Research Lead: Center for Consumer Industry Insights – US Research & Insights, Deloitte Services LP

Deloitte - Atlanta, GA4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $52,000 - $73,000 a year
Level: Manager, (CL5)

Location: Flexible

Deloitte, one of the nation’s leading professional services firms, provides audit & assurance, consulting, risk and financial advisory, risk management, tax, and related services to select clients through approximately 245,000 people in 150 countries and territories. The firm is dedicated to helping our clients and people excel. Known as an employer of choice for innovative human resources programs, Deloitte has been recognized as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work for in America" by Fortune magazine for the sixteenth year. Deloitte is part of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, one of the world's leading professional services, with more than 165,000 people in over 135 countries. Deloitte’s thought leadership has been recognized as #1 by Source for Consulting.

Deloitte’s Center for Consumer Industry Insights (CCCII) introduces differentiating evidence-driven thought leadership to influence industry conversations at scale and to initiate meaningful engagement with clients and prospects. The Center generates distinctive, resonant and relevant studies & points of view. Our approach enables Deloitte to effectively define and shape conversations that matter. Doing so enables Deloitte to speak with a consistent and compelling voice, and help pave the way for new services and capabilities offered by the firm.

Center for Consumer Industry Insights thought leadership is effective when it:

Is relevant to Consumer Product, Retail, Wholesale & Distribution sectors and broader Consumer industry clients & prospects

Articulates a case for change and arms client leaders with pragmatic guidance and leading practices

Provides deeply-researched, fact-based propriety insights that deepens our expertise within specific topic or strategic areas

Aligns with Deloitte’s strategic priorities

Creates a differentiated platform

Examples of Thought leadership work that has been done at Deloitte include:

Consumer Industry related Deloitte Insights and Deloitte Review articles:

Millennials and beyond: Brand growth through a cross-generational approach to consumer profiling

2018 Deloitte holiday retail survey

The adoption of disruptive technologies in the consumer products industry

2019 Retail Industry Outlook: Navigating disruption in retail

2019 Consumer Products Industry Outlook: Technology’s role in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) trends

The race to autonomous driving: Winning American consumers' trust

2019 Global Automotive Consumer Study: Consumer trends in the automotive industry

Themed Deloitte Review issues and videos:
Deloitte Review, Issue #22: Industry 4.0: Are you ready?

Deloitte Review, Issue #21: Navigating the Future of Work

Following the Digital Thread video series

Deloitte’s Consumer industry practice provides professional services to stakeholders in the following sectors: automotive; consumer products; retail, wholesale, & distribution; and transportation, hospitality, & services.

The Center for Consumer Industry Insights is comprised of researchers who conduct research & analysis (from ideation to research design to data collection to analysis), asset design & production (harness evidence-driven storylines and form factor to cut thru the noise in concert with our production team) and deploy & scale the conversation (with stakeholders / PR / Marketing to harness moments that matter). Simply stated, the Center crafts compelling stories for clients, based on credible evidence, and told through consumable assets.

This specific position will focus on developing and executing a thought leadership agenda in the consumer products, retail, wholesale, and distribution sectors. In this role, the successful candidate will advise on topic selection and partner with sector leadership to develop and lead research that both provides value to the sector and adheres to Deloitte’s quality standards.

The position provides opportunities to:
Develop unique and thoughtful perspectives on consumer product, retail, wholesale, and distribution topics

Cultivate relationships with interested practitioners and thought leaders to facilitate thought leadership development

Build personal brand through publications and internal & external presentations

Serve as a connection point to external audiences

Cultivate relationships with internal and external thought leaders and influencers

Qualifications and Work Experience

Demonstrated ability to direct and perform rigorous primary and secondary research

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Experience working independently and as part of a virtual team

Comfort with success via making others successful

Excellent networking skills

Ability to forge consensus

Coaching capabilities, particularly around the research process

Strong project management skills with excellent attention to detail

Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines

Subject matter expertise in consumer produces, retail, wholesale, and/or distribution

Previous strategy consulting experience is preferred

Graduate degree (MBA or PhD) preferred

Location flexible

To apply

Apply with a letter explaining why you are interested in this role and expanding upon your qualifications. Please include a full CV and two writing samples, ideally sole- or first-authored. One sample should be shorter (i.e., <1000 words) and one longer (i.e., 1500-5000 words).