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Group EconomistLondon, United Kingdom

Posted 06 October 2017

CRU is seeking a talented and motivated individual to provide the leadership and analytical lead for our central Economics team. A natural leader and developer of people, you will manage a team of four analysts and take responsibility for CRU’s Economic forecasts, used extensively across the business and published externally to our clients.

You will work closely with team leaders from across the business, identifying the most important economic themes of the day, taking the lead in group wide discussions and ensuring our market and regional expertise is captured in our economic forecasts. Working with CRU’s Research Director, you will also ensure the data, methodologies and processes used to create our economic forecasts are continually updated and refreshed.

For the right person, this position will also deliver significant external client engagement as we seek to further improve the external profile of this team, a vital element of the team’s service development strategy.

Essential Criteria
Masters in Economics from a top tier university

A bachelors’ degree (minimum 2.1) from a top tier university (or equivalent level qualification from a leading university outside of the UK)

Demonstrable experience in people development, both at individual and team level with experience in performance and career development of a team

Proven economics excellence with an established career in forecasting, writing and presenting on macroeconomics with solid training in applied economics (especially applied microeconomics or econometrics), and a keen interest in putting this to work on real world business issues

Ability to use, maintain and develop the data, models, intellectual property and methodologies that CRU use to produce transparent results for our clients and our analysts

Experience of using large-scale econometric models for forecasting

Experience in presenting your economic analysis clearly to clients through well drafted written work and through well prepared presentations

Ability to construct a compelling narrative and have the confidence to express and defend it clearly without jargon

First class communication skills, both written and verbal with fluent written and spoken English

Proficient with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Powerpoint

Desirable Criteria
Demonstrable experience with statistical software, such as R, eviews or matlab, will be an advantage

Proficiency in Oxford Economics’ model usage and capabilities

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