Economic analysis and political engagementTo provide economic analysis, intelligence and written input to support SMMT’s political agendaTo manage regular and ad-hoc survey projects, develop evidence and write briefing papersTo represent SMMT economics agenda at internal and key external stakeholder fora and eventsTo brief staff, members, government and other stakeholders on key issues and analysisTo respond to internal/external requests for data/analysis in an appropriate and timely mannerTo develop and lead on projects and influential relationships as required Regular data reportingTo provide data and analytical input to SMMT policy development and political communicationTo support SMMT’s monthly data reporting releases on UK vehicle marketsTo provide quarterly economic and market briefings to SMMT committees and working groupsTo develop economic content for SMMT’s media engagement, website and publications Purpose of the Post:To monitor, analyse, report and advise on economic, fiscal and market developments affecting the automotive industry in the UK and globallyTo develop robust data sets, economic intelligence, analysis and arguments that inform SMMT policy positions, communication and member services on all key automotive issues within the economic, industrial and taxation agendaTo engage and represent SMMT’s views to members, SMMT colleagues, government, and other stakeholders as required through input to meetings, reports and other projects and services.To lead on any SMMT projects and activities related to economic, fiscal and industrial policy issues, positions and reports as requiredQualifications/Skills/Attributes required:Economics or business degree (2:1 or equivalent), post-graduate degree is desirableProven professional experience in a business (automotive, industry or relevant service sector), or a government, trade association or research environmentExperience of applied economics and research, familiar with key sources of economic intelligenceExperience in economic policy work and ability to write and present policy-influencing documents, positions and reports is highly desirableStrong numerical, analytical and reporting skills, competent in analytical methods relevant to postCompetent in the use of ICT, competent in data capture and managementGood awareness of the commercial, regulatory and political issues affecting businesses in the UKHighly motivated team player, able to work independently and in teams, with the drive to take responsibility, think strategically and deliver to tight deadlinesExcellent communications skills (oral/written), effective and comfortable in communicating and presenting technical detail in a concise and credible mannerExcellent interpersonal skills and diplomacy, able to develop good working relationships with colleagues, members, government and key stakeholdersEnthusiastic in applying him-/herself to diverse range of issues in support of SMMT business needsAn on-going orientation to learning and using initiative in developing and applying job skillsAble and willing to travel in the UK and abroad to attend meetings and other eventsMain duties include:Economic monitoring and evidenceTo regularly research and analyse key economic, sector and transport data and statisticsTo monitor, evaluate and brief on key research reports on the economic agendasTo maintain appropriate data management processes (data capture, reporting & analysis)To support strategic development of SMMT economic data sets and their use Research, reports and surveysTo research, develop and contribute economic analysis to key SMMT reports and projectsTo support SMMT input into Automotive Council, specifically the International Competitiveness and Business Environment agenda and projectsTo support strategic development of SMMT’s portfolio of economic outputs Salary and benefits package:The package includes private medical insurance, company pension scheme, flexi time, 25 days annual leave, childcare vouchers, interest free season ticket loan (after six months).Deadline for Applications:4 March 2016.Method of Application:Prospective candidates should e-mail [email protected] with a CV and covering letter quoting your salary expectations.Early applications are encouraged as interviews will take place and the position offered before this date if a suitable candidate is found. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

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