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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

State & Local Gov't Research Mgr (Pro Libra) (NY)

Corporate Function/Research: State & Local Government Research Manager
Global Consulting Research Company
New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, or DC

Successful research is not a back-office activity; it requires people who not only have strong research skills but who also have a client-focused mentality and an outgoing and confident personal style. Successful researchers build deep relationships with their peers and senior executives in the practice and work as a team, sometimes responding to requests and sometimes proposing (and selling) research ideas.

The Health & Public Sector research group is a team of 20 researchers aligned to the following industry segments: Health and Public Sector – Human Services, Operations & Management and Defense & Public safety. Specifically, the position will come within our clients Public sector research group which is a team of 14 researchers that provides research and industry expertise to the public sector.

Our client is working with the US state and local practice to build research competence to support their business. The role will involve helping build expertise while providing research support to the state and local strategy lead. This is a research role and not a purely management role.

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree
* Minimum of 10 years of business research experience

Preferred Skill Requirements: 

* Knowledge of the US State and Local Public Sector: Strong understanding of the US public sector and the markets relevant to our client with a focus experience related to state & local government research and best practices in government administration and policy. Demonstrated experience in researching, drafting/writing position papers for public sector leaders. Extensive experience with government datasets in the US (especially state & local government. Strong understanding of business and economics issues at large 

* Leadership: you’ll need excellent leadership and people management skills, including strong stakeholder management skills and the ability to develop and motivate researchers in a team that is truly global and virtual

* Research Skills: able to take an issue and turn it into a researchable question; able to scope the research effort and cost it accurately; able to use most (but not necessarily all) research techniques such as strategic analysis frameworks, interview-based research and macroeconomic analysis. You must have a sound knowledge of industry sources and be able to critique them. Preferably research experience in a consulting environment or public sector, third party research organization, think tank or demonstrated equivalent skill

* Analytical Ability: we want researchers who can draw out the implications of the research they do and tell a compelling, business-focused story about the data that is relevant to our client’s business and clients

* Personal Credibility: to be successful in this role you need to be able to build a strong working relationship with senior executives and industry leaders and “hold your own” with them in discussions about the industry. So you will be confident, outgoing, able to talk knowledgeably about your subject; but never arrogant. You also need to be able to build relationships within our team and work with others in person and remotely on projects

Professional Skill Requirements:

* Teaming and communication skills: while you would be based in an office with another Resources Researcher, the Resources Research team is very much a virtual one and you will need to have excellent verbal and written communication skills. You will be self-starter with an ability to work very much on your own. You should also demonstrate an ability to work with colleagues from different cultures and in different locations. Experience of work on the telephone or in a remote team would be highly advantageous. You must be able to work in PowerPoint and create well-structured, clearly written presentations with graphs and charts where necessary

* Strong Presentation and Communication Skills: The Researcher should be able to present their research findings to customers, and defend their insights. The Researcher should also be a good communicators and confident in their delivery approach in a virtual network

* Leadership: Demonstrated leadership in a professional setting; either military or civilian

* Teamwork and Collaboration: Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

Please send your resume and cover letter to:
Angela Dzikowski, Pro Libra Associates  800-262-0070

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.