Consultant- Research &Advisory
CRIF
Dubai, AE
5d ago

Job Summary

This role utilizes business and financial acumen to analyze data / information made available by the client for identification of client challenges and collaborate with your department colleagues to craft solutions alongside identifying key risks / challenges that could be faced in design or implementation of a holistic business strategy for the client’s business and contributing independent ideas / solutions to overcome the same.

Responsibilities : Market Research :

Market Research :

  • Conduct secondary market research with little or no supervision including International Benchmarking
  • Develop preparatory material for research phase including discussion guides, survey questionnaires, sampling frameworks, etc.
  • Support in conducting FGDs, one on one interviews and other forms of primary research orchestrated to attain desired inputs
  • Conduct analysis using statistical models and spreadsheets
  • Information Analysis & Research Deck Preparations :

  • Assist the Project Manager in performing analysis of collected information and preparing research decks
  • Assist in brainstorming and developing research-based recommendations for business challenges encountered by the client
  • Conduct analysis using statistical models and spreadsheets and support in report writing
  • Project Management :

  • Assist the Project Manager in developing regular Project Updates’ for the client and in creating the required presentation decks for management updates
  • Assist the Project Manager in identifying and highlighting project -related challenges to the client as necessary
  • Assist the Project Manager in any administrative aspect linked to the project including client invoicing and collection of payments
  • Pre-sales enablement :

  • Assist Business Development in putting together the proposal / concept design to bid
  • Assist Business Development in proposing the concept to prospects
  • Technical Skills Required :

    Strategy & Business Analysis :

  • Good understanding of strategy development and implementation tools including Balanced Scorecard, Porters Five Forces, SWOT Analysis, ANSOFF Matrix, etc.
  • Ability to understand and design strategy frameworks as deemed suitable in specific client situations / projects
  • Working knowledge of structure and methodology used to develop feasibility reports and business plans for organizations in different sectors (and of different sizes)
  • Ability to breakdown complex business challenges into smaller manageable strategic initiatives which can be prioritized for strategic growth and business optimization
  • Financial :

  • Ability to develop comprehensive financial models for establishing feasibility of specific business ideas and new projects
  • Develop financial forecasts for the management based on strategic initiatives, geographic expansion plans, new product launch, cross-selling or upselling opportunities for existing products / services
  • Documentation :

  • Excellent skills linked to Microsoft Power Point, Excel, Visio and MS Word
  • Ability to write clear, concise and effective project reports
  • Key Attributes & Skills :

  • Creativity, flexibility & innovation
  • Problem- solving skills & strong logical reasoning
  • Good presentation and negotiating skills
  • Clear and effective internal and external communication
  • Solicitation of regular feedback from team members for self-improvement
  • Experience Requirements :

  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in a consulting / strategy role (preferably with the Big 4)
  • Qualification Requirements :

    Mandatory Qualification :

  • Master’s in Business Management (preference for majors in Finance or Strategy) / Masters of Economics
  • Desired Qualification :

  • PMP / PRINCE2 Certified
  • Gender Preference : None

    Travel Requirements : Low (

    Nationality Preference : None

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