Research Manager


New York

Oxford Economics (OE) is seeking a hands-on Research Manager (RM) responsible for overseeing all steps of Thought Leadership projects grounded in survey and interview research. These steps include producing proposals for clients, coordinating the demographics of survey respondents, writing research project hypotheses, strategically structuring and writing research surveys, conducting executive interviews, collaborating on the analysis of survey data to extract headline-quality storylines, and structuring, writing, and editing various types of research papers. Within OE, the RM will be supported in these tasks by a Research Associate (RA); a Managing Editor (ME), to whom the RM reports; a senior Editorial Director (ED); and a data analytics and visualization team; among others.

This RM position is in OE’s growing Finance team within Thought Leadership. Topics we’ve recently tackled include the role of technology in increasing financial inclusion and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as a means of supporting the infrastructure of the future. The RM will also oversee many Thought Leadership projects on finance-adjacent and non-finance topics, such as workforce risk and sustainability. RM candidates should be knowledgeable about and interested in various financial trends and topics across industries and within banking.

OE’s Thought Leadership team, located mainly in NY and London, is highly collaborative and supportive. We successfully ensure that all of our members work on a range of interesting topics within and outside of their areas of specialty, work with a range of clients, and have the opportunity both to broaden their skills and bring their interests to work.

Key Responsibilities

While this position is expected to involve a reasonable amount of on-the-job training, the successful candidate will have experience in:

  • Project management and client service, including the ability to meet deadlines and manage several large-scale projects at once
  • Business writing and editing
  • Survey design and writing
  • Extracting evidence-based storylines out of survey data
  • Financial topics important to corporates and consumers
Competencies

The profile, orientation and skills that you will bring to the team include:

  • Excellent time management and organization
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Data analysis skills
  • Client relationship management
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Strong work ethic

Oxford Economics is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and provides a work environment free of discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

How to Apply

To apply for the role, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you meet the person specification and where you have relevant experience of elements and attributes of the role. 

About Oxford Economics

Oxford Economics was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college to provide economic forecasting and modelling to UK companies and financial institutions expanding abroad. Since then, we have become one of the world’s foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts, and analytical tools on 200 countries, 280 industrial sectors, and over 7,000 cities. Our best-of-class global economic and industry models and analytical tools give us an unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social, and business impact.

Headquartered in Oxford, England, with regional centers in London, New York, and Singapore, Oxford Economics has offices across the globe. We employ over 500 full-time people from diverse backgrounds, including more than 300 professional economists, industry experts, and business editors—one of the largest teams of macroeconomists and thought leadership specialists. Our global team is highly skilled in a full range of research techniques and thought leadership capabilities, from econometric modelling, scenario framing, and economic impact analysis to market surveys, case studies, expert panels, and web analytics.

Oxford Economics is a key adviser to corporate, financial, and government decision-makers and thought leaders. Our worldwide client base now comprises over 2000 international organizations, including leading multinational companies and financial institutions; key government bodies and trade associations; and top universities, consultancies, and think tanks.

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