As the research and analysis division of the Economist Group, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) helps leaders prepare for opportunity, empowering them to act with confidence when making strategic decisions. The EIU is the global standard in providing quality, actionable intelligence to the public and private sector, assessing issues that impact the marketplace for over two hundred countries.
The EIU consumer practice provides data-driven analytical solutions for consumer-facing industries, helping them to enter new markets and be more successful in current markets.
Currently we are seeking a Director for our global consumer practice. Based in London, this role will report to the EIU's chief commercial officer, and will also work closely with a range of other senior stakeholders. In this role you will manage a global team including the business development and delivery functions based in EIU offices around the world. The key performance metric for this position is to drive top line business growth as well as ensuring that client engagements are delivered at the high level of quality expected within The Economist Group.
This is a hands on commercial role, with the successful hire expected to directly support the business development teams in securing new projects from existing and new clients.
The ideal candidate will have direct experience of the commercial aspects of the consulting project life-cycle, including business development and ongoing client relationship management. They would also have a good understanding of the manner in which such engagements are delivered.
In the role you would be expected to:
To succeed in the role you must demonstrate: