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Consultant- Research &Advisory

Location: 

Dubai, AE

Company: CRIF Gulf DWC LLC

Job Title: Consultant – Research & Advisory

Industry / Segment: Management Consulting

Job Function: Strategy Design & Implementation

Job Family: Market Research, Analysis and Consulting

Location:  Dubai

Reporting to: Sr.Manager – Marketing & Projects

Dotted Line Reporting To: Project Director

 

Job Summary:

This role utilizes business and financial acumen to analyze data/information made available by the client for identification of client challenges and collaborate with your department colleagues to craft solutions alongside identifying key risks/challenges that could be faced in design or implementation of a holistic business strategy for the client’s business and contributing independent ideas/solutions to overcome the same.

 

Responsibilities:

Market Research:

  • Conduct secondary market research with little or no supervision including International Benchmarking
  • Develop preparatory material for research phase including discussion guides, survey questionnaires, sampling frameworks, etc.
  • Support in conducting FGDs, one on one interviews and other forms of primary research orchestrated to attain desired inputs
  • Conduct analysis using statistical models and spreadsheets

Information Analysis & Research Deck Preparations:

  • Assist the Project Manager in performing analysis of collected information and preparing research decks
  • Assist in brainstorming and developing research-based recommendations for business challenges encountered by the client
  • Conduct analysis using statistical models and spreadsheets and support in report writing

Project Management:

  • Assist the Project Manager in developing regular ‘Project Updates’ for the client and in creating the required presentation decks for management updates
  • Assist the Project Manager in identifying and highlighting project -related challenges to the client as necessary
  • Assist the Project Manager in any administrative aspect linked to the project including client invoicing and collection of payments

Pre-sales enablement:

  • Assist Business Development in putting together the proposal/concept design to bid
  • Assist Business Development in proposing the concept to prospects

 

Technical Skills Required:

Strategy & Business Analysis:

  • Good understanding of strategy development and implementation tools including Balanced Scorecard, Porters Five Forces, SWOT Analysis, ANSOFF Matrix, etc.
  • Ability to understand and design strategy frameworks as deemed suitable in specific client situations/projects
  • Working knowledge of structure and methodology used to develop feasibility reports and business plans for organizations in different sectors (and of different sizes)
  • Ability to breakdown complex business challenges into smaller manageable strategic initiatives which can be prioritized for strategic growth and business optimization

Financial:

  • Ability to develop comprehensive financial models for establishing feasibility of specific business ideas and new projects
  • Develop financial forecasts for the management based on strategic initiatives, geographic expansion plans, new product launch, cross-selling or upselling opportunities for existing products/services

Documentation:

  • Excellent skills linked to Microsoft Power Point, Excel, Visio and MS Word
  • Ability to write clear, concise and effective project reports

 

Key Attributes & Skills:

  • Creativity, flexibility & innovation
  • Problem- solving skills & strong logical reasoning
  • Good presentation and negotiating skills
  • Clear and effective internal and external communication
  • Solicitation of regular feedback from team members for self-improvement

 

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in a consulting / strategy role (preferably with the Big 4)

 

Qualification Requirements:

Mandatory Qualification:

  • Master’s in Business Management (preference for majors in Finance or Strategy) / Masters of Economics

Desired Qualification:

  • PMP/PRINCE2 Certified

 

Gender Preference: None

Travel Requirements: Low (<30%)

Nationality Preference: None

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