calibre economists, industry specialists, thought leadership editors, sales managers and software developers to join our fast-growing operations in Oxford, London, New York, Belfast, Philadelphia, and other locations around the world.
The successful candidates for economist and research positions will have at least five years' experience and be ambitious to develop their careers. Excellent analytical, quantitative and presentational skills, as well as the ability to manage large forecasting, consultancy, or thought leadership projects are essential.
As we expand our global operations, we also have positions available for sales professionals with knowledge of global economics and business, and a proven track record in selling subscription services and research.
A competitive salary package (including bonus scheme) is available. To apply, please send your CV, indicating your location preference, to: The Secretary, Oxford Economics Ltd, Abbey House, 121 St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1HB, UK (email: Maisie Matthews).
We are looking for exceptional graduates who have a first or upper-second class degree in economics or a related subject from a top university and have, or are currently studying for, a Masters degree. We will also consider applications from graduates with experience in academic research, the civil service, financial services or consultancy. Successful candidates will join our forecasting or consulting teams based in Oxford and London.
Our Graduate scheme provides comprehensive training in applying economic understanding to real world issues. You will be doing work that matters from your first week, gaining exposure to all areas of our business. After two years with Oxford Economics you will have developed the skills and experience of a professional economist. As a small but fast-growing company we can offer a flexible career path designed to suit your strengths and interests.
You will need to be a good team player with strong analytical skills, pay attention to detail and learn fast. You must be able to put together complex arguments and explain them convincingly. You should also be comfortable meeting tight deadlines and working under your own initiative. Fluency in English is essential, as is the ability to write and communicate clearly and concisely.
Our next graduate training scheme starts in September 2015. Click here for further details
Business Development Executive UK
Territory: UK and defined territories across the EMEA market
Reports to: Business Development Manager
Salary: Basic with commissions on top, competitive and depending on experience
In conjunction with the Business Development Manager the Business Development Executive is responsible for building the subscription business within the assigned territory. Supporting the role of the BDM, the Business Development Executive will be focused on proactively developing the market and achieving sales targets for the territory. Responsibilities include developing enquiries into sales and leads, upselling to existing clients as well as selling to new business targets and converting field marketing strategies into sales. The position will be an integral part of Oxford Economics’ growth plans for Europe and provides an exciting opportunity to be part of a an organization in a dynamic growth phase.
Skills and Experience
How to apply
Please supply a CV and covering letter by email to email@example.com by 5:30pm Monday 16th February 2015.
Associate Director, consulting - London
The Associate Director role involves being responsible for the work of one of the four teams on the consulting side of the organisation, consisting of three other senior economists, one economist and one placement student. This is an existing post that will become vacant when the current occupant moves to Australia to assist with Oxford Economics’ expansion in that part of the world.
The nature of the team’s work is varied, however it typically takes on transport, digital and creative sector studies, and its capabilities include economic impact modelling and cost benefit analysis. Recent projects undertaken by the team have included: assessments of various airport expansion proposals in connection with the Davies Commission; an exploration of how varying levels of digital technology penetration across the world affect economic growth; and an economic impact study of the film industry in China.
In geographic terms the team’s clients are located throughout the world, with the exception of the Americas, which is usually served by a separate consulting team. The role is client facing, and the Associate Director is responsible for achieving annual revenue targets for his or her own team and contributing to the achievement of the consulting unit’s overall target. The post-holder can expect to be responsible for – if not actively engaged in - between five and ten projects being undertaken by the team at any one time.
Key elements of the role include the following:
Undertake robust and rigorous economic analysis in the delivery of consultancy projects;
Handle clients and potential clients effectively, responding promptly and positively to their enquiries and managing Oxford’s relationship with them;
Write research proposals, project reports and presentations;
Undertake effective and structured project management, ensuring sufficient time for quality assurance from senior colleagues;
Represent Oxford Economics at external events;
Manage and develop five staff members;
Be entrepreneurial in the identification and pursuit of new business opportunities; and
Improve the analytical rigour and economics skills of other colleagues within the team and the wider consulting group.
This exciting role would suit someone who is rigorous, creative and a strong manager. The successful candidate will be adaptable but also have a vision for what the team can be, perhaps including ideas about new areas of analysis the team should offer to clients. The Associate Director should also have the following attributes.
A post-graduate degree in economics, econometrics or another relevant quantitative discipline;
At least 10 years’ experience using economic analysis and a variety of data;
A track-record of successful staff and project management;
Evidence of being proactive and creative in using economic techniques to answer (external, internal or policymaker) clients’ questions;
Excellent written and verbal communication, including the ability to explain economic concepts and quantitative results and their implications to non-specialists; and
A commitment to going the extra mile to produce rigorous, accurate work, within the constraints of the time and resources available.
Familiarity with cost benefit analysis and/or economic impact studies;
An entrepreneurial approach; and
Experience of working in a client-focused environment, such as consulting.
How to Apply
To apply for the role of Associate Director, please submit a cv and covering letter, detailing how you meet the person specification and briefly outlining your vision for the role. Please also provide one relevant example of your past work. Applications should be sent to Deborah Dunphy at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm, Thursday 12 February.
If you would like to discuss the nature of the job in more detail please email Ian Mulheirn, Director of Consulting, at email@example.com.