Associate Director, Scenarios and Stress Testing

About Oxford Economics

Oxford Economics is one of the world’s leading economic consultancy firms. Headquartered in Oxford, with regional centres in London, New York, and Singapore, we employ over 300 full-time people, including more than 160 professional economists, industry experts and business editors. Our worldwide client base now comprises over 1000 international organisations, including leading multinational companies and financial institutions; key government bodies and trade associations; and top universities, consultancies, and think tanks.

The company is engaged in two main areas of activity. One is our highly respected global macroeconomic, industry and city forecasting services. The other is our bespoke consultancy service, answering specific economic questions with rigorous analysis on behalf of a diverse range of international clients. 

About the role

The position of Associate Director is in the Stress Testing and Scenarios division at Oxford Economics, based in Oxford, reporting to the Head of Scenarios and Stress Testing. The successful candidate will take a leading role in the continued development of our scenarios and macroeconomic-related consultancy services, identifying new business opportunities and leading project implementation. 

Key responsibilities

  • Managing a range of macro consulting projects that have a scenario- and model-related focus. This will include taking the lead on preparing proposals, managing delivery of projects, and handling client relations.
  • Projects will include scenarios projects within team as well as cross-team support for modelling projects undertaken in the Macro Consulting unit.
  • Presenting the findings from consulting work to clients, policy makers, media and other stakeholders.
  • Developing techniques and innovative approaches in order to meet clients’ economic consulting requirements.
  • Oversee the work of economists in the Oxford-based scenarios team.
  • Supporting our sales and marketing team. This will include meeting with potential clients, making presentations, helping to develop appropriate marketing materials etc.

Person Specification

The role would suit someone who is rigorous, creative and entrepreneurial, with a strong track record in economic consultancy. Attributes of the successful candidate will include the following:

  • Post-graduate degree in economics or econometrics;
  • At least 5 years’ experience leading projects in a consultancy environment;
  • A track-record of being proactive and creative in answering economic questions;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with both colleagues and clients; and
  • Good written and verbal communication including the ability to explain results and their implications to non-specialists.

Terms of the position

  • Remuneration: GBP100,000 + performance-related bonus. This bonus could be 15-20% of base salary and will be linked to the successful achievement of agreed model development targets.
  • Leave: 25 days pa including the period between Christmas and New Year when the office is closed, plus bank holidays

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