We are seeking a Director of Intelligence Consulting to join our client's global professional services and intelligence firm, based in London.
About The Company
The company is part of a listed group of companies providing strategic and political and intelligence and cyber security services to an extensive, multinational client base including a number of blue chip companies.
Thre firm's expanding business intelligence practice provides clients with the depth of information necessary to aid their decision-making processes. We have offices in London and Hong Kong and offer a wide range of services including Enhanced Due Diligence, Strategic/Geopolitical Intelligence, New Market Entry and Dispute Resolution.
We are seeking an experienced business intelligence practitioner to fill the position of Head of Intelligence Consulting, reporting directly to the Managing Director.
About The Role
The practitioner will be involved in a variety of processes including building and managing an Intelligence Consulting practice, in coordination with wider company activities, in order to deliver high end consulting outputs for clients; overseeing the structure and production of proposals; building a budget and pricing structure and ensuring the profitability of projects and the practice; overseeing the practice’s use of sources and overall source network; overseeing practice output to ensure quality, consistency and relevance to clients; interacting with clients to develop business flow, deliver output and ensure follow up. Client engagement will be a key aspect of this position.
The Director will be expected to manage projects across a variety of regions and will report directly to the Managing Director.
Skills & Experience
Solid experience of conducting projects in the business intelligence sector.
Ability to manage complex cases without supervision.
Ability to write and edit reports to a very high standard.
Commercial awareness: the ability to understand client needs, both in terms of identifying business opportunities and selecting relevant material for reports.
Analytical thinking: the ability to process a large volume of information quickly, to draw key points from the material and to produce intelligent analysis. This also means setting findings in context and drawing out implications for the client.
Business generation: a record of selling projects to clients at an appropriate level.
High quality research skills: experience of using corporate and media databases.
Strong interpersonal skills: the role will involve liaising closely with the business development team and other analysts, communicating with sources and dealing directly with clients.
Flexibility and self-motivation: able to work independently and in a team and to identify business leads and pursue opportunities.
Specialism and contact networks in a particular region could be an advantage.