Our client is a semi-government organization offering B2B services to organization in different industries.
They are looking to hire a Specialist, Research and Studies for their new department of Strategy and Excellence.
Duties & Responsibilities:
This Specialist will provide advice to the top management on economic relationships, trends and forecasts, by studying data and statistics using theories and knowledge of business economics. Through his/her advice, this role is supporting the organization’s strategy, competitive position and profitability.
•Evaluating past, present and future economic issues and trends relevant to the organization by carrying out research and collecting large amounts of information from various sources including CRM, government, etc., categorising, filing and storing in readily retrievable ways;
•Analysing this information to assess feasibility, produce forecasts, determine the implications of findings and making recommendations of ways to improve the business;
•Using specialist software and advanced methods in statistical analysis to assemble, sift and present information;
•Performing strategic analyses as directed to provide business intelligence, including business case development, based on the researches and surveys carried out by functional specialists and, where necessary, external agencies;
•Writing various technical and non-technical reports on economic trends and forecasts to inform management, functions, departments, and when appropriate, customers and other government agencies;
•Delivering oral and visual presentations, which non-economist audiences must be able to understand thoroughly in order to inform their discussions and thinking;
•Coordinating with the top management’s office to ensure appropriate management information is communicated and taken account of in forming strategy;
•Developing fact-based recommendations and presenting them to senior management to enable critical decisions.
Skills & Competencies:
•Excellent English communication skills both orally and written, in addition Arabic is highly preferred;
•Proficiency in the advanced use of statistical analysis programs such as Excel, SPSS is essential;
•In-depth knowledge of methods, techniques and processes with extensive knowledge of theoretical background, acquired through specialised work experience and specialised qualifications;
•Competent in taking the initiative, setting goals and prioritizing efficiently;
•Flexible to cope with situations requiring adaptation or new solutions through analytical, interpretative, evaluative, creative and innovative thinking;
•Patient, loyal, achievement driven, positive, hands on, self-confident with deep roots in academic/scientific fields.
Education & Qualifications:
•Minimum BA/BSc degree in mathematics, economics or equivalent through proven experience and other qualifications, including the study of statistics and research methodology as essential part of the degree;
•Several years of experience working in a business/government organisation in a senior advisory role;