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Senior ConsultantLondon, United Kingdom

Posted 21 February 2018

This position provides the opportunity to apply your detailed understanding of the metals, mining and energy markets to developing and delivering projects within CRU Consulting.

The role will require you to use your strong quantitative background and robust approach to data/ modelling, in combination with creative problem solving, to addressing our clients’ problems.

You will be constantly faced with new and challenging questions from our clients. You must be flexible and open to profitably developing both existing and new areas of research and to staying relevant to our clients. The role will require a strong commercial focus.

Among other activities you will:

  • Develop successful client relationships
  • Promote CRU’s capabilities in conferences, events and client meetings
  • Identify new client leads and develop project assignments
  • Negotiate project contracts
  • Present and follow up projects, and resolve any queries from clients
  • Act as “project manager” in some projects, outlining the strategy for conducting the research, securing adequate resource from within CUC, and other CRU business units, and defining and communicating the objectives of the project to all involved

Essential Criteria
The ideal candidate will have an top undergraduate degree from a well recognised university, plus a postgraduate degree.

5 to 7 years experience either as a consultant in the metals and mining sector or in a business within the sector, for example metals producer, Manufacturers association, trading companies, NGO etc.

Fluent written and spoken English (every candidate will complete a written analysis test)

Strong background in maths and/or economics

A thought leader with respect to the markets for commodities and proven commercial experience in the application of new thought to business issues

Strong quantitative background and a creative thinker based on a robust approach to data/modelling

Experience of managing and leading a team, preferably within a consulting environment

Exposure to working across multi-locations with different cultures

Excellent IT skills including the use of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Desirable Criteria
Management qualifications would be an advantage in this role

Additional Information
Direct line management responsibility will be limited, however for every project a team will need to be drawn from the global pool and directed to profitably deliver the work

CRU operates on a global basis so the jobholder must expect to communicate across offices and time zones

Some business travel outside of the UK will also be required

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