The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is the research and analysis division of The Economist Group and the world leader in global business intelligence. Created in 1946, we have 70 years’ experience in helping businesses and governments to understand how the world is changing and how that creates opportunities to be seized and risks to be managed. Consistently rated one of the best for-profit think tanks for the quality and accuracy of our data and forecasting.
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Public Policy Consulting Practice in London is looking for an experienced business development and sales professional. The ideal candidate must have a consultative sales approach and demonstrate success developing an organic pipeline and closing new clients in both the public and private sector. An understanding of public policy issues and experience with bespoke evidenced- based research services is a key requirement.The role will cover a territory to include European countries, with a primary focus on Western Europe and Scandanavia.
As a Business Development Manager for the European market you will sell research and evidenced-based consulting solutions to new public and private sector accounts, including corporations, government, trade associations, NGOs and development banks. While informing corporate internal strategy, corporate external positioning and advocacy initiatives the solutions will include public policy, macroeconomics, country risk, and geo-political analysis. You will be required to work efficiently and effectively with technical resources (EIU consultants and analysts) to develop proposals and manage client expectations and relationships.
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