Competition Economics Associate Director

  • Competitive plus negotiable benefits
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • KPMG
  • 15 Feb 19

We are looking for highly motivated outstanding economists to join the KPMG Economics team as an Associate Director.

The Role


We are looking for highly motivated outstanding economists to join the KPMG Economics team as an Associate Director.


The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in running projects and maintaining client relationships with minimal supervision from Directors and Partners. S/he will have a major role in ensuring that any client work will be delivered to the highest standards in both content and form. Specialisation and/or significant experience in the application of microeconometrics to competition casework is preferable.


Depending on the nature of the assignment, s/he will manage project teams of around two to twelve people, fostering a collaborative spirit and culture of respect. S/he will often work on several projects at a time, managing project teams or otherwise providing senior input into client deliverables. S/he will maintain a positive attitude when the team is under pressure, supporting other team members when they face challenging situations.


The successful applicant will play a key role in our sales’ efforts. S/he will build and maintain effective relationships with clients and will be able to discuss the wider KPMG offering with them. S/he will also quickly develop a strong internal network with KPMG experts in related fields or based in other countries. S/he will identify and act on business opportunities, both with existing and new client relationships.


S/he will challenge established ways of working and thinking, developing innovative approaches. S/he will assess the wider risks and wider impact of different scenarios to both clients and KPMG itself. S/he will implement procedures to achieve sound compliance and prevent deviation from professional conduct.


S/he will also be involved in the management and the development of the KPMG Economics team as a whole, including contributing to our recruitment efforts, performance appraisal, mentoring and thought leadership.




The Person


Qualifications and Skills:


Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following qualifications and skills:


· Top academic qualifications in economics, with a focus on industrial economics and/or microeconometrics, from a leading institution, at least at MA/MSc level (PhD desirable but not essential).


· Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.


· An ability to explain complex economics clearly to non-economists, and apply economic concepts and techniques to real world situations.


· Significant experience and/or qualifications in quantitative techniques/econometrics are an advantage, including using R, Stata and/or Python.


· Very strong command of English. Fluency in other languages desirable but not necessary.


· An ability to work to tight deadlines and budgets, on multiple projects simultaneously, and to produce deliverables of consistently high quality.


· An ability to work as part of a team, managing the input of others (including more senior and more junior colleagues where appropriate).




Experience and Background:


Candidates should be able to demonstrate that they have:


· Significant knowledge of using microeconomics to help businesses, government and/ or regulators.


· Solid experience as an applied microeconomist working in a consulting environment and/ or in government department or regulators.


· Extensive experience in managing the economic analysis (including econometric work) for large projects.


· Extensive experience in managing resources (e.g. budgets) and teams, as well as more junior colleagues more generally.


· Experience in developing new business desirable but not essential.