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Research & Thought Leadership Manager - Technology

Company: Deloitte
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

The Deloitte Center for Integrated Research (CIR) is a research team that works with our firm's most senior leaders to develop rigorously vetted and data-driven thought leadership. We sit at the center of Deloitte's industry and functional expertise, combining the leading insights from across our firm to develop fresh thinking that helps clients confidently navigate today's most challenging issues. Our work helps enable Deloitte to speak with one voice and pave the way for new practices and capabilities.

We are looking for a manager and subject matter expert to help lead technology research related to our global thought leadership campaigns. This person work alongside senior leadership to develop, implement, and help manage the daily activities of some of Deloitte's highest priority technology-focused research initiatives. This will require managing project teams of junior researchers, writers, and analysts, while overseeing the production and deployment of a variety of research outputs to enhance Deloitte's reputation, build client relationships, and ultimately generate revenue.

A strategic and analytic mindset, program management experience, the ability to network, and develop fresh, deeply researched and engaging storylines are critical to success in this role. Background in technology journalism, marketing, thought leadership development or strategic communications are encouraged to apply.

Illustrative Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Strategic planning & program management: Works alongside senior leadership within the firm to develop, plan, and execute global thought leadership agendas and initiatives. Helps develop and communicate the priority agenda to senior leadership. Prioritizes and coordinates research activities with Deloitte businesses, industries, regions, and client partners to respond to client inquiries around studies.
  • Thought leadership development & project management: Develops and authors thought leadership and provides operational support for thought leadership initiatives. Designs executable and credible research studies consistent with Deloitte's professional standards, ensuring reports are based in credible qualitative and quantitative methodologies and focused on unique insights and findings. Liaises with internal and external subject matter experts to research and synthesize new perspectives, write publications, and plan ongoing future studies. Coordinates key projects and data collection processes for each study, performing technical analysis and reporting. Formulates tactical business recommendations for an executive audience, while ensuring the projects are properly conceived, structured, focused, of high quality, and address the needs of the relevant business and clients.
  • Team leadership & people management: Contributes to the broader thought leadership community in Deloitte by sharing ideas, methodologies, and best practices. Develops and implements programs/initiatives in a way that fosters a sense of community among research professionals across the firm's client practice professionals. Mentors and manages junior research staff on projects, helping them to develop their skillset and progress in their career path.
    Required Technical Skills
    • Writing / Research / Journalism: Ability to think critically and synthesize qualitative and quantitative data into well-articulated and insightful thought leadership content, designed for an audience of senior business leaders.
    • Exceptional Communication Skills: Ability to command and manage an executive audience.
    • Subject Matter Expertise: Shows subject expertise in the areas of technology and digital transformation, and demonstrate the ability to serve as a thought partner to senior leaders by helping identify and analyze emerging talent-related trends.
    • Program Management: Ability to contribute to developing a strategic research agenda, plan and execute research projects involving multiple team members, manage senior stakeholders, and prioritize multiple workstreams and deadlines.
    • People Management: Experience managing and mentoring people, encouraging professional development and serving as an example and standard bearer to junior team members.
    • Research Methods: Experience designing and applying a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods to confirm hypotheses and research questions and develop unique insights for an executive audience.
    • Bachelor's degree required
    • Limited sponsorship may be available
    • Ability to travel 5-10%, on average, based on the work you do and the clients and industries/sectors you serve
      Education & Experience
      • Master's degree preferred
      • Background in Journalism, Marketing, or Executive/Strategic Communications and Thought Leadership development
      • Experienced publishing written work for a professional audience
      • 8-10 years of experience
        For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in Colorado or Nevada, Deloitte is required by law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This compensation range is specific to the State of Colorado and the State of Nevada and takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Deloitte, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $95,070.00-$175,080.00.

        You may also be eligible to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.

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