The Economist Business Analyst - Economist Intelligence Unit - Canback in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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.
EIU Canback, the Consumer Practice of the EIUand the world’s leading management consulting firm leveraging predictive analytics and serving global consumer-facing clients through four practices: Strategy, Organic Growth, Inorganic Growth, and Organizing for Performance, is currently seeking Business Analysts to work within Canback consulting teams and with client leadership to evaluate business problems, assemble recommendations, and communicate information and ideas clearly throughout projects.
The Business Analyst is an exciting and challenging role, with the opportunity to work independently and creatively under the direction Project Managers on projects aimed at unlocking latent market opportunities. Business Analysts also assist in developing new client opportunities, as well as delivering projects in one of Canback’s knowledge domains supporting our consumer goods, retail, consumer finance and Information and communications technology clients on a global basis.
If you have an affinity for analytics and the drive to engage in analytical problem solving including number-based strategy consulting and the gravitas to interact effectively with senior client executives, please submit your resume and cover letter.
EIU Canback is staffed with consultants operating in 57 countries, EIU Canback is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has other core offices in Johannesburg, London, and Beijing. Satellite and sales offices are located in Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, New York, Chicago, Mexico City, and Jakarta.
In the role you would be expected to:
Participate in projects for multi-national firms in emerging markets
Assist with M&A due diligence projects
Manipulate large datasets to extract quantitative findings
Conduct research to develop local insights to bridge the geographic and cultural gap
Integrate qualitative analysis
Conduct statistical analyses based on our in-house models using Excel and Stata
Create presentations and participate in regular updates with clients
Participate in internal initiatives including marketing efforts and recruiting
Experience, skills and professional attributes:
To succeed in the role you must have:
Bachelor’s degree with a leaning towards quantitative and/or business-related fields from a leading university
A love of analytics and a willingness to engage in analytical problem solving
Demonstrated analytical prowess
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a professional and collaborative environment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to develop PowerPoint presentations and utilize Microsoft excel advanced features
Eligibility to work in the United States including being able to obtain work permits/visas for the other countries
To succeed in the role you will be able to demonstrate:
Strong demonstrated quantitative, analytical and conceptual thinking capability, with attention to detail
Ability to develop into a strong influencer at senior levels as well as excellent problem solving skills
Personal credibility, integrity and gravitas along with personal drive and motivation
Sound judgement and decision making ability
Ability to work independently as well as a collaborative team player
Commitment, drive and enthusiasm and an understanding that consulting is a profession and not a business
Accountability / sense of ownership / results driven
Ability to interact with other consultants in the EIU and the wider Economist Group
To apply please include a resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript
Job Locations United States-MA-Cambridge