Americas Director, EIU Consulting, Ppep

The Economist Group

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The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is a leading provider of country, industry and public policy analysis. As the research and consulting arm of The Economist Group, we deliver information that helps organizations to understand major developments in business affairs, governmental policy and development economics. 


At EIU Public Policy, we help our clients navigate the toughest policy challenges. We specialise in evidence-based insights that create impact for leading companies, governments and non-profits. Uniquely, we combine the depth of a think tank with the breadth of a global media company.


The Public Policy practice is recruiting for a Regional Director, Americas, to lead an internationally focused and diverse team of consultants. The successful candidate will be focused on building the profile of the practice, developing consulting opportunities and overseeing the delivery of high-quality and impactful projects.


In this role you would be expected to:

  • Manage a team of regional consultants, including planning, directing and overseeing the day-to-day activities of team members
  • Actively support and oversee regional business development activities through the generation of compelling research programs and proposals for new business development as well as renewal opportunities
  • Ensure that the consulting work delivered by the regional consultants meets the quality standards, branding rules and editorial guidelines set by the Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Serve as a senior client contact for key regional accounts – use influence and position to renew and grow these accounts, deepening the relationships with these clients; build and maintain relationships with key clients to ensure business is renewed and expanded
  • Responsible for developing project revenue milestones, tracking progress and communicating earnings to Global Director
  • Responsible for regional resource (staff) assignments for both business development and project delivery, ensuring appropriate staffing that is organized and tracked through our project management software

Experience, skills and professional attributes

To succeed in the role you must have:

  • Education to degree level, master’s degree preferred
  • Strong management experience and proven ability to motivate and lead a team
  • Excellent stakeholder-management skills
  • Strong consulting and project management experience
  • Expert knowledge of research methodologies
  • Client-facing experience with policymakers and/or corporate executives
  • Experience in planning and monitoring revenue
  • Experience in effectively managing staff resources
  • Presentation and moderation/chairing skills helpful
  • Interest in building a public profile as a public policy expert 

To succeed in the role you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Drive to set and reach ambitious goals
  • A good understanding of public policy issues
  • Keen interest and ability in actively growing the PPEP business through business development activities, including consultant-driven business development
  • A strong desire to provide excellent client service
  • Ability to regularly communicate goals, expectations and objectives (including on strategy)
  • Ability to motivate team behind PPEP strategy
  • Commitment to the growth of team members
  • Open to ideas and debate
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt
  • Ease in working with different stakeholders
  • Creativity and high quality of project output


If this role matches your skills, experience and motivations then please submit your CV with a covering note identifying why you feel you would be a great addition to the team along with your salary expectations.

In return, we provide a supportive and progressive environment with a wide range of opportunities for you to grow both personally and professionally.

The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.

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