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05 February 2016 #SMMT News #Uncategorised

Purpose of the Post:

  • To monitor, analyse, report and advise on economic, fiscal and market developments affecting the automotive industry in the UK and globally
  • To 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 agenda
  • To 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 required

Qualifications/Skills/Attributes required:

  • Economics or business degree (2:1 or equivalent), post-graduate degree is desirable
  • Proven professional experience in a business (automotive, industry or relevant service sector), or a government, trade association or research environment
  • Experience of applied economics and research, familiar with key sources of economic intelligence
  • Experience in economic policy work and ability to write and present policy-influencing documents, positions and reports is highly desirable
  • Strong numerical, analytical and reporting skills, competent in analytical methods relevant to post
  • Competent in the use of ICT, competent in data capture and management
  • Good awareness of the commercial, regulatory and political issues affecting businesses in the UK
  • Highly motivated team player, able to work independently and in teams, with the drive to take responsibility, think strategically and deliver to tight deadlines
  • Excellent communications skills (oral/written), effective and comfortable in communicating and presenting technical detail in a concise and credible manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and diplomacy, able to develop good working relationships with colleagues, members, government and key stakeholders
  • Enthusiastic in applying him-/herself to diverse range of issues in support of SMMT business needs
  • An on-going orientation to learning and using initiative in developing and applying job skills
  • Able and willing to travel in the UK and abroad to attend meetings and other events

Main duties include:

  • Economic monitoring and evidence
    • To regularly research and analyse key economic, sector and transport data and statistics
    • To monitor, evaluate and brief on key research reports on the economic agendas
    • To maintain appropriate data management processes (data capture, reporting & analysis)
    • To support strategic development of SMMT economic data sets and their use
  • Regular data reporting
    • To provide data and analytical input to SMMT policy development and political communication
    • To support SMMT’s monthly data reporting releases on UK vehicle markets
    • To provide quarterly economic and market briefings to SMMT committees and working groups
    • To develop economic content for SMMT’s media engagement, website and publications
  • Economic analysis and political engagement
    • To provide economic analysis, intelligence and written input to support SMMT’s political agenda
    • To manage regular and ad-hoc survey projects, develop evidence and write briefing papers
    • To represent SMMT economics agenda at internal and key external stakeholder fora and events
    • To brief staff, members, government and other stakeholders on key issues and analysis
    • To respond to internal/external requests for data/analysis in an appropriate and timely manner
    • To develop and lead on projects and influential relationships as required
  • Research, reports and surveys
    • To research, develop and contribute economic analysis to key SMMT reports and projects
    • To support SMMT input into Automotive Council, specifically the International Competitiveness and Business Environment agenda and projects
    • To 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 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.


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