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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

F/T - NA Insurance Research Manager - East Coast or Chicago

North America Insurance Research Manager

Our client is a premier global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies,

The workforce is the engine that powers their organization, enabling them to provide the capabilities and expertise that clients demand to help them become high-performance businesses. The people in their Enterprise workforce play a leading role in their strategic and operational programs, acting as the agents of change within this organization. The Research Group is dedicated to the creation of original research and authoritative insights on strategic business issues and technology advances shaping the future while aligning with our client’s business strategy.

• The role is preferably based in one of the main locations of our client’s activities on the East Coast (NY, Philadelphia, Hartford) or in Chicago
• The North America Insurance Research Manager role is in the global Financial Services research team which is a team of 35+ researchers based in the main firm’s locations across the world.
• This role is insurance specific and is for a researcher who will focus on developing research projects for North America, both in Life and P&C insurance.
• The role requires a significant amount of proactivity and creativity as the NA Insurance leadership expects the client’s Research to suggest new potential ideas of research and to help define and manage the research agenda.
• This individual will report into the NA FS research team lead and the Global FS and Insurance research team lead. Under their direction, the successful candidate will define and establish the overall strategy and priorities for the research agenda to support thought leadership projects, special projects and business/market development for this client’s Insurance and its clients.
• The successful candidate will direct the scoping, delivery and quality review of individual research projects, personally conducting research as required.
• The role combines understanding of content sources, primary and secondary research techniques, and subject matter with knowledge of this client and the marketplace to ensure team’s delivery of high value research results (i.e., highly synthesized, packaged findings derived from existing information and data sources).

Knowledge and understanding of current business issues, research and content sources relating to insurance, competitor offerings and positioning, and business process outsourcing in the NA insurance industry

• Able to team at local, regional and global level
• Ability to work independently while managing research projects
• Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize appropriately
• Proven ability to manage multiple researchers on cross-border/cross-team research projects – including end-to-end project management skills (scoping, budgeting, selling, staffing, QA, etc.)
• Proven ability to create resource and budget plans and to adhere to and monitor these throughout the duration of a project
• Ability to quickly recognize and act on blended research and industrialization opportunities
• Experience in marketing and selling a service to a specified customer group
• Experience and comfort with communicating directly to senior executives and key stakeholders
• Experience and highly skilled in packaging and synthesizing research deliverables – particularly in PowerPoint, Word and Excel

Job Code – CC-01 (Resumes and Cover Letters in Word Preferred)
For further details on this job, to send your resume, or to make a referral:
Contact: Sarah Warner
917-533-5013 or 212-869-3348
Sarah Warner and Associates
Strategic Recruiting